Meet our 3MT UK Winner 2016!
The six finalists were chosen from a pool of 56 talented researchers, each the winner of their institutions competition who went through a rigorous process of judging in order to reach the Vitae final.
The prize of £3K to spend on public engagement activity for the overall winner is sponsored by RCUK, in line with principle 3 of the UK Concordat for Engaging the Public with research, with Taylor & Francis providing sponsorship of the event. The winner also won £500 to spend as she wishes and the five runners-up won £250 each to spend as they choose.
Janet Metcalfe, Head of Vitae said:
‘Public engagement is an important aspect of being a researcher and this prize represents a fabulous opportunity for the winner to build on their professional development’.
The 'Peoples Choice' prize went to Maddie Long, researcher based at the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, receiving the opportunity to present at the famous Faraday Lecture Theatre at the Royal Institution (sponsored by Speakezee) for her gripping presentation entitled: Language and the Brain: The Skye's the Limit. The 'Peoples Choice' prize is won by live voting from the audience and has become quite a highlight for participants attending the event.
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. All participants are current doctoral candidates and are challenged to present an aspect of their research as an engaging verbal presentation in a maximum of three minutes: no props and just one slide allowed.
Thanks go to our judging panel for their essential contribution to the event.