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Tick Tock: Ideas Against the Clock

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  • Thursday 16 June 2016, 10.00AM to 2:00 pm
  • Free admission
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  • Physics Exhibition Centre, University of York (map)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Event details

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The clock is ticking for 10 University of York student researchers as they face the challenge of communicating the impact of their research in just three minutes. Come along and join the audience for the final of York’s Three Minute Thesis competition (York 3MT®) and hear about the ground-breaking research taking place in York.

York 3MT® challenges the students to present their work in an engaging way, using plain and simple English. The competition is designed to help PhD students develop their presentation and research communication skills. It is also a chance for the University of York’s research students to enthuse a range of learners and perhaps - especially in the case of schoolchildren - inspire them to attend a research institution in the future.

The winner of the York 3MT® final goes through to the UK 3MT® 2016 semi-final and, if successful, on to the UK 3MT® 2016 final at the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference on 12 September 2016.

The event will also feature short talks from two of our well-known academics and the North Yorkshire Coast Higher Education Collaboration’s “Give me Five” competition, which develops pupils' research and presentation skills and enhances their understanding of research in a university environment.

York 3MT® 

For more information visit www.york.ac.uk/admin/hr/about_hr/news/2016/three-minute-thesis-2016.htm

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