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 in 2016 and has allowed HH students to benefit from this event ever since.
The central challenge of 3MT is 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.
The presentation will be judged by a multidisciplinary panel of senior college members according to communication criteria and not the scientific progress of the work. Hence we encourage all Hughes Hall students independent of the stage of their projects to participate in this year’s 3MT.
Registering for the competition: Registration is open between 20th November and 20th December 2017 at https://goo.gl/forms/GGLuJPL6t58tel452.
Competition presentations: Wednesday 7th February 2018, 19:00 – 21:00, Peter Richards Room.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded in different categories. Winning presentations will be granted up to £100.
For more information on the rules and judging criteria of this year’s Hughes Hall competition, visit the Hughes Hall Three Minute Thesis webpage.
In the weeks before the competition, we will offer all participants an optional rehearsal to gain feedback from senior college members.