Three Minute Thesis 2018


An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present.

Your time limit… 3 minutes.

For the second year running, the University of Brighton will be participating in the national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Hosted by Vitae, the 3MT invites doctoral students to explain their research and its significance to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes, using only one slide.

Could you rise to the challenge? Want some guidance and support? Then come along to our 3MT workshop on Thursday 1st March, 2pm, Mithras 214. Sign up on PhD Manager (log in required).

We ask that workshop attendees have prepared their slide and a draft script of their presentation. In the session, attendees will practise and workshop their presentation with support from Dr Susan Sandeman and an audience of peers.

For a range of tips, guidance and to view 3MT videos, check out our resource pack:

And be sure to familiarise yourself with the competition rules, judging criteria and eligibility criteria.

The UK final takes place on Monday 17 September 2018 in Birmingham while our own competition will be held on Thursday 7 June in Moulsecoomb. Read all about last year’s event and watch the 30 minute video of our live final here.

Good luck!

Soapbox Science visits Brighton this summer!

Soapbox Science visits Brighton seafront on Saturday 2nd June and the call for speakers is open now!

Soapbox Science is a grass-roots science outreach organisation that brings cutting edge research onto urban streets whilst also promoting the visibility of women in science. It places inspirational speakers on soapboxes and encourages them to start conversations with the public about their work.

Want to take part? The deadline for applications is Friday 23rd February.

We were thrilled to see Brighton PhD student Chantal Nobs (now Dr Nobs) step on to her soapbox at a London event and would love to see our researchers spreading the word about their work on the seafront this summer. Do let us know if your application is successful!

Chantal Nobs speaking at Soapbox Science
Chantal Nobs

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