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Three Minute Thesis - University Winner Selected

Many congratulations to Graham McClelland, PhD student in the Institute of Neuroscience who won the University's Three Minute Thesis competition 

Research students from all faculties competed for the Three Minute Thesis prize. Winners were selected by a public vote with audience members of our own research students and members of VOICEnorth present. Three were selected to complete in the regional competition to be held on June 15th. 

Graham McClelland, Institute of Neuroscience

Catherine Caine, Newcastle Law School

 

Tolu Kolawole, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Graham was also being selected to be the University's representitive in the National Competition organised by Vitae.

 

 


Three Minute Thesis 2016 - Newcastle University Final

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This year's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition continues with the Newcastle University Final on Thursday 19th May. 

This year's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition continues with the Newcastle University Final on Thursday 19th May. You are warmly invited to join us for a drinks reception and to watch the presentations from our superb finalists. 

The 3MT competition challenges doctoral students to explain their research - in a way that can be easily understood by a non-specialist - in just three minutes using only one slide. Originally developed by the University of Queensland, Australia it has been taken up by Universities across the world.

The five finalists are:

Derek Whayman, Newcastle Law School

Graham McClelland, Institute of Neuroscience

Catherine Caine, Newcastle Law School

Hanna Salmonowicz, Medical Sciences Graduate School

Tolu Kolawole, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

3MT is a tough competition so come and show your support for your research colleagues!

Date: Wednesday 19th May
Time: Drinks reception from 16.30, presentations at 17.00 followed by judging and prizes
Venue: David Shaw Foyer, 1st Floor, Medical School
So we can keep track of numbers, please register for this event here


Three Minute Thesis 2016 - Newcastle Heats

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Next Wednesday, 11th May, sees the start of this year's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with the Newcastle heat stage. All are welcome to come and watch some lively and engaging presentations by research students from across the University.  Topics range from habitat protection in offshore renewable energy, targeting the drivers of ageing, and the legacy of Lord Eldon, the Newcastle-born Lord Chancellor in the early 19th century – so it should be an interesting and varied afternoon! 

The 3MT competition challenges doctoral students to explain their research - in a way that can be easily understood by a non-specialist - in just three minutes using only one slide. Originally developed by the University of Queensland, Australia it has been taken up by Universities across the world. After the heats, there are a number of regional  semi-finals before a national final in September. In 2014,  Rhys Anderson from the Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences won the national people’s choice award with his presentation on the role of DNA damage in ageing, which you can watch here.

3MT is a tough competition so come and show your support for your research colleagues!

Date: Wednesday 11th May
Time: 15.00-17.00
Venue: Ridley 2, 1.63
All welcome! 



Development opportunities for early career researchers

Biotechnology YES

Biotechnology YES is a truly excellent opportunity for researchers to get a crash course in what commercialising a research finding would entail. This is experiential learning that will help researchers identify how they can make the most from their research findings. It can also help researchers think about the broader range of career options that might be suitable for them.

Book a place on the Biotechnology YES information session on the 10th May to learn more about the Scheme and meet last year’s successful participants.

Three Minute Thesis competition

The 3MT challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.  The competition is open to all research students and is a fun way to network and focus on communicating research to a knowledgeable but non-expert audience.

Book a place in the competition. Deadline for entries: 9th May

For more information about any of the above please contact: Richy Hetherington, Postgraduate Skills Co-ordinator (richard.hetherington@ncl.ac.uk, 0191 208 7874)


Lunchtime Mindfulness Sessions: Spring 2016

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A new series of lunchtime Mindfulness meditation sessions begins in May 2016

These sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of mindfulness practices they may find helpful in their everyday lives, at work and at home; practices that may help them to find ways to reduce stress and develop a better sense of well-being.
 
The sessions are open to everyone, with or without prior experience of meditation, and are designed so that people can dip in an out if they wish to. The sessions will be led by Michael Atkinson and Dr. Lucy Harrison. Please contact Michael Atkinson in the School of Medical Education at michael.atkinson@ncl.ac.uk if you would like more information.
 
Each session will involve some meditation practice as well as some discussion around each theme. Each session will last for 45 minutes, but you are welcome to come for as little or as long as you wish. Sessions are held in the Graduate Training Suite (MG207, near the Medical School main entrance).
 
Details of each session are listed on the flyer. To book a session go to the list of forthcoming workshops.


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