Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Training available

Information on training that you may find helpful.

Preparing to enter

We run the following workshops to help you prepare for the compeititon:

 ‘Three Minute Thesis - Competition Preparation’

 Three Minute Thesis Competition Peer Practice Session

Effective Slide Design for Three Minute Thesis

How to record your Three Minute Thesis Presentation using Media Hopper


Hints and tips for how to get started can be found on the “How to enter and competition criteria” page

Entrants may also wish to consider attending one of the following courses:

  • Presenting with Ease - Presentation Techniques and Delivering Presentations

Training for College heat winners

The winners from the College heats will take part in training on Engaging Communication, a 1:1 practice and feedback session and a session on Designing a 3 Minute Thesis Slide, specifically developed for this competition.

Engaging Communications Workshop (for College heat winners only)

Dates: 17th and 18th May 2021

Content: This online workshop will cover:

  • how to engage audiences
  • best practice in research communication
  • effective story telling
  • the building blocks of communication
  • making complex subjects simple
  • speech and voice coaching

You will also be offered a 1:1 session with the facilitator to practice and get feedback on your 3 minute “pitch”.