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 An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit… 3 minutes!

Doctoral candidates present their research in just three minutes, in language appropriate to non-specialists, and with only one single presentation slide to support them. Can it be done? You’ll have to come along and find out!

How does it work?

Faculty heats took place from February to May 2019. The winner and runner-up from each Faculty Heat progressed to the UCL 3MT® Institutional Final. 

The UCL 3MT® final 2018-19 took place on Wednesday 12 June at 18:00 in the Christopher Ingold Building XLG2 Auditorium. This year’s winner is Meredith Martyn from the Faculty of Population Health Sciences. The runner-up was Francisco Rul-Lan and the People’s Choice award went to Isobel Wilson. Find out more here.

Previous Winners

2017/18 

On 25 June 2018, 9 students competed. The winner of the event was Elizabeth Forsyth, the runner-up was Ione Woollacott with Sarah Slack taking home the People’s Choice award.

View Elizabeth’s video here

2016/17 

On 26 June 2017, 13 students competed. The winner of the event was Alexandra Bridarolli with Carlos Ledezma taking home the People’s Choice award.

View Alexandra’s video here

2015/16 

On Final on 26 June 2016, 16 students competed. The winner of the event was Jonathan Lambert, with Fatumina Abukar taking home the People’s Choice award.

Jonathan was entered into the national UK Three Minute Thesis semi-final, and progressed to the national final.

View Jonathan’s video here

2014/15

On 30 June 2015, 11 students competed. The winner of the event was Jonathan Hannabuss, with Sabina Andron coming second.

Jonathan was entered into the national UK Three Minute Thesis semi-final, and progressed to the national final.