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

The 3MT competition asks Doctoral candidates to 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 watch to find out!

Faculty heats took place from February to May 2020. The winner and runner-up from each participating Faculty progressed to the UCL 3MT® Institutional Final, which took place on Wednesday 17 June and you can watch the whole final with all 10 presentations here. 

The 2020 Winner, Runner-up and People’s Choice

Huge congratulations to Nekisa and Alice, this year’s winner and runner up.

Winner:

From Medical Sciences, Nekisa Zakeri with The New Cells on the Block: removing the brakes for liver cancer therapy

Runner up:

From Life Sciences, Alice Morrell with Navigation of zebra to water sources in Botswana, Africa. 

People’s Choice Winner

From Population Health Sciences, Memta Jagtiani with #StateOfMind: Protecting the well-being of social media users through family meals.

Nekisa will go forward to the national semi-final. 

Have a look at our 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.