Graduate School Events
The Three Minute Thesis Competition to take place at Durham for the first time
What is 3MT?
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT is not an exercise in trivialising or ‘dumbing-down’ research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.
Arts & Humanities: 6th February, 11.00 – 13.00 in Hogan Lovells lecture theatre (Law School)
Social Sciences & Health: 17th February, 14.00 – 16.00 in Hogan Lovells lecture theatre (Law School)
Science Faculty: 24th February, 11.00 – 13.00 in Derman Christopherson Room (Calman Learning Centre)
University-wide final with the Chancellor: 22nd April 2015 in Hogan Lovells lecture theatre (Law School)
All welcome to attend the heats and the final!
This is a 4 day residential school designed to explore all facets of enterprise, from the traditional view of the academic entrepreneur setting up a spin-out company through consultancy to the intrapreneur working within an existing organisation or setting up a social enterprise.
Part - Time and Distance Researchers' Summer School
From juggling your research and other commitments to working with your supervisor(s), this three-day series of workshops will address a wide range of research and personal skills. Whether you’ve just started or are near completion, this is a good opportunity to explore the research process, pick up some useful tips and share your experiences and ideas with other part-time and distance researchers. Dates: 17th - 19th June 2015
Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners for the best business idea submitted via a business plan by current registered students (including recent graduates) from Durham University, studying any degree discipline. Business categories are: