An 80,000 word PhD thesis would take 9 hours to present, your time limit…3 minutes.

The Doctoral College is happy to announce that this year we will be running the first official Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) event at BU. 3MT® is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland celebrating the exciting research conducted by PhD students around the world.

The competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT® competition increases capacity to effectively explain research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are allowed one static PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props.

Watch this year’s 3MT® UK finalists presentations which was hosted at the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference where the winner received a £3,000 grant to spend on public engagement activity (sponsored by RCUK).

The BU University winner will receive up to £400 towards a conference of their choice, plus entry into the Vitae National 3MT® competition, plus a £100 Amazon voucher.

In order to be considered for a place in the University heat you must submit a fully completed application form, to by midnight on Monday 5 February 2018. For full eligibility, judging and prizes please visit the website.