Ten University of York research students went head to head to communicate the impact of their research, in just three minutes, to an audience made up of university staff, members of the general public and industry, hosted by Greg Dyke and held at King's Manor.
1st place - Jamie Khoo, Centre for Women's Studies
2nd place - Giampaolo Pitruzzello, Department of Physics
3rd place - Stephen Thorpe, Department of Biology
Peoples Choice Award - Nicola Farthing, Department of Mathematics and Physics
Watch the presentations.
3MT® competitions challenge participants to explain their research effectively and concisely to a non-specialist audience in three minutes, helping to develop their presentation and research communication skills. Communicating to different audiences helps demonstrate the contribution that research makes to wider society and the economy. The University of York 3MT® is a chance for our research students to engage and enthuse a range of learners about their research.
University of York PhD students, who have passed their first formal review of progress, and have not yet completed their viva.
Professor Ama de Graft Aikins - Dean of International Programmes and Professor of Social Psychology - University of Ghana
Saffron Townsend, Senior Policy Manager - Public Engagement with Research - UKRI
Philip Carpenter - Advisor and Board/Council Member - Publishing and Higher Education
Jet Sanders (2017 3MT winner) - Department of Psychology - University of York
Professor Tom Stoneham - Dean of the York Graduate Research School - Universty of York
Dr Karen Clegg - Director of the Research Excellence Training Team - University of York (Chair)
Comprehension and content
Engagement and communication
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.
How do I prepare for 3MT®?
RETT offer sessions on Preparing for 3MT and Public engagement of Research, bookable through Skillsforge.
You can view finalists from previous years here.
How do I enter 3MT?
Complete the online 3MT Entry Form, which must include a proposal title and a short lay summary (500 words) describing your research and its potential impact on the economy/society.
The closing date for entries is 13 April 2018.
20 applicants will be invited to audition on 2 May 2018 with a 3 minute presentation and a slide representing their message, and 10 finalists will be selected to participate in the final on 12 June 2018.
- 12 February: Competition opens
- 27 February: Preparing for 3MT information sessions (bookable via SkillsForge)
- 06 March: Public Engagement of Research workshop
- 13 April: Closing date for entries
- 20 April: Shortlisted applicants informed
- 02 May: Audition event
- 04 May: Successful applicants informed
- 18 May: Finalists' Training session
- 12 June: University of York 3MT® 2018 Final
- 06 July: Video submission to the UK 3MT® semi-final (online)
- July & August: UK 3MT® 2018 semi-final (online)
- 17 September: UK 3MT® 2018 Final