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ACCIS CDT student Robin Neville reaches the finals at the Bristol Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition

Robin presenting his research on 'Folding the Future' at the 3MT finals Bhagesh Sachania

17 June 2015

Another success for the ACCIS CDT at Bristol 3MT

Congratulations to Robin Neville, a fourth year PhD student in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT), for making it through to the finals of the Bristol Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Robin, who competed against seven other finalists at the Winston Theatre, Bristol SU, last Wednesday, presented his research entitled, ‘Folding the Future’ to an enthusiastic audience.

Of his experience, Robin said: 'It was good to practice speaking about my work using everyday language, and I now feel like I have a research pitch at the ready. It was also really interesting to see some of the other work going on across the University’.

This is the second year in a row that students from one of the ACCIS CDT cohorts have successfully made it through to the finals; with Robin’s success following in the footprints of Laura Edwards and Rafael Luterbacher, who both competed in 2014.

3MT is a global academic competition that challenges students to give an engaging and accessible summary of their 80,000 word PhD research in just three minutes. By taking part, researchers not only get to increase awareness of their research but also develop valuable presentation and communication skills.

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