Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master by Research students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT is not an exercise in trivialising or ‘dumbing-down’ research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely 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.
ECU 3MT 2014 Winner Philippa Vojnovic, PhD Candidate, School of Business
Active PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation of candidature (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 Trans-Tasman 3MT competition. Graduates are not eligible.
MBR and pre-confirmation PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who are active in program will still be eligible to participate in the ECU 3MT competition up to Faculty finals but cannot advance to the UQ Trans-Tasman Final.
For more information, visit the Three Minute Thesis website.
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