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3 Minute Thesis Competition 2017


Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Davies, Senior Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Hilary Lappin Scott and Dean for Postgraduate Research Professor Nuria Lorenzo Dus opened Swansea University’s annual 3 Minute Thesis Competition on 2nd May 2017.  3MT provides the perfect opportunity to hear the diversity of research being undertaken by our postgraduate researchers.  This year’s competition saw seventeen research students from a wide range of disciplines battle it out on stage for a place in Vitae’s UK 3 Minute Thesis Semi-Final.  Their challenge was to present a compelling spoken presentation of their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.  The PGR Office would like to extend our thanks to all participants; the standard of presentations was outstanding.  The winner Anna Torrens Burton is a final year Psychology student in the College of Human and Health Sciences.  Anna’s presentation was ‘Subjective Feelings and Cognitive Slowing’.  The runner up Paul Byrne, a first year student from the College of Engineering studying Materials Engineering, delivered his research about ‘Advanced Nuclear Reactor Design’.


3MT Competition 2017 Winner Anna Torrens Burton

Anna with trophies

3MT Competition 2017 Runner Up Paul Byrne

Paul Byrne

Jessica Minett, College of Science