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Join us for the UoM Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final (22 May 2019)

AN 80,000 WORD THESIS WOULD TAKE 9 HOURS TO PRESENT. THEIR TIME LIMIT… 3 MINUTES!

Get your FREE TICKETS to the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition – Final
Wednesday 22 May, 14:00 – 15:45, University Place Lecture Theatre A

Your Invitation
Please join us for the University of Manchester Final. Staff and students from across the University as well as the wider public are invited to attend this FREE event.

What is 3MT?
The Three Minute Thesis ®(3MT) competition challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation of their research topic and its significance. In just 3 minutes 10 finalists will attempt to make their thesis topic clear, compelling and entertaining!

This year’s final will be judged by Prof Sheena Cruickshank (Professor in Public Enagement), Antonio Benitez (Senior Research Engagement Manager – Cancer Research UK) and Prof Vikas Shah MBE (Manchester Alliance Business School). We also have the award winning science communicator Katie Steckles to compere and entertain.

A £500 first prize winner and £100 runner up winner but YOU get to vote for your favourite and award the £100 audience prize. Everyone is welcome. Bring your work-mates, bring your friends, bring your family!

Get your FREE TICKETS now.

BBSRC Impact Writing Competition 2019

Are you aware of inspiring research, supported by BBSRC, making a real, tangible difference to people’s lives?

The BBSRC Impact Writing Competition is an opportunity for PhD students and early-career researchers to produce an impact case study to showcase the tangible impact of research that depends on BBSRC investments in research, training and capability.

Case studies do not necessarily need to be based on your own project; it can be about any BBSRC-funded research/impact you are aware of, providing you can write about it accurately and in an engaging manner.

Deadline: 18 March 2019, 17:00

Find out more here: https://bbsrc.ukri.org/news/people-skills-training/2019/190125-n-the-bbsrc-impact-writing-competition-2019/

PGR Applications of Interest – Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition 2019 – Win £500

Once again the University of Manchester will be taking part in the national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

About
3MT challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes using just one static PowerPoint slide.

In the UK, the 3MT national competition final is hosted by Vitae. Individual UK universities run their own competitions and put forward one winner per participating institution for the national finals. The University of Manchester is one of around 40 institutions participating in 2019.

Why Take Part?
3MT develops your academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of your capacity to effectively explain your research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. You will have access to exclusive 3MT presentation training.

Oh and don’t forget the prizes: £500 winner, £100 runner up, and £100 audience favourite

Eligibility
Open to all active second and final year PhD candidates (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of their first 3MT presentation in the heats. You must be able to attend at least one of the scheduled Heats and, if successful, the University Final. Read the full set of rules and the judging criteria.

How to apply
Applications will officially open on February 1st 2019. To receive a link to the registration form and further details by email on this date please contact me (alex.hinchliffe@manchester.ac.uk) to register your interest.

Important Dates
Participant training: Feb 26th
Heats: March 21-29
Finalist Training: May 14th
Final: May 22nd

*prizes are paid in Amazon vouchers.

The Naturejobs #ScientistAtWork photo competition

Send us a moment from your scientific day.

Naturejobs is running their second annual photo competition this year. You can check out the result of last year’s competition here.

The competition aims to highlight the variety of work in the scientific endeavour in a way that’s fun and community-orientated. The competition will run through March. Winners will be profiled in an April issue of Nature, and will receive a year’s print and online subscription to Nature.

You can find out more about the competition  here: http://www.go.nature.com/scientistatwork

Posted on behalf of Jack Leeming, Editor, Naturejobs