3 Minute Thesis (3MT)
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition provides an opportunity for Higher Degree by Research students to communicate their research to a wider, non expert audience. The competition concept originated at the University of Queensland in 2008 and is designed to develop the relevant communication skills needed to effectively communicate your research in appropriate language suitable for the audience.
It is an exercise in developing academic and research communication skills. Research higher degree (PhD and MPhil) students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. There are prizes for the top 3 contenders.
- First prize - $3000 plus funding to attend the final at UQ
- Runner up - $1000
- People’s Choice - $1000
Each of the faculties will hold competitions held in June and July and the winners of the faculty round will compete in the UTS final. Each round of competition will have some prizes. The 2012 UTS final of the 3MT™ competition will be held on the 5th of September. The winner will represent UTS at the Trans-Tasman competition final at the University of Queensland.
The 2011 3MT winner was law student Elyse Methven with two runner up contenders Science stuent Amanda van Gramberg and FASS student Sirinut Sawatdeenarunat. Elyse represented UTS at the Australia and New Zealand 2011 3MT Final in Perth. Read the full story.
- 5 September 2012
- City - Broadway Great Hall
- All Welcome
- UGS, Ph. 9514 1336