Our aim is to celebrate the achievements of our PhD researchers and supervisors and recognise how their research contributes to the overall mission and vision of the University.
- The Awards ceremony will also feature the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Final.
Dates and Times
The Annual PhD Awards Dinner will take place on the following date:
|Thursday 2 June 2022||7pm||Hilton Hotel, Belfast|
- Prize for Outstanding Thesis (in each Faculty)
- Recognition of PhD Supervisors
- Best Festival Presentations
- Best Festival Posters
- Bake Your PhD Award
- 3MT® Winner, Runner Up and People's Choice Award
Best PhD Thesis
The Prize for Outstanding PhD Thesis is selected by each Faculty. Nominations can be submitted by Supervisors, Research Directors and Postgraduate Tutors. Each Faculty will manage their own process and academic staff will be contacted with details on how to nominate a PhD Researcher for the Prize for Outstanding PhD Thesis.
For further information, please contact:
Recognising PhD Supervisors
The UUSU Learning and Teaching Awards will take place in May 2022. The winners of the UUSU Best PhD Supervisor and/or Team of the Year award (open to PhD Supervisory teams) will be recognised at the PhD Awards Dinner.
Festival of PhD Research Prizes
The Doctoral College hosts an annual Festival of PhD Research at Ulster where we showcase and celebrate the excellent research carried out by our PhD Researchers.
As part of the Festival we award prizes for oral and poster presentations. The winners are selected by a judging panel and criteria used will be available on the Festival website. This year’s prizes are as follows:
- Best Presentation (Coleraine)
- Best Presentation (Magee)
- Best Presentation (Belfast/Jordanstown)
- Best Poster (Coleraine)
- Best Poster (Magee)
- Best Poster (Belfast/Jordanstown)
- Bake Your PhD (Coleraine)
- Bake Your PhD (Magee)
- Bake Your PhD (Belfast/Jordanstown)
The 3MT® final competition will take place during the awards dinner.
3MT® is an academic competition that challenges PhD researchers to communicate their research and its’ significance, in non-specialist language to a general audience, in just three minutes.
The 3MT® final will see 8 finalists present their research to the audience in just three minutes. The winner and runner-up prizes are decided by a judging panel, while the People’s Choice Award is decided by the audience on the night through a vote. The Ulster 3MT® competition is part of the national competition and the Ulster winner will go through to the UK semi-final stages.
Further details of the competition are at www.ulster.ac.uk/3mt
For further information on the Awards Dinner please contact Lisa Thompson.
Lisa ThompsonDoctoral Development Manager
- Leads the development and delivery of the Researcher Development Programme for PhD researchers and supervisors
- Advises on policy and procedures for Researcher Development
- Leads communications with PhD researchers