photograph 3MT University Final - Results

After a fantastic final we’re thrilled to announce the prize winners from the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) University Competition that took place on 5th June at the Great North Musueum. Judges from across the three faculties awarded the following prizes:

1st: Elizabeth Schlappa (HASS) 'Going solo: The threat of the masturbating woman in the Eighteenth Century'
2nd: Sarah Corsi (FMS) 'A teeny weeny solution for a big problem'
Joint 3rd places: Gemma Roberts (FMS) 'Listen to your heart: The key to diagnosing an under-recognised cause of dementia' and Harriet Stanway (SaGE) 'Drug Discovery: From PE Kits to Paracetamol'.

Many congratulations to Elizabeth, Sarah, Gemma and Harriet!  

As the winner, Elizabeth Schlappa will go on to represent the university in the 3MT national competition with her utterly brilliant presentation: ‘Going solo: The threat of the masturbating woman in the Eighteenth Century’ making visible how prevalent historical ideas of gender inform our society today. Elizabeth is studying for a doctorate in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

All four prize winners will go on to compete in the 3MT Regional Final on 2nd July at St Wilfred's RC College in South Shields against regional competitors from Sunderland and Teeside University. We wish them the best of luck!

About the Vitae 3MT Competition 
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition asks doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken wordpresentation on their research 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 competition offers training thenthe opportunity to compete in a University final in front of the public. More information can be foundat 

published on: 19th June 2019