Three Minute Thesis Final

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80,000 word thesis, one slide, three minutes… who’s going to win?

An 80,000 word thesis would take nine hours to present; our finalists have explained theirs in just three minutes with the aid of a single slide!

The 3MT competition challenged finalists to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in three minutes in a language appropriate to a non‐specialist audience. Competitors were allowed one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props.

3MT 2020 Final

Congratulations to our seven finalists for 2020 who competed on Wednesday 3 June in a live event hosted through MS Teams. The competition, as every year, was high with truly original and involved research. Thanks also to everyone who participated and voted at the event!

This year’s winners are :

3MT First Prize Winner 2020

Craig Paterson
School of Sport and Exercise,
Research Project Title:
An exploration of the effects of acute mental stress, sedentary behaviour, and physical activity on cardiovascular function in healthy adults

You can watch Craig’s winning 3MT presentation below:

Runner Up Winner 2020

Matt Taylor
School of Natural and Social Sciences 
Research Project Title – Monitoring the impact of leaky barriers used for natural flood management on river reaches in the Stroud Frome/Twyver catchments.

You can watch Matt’s presentation below:

People’s Choice Winner 2020

Theo Lenormand
School of Natural and Social Sciences 
Research Project Title:
Wales farming evolution and post-Brexit implications: How can future policy sustain farming multifunctionality in rural communities in an uncertain context?

You can watch Theo’s presentation below:

We would also like to thank and congratulate all other competitors. You can view their 3MT presentations below and learn more about the cutting-edge research at the University of Gloucestershire.

Senja Andrejevic-Bullock
School of Education and Humanities
Research Project Title: 
Nowhere people: Literary Representations of the 1990s immigrants from former Yugoslavia
Grace Barr
Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI)
Research Project Title:
Exploring new institutional frameworks for sustainable agriculture
Edmund Barrett
School of Arts 
Research Project Title: Historical deconstruction and re-creation by narrative illustration, evoking the multiplicity of unheard narratives within historical experience
Caitlin Hafferty
Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI)
Research Project Title:
Qualitative Geospatial Methods for Active Participation in Planning and Environmental Decision-making (QUALMAP)

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