Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) is all about honing your public engagement and presentation skills. Competitors are given just three minutes to explain what their thesis is about to a non-expert audience, with disqualification if you go a second over the time limit. Laura Baiges-Sotos from the Department of Archaeology entered the competition. Her first step was to produce a video presentation for a faculty-level round. Having been selected for the faculty final, she presented to a live panel of judges. Laura was then selected as the Arts and Humanities student to move to the University-wide final.

Before the final Laura and the other finalists had an exclusive training session with the Think Ahead team. Training focused on presentation skills and each finalist got feedback on their individual presentations. The final was held on Monday 8th June 2015 and was a public event. A panel of judges selected a winner and runner-up. Laura was placed runner-up, and was 'Highly Commended' by the judges. Laura describes the event as valuable and fun, with a good atmosphere throughout the process. She also saw it as a great opportunity to see some of outstanding research that’s being conducted in Sheffield. A huge congratulations to Laura for her fantastic hard work.

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Laura Sotos: runner up in the Three Minute Thesis Competition

Laura Baiges-Sotos: runner-up in the University Three Minute Thesis competition