Three Minute Thesis Competition



Faculty of Science 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed in 2008 by The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia. 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.

The quality of the presentation is assessed by a panel of judges with no special background in the topic. The goal is to be able to highlight the importance of your thesis effectively and efficiently to a non-scientist audience. The value of this skill cannot be overstated; whenever you talk to colleagues, the media or the public, you need to present your research position clearly and concisely. Participating in a 3MT competition will provide you with valuable practice in this important skill.

The Faculty of Science will hold a competition for Science students at 11:00 a.m. NST on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 in C-2039. Applications must be received by noon, Wednedsay, Nov. 8, 2023.

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3MT Application

The completed 3MT Application should be sent to  or dropped off at the Dean of Science Office (C-2001).