Take the Three Minute Challenge

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

Your time limit – 3 minutes

Three Minute Challenge

The exercise challenges PhD students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Newcastle University will be hosting an internal competition and the winners will have the chance to participate in a regional competition and a National one too, including an all-expenses paid trip to the Vitae conference in Manchester in September and cash prizes.

Interested? Come to our Launch event Tuesday 14th April, 10.00 – 12.00 in the Doctoral Training Suite, 5th floor Daysh Building. Everything will be explained to you then over tea and cake and you will also have the opportunity to see Rhys Anderson, our winner and Vitae’s people’s choice 2014, present his 3MT and tell you about the experience.

For catering purposes, please confirm your attendance to the launch event by replying to 3mt@ncl.ac.uk by 4.00pm Tuesday 7th April.

To see how it is done: http://threeminutethesis.org/3mt-showcase


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