Announcing the UoM Baker Department Lightning Talks competition!

Hi all,

The Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health is running our own version of ‘Lightning talks’ competition for our students. This is an event modelled on the well-known 3-Minute Thesis format, but with slightly more relaxed rules. All department students are strongly encouraged to take part.

The main outcome is for all our students to practice their communications and presentation skills. If you do well, this would make a good addition to your CV. It’s also an excellent practice run if you’d like to have a go at the official UoM-wide 3 Minute Thesis competition coming later this year.

And oh, yes, nearly forgot: we’ll also be handing out prizes: $1,000 for first place, $500, for 2nd, $300 for 3rd.

Register by emailing with a short (1-2 sentence) description of your talk – it can be a summary, an intro, or even a teaser; whatever does the job.

The Rules: Prepare a 4-minute talk about your research project – or an aspect of it – using up to 3 static slides (no moving elements, animations etc.). You’ll be judged on presentation skills, originality, impact of your talk, and accessibility to a wide audience. You will not be judged on the quality or impact of the research itself.

If you are unable to present in person, let us know and we can discuss online options.

When: May 23rd, 12:30 – 1pm

Where: Level 7 Tea Area, Baker Institute.


UoM 3MT resources page

Good advice from the University of San Antonio

UQ 3MT tips

This article in Nature (with excellent guidelines)

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Idan Ben-Barak