University of Melbourne 3 Minute Thesis Competition
Compelling 3 minute talks from PhD and Masters by Research students from across the University on cutting edge research.
2013 competition dates
Tuesday 28 May 2013
All graduate researchers and their supervisors are invited to attend the 3MT Competition Launch.
Hear from Professor Dick Strugnell, who will open the competition, last year's winner Sara Ciesielski, and 3MT guru and chief judge Simon Clews. Lunch provided. RSVP to the 3MT Launch.
|Competition open for student registrations||28 May to 28 June 2013.|
|Heats and training workshops||
Held during July in the 1888 Building
|University of Melbourne 3MT® Grand Final||26 September 2013|
|Trans-Tasman 3MT® Competition||
18 October at the University of Western Sydney
The 3 Minute Thesis Competition is an exercise in developing academic and research communication skills by reducing your complex research down to simple statements (without dumbing your ideas down). As a competitor you will present a clear, concise, yet engaging presentation of your research project in three minutes, to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.
The competiton is open to all University of Melbourne Graduate Researchers currently enrolled in a PhD, Masters by Research, Professional Doctorate and MPhil. You can read the rules and guidelines here. You can also check out this useful guide on the 3MT®, written specifically for University of Melbourne 3MT® participants.
The 3MT® Competition supports a common Doctoral Attribute for Research Higher Degree Candidates: "the capacity to disseminate the results of research and scholarship by oral and written communication to a variety of audiences" (University of Melbourne) as well as meeting the following criteria:
- Internal and external promotion of the value of PhD and MPhil research
- Promotes research culture to all levels of university
- Can be mapped onto PhD and MPhil progress/skills development
Benefits and prizes
Gain the skills to be able to reduce complex ideas down to simple statements.
- The ability and opportunity to explain your research topic in accessible terms to a lay audience.
Demystify your research in the eyes of the University community and the general public.
Meet and network with other graduate researchers across the University.
Begin building your public profile.
Communicate your research through print, radio and video media.
It’s a lot of fun and generates public and media interest in what you do.
- Book vouchers and other prizes up for grabs thoughout the competition!
|People's Choice Award Winner||
Three Minute Thesis (3MT® ) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. For additional information or queries about the 3MT®, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.