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Three Minute Thesis 2018

Our 2018 3MT Grand Final winner was Rachel Owen, from the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences. Rachel competed against doctoral researchers from (at the time) our seven other Faculties, and impressed the judges to win first prize.

Rachel Owen (Environmental and Life Sciences) went on to represent the University in the UK competition, where she progressed through to the National Final.

We met with Rachel to talk through her 3MT experience, from the beginning stages, all the way to the final, as well as a few words of wisdom for those just starting out in their academic adventure. Read the full interview here .

Rachel's entry on her research ‘unravelling the origins of DFT2, a newly emerged contagious cancer threatening the Tasmanian devil with extinction' is available to watch on the University of Southampton YouTube channel .


Rachel Owen - Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Runner Up

Alan Sanderson - Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

People's Choice

Stephen Lim - Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty Grand Finalists:

Humanities Isaac Gustafsson-Wood
Engineering and the Environment Alan Sanderson
Business, Law and Art Hang Tran
Health Sciences Norah Alhwoaimel
Natural and Environmental Sciences Rachel Owen
Physical Sciences and Engineering Daryus Chandra
Medicine Stephen Lim
Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences Michelle Holmes

Congratulations to all our finalists!

Three Minute Thesis Finalists 2018
Three Minute Thesis Finalists 2018
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