News and events round-up

Published: 9 February 2016

Some events and opportunities you might have missed...

3MT™ Competition: Calling all Postgraduate Researchers!

Following the success of the previous three years, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) Competition is back for 2016. We hope you’ll get involved, either as a participant or an audience member.

In today’s academic environment, impact and public engagement are paramount. The 3MT™ competition presents an excellent opportunity to hone your presenting skills and consolidate your research in a fresh, engaging and accessible manner.

If you’re interested but want to know more, come along to the Gilchrist seminar room 2-2.45pm on 9 February, where you’ll hear from past winners and finalists, and learn some tips and tricks for effective presentation methods.

To find out more information, including videos from previous competitions and how to register, visit
Three Minute Thesis 2016

Tickets for TEDx now available

TEDxUniversityofGlasgow is hosting its third annual conference on 5 March and applications for tickets are now open!

This year, conference tickets will be distributed evenly between students, staff, and alumni in order to make the event as diverse and powerful as possible. There will be eight speakers throughout the conference talking on a variety of topics all relating to the conference theme of Exploration to Innovation and the event will run through the afternoon.

Apply until the 26 February by visiting TEDx University of Glasgow 

For more information visit TEDx University of Glasgow

For any queries, questions, or concerns, get in touch at

Learning and Teaching Development Fund

The Learning and Teaching Development Fund (LTDF) supports developments in learning and teaching which are innovative, sustainable and transferable and contribute to delivery of the objectives of the Learning and Teaching strategy. Awards made through this scheme have greatly contributed to the enhancement of learning and teaching across the University.

The Call for Bids for Session 2016-17 is now open, and full details visit Learning and Teaching Development Fund

Expressions of Interest for Large (£3K-£20K) bids should be submitted in writing to Dr Michael McEwan and the College Dean (Learning & Teaching) by 11 March 2016. Final applications should be submitted to Mary Ramsay by 22 April 2016.

Small (up to £3K) bids should be submitted to the relevant College Dean (Learning & Teaching) by 22 April 2016.

The Stevenson Trust for Citizenship

Professor David Donnison

‘On Tap But Not on Top: Academic Contributions to the Analysis of Social Problems and the Formulation of Social Policy’

Chair: Ruth Wishart

With opening remarks from Professor Graham Watt, Norrie Miller Chair of General Practice and Primary Care.

  • Date: Tuesday, 9 February at 6 p.m.
  • Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre (Corner of Gibson Street and University Avenue)

David Donnison, emeritus professor of Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow, will share his reflections on the contribution of academics to our understanding of social problems and the development of social policies.  Universities have to consider carefully what special contribution they can make, and how best to carry out this work. 

That question is particularly important in small countries whose social problems are as complex as those of larger nations, but whose academic resources are more limited.

All staff, students, and members of the public are welcome.  No advance booking is necessary.  For further information contact:

We hope to see you there!

The Stevenson Trust for Citizenship

First published: 9 February 2016