April 29, 2019, by Lisa Chin

3rd Call: 3 Minute Thesis Competition

This post is for PhD students who have passed their first year confirmation review and it is posted on behalf of Dr Jiin Woei Lee and Dr Tissa Chandesa, Research Training Development Managers.


The University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) will hold its 2019 Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) on Wed 26 Jun 2019 at the Great Hall. If you are: (1) A PhD student who have / would have passed their 1st year review by the time of the competition and (2) Interested or contemplating about being a competitor as a new or returning participant, you must attend the compulsory briefing on Monday 13 May 2019 at 2-4pm in H1B13. So please register at: https://moodle.nottingham.ac.uk/mod/tutorialbooking/view.php?id=3544109.

The briefing is important because it tells you about the basics, rules and other relevant details of the competition. Attending the briefing does not obligate you to become a confirmed competitor.

All competitors will receive certificates of participation. The prize winnings are as follow:

UNM 2019 3MT® Winner: RM 1500 and a plaque

UNM 2019 3MT® Runner Up: RM 1000 and a plaque

UNM 2019 3MT® Second Runner Up: RM 500 and a plaque

Below are the dates and times of key activities.


Activity: Compulsory briefing (registration on Moodle closes on midnight, Mon 13 May)

Date: Monday 13 May

Time: 2-4pm

Venue: H1B13


Activity: Training workshops for competitors

Dates: Friday 24 May – Friday 21 June (The detailed schedule will be revealed to those who attend the briefing)

Times: Varied (The detailed schedule will be revealed to those who attend the briefing)

Venue: H1B13


Activity: Submission of static Power Point (MUST be done in person and NOT via email)

Date: Monday 3 June

Time: 9am-12pm

Venue: BA61


Activity: 3MT® full dress rehearsal

Date: Tuesday 25 June

Time: All day

Venue: Great Hall


Activity: 3MT® Competition

Date: Wednesday 26 June

Time: All day (time of completion is subject to change depending on number of participants)

Venue: Great Hall


Activity: Competitors’ check-in for the 3MT® competition

Date:Wednesday 26 June

Time: 10-10:30am (Late check-ins will be disqualified)

Venue: Great Hall


Activity: Videorecording of the UNM winner

Date: Friday 26 July

Time: 10am-12pm or 2pm-5pm

Venue: TBC


We look forward to your participation!

For any queries, please email us at graduateschool@nottingham.edu.my.

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