Three Minute Thesis Competition
Graduate Research School
The 2014 UNSW 3MT Interfaculty Final is shaping up to be a fantastic event. If you are a UNSW research candidate you should start thinking about entering your faculty heat.
- 1st place: Sharon Savage, Giving words new life in dementia (Medicine) - Click here to see the presentation
- Runner-up: Matthew Wright, A window to the future (Engineering) - Click here to see the presentation on UNSWTV
- People's Choice Prize: Jim Plamondon, Music technology worth living for (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) - Click here to see the presentation
- ASPIRE Award: Amrita Kapur, Heeding the words of a toothless tiger: How can the ICC help deliver justice for rape victims? (Law) - Click here to see the presentation
2014 3MT Interfaculty Final
The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland for PhD and Research Masters candidates. With just three minutes to give a compelling presentation on their thesis topic and its significance, the 3MT competition forces research candidates to consolidate their ideas and crystallise their research discoveries.
UNSW 3MT 2014 Interfaculty Final
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Click here for event detail
UNSW Prizes 2014 Prizes
- First prize $3,000 plus entry into the 2014 Trans-Tasman Competition at the University of Western Australia as well as the U21 final, a virtual event with judges watching video entries rather than live presentations
- Runner-up prize $1,500
- People’s Choice prize $1,000
- ASPIRE prize $500
ASPIRE is a UNSW widening participation program that works with school students to support their educational aspirations. This year at 3MT we will have some of the school students from this program as VIP guests, and they will be awarding a special ASPIRE Prize for the presentation they enjoy the most.
UNSW 3MT 2014 Faculty Heats
|Arts and Social Sciences||Christopher Pruzefirstname.lastname@example.org||Tuesday 12 August||5:00pm - 7:00pm||AGSM|
|Australian School of Business||Jenny Hislopemail@example.com||Friday 15 August||3:30 – 5:00pm||Tyree Room, Scientia|
|Built Environment||Judith O’Callaghan/
|Monday 11 August||3:00pm||Old Main Building G31|
|Engineering||Lynne O'Sullivanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Monday 21 July||2:00pm – 5:00pm||Computer Science Seminar room (113)|
|Medicine||Petrina Choongemail@example.com||Thursday 24 July||2:30pm - 5:00pm||John B Reid Theatre (AGSM)|
|Science||Morgan Suttonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Thursday 7 August||3:00pm||Leighton Hall|
|UNSW Canberra||Luke Garner||L.Garner@adfa.edu.au||Thursday 14 August||11:00am||LT10, Lecture Theatre North|
UNSW 3MT 2014 - Eligibility, Rules and Judging Criteria
• Candidates who are active in a higher degree research program
• Candidates must be on track for timely completion
• Graduates are not eligible
• Competitors who are eligible at the time of entering the UNSW Interfaculty Final shall remain so for the Australia and New Zealand final
1) A single, static PowerPoint slide is permitted
2) No additional electronic media
3) No additional props
4) Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum – competitors exceeding 3 minutes will be disqualified
5) The decision of the adjudicating panel is final
1) Communication style: was the thesis topic and its significance communicated in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience?
2) Comprehension: did the presentation help the audience understand the research?
3) Engagement: did the oration make the audience want to know more?