Postgraduate researchers: Are you up for the Three Minute Thesis challenge?

Interested in developing and practicing your public engagement and presentation skills, whilst competing for prizes?

This year the Academy’s Researcher Development team is hosting the University of Liverpool’s first ever Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®). 3MT® is a prestigious public engagement activity 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. Since its launch by the University of Queensland in 2008, 3MT® has been adopted in 85 countries and 900 universities worldwide. 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, and will have a professionally filmed and edited video about their research that they can add to their portfolio.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your presentation and public-engagement skills, whilst competing for prizes and the prestige of becoming a 3MT® winner.

The clock is ticking, don’t miss out on the chance to take part!

To help you prepare, sign up for the 3MT® workshop delivered by Dr Jamie Gallagher, a previous international 3MT® winner and public engagement trainer. This workshop will prepare PGRs to enter the competition by offering expert guidance on presentation narrative, slide design, and presentation style.

Register now

For more information on the University of Liverpool’s 3MT® in 2023, visit our webpages.

Further resources

View an electronic copy of the Academy’s 2022-2023 PGR Development Brochure.

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