Meet our 3MT UK Winner 2016!

Meet our 3MT UK Winner 2016!
An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit... 3 minutes
Nazira Albargothy, 3MT UK Winner 2016We are delighted to announce the name of the Three Minute Thesis (®3MT) UK Winner 2016: Nazira Albargothy, researcher in Clinical & Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton for her well articulated presentation: Mapping the most efficient drug route into the brain
The final took place last week at the Vitae researcher development international conference in Manchester and provided an exciting evening of entertainment.
Each finalist took to the stage one by one to present in front of the audience of over 320 participants attending the gala dinner and gasps could almost be heard as Katie Groves finished with precision on the final second of the three minutes.

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.