Research Culture at the Graduate School


Tuesday 4th June 2019

The 3 Minute Thesis Competition challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research and its significance in just three minutes. The winner will be nominated to represent QUB at the National Vitae 3MT final in Birmingham on 16th September 2019. Participating Schools should register the names of those students representing them to by Friday 17th May 2019.

The ®3MT is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. Its success has led to the establishment of local and national competitions in several countries.

If shortlisted for the National final, travel and accommodation for the student and a guest to attend the final will be provided as part of the overall prize. For more information on the 3MT competition please visit Vitae.

The Graduate School Final Prizes for the 3 Minute Thesis Competition:

  • 1st Prize £200
  • 2nd Prize £150
  • 3rd Prize £100


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Wednesday 5th June 2019

We invite Schools to participate in this competition by hosting their own internal competitions in advance and nominating the winner/s from their School for the finals. For those participating, please forward all students representing your School to Winning students should bring their poster into the Graduate School reception, labelled appropriately by Friday 17th May. Shortlisted posters will then be displayed in the Graduate School during the week beginning Monday 3rd June.

If you haven’t heard from your School do get in touch regarding submitting a poster.

Just for information, if you wish to use CDS to print the posters, the cost is approx. £18.49 +vat per poster and each file must be forwarded to CDS by PDF. The poster size should be size A0 (33.1 x 46.8 inches).

The Graduate School Final Prizes for the Poster Competition:

  • MHLS Faculty Winner £100
  • EPS Faculty Winner £100
  • AHSS Faculty Winner £100
  • Overall Winning Poster £150
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