Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Joel Fuller, PhD Candidate, School of Health Sciences, winner of the 2016 UniSA 3MT Final

Division of Health Sciences 3MT® Competition

What is 3MT®?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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.

Why you should get involved?

Apart from providing you with the opportunity to develop your academic, presentation and research communication skills, you will also develop the ability to effectively explain your research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. You will also be in the running for some fantastic prizes!

Eligibility, competition rules and judging criteria.

 To see the rules of the competition, judging criteria and eligibility, please review the information here.

Division of Health Sciences 3MT® competitors

Check out the previous Division of Health Sciences 3MT® students

 3MT® schedule for the Division of Health Sciences for 2017

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Activity or Workshop name

 Monday 24 April 2017

Nomination of HDR student competitors to the Division of Health Sciences

So, you’re up for the 3MT® challenge? Register to be involved here

City West

1 May 2017, 10am, BH4-29

 

Workshop 1: Defining the key elements of a great 3MT® presentation

 Registration is required for this session here

This session will be facilitated by Dr Judy Ford and the RESA team. It is recommended that students attend all 3 sessions run by RESA.

City West

15 May 2017, 9:30am, BH4-29

Workshop 2: Receive feedback on your first draft of 3MT®

 Registration is required for this session here

This session will be facilitated by Dr Judy Ford and the RESA team. It is recommended that students attend all 3 sessions run by RESA.

City West

29 May 2017, 10am or 2pm, BH4-29

 

Workshop 3: First practice session

 Please register for this session here

This session will be facilitated by Dr Judy Ford and the RESA team. It is recommended that students attend all 3 sessions run by RESA.

26 June 2017

Division of Health Sciences 3MT® Practice Session

11 July 2017, 12-2pm

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Division of Health Sciences 3MT® Heat

This year the Division will be running a heat to determine the finalists for the 3MT® competition.

Come along to the Heat and hear the competitors battle it out for a place in the Division final on 2 August.

3 August 2017, 5-7 pm

Division of Health Sciences 3MT® Final @ Here’s Health.Research 

At Here’s Health. Research the Division’s top 3 competitors will compete for a spot at the University finals – come along and support our HDR students  and vote for your favourite 3MT® presentation in the People’s Choice Award.

24 August 2017, 6-8pm

Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building,  City West

UniSA 3MT® Finals

The top HDR students from each Division at UniSA will compete for a place at the Asia-Pacific Finals to be held at the University of Queensland.

29 September 2017

Asia-Pacific Finals @ University of Queensland

For further information about the Division of Health Sciences 3MT®, please contact: HSC-HealthResearch@unisa.edu.au or phone 8302 1677.

<h6><em>In 2015, PhD candidate from the Division of Health Sciences, Mahmoud Bassal won the UniSA Finals and People’s Choice Awards for his 3MT entry.</em></h6>

Areas of study and research

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