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 17 May 2023 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 and professional services staff from the University. The panel of judges choose the winner and the audience choose an ‘audience’s choice’ winner.
The winner, runner-up and audience choice winner will be invited to showcase their presentations at the PGR Celebration Event on 8 June 2023.
If you would like to take part, you will need to submit a 300 word summary of your research to 3MT@essex.ac.uk. The deadline for submitting your summary is Monday 17 April 2023. 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 21 April 2023. 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 2022, 6 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 Stamatia Savvani, from the Department of Language & Linguistics, with her presentation entitled Language teachers’ emotions in game-based teaching.
For more information about the competition taking place at the University, 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.