UoM Three Minute Thesis Competition 2022

by | Mar 1, 2022

Attention Postgraduate Researchers!

Once again the University of Manchester will be taking part in the national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Postgraduate Researchers from across the University are invited to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes using only one static PowerPoint slide. In the UK, the 3MT national competition final is hosted by Vitae. Individual UK universities run their own competitions and put forward one winner per participating institution for the national finals.

The University of Manchester winner will be announced at the live in-person final on Wednesday 8th June 2022.

Why Take Part?

3MT develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development to effectively explain research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Hear from some of our previous winners:

Exclusive Training:

Entrants will be offered tips and training for delivery skills to help with your 3MT presentation, including looking at body language, emotional projection and auctioning and techniques for dealing with nerves. Additionally the finalists will be invited to submit their videos to gain specialist personal feedback and tips for improving their presentation.


  • Winner – £500
  • Second prize – £250
  • Third prize – £100

*Please note prizes will be paid in the form of vouchers.


Open to all active second and final year PhD candidates (including candidates in their submission pending period or whose thesis is under examination) by the date of the 3MT first submission deadline, 8th April 2022. Read the full set of rules and the judging criteria.

How to take part:

To take part in 3MT this year, you need to follow the steps below

  1. Complete the registration form by Friday 19th of March.
  2. Sign up for 3MT online training session on 22nd  March.
  3. Create your presentation slide and film your presentation.
  4. Submit your final 3MT presentation / slide by 8th April.

Full details on how to prepare and submit your presentation will be sent directly following completion of the registration form and can also be found online via the Research Degrees and Researcher Development Events page.