3 Minute Thesis Competition 2018 – Winners Announced

DSC_0858The University of Edinburgh 3 Minute Thesis Competition final took place on 22nd June 2018. Nine finalists from Three Colleges competed to deliver the best research presentation in 3 minutes with 1 slide.

University competition winner: The winner of the University of Edinburgh 3 Minute Thesis 2018 competition was Phoebe Kirkwood from the Deanery of Clinical Sciences with her presentation ‘The Secrets of Scarless Healing’ Phoebe will now go on to represent the University in the UK and Universitas 21 competitions.

Runner Up: the runner up was Owen James from the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, with his presentation ‘Human Myelin in a Dish’

‘People’s Choice’: Gavin Woolman from the School of Physics and Astronomy won the people’s choice prize with his presentation ‘Better Thermoelectrics through high pressure’

Congratulations to all the finalists.

Find out more about the competition here

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3 Minute Thesis Final 2018

3MT_Logo.jpgAudience tickets are now available for the University of Edinburgh 3 Minute Thesis Competition Final on the 22nd June 2018.  The Three Minute Thesis competition requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just 3 minutes and one slide.  Nine finalist from three Colleges will present a compelling presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.

This year’s finalists are:

Owen James CMVM
Phoebe Kirkwood CMVM
Danielle Leighton CMVM
Gavin Woolman CSCE
Sorcha Gilroy CSCE
Warwick Wainwright CSCE
Fabio Battaglia CAHSS
Vivek Bhatt CAHSS
Katie McGoohan CAHSS

You will also be able to live webstream the final from your own computer.

Find out more about the competition, and reserve tickets for the final here

 

Three Minute Thesis Competition 2018

Are you thinking of entering the Three Minute Thesis Competition but not sure if its for you?

The 6th annual 3 Minute Thesis Competition will take place on the 22nd June 2018. The competition requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just 3 minutes (and one slide).

We have a range of resources and information on our website to help you prepare for the competition, including:

  •  3MT ‘Competition Preparation’ workshops, running on the 14th and 21st February 2018
  • 3MT ‘Peer Practice’ Sessions, running on the 1st and 28th March 2018
  • Effective Slide Design workshop on the 2nd February 2018
  • a 3MT Handbook with tips on how to prepare your presentation and interviews with previous finalists
  • Video’s of previous competitions on the University’s YouTube channel.

Find out more about the competition, as well as details on how you can enter, here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/doctoral/3mt

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Three Minute Thesis Competition Information Session 24/11/17

Are you thinking of entering the 3 Minute Thesis competition?

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an international competition celebrating the exciting research conducted by PhD students. Developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the competition requires contestants to condense their research into a three minute, one-slide presentation for a non-specialist audience.

This information session will give you the opportunity to find out more about the competition and how you can take part, and will cover:

  • What is the 3 Minute Thesis Competition
  • Who is eligible to take part
  • Why should you take part
  • The rules and judging criteria
  • Competition structure
  • Training available
  • Q&A

There will also be an opportunity to hear from previous winners and finalists

Find out more here

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Winners announced in the 5th annual U21 3MT® competition

Congratulations to Euan Doidge who was awarded the Highly commended prize at the Universitas 21 3 Minute Thesis Competition with his presentation ‘WEEE are Golden: metal recovery by solvent extraction’. Euan is a 3rd year PhD student from the School of Chemistry and his presentation described his research on extracting gold from recycled waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), such as mobile phones, which contains 300 times more gold per tonne that naturally occurring rocks and ore. By designing molecules called ‘extractants’ which are specific to gold, Euan uses a solvent extraction technique to separate out gold from other metals in the WEEE, in a process that is far more efficient and environmentally friendly than mining for gold.Carole Morrison, Colin Pulham, Euan Doidge and Jason Love_CLOSE UP

Euan described his experience in taking part in the competition: “The 3MT® competition has been amazing! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of the fantastic competitors throughout the various stages of the competition. It’s been a great opportunity to meet other PhD students and the people who support them, as well as learn little chunks of information on novel research across an amazingly diverse range of subjects. I’ve really appreciated the opportunity to present my research in a different and memorable way that can resonate with a wide audience and engage in the discussions that follow.

I am incredibly proud to have represented the university at the 3 Minute Thesis UK and U21 competitions, and delighted to bring the Highly Commended Award home to Edinburgh! Many thanks go to everyone from the School of Chemistry, the Institute for Academic Development, the University and beyond for all your support!”

Professor Jeremy Bradshaw, Assistant Principal Researcher Development, spoke of Euan’s achievement: “I am delighted that Euan has won this prestigious award, in what was a strong field of competitors. As an institution, we really value what benefits 3MT® brings to both the University and the individual.”

First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®) challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.

Now in its fifth year, the U21 3MT® competition 2017 pitted the leading presenters from Universitas 21 (U21) member universities against one another. Each participating member held their own internal 3MT® competition to select a local winner who was then put forward for the U21 final.

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3 Minute Thesis Competition 2017 – Winners

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University competition winner: The winner of the University of Edinburgh 3 Minute Thesis 2017 competition was Euan Doidge from the School of Chemistry with his presentation ‘WEEE are Golden: metal recovery by solvent extraction’ Euan will now go on to represent the University in the UK and Universitas 21 competitions.

Runner Up: the runner up was Issy MacGregor from the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, with her presentation ‘Meiotic Recombination: The Great Genetic Bake Off’

 ‘People’s Choice’: Euan Doidge from the School of Chemistry also won the people’s choice prize with his presentation ‘WEEE are Golden: metal recovery by solvent extraction’

 Congratulations to all the finalists.

Find out more about the competition here

 

Three Minute Thesis Competition 2017

Are you thinking of entering the Three Minute Thesis Competition but not sure if its for you?

The 5th annual 3 Minute Thesis Competition will take place on the 22nd June 2017. The competition requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just 3 minutes (and one slide).

We have a range of resources and information on our website to help you prepare for the competition, as well as two ‘Competition Preparation’ workshops, running on the 15th and 27th February 2017.  You can also view previous competitions on the University’s YouTube channel.

Find out more about the competition, as well as details on how you can enter, here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/doctoral/3mt

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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

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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.

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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

Three Minute Thesis: February Training for Tall Tales and Imposters

Guest Blog Post from Iain Davidson: Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Training Consultant

 http://www.iaindavidson.com

Why should you show your research work in three minutes to a live audience of complete strangers? Are you crazy? Why should you even attend a training course?

All that unfinished research, all those half written papers, all the ideas and experiments you are still working on? No, you are probably not ready.

But we you know you are, and now we want you to show us by stepping up to the stage, taking a deep breath, firing up a wonderful visual PowerPoint slide and telling us what it all means to you, and to society, in just three minutes. It’s as simple as that.

But your ‘imposter syndrome’* is your biggest challenge, not your eager audience.

The ‘imposter syndrome’ is the common belief amongst educated and thoughtful people that they are not ready to show their work and that they have still much to do to become that ideal research scientist, professor, designer or architect. Well, fine, except that day may never come because your ‘imposter’ will keep following and whispering in your ear. Until the time you turn round, face him and call him for what he is…a myth that is holding you back from being the best you can be.

Now we believe that time has come, because we need your vision now, not tomorrow.

The three minute thesis [3MT] competition is a myth busting reality check and a celebration of all your energy, enthusiasm, ideas and vision as a researcher.

In February we will be running two half-day training sessions for anyone who is considering taking on the 3MT challenge and banishing his or her myths for ever!

The two half-day training sessions will be held on Thursday the 18th and 25th February, more details here. PhD researchers from any discipline are encouraged to attend if serious about showing their work in the three-minute format. The training is lively, thought provoking, engaging and a great deal of fun. You should feel empowered to sign up for the challenge and be ready to deliver a three-minute pitch at your School finals sometime in the spring.

Past winners and participants have found taking part in this simple and creative academic sprint competition to be life changing in many different ways. Please read the wonderful blogs by our previous winners Mara, Emma and Chen Zhao for their enthusiasm and inspiration. Warning: entering the competition could change your life.

So don’t let the imposter stop you. Banish the winter blues and sign up for a life enhancing experience with very real personal, academic and career benefits.

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impostor_syndrome

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