Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the exercise cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
Taking part in the 3MT has helped my public speaking ability and enabled me to have the confidence to speak at industry conferences which I have done since. I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to go to the Trans-Tasman 3MT Final. I was on-stage with some of the brightest new researchers from Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.
Philippa Vojnovic, ECU 3MT 2014 Winner
PhD Candidate, School of Business
Active PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of their first presentation are eligible to participate in 3MT competitions at all levels, including the Asia-Pacific 3MT competition. Graduates are not eligible.
MBR and pre-confirmation PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who are active are welcome to compete up to and including ECU finals.
For more information, visit the Three Minute Thesis website.
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