Biomedical Sciences student, Juhi Kumar, is Brunel’s new Three Minute Thesis (3MT) champion twice over, taking home the £500 winning prize and the £100 people’s choice prize as voted by the audience.
The internationally renowned 3MT competition challenges PhD students to present their 8,000 word thesis in three minutes and on one PowerPoint slide. After facing some tough competition from 17 finalists, Juhi’s presentation on ovarian cancer was overwhelmingly declared the winner. Juhi started Brunel as an undergraduate Biomedical Sciences student and is now studying towards her Biomedical Sciences PhD.
The 3MT was a unique and amazing experience for me. This platform allowed me to convey my passion for the cause and I was amazed at how everyone was able to relate to it, which was my goal! This is a big win for ovarian cancer research which has been continuously underfunded for many years. I’m so glad that I could bring this home!
Runner up Rahmanara Chowdhury, who won £200 presented on addressing domestic violence in the UK muslim community, was also thrilled to take part:
This was a great event for understanding how to convey your research to a broader audience and make really useful future contacts. I found it particularly useful in helping me to pinpoint my own objectives and what I am trying to achieve through this research. It was also fascinating to hear about all the other diverse and excellent research that is taking place at Brunel. A fantastic event, I would definitely recommend both participating and attending.
Director of the Graduate School, Professor Kate Hone said:
The event was an amazing celebration of the talent of our early stage researchers. There was great ambition on display and if only some of their research goals are met, Brunel will be making a difference in a diverse range of fields.
Juhi will go on to represent Brunel in the UK finals in August.