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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition: Heat for Jordanstown & Belfast


An 80,000 word PhD thesis would take 9 hours to present.  Your time limit... 3 minutes!

The Doctoral College is delighted to announce that Ulster University will be running the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition for the first time.  3MT® was first developed by the University of Queensland, and is now a global initiative with up to 96 UK universities taking part this year in the Vitae 2018 3MT® national competition.

3MT® is an academic competition that challenges PhD Researchers to describe their research and its significance, in non-specialist language to a general audience, in just three minutes.  Participation in the competition helps PhD researchers to build their confidence and hone their presentation and communication skills.  It is also a great way for others to find out about the exciting and varied research going on across the University at doctoral level.

The key competition dates are:

Competition DetailsDatesVenue
Registration Form Deadline 29 March 2018, 5pm Online

Initial Heat: Jordanstown and Belfast PhD Researchers

25 April 2018, 10am-1pm

Jordanstown campus

Initial Heat: Coleraine and Magee PhD Researchers

26 April 2018, 10am-1pm

Coleraine campus

Campus Semi-Final: Coleraine and Magee PhD Researchers

8 May 2018, 10am

Magee campus

Campus Semi-Final: Jordanstown and Belfast PhD Researchers

9 May 2018, 10am Belfast campus

Ulster 3MT® Final - hosted on the Magee campus (filmed)

6 June 2018, 5.30pm

MU011, Magee campus

Semi Final of National 3MT Competition (video to be submitted, held online)

July/August 2018


Final of Vitae 2018 National Competition

17 September 2018

Vitae Conference, Birmingham

Jordanstown campus location info

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Ulster University
Shore Road
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

T: 028 7012 3456

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