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The Teddy Hall Pitch Your Research Challenge

Pitch Your Research Final, Wolfson Hall

Six student finalists attempted to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in an interesting and engaging way, in just three minutes.

The research project might be a third- or fourth-year undergraduate dissertation or other final-year project, a Master's course essay or dissertation, or a DPhil thesis in progress - all from a mixture of different disciplines. A panel of judges awarded prizes of £100, £50 and £25 to the top three contestants.

Our competition was inspired by the popular Three-Minute Thesis Competition developed by the University of Queensland.

Pitch Your Research Challenge Rules

  • Each participant is allowed a single static PowerPoint slide. The slide must not have any transitions or animations, and must be present on the screen at the start of the talk. No other props, music, or equipment are allowed. Presentations must be spoken word (i.e. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations must be three minutes MAXIMUM.  A signal will be given after 2 minutes 45 seconds, and a final stop signal will be given at 3 minutes. Participants who continue after 3 minutes will be disqualified.

Find out more about the St Edmund Hall Research Expo.