Finalists of Loughborough's Three Minute Thesis competition revealed

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George Thoma, one of the finalists through to the Loughborough's Three Minute Thesis competition

Nine doctoral researchers will be competing for first place in the 2023 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition final next Wednesday (28 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 9 winners will be competing against each other for first place at the University’s 3MT® Final next Wednesday (28 June):

Huyen Le (AACME)
Salam Al Samman (ABCE)
Helen Johnson (Loughborough Business School)
Ridzuan A-Rasid (DCA)
Siena Morgan (LUL)
George Thoma (Science)
Michael Bukur-li (SSEHS)
Maddison Onions (SSH)
Rameesh Bulathsinghala (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 Charlotte Croffie, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Professor Dan Parsons, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation
Dr Jo Jennings

The 3MT® Final forms part of the Doctoral College’s Summer Showcase, a fun, half-day (9:30am – 1:30pm) event 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, and a free networking lunch (for those who register to attend in-person).

There is still time to book a place to attend this year’s Summer Showcase and watch the 3MT® Final (in-person/online).

Doctoral researchers can book through the Doctoral College’s Development Portal and staff can book to attend by contacting the event organiser, Dr Katryna Kalawsky.