Three-MinuteThesis pre-application training session More Details
Duration 0.5 days
Team Researcher Academy

This session is delivered by the Researcher Academy.

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February. 

It will now be a webinar with a link to join the webinar sent on the morning of the session.

Target Audience:

Entries are invited from Doctoral students from all disciplines who have passed their confirmation milestone (ie first year review) and will still be registered with the University on 17 June 2020.

Pre-requisites: You must come prepared to present information on your current PhD research topic and should be able to explain;
  • what your research is
  • how you are doing it
  • what you have discovered
  • why it is important/what the impact of applying your research will be
You may find it helpful to bring along your thesis outline or second year report to assist with the session activities. 

Process: Webinar


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

The aim of the competition is to help research students develop their academic, presentation, and research communication skills and support them to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. 

We encourage PhD students from all disciplines to attend this one hour session and enter the competition. Session attendees are however not obliged to enter the 3MT® competition.  

This preparatory training session will aim to do the following: 

  • Provide information about the competition, its timescales and requirements 
  • Provide tips about putting together your three minute presentation 
  • Provide general presentation skills information and support 
  • Provide you with the opportunity to reflect upon your own research project and how you might deliver a three minute summary for the competition. 

Additional information about the competition

Researcher Academy will provide additional support and presentation training tailored specifically to this competition to help the competition entrants prepare for a 3MT® LIVE! taking place on Wednesday 17 June at Keighton Auditorium, University Park. 

Researcher Academy will also produce a professional video of the winning presentation that will be used as an entry for further competitions, including the National Vitae 3MT® competition and the University's Tri-Campus 3MT ® Competition.  The video will be recorded at the University's Video Hub.

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