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How to take part in 3MT® 2021

This guide tells you about eligibility, sign up, rules and judging criteria

James Boxall-Clasby presenting at the 2019 CSCT Summer Showcase
James Boxall-Clasby, the 2020 3MT® winner, presenting at the 2019 CSCT Summer Showcase

Taking part in 3MT® 2021

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)® is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

Taking part in 3MT® is a great opportunity to develop your skills in research communication and presentation and reach new audiences with your research. It will require you to create a concise ‘elevator pitch’ about your work in language appropriate to non-specialist audiences – a skill useful wherever your doctorate takes you!

Before signing up, make sure you read the 3MT® Competition rules and judging criteria.


To be eligible to take part in the competition you must be registered for a doctoral degree (PhD or Professional Doctorate) at the University of Bath but not yet had your final viva by the date of your first competitive 3MT® presentation.