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3MT (Three Minute Thesis) and Annual Research Student Conference

Winner of the 3MT competition 2019

The winner of the 2019 3MT Competition is Neil Cook (School of Dentistry) Thesis: 'From public health to print: An interdisciplinary multiple methods study on the presentation of cancer awareness messages in UK newspapers.' The title of Neil's presentation is '(Re) presentation of cancer awareness messages in UK newspapers.'

UCLan provides two opportunities per year for research degree students to disseminate their work - 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) and the Annual Research Student Conference.  

3MT (Three Minute Thesis) 2019 Competition

This year’s competition started with Faculty heats leading to a single University wide final on 25 June 2019 which had 1 winner and 1 runner-up from each of the five Faculties (10 finalists).
The winner of the UCLan competition will go forward to represent the university at the VITae Researcher Conference Gala Dinner 2019.

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

Click here for the 3MT Handbook which provides full details of this year’s competition from its origins, to eligibility, process/stages and judging criteria as well as useful tips and FAQs.
PLEASE NOTE eligibility criteria for the VITae round is that students must be PhD, post transfer and pre viva; No other students may be entered.

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Annual Research Student Conference 

 Dates for the 2020 Conference coming soon