The Bartlett


Doctoral students from The Bartlett compete in Three Minute Theses

30 May 2019

Doctoral students from The Bartlett presented their research topic during the Three Minute Theses (3MT) competition.

Two students from the Bartlett. The winner and runner up from the Three Minute Theses competition

UCL participates in the Three Minute Theses (3MT) competition each year which was established at the University of Queensland in 2008. It challenges doctoral students to present their research topic in just three minutes, provides an opportunity to meet students across the Faculty and UCL, and offers the chance to win a prize. 

Departments were asked to nominate students for the Bartlett Faculty heat which took place on Tuesday 21st May. There were 4 nominees and they each presented a single slide while outlining their research in just 3 minutes. The contestants were: Tracey Campbell (Institute for Global Prosperity), who was investigating if investors could influence companies to deliver sustainable development goals; Jacob Cassani (Institute for Global Prosperity) who was investigating informal governance in the Northern Biqa’a; Giuseppe Sassano (Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management) who was interested in the relationship between optimism bias and cost/schedule overruns in projects and Harshavardhan Jatkar (Development Planning Unit) who was looking at participatory land policies in Pune, India. 

Giuseppe Sassano (Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management) delivering his presentation

Giuseppe Sassano (Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management) delivers his presentation

The judging panel consisted of Miss Ava Fatah gen. Schieck (Bartlett School of Architecture), Professor Jian Kang (Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management) and Dr Kwame Addae-Dapaah (Bartlett School of Planning). 

After the presentations and discussions, the judging panel were faced with the difficult decision of selecting a winner and runner up. The presentations were diverse and engaging and resulted in some interesting discussions between the participants, the panel and audience members. After some deliberation, the panel made their decision. 

The winner of the Bartlett Faculty 3MT competition was Harshavardhan Jatkar (DPU) and the runner up was Giuseppe Sassano (CPM). Both will be put forward to the UCL final on the 12th June where they will represent the Bartlett. 

Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition. Congratulations and good luck to Harshavardhan and Giuseppe!