Three Minute Thesis Award – calling all PGR-support staff and supervisors

The University is taking part in the prestigious national Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®) with Faculty heats and a whole University live final to be hosted by the Academy’s Researcher Development team.

Since its launch by the University of Queensland in 2008, 3MT® has been adopted in 85 countries and 900 universities worldwide. 3MT® is a prestigious competition which challenges doctoral candidates to give a compelling spoken presentation of their research to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes, with just one slide. There will be prizes on offer and the winner of the University of Liverpool’s competition will be entered into the quarter-finals of the highly-regarded UK-wide competition hosted by Vitae.

Call to action

Please encourage PGRs in your research area to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to hone their presentation and public-engagement skills, whilst showcasing their research.

In preparation for the first round of the Liverpool competition, Dr Jamie Gallagher, former international 3MT winner, will be providing a workshop open to all PGRs. The workshop will help to prepare PGRs to enter the competition by offering expert guidance on presentation narrative, slide design, and presentation style.

We are optimistic that with the breadth and diversity of PGR talent and our world-leading research projects, we will have a PGR entrant go all the way to the national finals!

For booking details and further information on the University of Liverpool’s 3MT® in 2023, visit the webpage below;

Further resources

An electronic copy of the Academy’s 2022-2023 PGR Development Brochure can be found at:

For more information about PGR development via the Academy, visit our webpages, email us at or follow us on Twitter @LivResearcher