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The Three Minute Thesis® is a research communication competition devised by the University of Queensland that is now held in over 900 universities worldwide. It challenges doctoral candidates to present their research topic to a non-specialist audience, giving a compelling presentation explaining their work and its significance – in just three minutes.

We have been running 3MT® at Sheffield Hallam since 2015 with our winner going forward to the semi-final of the UK competition hosted by Vitae each year. You can find out more about Vitae and the 3MT® via https://www.vitae.ac.uk/events/three-minute-thesis-competition

How to enter

If you are interested in participating in next year’s competition please see the 3MT Competition page for information about how the competition ran in 2021 and watch out for the launch of the 2022 competition.  This will be advertised in the Friday email and across other communication channels.  Support and guidance will be provided throughout the process.

What are the benefits?

3MT® is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your communication skills.  It is also a unique chance for you to share your research and your passion for it with the broader research community, and raise your profile as a researcher both within and beyond the University. It builds on the following areas from the RDF: A1.1 Subject Knowledge, B1.1 Enthusiasm, B2.3 Time Management, B3.5 Reputation and Esteem, D2.1 Communication Methods and D3.2 Public Engagement.

Details of previous SHU competitions and quotes from some of our fantastic entrants are on the 3MT in previous years page.