The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges PhD researchers to explain their research topic and its significance in just three minutes to a non-specialist audience. It is a prestigious communication competition open to all PhD researchers in the UK.
Communicating research to a non-specialist audience is a key skill for doctoral candidates of all disciplines. The 3MT is the ultimate opportunity to build these communication skills!
The award-winning Doctoral College supports Ulster University researchers throughout their PhD to reinforce their academic achievements.
Ulster University first entered the 3MT® in 2018. They have worked with Bespoke Communications to offer lifelong communication and public speaking skills to their PhD researchers, as well as the opportunity to enter a recognised national competition.
What people have to say about 3MT®
Bespoke Communications training was exceptional. The group training, they provided to all participants, was clear, informative, and very engaging. In my one-to-one work, Camilla was passionate about finding ways to increase impact and their expertise is incomparable. Working with Bespoke Communications, fostered encouragement, passion, and a drive to perform. It made me excited to compete in the final and increased my confidence. With their help I was awarded first place in the 3MT at Ulster University. I could not have done it without their help and guidance.Emma Nolan
National 3MT ® Semi-finalist 2020
Bespoke Communications are one of the best communication trainers in the business. Under their guidance, I learned how to make my talk stand out and leave a lasting impression in the minds of my audience. They helped me to win the UK 3MT People’s Choice Award.Oluwashina Akinsanmi
Winner of the 2019 3MT® People’s Choice
Camilla and Sarah’s training sessions demystified the art of storytelling. I was guided on how to structure my ideas to achieve coherence and flow without losing engagement with my audience. Sarah and Camilla took time to review my talk in detail, creatively reconstructing some parts of it to increase impact. As I incorporated their advice on techniques while rehearsing my talk, I gained more confidence in both my content and style of delivery. Sarah and Camilla’s expertise not only equipped me to give a decent 3MT talk but also earned me the top prize.Temilola Olanrewaju
National 3MT® Semi-finalist 2018
The 3MT® is a great opportunity to present your research to a diverse audience. Thanks to Bespoke Communications I was able to take my submission to the next level, and in the process I learned valuable skills that will help me in the future.Shane Reid
3MT® Finalist 2020 Ulster University
Camilla has been extremely enthusiastic in shaping my pitch for the 3MT 2019 Final at Ulster University. She made me think of ways of communicating complex ideas effectively to a non-specialist audience. She was wonderful to work with and was a great source of encouragement. Being trained by Bespoke Communications can help you achieve great public communication skills.Angelina Villikudathil
People’s Choice Award 2019 3MT® Ulster University