Student presents

Students present their research in three minutes.

Student presentation

Competitors must be able to articulate their work in front of a large audience.

Spectators at event

The fourteen shortlisted students will present to an audience of their peers.

Judges watch presentation

Performers will be judged by a panel of judges comprising of academics and research leaders.

Watch the Competition!

Details on how to reserve a space in the audience will be released in due course. 

The Graduate School was delighted to launch a brand new event, running for the first time on Tuesday 6th June 2017Master's 3⋅60 is a competition where students present their research within three minutes to an audience of their peers and a panel of judges.

The standard of the presenters was extremely high, giving the panel the task of deciding the winners. The prizes were awarded as follows:

1st PrizeBenjamin Lewis, Department of Chemistry
2nd Prize: Isabella Goldsbrough, Department of Medicine
3rd Prize: Yunisa Pamela, Department of Medicine
People's Choice Award: Isabella Goldsbrough, Department of Medicine 

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How to Apply:

Applications to the competition will open in the spring term 2018. However, you can find details of what the application involves below: 

In order to apply, students must supply the following in their email: 

  • One static PowerPoint cover slide that must include: Title of your project, Name and your Department.  You can also include images. The file should be submitted as a PDF with the following naming convention: FullName_TitleofProject.PDF
  • A two minute audio pitch. This must be audible and in any of the following formats: WAV, WMA, MP3 and MP4 and with the following naming convention: FullName_TitleofProject.MP3.

If your files are too large to upload via email, please use Imperial's file transfer software, available here

The two minute pitch must address the following points:

  1. Introduction: Your name, what Master’s course are you doing?
  2. Research project: Why is this project interesting: highlight the research problem.  What are you trying to find out: research question?  How will you try and tackle the research problem?
  3. Impact of the project: What sort of impact will it have? Consider any benefits to academia, society, economy and the environment.

Your slide and two minute pitch will be assessed on:

  • Content of the slide: Easy to read, clear layout, appropriate title that isn’t too long and has all the essential information.
  • Structure: All of the above points (1-3) are covered in the correct order. 
  • Clarity: A medium pacing of the two minute pitch.  Ability to explain clearly & concisely by avoiding excessive use of jargon or technical terms. Demonstrate enthusiasm/passion using a varied tone.

Finalists will be required to present with four PowerPoint slides:

  1. Cover slide: Must contain the Title of the project, Name, and Department. Optional: any images.
  2. Research Problem: Why is this project interesting: highlight the research problem.  What are you trying to find out: research question?
  3. Method: What approaches are you using to try and solve the research problem?
  4. Impact: What sort of impact will it have? Consider any benefits to academia, society, economy and the environment

Sixteen students will be shortlisted to compete in the competition. Please be advised that the first hundred submissions will receive priority for shortlisting.

Entrants must also be available to attend the competition and to have a profile photograph taken. A photoshoot is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 17 May 2017, 14:00-16:00.