The exercise develops academic, presentation and research communication skills, while developing research candidates’ ability to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
3MT provides a valuable opportunity for research higher degree candidates to come together, get to know one another and talk about their research. It also provides a supportive environment in which Schools and Institutes can provide presentation skills training.
3MT winners may go on to represent their university at national and international 3MT competitions which provides an excellent networking and professional development opportunity. Previous 3MT finalists have benefited from invitations to a variety of other networking events following their participation in the competition.
The presentation by the finalists and the award ceremony for the 3MT competition will take place at the General Assembly of the 2017 CG Annual Conference in Edinburgh. The three top placed presentations will be awarded by the Executive Board with €3000 to the winner, €2000 as second prize and €1000 for the third place.
The three universities, whose doctoral candidates will be in the final, should cover the travel and accommodation costs for their candidates.
The prize for the best presentation at USAL will be €500