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 competition:

Three Minute Thesis - Competition Preparation

Three Minute Thesis Competition Peer Practice Session

Guide to Designing Effective Slides for Three Minute Thesis

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

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, specifically developed for this competition. This will run in person.

Engaging Communications Workshop (for College heat winners only)

Dates: Tuesday 16th May 2023 & Wednesday 17th May 2023 (On Campus)

Content: This 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”.  They will be offered between 12:30 - 16:00 on the 16th May and 09:30 - 14:00 on the 17th May.   All session will be held on campus.