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Winning students keep it snappy

Nine students are set to compete in the Edinburgh final of a contest aimed at improving their communication skills.

Students from each of the University’s three colleges will take part in the local final of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) contest on Thursday, 23 June.

Each finalist will deliver a three-minute presentation communicating the significance of their postgraduate thesis.

It must be expressed in language suited to a non-specialist audience.

Free event

The final is open to all staff and students and will take place on Thursday, 23 June, from 2-5pm in the Informatics Forum (room G.07).

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College winners

Heats in the College of Science and Engineering have been won by: Alexandru Gheorghiu, School of Informatics; Amy Munro-Faure, School of Biological Sciences; and Mary Ellen Donnelly, School of Physics and Astronomy.

Winners in the heats for the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine were: Amelia Howarth, Edinburgh Medical School; Priya Hari, Edinburgh Medical School; and Katie Marwick, Edinburgh Medical School.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences will be represented by: Maddie Long, Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences; Tomke Kossen-Veenhuis, Edinburgh College of Art; and Edgar Rodriguez Sanchez, Health in Social Sciences.

Global finals

3MT competitions, originally devised by the University of Queensland, are now held in more than 200 universities across more than 18 countries worldwide.

The virtual final, featuring students from across the world, is carried out via filmed presentations. It is judged by an international panel of industry and academic professionals.