3-Minute Thesis – call for applications extended to Thursday 25th May!

The call for applications from PGRs has been extended to midnight 25th May. If you have reached the Transfer stage (or past Transfer) you will be eligible to apply to take part in this exciting and rewarding presentation event, which will be held at the Graduate School’s Update Day in the Town Hall, Waterside on June 9th at lunchtime. The winner will be awarded a £75 Amazon voucher.

To take part, you will be required to outline your thesis in a three-minute presentation and one slide, written for a general audience in plain English! In order to apply you must be a PGR at Northampton going through Transfer at present or have passed the Transfer stage of your PhD. DBA and Professional Doctorate students are encouraged to take part too but you must be in the research phase of your doctorate. Here is the entry form.

The winner of our 3MT will have the opportunity to represent UON and present at the East Midlands Doctoral Network (EMDoc) 3MT Competition later in September, which will be held online. And this year we are hosting it at Northampton!

Skills development “Preparing for 3MT” will be held online on 30th May. Go to Gateway to book your place.

Rules of entry are as follows:

  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description are allowed.
  • Timing will be recorded – you have only 3 minutes.
  • The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration and shared on screen via Collaborate.
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are marked down.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

Please complete an entry form, including the title of your presentation. Please write a catchy title for a general audience, it should not be the title of your thesis. Please make sure your presentation is suitable for a general audience and is in plain English! The closing date for entry forms is Thursday 25th May.

Once you have entered, please email your single slide to Simone Apel by the deadline of Monday 5th June.

For more information on 3MT worldwide see the University of Queensland 3MT or just Google 3MT!

Please direct any questions to simone.apel@northampton.ac.uk.

About Simone Apel

Researcher Development Manager for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

Posted on May 18, 2023, in Competitions and awards, Events, Graduate School, Researcher development and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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