The latest University of York Three Minute Thesis event took place in June 2019. Find out about the students who took part and watch their presentations.
Ten University of York research students will have just three minutes each to communicate the impact of their research to an audience made up of university staff, members of the general public and industry, and win a prize.
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.
The judges for the 2019 event are to be confirmed.
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 offers 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 15 April 2019.
20 applicants will be invited to audition on 2 May 2019 with a 3 minute presentation and a slide representing their message, and 10 finalists will be selected to participate in the final on 11 June 2019.
- 28 February: 'Preparing for 3MT' workshop
- 01 March: Competition opens
- 06 March: 'Public Engagement of Research' workshop
- 15 April: Closing date for entries
- 18 April: Shortlisted applicants informed
- 02 May: Audition event
- 09 May: Successful applicants informed
- 17 May: Finalists' training session
- 11 June: University of York 3MT® 2019 final
- 28 June: Video submission to the UK 3MT® semi-final (online)
- July & August: UK 3MT® 2019 semi-final (online)
- 16 September: UK 3MT® 2019 final