Virology PhD student Chidinma Raymond has been named the People’s Choice winner of this year’s Universitas 21 (U21) Global Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.
The 3MT competition challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. It’s open to all research students of institutions belonging to Universitas 21 – a group of 28 world-class universities – and is a great exercise for anyone interested in research communication.
Chidinma Raymond, a PhD student in the University of Nottingham’s School of Life Sciences, was named the 2019 People’s Choice Winner for her entry. Her thesis, titled ‘The Thief with Many Faces; Investigating Hepatitis B Virus’ is designing new detection tests to combat the virus, which changes its identity in order to avoid detection. The virus currently causes liver damage and cancer in 292 million people across the world.
Regarding her win, Chidinma said, “My 3MT journey has been a priceless experience with incomparable benefits. Taking part in this 3MT has enabled me to engage actively with an audience, focusing on how my research benefits the general public. Presenting a 4-year research project in a concise and understandable way to a non-specialist audience has improved the quality and impact of my research and has developed my communication and engagement skills. Carrying on from here as a researcher, I hope to continually engage with the public about my research as well as inspire the next generation of researchers to do the same.’
You can watch Chidinma’s entry on Vimeo.
The University congratulations Chidinma on her achievement and wishes her all the best with her future research.
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Posted on Thursday 17th October 2019