The University of Surrey 3MT® competition 2023 is now open!

The University of Surrey is delighted to announce the launch of the the Three Minute Thesis competition for 2023, which celebrates the amazing research conducted by Postgraduate Researchers at Surrey.

PGRs from all faculties who have passed their confirmation milestone are invited to submit a three-minute video.

Zoom briefing session

To find out more about the competition, sign up HERE for our virtual briefing session on 27th March 2023, 15.00-16.00 (UK time).

What is the Three Minute Thesis Competition?

This professional research communication competition – originally founded by the University of Queensland – cultivates PGRs’ academic, presentation, and professional communication skills. Along with the opportunity to win prizes, it is an opportunity to raise the profile of your research and boost your career.

Additionally, you can use your 3MT® video:

–          On LinkedIn for professional networks and prospective employers to see.

–          On other social media (e.g. Twitter, TikTok, Instagram) as a means of communicating your research to your wider networks.

Training Workshops

To support the development of communication and presentation skills, knowledge of the competition and to help build confidence PGRs are invited to participate in one of the following virtual 3MT skills workshops:

–          Friday 14th April, 10.00-12.00 (UK time).

–          Tuesday 18th April, 14.00-16.00 (UK time).

These workshops are useful for skills development, even if you are unsure whether you want to participate in the competition, and there is no obligation to participate after attending the training. For full workshop details and to book your place, please log into Surrey Self Service.

Submit your video

To submit your recording please complete the 3MT submission form where you will be asked to upload your video file. The deadline for recorded 3MT submissions is Tuesday 2nd May, 10am (UK time).

For More information

Please visit the Doctoral College’s webpage here for more information, including a past video from the Three Minute Thesis Competition that you can watch for inspiration as well as links to the international Three Minute Thesis Competition website where you can learn more about the history and impact of this initiative.