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2022 Winners

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In 2022, the UWI Mona Library in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research hosted the second staging of The UWI Mona Edition of the prestigious Three Minute Thesis 3MT® Competition. 11 PhD students from the Mona Campus, Cave Hill Campus and St. Augustine participated in the UWI Mona Cross campus Edition. The 2022 competition was an extremely competitive competition, here are the highlights:


Winner of the 2022 Three Minute Thesis Competition from the St. Agustine Campus, Stephannie Mohammed. . Second place winner and People's Choice Winner Davia Peddi seen here receiving her award from Professor Dale Webber Principal of the Mona Campus. Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the Mona Campus Professor Dale Webber addressing the audience at the 3MT Awards Ceremony 2022.

Second Place- Davia Peddie- Mona Campus | People's Choice- Davia Peddie- Mona Campus

Who is eligible to compete?

Active PhD candidates who have successfully passed their MPhil Upgrade Seminar (including candidates whose theses are under submission) by the date of their first presentation are eligible to participate in 3MT® competitions at all levels.

Doctoral researchers who have already done their PhD Oral Examination are not eligible to participate.

The UWI 3MT® Competition Edition

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. The competition will challenge students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries, and explain them concisely and effectively in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Benefits in Participating

In addition to monetary awards, this is an opportunity for The UWI graduate students to:

  • Demonstrate key attributes of the ideal UWI graduate.
  • Cultivate and improve their academic skills in research presentation, and effective communication.
  • Promote their research projects to a wider community.
  • Be exposed to diverse career opportunities and other postgraduate opportunities, such as research funding.

The University of the West Indies will expand its reach as a global university through regional/international networking.

In the first year (2020-2021) the competition will see the inauguration and launch of The UWI Mona Campus Edition.

In the second year (2021/2022), the competition will incorporate the other Campuses as The UWI Edition of the 3MT® Competition.

UWI 3MT Finals (Mona, Cavehill and St. Augustine)-June 27 @ 1pm

Key Dates For The 2023 Three Minute Thesis Competition

The dates below are for the UWI Mona Campus Participants. Please check your respective campuses for the most current dates. The UWI Finals will be the same date for all campuses.

Dates are as follows:

Activity Dates
Information Session February 23, 2023   at   11a.m.
Call for Submission of Entries February 23, 2023   
Information Session for Judges March 1, 2023   at 2 p.m.
Final date for Submission of Entries April 12, 2023      
Campus Finals May  27. 2023         at 2pm  (Face to Face)
UWI Finals  June 27, 2023          at 1pm (via Zoom)

3MT Rules & Application Form for Mona Campus Finals

 Mona Campus Finals Rules

  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) is permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to three minutes maximum and competitors exceeding three minutes are disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations are to commence from the stage.
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final.

 3MT Submission Form 2023

University Finals Video Upload


Instructions for Submission:
Follow the steps below to ensure the successful submission of your 3MT competition entry.
1. Save your video as: FirstnameLastname-3MT-Category (Category refers to 1st round, second round or finals)
2. Upload your video to your  Google Drive account (If you do not have a Gmail account you may create one )
3. Share your video and enable “editor” permissions with
4. Complete the registration form below as the final step in submitting your video:

All 3MT®  video submissions must be shared with