Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
An academic competition challenging doctoral researchers to present their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.
3MT is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. The competition challenges doctoral researchers to present their research and its significance in just 3 minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
Aston Three Minute Thesis competition, run according to guidance from Vitae and the official 3MT rules set out by the University of Queensland, celebrates the exciting research conducted by our doctoral researchers at Aston University.
Watch our doctoral researchers who competed in the 2023 internal Aston University competition below.
Diana Galiakhmetova - Dementia treatment by light.
Diana reached the semi-finals of the national 3MT Competition organised by Vitae.
Calum Upton - Chemotherapy with no side effects?
Ayah Al-Rababah - Do cataracts affect perception of speed?
Ben Dages - The future of food? How scaling production could bring cultivated meat to your local supermarket.
Caroline Godfrey - The battle for English is metaphorical: A conflict hidden in plain sight.
Daniel Addae - Paving the sustainable future with modified cold mix asphalt.
Mohammed Alhumayzi - Factors affecting employees' acceptance of blockchain in HE institutions.
Paul Jones - Moving from survive to thrive.
Rebecca Preston - The backbone of the primary classroom, our the humble English textbook.
Sadri Shadabi - Let's take a journey to the Earth and bring back a low-carbon souvenir for others.
Saira Hussain - 'Little' ears.
Yuan Feng - How to get people to go green for home heating.
Comprehension and content
Engagement and communication