Three Minute Thesis competition

The challenge for doctoral researchers: communicate your thesis in just 180 seconds

The annual Three Minute Thesis competition challenges competitors to be clear, compelling and, above all, concise as they deliver a spoken presentation on their research topic in a mere 180 seconds.

Bristol already has a very impressive track record at the UK level. In 2017, Alfie Wearn, who delivered a presentation on Alzheimer’s research during May’s Research without Borders event, made it all the way to the national final.

Three Minute Thesis 2018

The application period for this year's University of Bristol competition closed on 11 March. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the competition or your application, please contact the Bristol Doctoral College.

The semi-final will be held on 18 April. All University of Bristol staff and students will be welcome to attend.

The final will take place at Colston Hall on 9 May as part of the Research without Borders exhibition.

An announcement about tickets for the semi-final and final will be made soon. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to make sure you get the latest information.

About Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. 

Find out more about its origins on the Three Minute Thesis website.

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I urge everyone to have a go at the 3MT and take part in Research without Borders. You get a snapshot of all the research at the University that you might never even have realised is happening...Lifting your head above the water every now and again to see what is going on around you is a habit we should all get into – and what better way than these two fantastic celebrations of research at the University of Bristol.

Alfie Wearn (PhD in Clinical Sciences), 2017 Bristol 3MT Winner
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