Three Minute Thesis UK final 2014

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

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.

Congratulations to our 2014 winners!

See all six finalists' presentations on film.

Listen to interviews with our finalists.

Listen to interviews with our 3MT judges.3MT judges and finalists 2014

Judges' choice winner: Richard Middlemiss, Glasgow University

Richard during his three minute presentation

People's choice winner: Rhys Anderson, Newcastle University

2014 finalists:

Emma Hodcroft, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh. Virus or host? What determines time to AIDS?

Richard Middlemiss, School of Physics and Astronomy and School of Engineering, University of Glasgow. Saving the world with springs

Anna Cocking, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London. To stick or not to stick

Alison May, Department of Craniofacial Development and Stem Cell Biology, King's College London. What's hot and what's snot! Understanding our respiratory glands

Rhys Anderson, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University. The role of DNA damage in ageing

Carly Lynsdale, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield. Pachyderms, parasites and poo: linking individual variation and parasite infection in semi-captive Asian elephants

2014 semi-finalists: each semi-finalist was winner of their local competition.
2014 prizes and sponsors

2014 judges' profiles

More about 3MT

3MT is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Its success has led to the establishment of local and national competitions in several countries. 

Rules and eligibility.

2015 process for the UK competition.

UK 3MT: frequently asked questions.

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