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Finalists of Loughborough's Three Minute Thesis Competition Revealed

Eight doctoral researchers will be competing for first place in the 2024 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition final on Wednesday 19 June.

Developed by the University of Queensland, Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an exciting research communication competition where doctoral researchers pitch themselves against the clock to communicate the impact of their research in just three minutes. 

Over the last few months, each School held their own 3MT® competition and the following 8 winners will be competing against each other for first place at the University’s 3MT® Final next Wednesday (19 June): 

  • Parvathi Vasudevar (AACME) 
  • Venuka Kuruwita-Arachchige-Don (ABCE) 
  • Gadibalwe Masalela (LBS) 
  • Yishi E (DCA) 
  • Yilin Feng (LUL) 
  • Monica Gill (Science) MEME 
  • Huiyu Yin (SSEHS) 
  • Samia Qamar (MEME) 

The judging panel has been assembled and is preparing to carry out the difficult task of choosing the ultimate winner. This year’s judging panel is: 

  • Professor Steve Christie (Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor – Doctoral College) 
  • Dr Tina Byrom (Head of Enhanced Academic Practice – Organisational Development & Change) 
  • Martyn Edwards (Director of Marketing & Advancement) 
  • Dr Joanne Jennings (Visiting Member) 

The 3MT® Final forms part of the Doctoral College’s Summer Showcase, a fun event (9:30am – 3pm) that brings doctoral researchers together from across the University to share their work and network in a vibrant and supportive environment. 

As well as the 3MT® Final, this year’s Summer Showcase will include a poster exhibition, a creative research gallery, an interactive exhibition, a no-bell prize competition, and a free networking lunch (for those who registered to attend in-person). 

There is still time for all members of the Loughborough University community to book an online place to attend this year’s Summer Showcase and watch the 3MT® Final.