Three Minute Thesis competition

The challenge for doctoral researchers: communicate your research in just 180 seconds.

The annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges competitors to be clear, compelling and, above all, concise as they deliver a spoken presentation on their research topic in a mere 180 seconds.

3MT 2021

Congratulations to everyone that took part in this year's 3MT competition. It was a fantastic and engaging event and after much deliberation, the judge's decision on this year’s winner and runner up of the Bristol's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was: 

Winner: Rosie Ford - Fungal secondary metabolites: exploring a kingdom of possibilities. 

Runner Up: Lakshan Ram Madhan Mohan - Taming the infinite by probing the infinitesimal.  

The 3MT People's Choice award winner was, Mayra Yadira Rivera Lopez. Her Exploring space with novel composite materials presentation received over 1,300 votes! 

Due to COVID-19, our 2021 contest took place online, with competitors delivering their presentations to a judging panel via Zoom, we hope we will be able to return to an in-person event next year.  

We hope you enjoy watching our 3MT Final 2021. 

To get the latest, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. 3MT will be back in the summer term 2022, keep an eye on the Bulletin and this page for more information later in the year. 

I urge everyone to have a go at the 3MT and take part in Research without Borders. You get a snapshot of all the research at the University that you might never even have realised is happening.

Alfie Wearn (PhD in Clinical Sciences), 2017 Bristol 3MT Winner

About Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. 

Find out more about its origins on the Three Minute Thesis website.

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Previous 3MT finals

Watch Bristol 3MT finals from previous years on YouTube.

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