3 Minute Thesis

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol43 Issue79 23–27 July 2018

RSPE 3 Minute Thesis Competition 2018 and student lunch

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) international research student competition is on again for 2018 and The Australian National University is currently preparing for the School and College heats followed by the ANU final. This event is for higher degree research students to showcase their research. We encourage student participation from all departments.

The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges research PhD students to describe their research in plain language within three minutes to a general audience, with only a single PowerPoint slide. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages their skill in communicating the importance of research to the broader community.


When:   11.00am Wednesday 25 July 2018

The School heat will be followed by a College heat on 21 August 2018 ready for the ANU final on 12 September 2018.

Where:  Finkel Theatre, Building 131, John Curtin School of Medical Research, 131 Garran Road

Please ensure you register to participate by Wednesday 18 July 2018 to RSPE Student Administration

More information including 3MT conditions and training opportunities click here

We encourage all RSPE research students not participating in the 3MT School heat to come and support your fellow students and join us for a social lunch afterwards in the Oliphant Link tea room. Anyone with dietary requirements should let your Student Administration team know by 18 July 2018.

Anonymous testimonial

"3MT was more rewarding than I expected.

Beyond improving my speaking confidence, I found new ways to think about my research and renewed enthusiasm for my project.

The mentors are hilariously insightful. I learned heaps from them that has already been of great personal and professional value.

The speaker cohort feels more like family than competition - I made great friends and learned about some really cool research.

It's worth a shot - even (especially!) if you're not sure what you'd present or how.

And now my mum understands what my PhD is about!"



Kind regards, Karen



Senior Administrator – Higher Degrees Research

Research School of Physics and Engineering

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