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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) training session 2 - 2017

The Graduate School, Glasgow Caledonian University

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (BST)

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) training session 2 - 2017

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The Graduate School is offering the following opportunity for all GCU Doctoral Students:


Three Minute Thesis (3MT) training session with Caledonian Toastmasters and Peer to Peer Session

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) was developed by The University of Queensland to celebrate the exciting research conducted by PhD Students. Participants have one slide and 3 minutes to present their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Since its inception in 2008, the popularity of 3MT has grown, and competitions are now held in over 200 universities across more than 18 countries worldwide.


Following the successful first run of 3MT at GCU in 2015 and again in 2016, The Graduate School are calling all GCU doctoral students at every stage of research to get involved in this initiative. Training sessions will be provided to everyone to support the preparation of presentations, and there is no obligation to enter the competition after attending the training. A short video interviewing the finalists from the 2015 competition gives an indication of what doctoral students can expect from participating in 3MT. 


The GCU 3MT final will take place as part of GCU’s Research Day and Post Graduate Open Day celebrations on Thursday 15 June 2017, the judges choice and overall winner and also the Peoples Choice winner will receive prizes in funding issued by the Graduate School to go towards public engagement with your research. The winner (judges choice) will go on to represent GCU in the UK 3MT competition. 


Training session with Caledonian Toastmasters

Thank you to everybody that attended the previous training session in April. This next GCU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) session will provide presentation training and a peer to peer session.

The  presentation training "Top Tips for Speaking" will be delivered by members of Caledonian Toastmasters, a not-for profit speaking club who meet weekly on campus at GCU. This is an educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. This interactive training will increase your skills as a confident communicator and will support you with tips and techniques to be a better speaker.

Peer to Peer

For the second part of this session we will be offering the opportunity for participants to practice their 3MT presentations in small groups for their peers, the 3MT team and members of Caledonian Toastmasters. During the session participants will give and receive feedback on their 3MTs in order to refine their own presentations. They will also receive positive, supportive and constructive feedback from the Toastmasters on their presentation skills and from the 3MT team on comprehension and content. 

In order to participate in this session, participants should have a first draft of their presentation ready to deliver. It does not need to be perfect as this will be an informal session and is designed to give participants the chance to have a few practice runs to develop their content and presentation style.


Duration: 90 minutes

Date:Wednesday 10 May, 2:00–3:30

Venue: A423, Govan Mbeki Buidling, Glasgow Caledonian University

This workshop addresses attributes from Domain D of the RDF (Researcher Development Framework). Please note, as full members of Vitae, GCU staff and students can use their University login details to access the full range of professional development resources on the Vitae website 

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (BST)

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