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2018 3MT Final

About the 3MT 2018 Final on Friday 22nd June 2018.

About the 3MT 2018 final

The University of Edinburgh 3 Minute Thesis Competition final took place on 22nd June 2018. Nine finalists from Three Colleges competed to deliver the best research presentation in 3 minutes with 1 slide.

3MT 2018 University Final – watch the YouTube video now (External website)

University competition winner: The winner of the University of Edinburgh 3 Minute Thesis 2018 competition was Phoebe Kirkwood from the Deanery of Clinical Sciences with her presentation ‘The Secrets of Scarless Healing’.  She will go on to represent the University in the Universitas21 Final.

Runner Up: the runner up was Owen James from the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, with his presentation ‘Human Myelin in a Dish’. Owen went on to represent the University in the UK final.

‘People’s Choice’: Gavin Woolman from the School of Physics and Astronomy won the people’s choice prize with his presentation ‘Better Thermoelectrics through high pressure’

Congratulations to all the finalists.  

Update Sep 2018 - Owen James wins UK 3MT final

Congratulations to Owen James who won the UK Final of the 3 Minute Thesis Competition in Birmingham on the 17th September 2018!

Staff News article - Owen James wins the UK Final

University Competition - 3MT Finalists

College of Science and Engineering

  • Warwick Wainwright
  • Gavin Woolman
  • Sorcha Gilroy

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine      

  • Owen James
  • Phoebe Kirkwood
  • Danielle Leighton                                                             

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences             

  • Fabio Battaglia
  • Katie McGoohan
  • Vivek Bhatt

Live stream

The live stream has now finished. A video of the University Final will be made available in due course.


Full screen: once the stream is live, to watch full screen, please click the small University of Edinburgh logo in the bottom right hand corner. This will take you to the Media Hopper interface where full screen view is available.