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NUI Galway's Threesis
3 slides... 3 minutes... 3 judges...
€1,500 in prizes to be won!
Registration has now closed. Grand Finale takes place on 28 November in the O'Donoghue Theatre at NUI Galway.
Threesis is the training programme and competition which helps NUI Galway's research students communicate their research to the general public.
Threesis challenges all research students (Undergraduate, Masters, MD and PhD) at NUI Galway to participate. There is free training and the opportunity to practice skills in our six heats.
There are some rules. 3 minutes. 3 slides. 3 judges. Those selected for the Grande Finale on 28 November will compete for cash prizes!
There are 6 heats, which are open to the public. Heat 1: 1pm 4th November: Heat 2: 1pm 5th November: Heat 3: 1.30pm 6th November: Heat 4: 11.30am 14th November: Heat 5: 2pm 14th November: Heat 6: 1pm 15th November
The venue for all training is Room 118 of the Research & Innovation Centre.
The Grand Finale of Threesis takes place on 28 November 2019
Tickets are available here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nui-galways-threesis-grand-finale-2019-tickets-79398788915
Threesis invites researchers on a journey. To communicate research stories - clearly and concisely.
Threesis began at NUI Galway in 2012. Threesis is a research communications training programme and competition, coordinated by NUI Galway's Research Office in conjunction with a University-wide committee and team of supporters.
Over 80 people participated in Threesis last year, we had six heats and 12 individuals went forward to the Grande Finale
Check out our promo video, as well as clips from last year's Grande Finale below.
The winner of Threesis 2018 was James Blackwell with his talk "Finding brain tumours using ultrasound"
James is a PhD candidate split between the School of Physics and School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics. His research involves using ultrasound to create stiffness maps of the brain. These can help surgeons to identify brain tumours and other diseases. His work is supported by the Irish Research Council of Ireland.
In second place at Threesis 2018 was Katie Gilligan with her talk 'A novel therapy for breast cancer patients'.
Katie is a PhD candidate in the School of Medicine, based in the Lambe Institute for Translational Research. Her research explores a new novel therapy for breast cancer patients. The therapy aims to be more targeted and tolerated leading to a better quality of life for the patient undergoing the treatment. Her work is supported by the Irish Research Council.
Securing third place from the judges as well as being the Audience Winner, was Siobhán Morrissey with her talk on 'Enid Blyton: War and Nationalism'.
Siobhán is a second year PhD student in the School of Humanities. Her research focuses on twentieth-century children’s literature, with a particular focus on the works of Enid Blyton. In her research, she studies the colonial, imperial and nationalistic elements of children’s ﬁction.
Threesis was last held in 2016, when the winner was Bárbara Oliveira, for her presentation on using microwave breast imaging to enable more accessible and affordable cancer screening.
Bárbara went on to become a runner-up Thesis-in-3, and a finalist in ResearchFest 2017.
See Bárbara in action in this video.
The 2016 competition consisted of quick-fire presentations, with NUI Galway researchers presenting three slides, in three minutes, to three judges. The competitors had come through a series of heats already held on campus, to take on the final challenge at a public event in An Taibhdhearc.
Watch our recap video here and read about the 2016 competition here.