Vitae Three Minute Thesis competition

Register your interest for the Vitae hosted Three Minute Thesis® UK final 2016

The competition will be open to any Vitae member organisation holding a Three Minute Thesis ® (3MT) competition for its own researchers. Participating institutions need to have held their final by the until the end of June 2016 and the finalist from each institution will be judged at a Vitae hosted (virtual) semi-final. Six finalists will then be selected to perform live at a Vitae hosted 3MT UK final competition to determine the winner.

Find out more about the process and register your institution's interest in participating at this event. 

Vitae ®3MT competition

About ®3MT

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

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

Competition rules and branding requirements

Since 2014 Vitae have proudly hosted the UK ®3MT competition which is the culmination of finalists from Vitae member Higher Education Institutions throughout the UK.

Vitae 3MT® 2016
Vitae 3MT® 2016 competition

Vitae 3MT® 2016

We are delighted to announce that Taylor & Francis are sponsoring the Vitae 3MT 2016 competition with RCUK providing prize-level sponsorship and Speakezee providing the Peoples Choice prize of speaking at the Royal Institution

Frequently asked questions

2016 sponsors and prizes

2016 six finalists

2016 semi-finalists - on video

2016 judges for finals and semi-finals

2015 Judges choice winner
Vitae 3MT® competition

2015 Judges choice winner

Congratulations to Zaid Janjua from the University of Nottingham - Zaid won 3K to spend on public engagement activity sponsored by RCUK and NCCPE.

Zaid was also chosen by Vitae conference participants as the 'people's choice winner and won the opportunity to present his talk in the famous Faraday Lecture Theatre in the Royal Institution of Great Britain as part of a night of expert speakers to celebrate the first year of Speakezee on Feb 19th 2016.

Vitae 3MT® competition archives
Vitae 3MT® competition

Vitae 3MT® competition archives

Congratulations to Richard Middlemiss from Glasgow University - Richard wins 3K to spend on public engagement activity sponsored by RCUK

Rhys Anderson of Newcastle University was chosen by Vitae conference participants as the 'people's choice' winner - Rhys wins a 3-minute animation based on his research, sponsored by 99Scholars