Announcing the University of Liverpool Three Minute Thesis competition 2016

Three Minute Thesis - University of Queensland, ausWe are pleased to announce the first Three Minute Thesis competition in the University of Liverpool in 2016.

Register before 25th April

3rd May – 20th May Semi-finals for the University of Liverpool Three Minute Thesis competition 2016


Can you present your research topic in three minutes with just one PowerPoint slide and no additional props?

Can you communicate your research question, key results and conclusions in a language that can be understood by a non-specialist audience within these three minutes?

Prizes: The winning submission in June will win the Norton-Tempest Prize of £200 and have an opportunity to enter the UK Three Minute Thesis competition organised by Vitae.
The runner-up prize is £50.


January  – competition announcement

2nd MarchWebinar: ‘An Introduction to the Three Minute Thesis competition’, which will introduce the competition, the rules and offer tips for presentation and an opportunity for potential participants to ask questions about the competition.

8th March 2016, 09:00-16:30
14th April 2016, 09:00-16:30

Communicating Research: Presenting for Public Engagement

This one-day workshop aims to prepare PGRs for presenting their research to the wider public  and will include specific support for the Three Minute Thesis competition.  Attendance at this workshop is not a prerequisite for participation in the competition.

3rd May – 20th May – The semi-finals will take place online as part of the ‘Communicating Research: a multi-media online event’

June – competition final in the week of 6 – 10th June.

Professional Development: The event offers opportunities to

  • Engage in public communication
  • Gain relevant skills and experience for your ongoing career and CV
  • Gain exposure and publicity for yourself and your research project
  • A chance to win a University prize and submission to a national competition

To register your interest: Please sign up for our Webinar – An Introduction to the Three Minute Thesis competition on the: 2nd March.

All registered attendees will be sent further information and have an opportunity to ask questions about this event.  During this webinar we will provide further information covering the formal requirements and the judging process and will offer guidance to help your preparation.
Copies of all questions and answers will be circulated to all who register for the webinar.

To enter this competition: Please register for ‘Communicating Research: a multi-media online event. You will be asked to declare whether you are entering the Three Minute Thesis competition before the event starts in May.