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UCT 3-Minute Thesis competition

Announcing the 3MT® competition for PhD students from across all UCT faculties

The Faculty Postgraduate Student Associations* invite you to the 2nd UCT hosted 3-Minute Thesis competition



Thursday, 28 September 2017 – 10h30 to 14h00 


New Lecture Theatre (South end of University Ave.)

What’s it all about?             

Students have 3 minutes to present their PhD research** to a non-specialist audience, verbally and with a single static Powerpoint slide. Please note that this event will be recorded and streamed.

Who’s eligible?                    

All registered PhD students who have completed sufficient research to tell a compelling story (most likely those planning submission in 2017 and early 2018) may enter.


UCT monetary prizes to first place, runner up, and a ‘People’s choice’ award. In addition, the winner will represent UCT at the national 3MT® finals competition.

Find out more about 3MT®:  http://threeminutethesis.org/ 


How to book:                   

Click on the 'Begin Registration' button and complete sections below.



* Under the auspices of the Office for Postgraduate Studies and Researcher Development

** The ability to present research in a clear and coherent manner to an audience who know little, or nothing, about your area of study is an important skill that all doctoral students need to develop. 3MT® encourages you to develop your research communication skills and your capacity to explain your research using non-technical language to a non-specialist audience. The competition further aims to showcase the research work that our doctoral students across the University have undertaken.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
10:30am - 2:00pm
New Lecture Theatre (University Avenue - South), Upper Campus
Upper Campus
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Dumisa Dlodlo



Room 2.04  Level 2 Otto Beit Building

University Avenue, Upper Campus

University of Cape Town

Rondebosch 7700


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