Three Minute Thesis

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3MT® competition

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

The University of New England is again running a Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition during 2019. Each Faculty or School may host their own 3MT Competition prior to the UNE 3MT Final Event.

There will be a number of  position available for each of the Faculties to go through to the UNE final.

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law (SABL) - 4 positions available

Faculty of Medicine and Health (M&H) - 3 positions available

Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Science and Education (HASSE) - 2 positions available

Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit  (AGBU) - 1 position available

The UNE 3MT Final Event will be held on Wednesday 11th September, 2019 in Education Lecture Theatre 133.  All are welcome to attend.

Start time will be 2pm , please arrive 15 min before the start of the final.

If you're unable to attend, this event will be livestreamed.

Thinking of participating?

Registrations to the 3MT® competition are processed within each School or Faculty. Please ask your supervisor, or the HDR Coordinator within your School or Faculty.

There will be some fantastic prizes available! The winner of the UNE 3MT Final Event will compete in the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition, in September, at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Final Event Prize List

The top 3 presentations and the Audience Choice will all receive gift voucher.

  • 1st Prize - $700 and Travel and Accommodation to attend the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition at the University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • 2nd Prize - $350
  • 3rd Prize - $175
  • Audience Choice Prize - $200

Further information

These links take you to the University of Queensland 3MT® website.

3MT competitor guide

Frequently Asked Questions

3MT website

3MT Handbook

3MT Professional Development Opportunity


Research Services will be presenting a webinar on “How to Present a 3MT Thesis Presentation”. Jane Clothier has a wealth of information and advice to pass on to candidates to help improve their success and confidence. The webinar will be on Wednesday 7th August at 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Please register now for the webinar


The winners from the Faculty based 3MT competition will be invited to attend a workshop on the Wednesday 4th September from 12:00pm to 2:30pm. During this workshop you will learn techniques to help develop your presentation for the UNE Final on Wednesday 11th of September at 1:00pm.

Faculty/School competition winners will need to bring their 3MT presentation along with them and be prepared to present during the workshop.

Recordings of previous 3MT presentations can be found on the 3MT vimeo channel and UNE's HDR RAP - Resources and Advice Portal. (Go to the Three Minute Thesis Tile, there a number of past winner from UNE 3MT Competitions)


Contact details for the HDR office