Institutional Three-Minute Thesis winners for 2020

Monique Tangah 1

Monique Tangah
(Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences)
PhD winner

Willard_Morgan 2     

Willard Morgan
(Faculty of Education)
Master's winner
Tamson_Foster 1

Tamson Foster 
(Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences)
PhD first runner-up

Kyla Dooley 1

Kyla Dooley
(Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences)
Master's first runner-up

Monique Basson 1

Monique Basson
(Faculty of The Humanities)
PhD second runner-up

Bonolo Makhalemele 1

Bonolo Makhalemele 
(Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences)
Master's second runner-up

Three-Minute Thesis

The Three-Minute Thesis Competition or 3MT is an annual competition held in 200 universities around the world. It is open to PhD and master's students and challenges participants to present their research in just 180 seconds, in a way that is understood by an audience with no background in the research area. 

The UFS Postgraduate School was the first university to bring  the 'Three-Minute Thesis' (3MT) competition to Africa. The Three-Minute Thesis competition originates from the University of Queensland, Australia, and has now become an annual event at the UFS.

The competition aims to help participants develop presentation, research, and academic communication skills, as well as to support the development of research students’ ability to effectively explain their work. 

Finalists from each university have already been chosen and will go head to head to stand a chance at winning amazing cash prizes! To watch PhD participants present their research thesis in three minutes online for the Three-Minute Thesis South Africa title, RSVP here.

Date: 13 November 2020
Time: 10:00-13:00
Place: Blackboard Collaborate



Prizes 2020

PhD winner

R15 000

PhD, first runner-up

R12 000

PhD, second runner-up

R10 000

3MT Application Information

3MT Rules of the competition


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