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.
I’d recommend the 3MT to everyone. Effective communication is such a vital part of any research, and the whole process was just invaluable in that regard. That goes both ways – it was exciting to hear about other peoples’ research. And it was a great exercise in distilling my own project, and really connecting it to the real world. It was also a great opportunity to challenge myself - to step up and put myself out there as a researcher.
Felicity Higgs, ECU 3MT 2015 Finalist
Master by Research Candidate, School of Education
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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