The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis, and its significance, in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The 3MT competition will be held on Wednesday 24 April 2019 and is a great opportunity to focus on the message of your research. It will allow you to consolidate your ideas and crystallise your research discoveries. Communicating your research to a non-specialist audience will challenge you to think in a fresh way about your ideas and develop your presentation skills.
Taking part in the competition will help you to:
Entrants have three minutes to present their thesis to the panel of judges and the audience. The judges are academic staff from the University. The panel of judges choose the winner and the audience choose an ‘audience’s choice’ winner.
If you would like to take part, submit a 300 word summary of your research to: 3MT@essex.ac.uk by Monday 4 March 2019.
The most informative and engaging summaries will be selected and those students will be invited to speak in the University finals. You will be informed of the outcome by Friday 15 March 2019. If you're shortlisted you will be offered additional training prior to the competition to help you prepare your presentation.
To be eligible to enter this competition, you need to:
In May 2018, 10 students from across our University were selected to take part in the competition and shared their enthusiasm and commitment to their research areas.
The winner of the competition was Melanie Pearson, from the Department of Sociology, who has been researching the impact on families bereaved by road traffic collisions of the Criminal Justice System inquest and the coroner’s powerlessness to explicitly apportion blame.
For more information about the competition, please contact 3MT@essex.ac.uk.
3MT® is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. Its success has led to the establishment of local and national competitions in several countries.