The University of Southampton
Doctoral College

Three Minute Thesis Competition

About the Competition

We are delighted to be running Three Minute Thesis again in 2017/18 - this will be our fifth Southampton competition.  

3MT® was first developed by the University of Queensland, and is now a global initiative including many UK universities.  Participation in the competition helps our doctoral researchers to build their confidence and hone their presentation and communication skills.  Its also a great way to find out about the exciting and varied research going on across the University at doctoral level.

Faculty Heat Stages

The first rounds at Southampton are at Faculty/discipline level, which lead on to the Grand Final.

If you would like to see what 3MT is all about, or would like to support the finalists then please come along and watch the heat stages, or join us at the Grand Final in May.

Each Faculty heat will take place on:

Natural and Environmental Sciences Thursday 22 March at 17:00  Building 46, Room 3001
Business, Law and Art Friday 23 March at 12:00 Building 85, Room 2207
Health Sciences Tuesday 27 March at 13:30 Building 45, Room 2040
Physical Sciences and Engineering Wednesday 28 March at 11:00 Building 32, Room 1015

The Grand Final

Eight finalists (one from each Faculty) will battle it out for the Southampton 3MT title at the Grand Final. The Grand Final will be taking place during the Festival of Doctoral Research on:

Thursday 17 May 2018 in Building 67 (Nightingale), Room 1027.

The Grand Final will start at 5pm.  

If you are competing, please check out our competition details, including rules and judging criteria.

Previous Southampton winners have gone on to national 3MT success.  In 2016 our winner Nazira Albargothy (Medicine) went on to win the UK competition in September 2016.  And in 2017, our winner Lauren Jevons (also Medicine) got through to the final twelve in the UK semi-final.

Follow the links below for photos/videos and more info on previous competitions.

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