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Speakers prepare for 3 minute thesis finals

Student finalists are preparing for the University’s 3 Minute Thesis competition.

three minute thesis logo

The event, in which PhD students vie to deliver the best research presentation in three minutes using one slide, takes place on Thursday 22 June.

The sell-out event, at 2.00pm in the Informatics Forum, will be live streamed online.

Whichever student wins the Edinburgh heat will go on to represent the University in the UK and Universitas 21 competitions.

Cross-College competition

Nine finalists from the University’s three Colleges will compete in the final.

They include Isobel MacGregor and Toby Gurran from MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine and Laura Glendinning from the Roslin Institute.

Also taking part are Lulu Tucker and Euan Doidge from the School of Chemistry and Jennifer Dodoo from the School of Engineering.

William Kerr and Tim Squirrell from the School of Social and Political Science are competing, alongside Vanitha Subramaniam from the School of Health in Social Science.

Thesis challenge

First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the 3MT competition challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to a non-specialist audience.

It enables doctoral researchers to showcase their work, and can open doors to new collaborations and networks for researchers and supervisors.

The live stream will be available on the day of the final via the link below. It will start shortly before 2pm onThursday 22nd June.

Live stream - 2017 3MT final

What is the 3MT competition?