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Chemistry student through to final of Three Minute Thesis competition

Current PhD student, Lily Zeng is through to the last nine students selected to take part in Newcastle University’s Final of the 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition.

The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages their skill in communicating the importance of research to the broader community.

Nine research students from across the University will each be presenting their research in three minutes. The winning student will go on to compete in the UK 2017 3MT Competition.

All academic and professional staff, and students (Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research) are welcome to attend this event.

Profession Andrew Benniston, Lily’s PhD supervisor, said: “Congratulations to Lily on making it through to the final nine students selected for this competition. 

“It’s a hugely impressive feat being able to condense years of research into just 180 seconds, let alone making it accessible to the general public.  Such skills are highly sought after in research with an ever-growing demand placed on researchers to provide results with real life impact and engagement with relevant stakeholders and the public.  Such a competition will stand Lily in great stead if she chooses to continue her career into academia. 

“The entire school wishes Lily the best of luck in the finals.” 

When: Thursday 18 May 3.30pm

Where Room  2.21, Research Beehive, Old Library Building

RSVP Book here to register your attendance.


published on: 15 May 2017