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Research Student Conferences

The Graduate Research School provides two opportunities per year for postgraduate research students to disseminate their work - 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition and the Annual Research Student Conference.

3MT (Three Minute Thesis) 2020 Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the UCLan Three Minute Final Competition 2020, who are:

Vitae category (open to PhD students who are post-transfer/pre-viva only):

Winner - Santa Zaskerinska (who will also be put forward as the UCLan entrant in the Vitae UK level Three Minute Thesis Competition)
Runner-up - Shalini Kanagasingam

UCLan category (open to all PGRs):

Winner - Catherine Davidson
Runner-up - Thomas Davison

People's Choice:

Winner - Shalini Kanagasingam
Runner-up - Zoe Hughes

The event was held live via Microsoft Teams on 18 June 2020, with 14 presentations from postgraduate research students who had been selected to represent their Schools and Faculties. The standard of the presentations was incredibly high and all competitors did a fantastic job of engaging their audience remotely with just 3 minutes and 1 slide to explain their research.


3MT (Three Minute Thesis) 2019 Competition

Last year’s competition started with Faculty heats leading to a University-wide final on 25 June 2019. The winners were:
VITae Heat 3MT Winner 2019
Neil Cook
Runner up – Mark Sullivan

UCLan Winner 2019
Mengsi Wang
Runner up – Murhaf Jalab

Peoples’ Choice Winner 2018
Deborah Powney
Runner Up – Neil Cook


Annual Research Student Conference 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the 2020 Conference will take place online during the week commencing 20 July 2020. Further details of the arrangements will follow shortly.