Three Minute Thesis competition
The challenge for doctoral researchers: communicate your thesis in just 180 seconds
The annual Three Minute Thesis 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.
Bristol has a very impressive track record at the UK level. In 2017, Alfie Wearn, who delivered a presentation on Alzheimer’s research during May’s Research without Borders event, made it all the way to the national final.
Three Minute Thesis 2018 — results
The fast-paced finale of our 2018 competition took place in Colston Hall on Wednesday 9 May as part of the Research without Borders festival.
The results were as follows:
People's Choice (voted for by the audience)
Ultrafast lasers — Shining a light on the future of renewable energy
Victoria Taylor, School of Chemistry
Runner-up (chosen by our judging panel)
Antibiotics from the Abyss
Sam Williams, School of Biochemistry
Winner (chosen by our judging panel)
What Women Workers Want (And What They'll Pay For It)
Isabel Stockton, School of Economics, Finance and Management
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.