Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the sixth annual UCD ThesisIn3 competition, which will take place on Thursday 1 June 2023 at 11.30am.
The UCD ThesisIn3 supports graduate research students in their development as confident research communicators, and we invite all UCD Stage 2 PhD Students to submit an entry and share your research with the UCD community.
Research students are challenged to present their research in three minutes, using only one slide, to a non-specialist audience. Entrants must distil their niche subjects and intensive research into bite-sized presentations that will inform and entertain the general public.
The winner of ThesisIn3 will go on to represent UCD in the Universitas21 Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®), where they will compete with researchers from all over the globe. The winner will also receive a €250 One-For-All voucher and the two runners up will each receive a €100 One-For-All voucher and serve as ambassadors for UCD research, with recordings of their presentations on the Graduate Studies website.
Successful applicants will be contacted via email in early May. All members of the UCD community are welcome to attend the competition as spectators.
To help you prepare for the competition, UCD Graduate Studies is hosting a trio of Presentation Skills workshops in April and May. These workshops are designed to enhance the presentation skills of all PhD students but will be particularly useful for those participating in the ThesisIn3 competition.
5 April 2023: Practical presentation skills – workshop 1
11 April 2023: Presenting your research with confidence
17 May 2023: Practical presentation skills – workshop 2
For full terms and conditions and top tips, please visit the Universitas 21 website.
For general enquiries, please contact us via the Graduate Studies Connector – select ThesisIn3 from the drop-down menu.
Winner – Tara Brady, UCD School of Medicine
An apple a day may keep the respiratory doctor away
Runner up – Lorna O'Donoghue, UCD School of Medicine / Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research
Platelets Drive – WE survive
Runner up – Sophie du Bois de Dunilac, UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Centre for Biomedical Engineering
Get a Grip! How partial slipping of our fingers informs us of grip safety
Catchiest Title – Sophie Du Bois De Dunilac, Get a Grip! How partial slipping of our fingers informs us of grip safety
Best Example – Ciara Lynch, Will David Attenborough be optimistic in Planet Earth III?
Most thought provoking (the one we wanted to see more of) – Deirdre (Dee) Ryan, Mirrors aren’t just for reflection!
Sweet spot between quantity of information and engagement – Maryam Saeed, Are you the 1 in 3? Smartly Detecting Cardiac Abnormalities
Acting Registrar, Deputy President and Vice President for Academic Affairs Professor Barbara Dooley; Dean of Graduate Studies Associate Professor Paul McCabe; Research student Ciara Lynch UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences; Assistant Professor Declan Fahie UCD School of Education (member of the judging panel); Research student and runner up Lorna O'Donoghue UCD School of Medicine / Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research; Research student and winner Tara Brady UCD School of Medicine; Research student and runner up Sophie du Bois de Dunilac UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering/ Centre for Biomedical Engineering; UCDSU Graduate Officer Carla Gummerson(member of the judging panel); Research student Deirdre (Dee) Ryan UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science; Outreach & Impact Scientist Philip Smyth
2021 UCD ThesisIn3 and U21 Three Minute Thesis® Competition Winner – Morgan Morris, UCD School of Chemistry/BiOrbic Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre
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