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 winner of each School competition will go through to the UNE final.

The UNE 3MT Final Event will be held on a date TBA, 2019 in Education Lecture Theatre 133.  All are welcome to attend, 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

Recordings of previous 3MT presentations can be found on the 3MT vimeo channel and UNE's HDR RAP - Resources and Advice Portal.


Contact details for the HDR office