Vitae Three Minute Thesis® competition

Well done to our six finalists who performed their 3MT® presentation online at Vitae Connections Week 2020.

Congratulations to Lucy Thomas, University of Birmingham for winning the Judge's choice prize and to Vinaya Srirangam Nadhamuni, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary, University of London for winning People's Choice prize.

The 3MT® sponsors for 2020 were Taylor & Francis and Research Councils UK (RCUK).


Registrations for 2021 Vitae 3MT competition now open

About 3MT®
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.

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.

Competition rules and branding requirements

Vitae 3MT FAQ's

3MT Resources

Benefits of running a 3MT competition

Top tips for communicating research in this useful guide to presenting your research effectively and with confidence Taylor & Francis

Vitae 3MT® 2021
Vitae 3MT® 2021 competition

Vitae 3MT® 2021

View the Vitae 3MT broadcast of the 2020 final

Steps required to take part in Vitae 3MT competition

Register your interest for the 2021 Vitae 3MT competition

If your institution is new to the Vitae 3MT competition, please ensure you also register with the University of Queensland

Covid 19 update - how to hold your competition virtually. Find out more here

Important dates for the competition (please note: these dates currently stand):

  • Institutions must submit their winner video for the quarter finals by the 2 July.
  • Judging of the quarter finals will take place in July.
  • The final six will be chosen from the semi-finals and announced in August.
  • The live final will take place virtually during September 2021, date to be confirmed.
Vitae 3MT® competition archives
Vitae 3MT® previous winners

Vitae 3MT® competition archives