3 Minute Thesis 2016 Competition – Winners

University of Edinburgh 3 Minute Thesis Competition 2016 – Winners

The winner of the 2016 competition is Maddie Long from the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences with her presentation ‘Language and the Brain: The Skye’s the Limit’ Maddie will now go on to represent the University in the UK and Universitas 21 competitions.

Runner Up: the runner up is Priya Hari from the Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, with her presentation ‘Senescence: The Emergency Break on Cancer’

‘People’s Choice’: the people’s choice winner is Edgar Rodríguez Sánchez from the School of Health in Social Sciences with his presentation ‘Understanding Gay Men’s Identities’

Congratulations to all the finalists on a great competition!

The finalists presentations will be available to watch via the IAD webpages shortly: http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/doctoral/3mt




Three Minute Thesis Final 2016

The University of Edinburgh 3 Minute Thesis Final will take place on Thursday 23rd June 2016.  Nine finalists from the three Colleges will compete for the winning prize of a £2000 travel fund for an international conference. The competition requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just 3 minutes (and one slide). It is based on a concept developed by the University of Queensland which quickly spread across Australia and New Zealand, and has gone global.

This year’s finalists are:Print

Mary Ellen Donnelly –  School of Physics and Astronomy

Alexandru Gheorghiu  – School of Informatics

Priya Hari – Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences

Amelia Howarth –  School of Clinical Sciences

Tomke Kossen-Veenhuis – Edinburgh College of Art

Maddie Long – Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Katie Marwick – Biological and Medical Sciences

Amy Munro-Faure – School of Biological Sciences

Edgar Rodriguez Sanchez –  Health in Social Sciences

You can watch the final live from you own computer here

Find out more about the competition here

Academic career stories at University of Edinburgh

Academic career stories at University of Edinburgh

The Careers Service and the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) have developed a new resource to showcase the academic career journey from PhD student to group leader or head of institute. You’ll find it useful if you’re interested in developing an academic career after your PhD.

The resource is a collection of video case studies from individuals at the University of Edinburgh who are at different stages of the academic career journey and across a range of disciplines. The case studies show the challenges and rewards of an academic career, and the personal qualities and experiences that can be influential in helping individuals to progress an academic career. In addition, the videos demonstrate the type of support provided by PhD supervisors, research group leaders, and other academic colleagues that has helped the individuals progress their academic career.

To view the resource go to: