3 Minute Thesis Competition heats up

1 Jul 2011

An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit... just 3 minutes.

On Friday the 29th of July, participants will battle it out in the annual 3 Minute Thesis competition heat at UQDI.

From 2pm in the JZ Forum, a number of research students will put their presentation skills to the test and their ability to explain their complicated research in just 180 seconds to a panel of five judges from IMB and UQDI. There will be just two finalists. The select pair will then represent UQDI at the UQ inter-Institute final in August. The UQ 3MT Final will be held on the 13th of September

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. 

The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

Research higher degree (PhD and MPhil) students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance. 3MT is not an exercise in trivialising or ‘dumbing-down’ research but forces students to consolidate their ideas and crystalise their research discoveries.

2011 Competition

UQ 3MT Final

  • Date: Tuesday 13 September
  • Time:  2pm - 4pm
  • Venue: Auditorium, Queensland Bioscience Precinct (QBP) Building [#80] (Access via ramp from Chancellor’s Place) View map

Further information can be found at the UQ Graduate School website.