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Hughes Hall Three Minute Thesis Competition 2022

Monday 14 March, 6 pm to 8 pm

College members are encouraged to come along and support HH students at this year’s 3MT competition. This event provides the perfect opportunity to hear the diversity of our research at Hughes, with last year’s competition showcasing research in education, health and science.

Refreshments will be available. To attend this event, please sign up using the Eventbrite link click here

The Hughes Hall 3-minute thesis (3MT) competition is open to students of all stages; undergraduate, masters and PhD. It is a research communication competition that offers research students an opportunity to convey the relevance and importance of their research to a non-specialised audience in three minutes or under. This exercise will support and develop the research student’s capacity to quickly explain their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Prizes will be awarded in different categories and the audience will have a chance to participate in a ‘people’s vote’.

More about 3MT

“… do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few” (Pythagoras of Samos, 582 BC – c. 496 BC).

The ability to explain your own work in an engaging, concise and comprehensible way is a pivotal asset in private and professional life. The Three Minutes Thesis® competition (3MT®), which was founded at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008, aims to promote academic communication skills. In the past years the concept behind the competition has spread rapidly around the globe and today 3MT is held annually in over 200 Universities worldwide. Thanks to the pioneering efforts of Research Associate Kyren Lazarus, 3MT was introduced to Hughes Hall (HH) in 2016 and has allowed HH students to benefit from this event ever since.

It is the central challenge of 3MT to present your research in only 3 minutes, in a concise and inspiring way that underscores the significance of your work and is understandable to a non-specialist audience of fellow students and senior members of the college.