3 Minute Thesis winner set for UK final
The winner of the University’s 3 Minute Thesis contest, Maddie Long, will compete in the UK final of the competition.
Maddie, who studies in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, won the University final in June with her presentation ‘Language and the Brain: The Skye’s the Limit.’
She then competed against 56 students from other UK universities in the semi-finals, where she successfully secured a place in September’s final.
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 in three minutes, with only one slide.
It enables doctoral researchers to showcase their work, and can open doors to new collaborations and networks for researchers and supervisors.
For further information about the competition, see the Institute for Academic Development: http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/doctoral/3mt