Postgraduate Research Events

Famelab Logo

Famelab Competition 2018


Swansea University postgraduate research students will be participating in this year’s Swansea heat of the Famelab competition, which aims to engage the general public with current issues and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine. Researchers will have just three minutes to present their topic, with no slides – just the props they are able to carry on to stage with them!

The competition will take place at the National Waterfront Museum on Wednesday 24th January at 7.30pm. If you’re a current PGR student and would like to take part, please sign up for one of the information and training sessions on Bay campus ( or Singleton campus (

Famelab Final 2017

Swansea University entrants have gone far in the competition over the last couple of years. Carol Glover from the College of Engineering was the runner-up in the UK competition last year. She said, “FameLab is a brilliant concept, offering a platform for scientists to practice communicating their research passions in a concise format that is both understandable and exciting for the audience. The experience has been invaluable for me."

Amy Jenkins got to the UK final in 2016 and said, “Competing in FameLab was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend anyone to take part!”

For more information about FameLab visit: 


 3MT Logo


3 Minute Thesis Competition 2018 - Information Coming Soon!


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