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Do you think you’re a good communicator? Can you explain your thesis in a compelling way to people outside of your field? How about doing that in just three minutes?

Three Minute Thesis, 3MT, is a national competition which asks you to do just that. 3MT challenges doctoral students to present their research topic to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes, giving them an opportunity to showcase their research and develop essential public engagement skills.

3MT 2023 - Enter Now

Swansea University's 3MT is now open to all postgraduate research students. 

Whether you’re a public speaking pro or just want to give it a go 3MT is for every PGR. The PGRO training and development team provide you with support throughout the competition and all entrants will have a one to one meeting before the qualifier support your entry.

To enter just register for one of our two qualifying rounds, the top speakers will go through to Swansea’s 3MT final held on May 17th as part of the PGR Festival.

Enter a qualifying round

Singleton Campus Bay Campus

Monday, 20 March, 2023, 10:00 - 12:00

Margam 314


Tuesday, 21 March, 2023, 11:00 - 13:00

Engineering Central, B001


Swansea 3MT final 2022

Last year’s 3MT winner was Andrew Pulsipher, an MRes student in computer science who wowed the audience and judges with his presentation on ReConstructibles.

Our runner up Emily Nielsen who is studying for PhD in computer science will be representing Swansea in the UK competition as it's only open to doctoral students.

Andrew Pulsipher

Emily Nielsen

Swansea University 3MT 2021 Final

Check out our previous winners

Watch Laura Broome's winning Three Minute Thesis presentation 2018

Watch the 2019 winning presentation by Darren Scott from the College of Science