This year celebrates the 11th year of the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) at The University of Queensland (UQ).  The first ever 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students competing.  In 2017, over 240 HDR students participated in heats held across UQ's Schools, Faculties and Institutes.

The 2018 UQ 3MT Final will be held on the evening of Wednesday 12 September and will bring together 8 finalists, representing each of UQ's 6 Faculties, the winner of the Combined-Institute competition and a Wildcard entrant.  Information of the event and attendance/viewing options are listed below:

Date Wednesday 12 September
Time 6pm - 7:30pm
Location

Customs House (attendance by invitation only)

This event will be livestreamed - further details will be provided closer to the event.

A special UQ 3MT Final livestreaming event will also be held on the St Lucia Campus.  Food, drinks and entertainment will be provided as well as lucky door prizes and one travel grant on offer for HDR students who attend.  Further details on the event will be published here once they are confirmed.

For UQ HDR students interested in participating in the 2018 3MT, please register your interest through your relevant School/Enrolling Unit contact in the heats section below.

Wildcard Competition

The Wildcard Competition is where the People’s Choice winner (audience voted) from each Faculty and Combined Institute Final is given the chance to compete in a Wildcard Competition hosted by the Graduate School. The winner of the Wildcard Competition is offered the opportunity to compete in the UQ 3MT Final.

Details of the 2018 UQ Wildcard Competition are listed below:

Date: Wednesday 22 August
Time: 1:45pm registration for 2pm start.  Competition concludes at 3pm
Venue: Australian Institute for Bioengineering (#75) Seminar Room

Registration information coming soon.

Prizes

The UQ Graduate School will award the following prizes at the 2018 UQ 3MT Final

  • Winner: $5000 grant 
  • Runner Up: $2000 grant
  • People's Choice: $1000 grant

The winner of the UQ Final will also represent UQ at the Asia-Pacific 3MT competition.

UQ School / Institute / Faculty Heats

Details on the 2018 Faculty, School and Institute heats will be posted here shortly.  Heats will likely take place during June/July and early August.

If you are a UQ HDR student interested in participating in the 3MT competition, please contact your School/enrolling unit via the email address below.

Faculty / School / Institute
Date / Time
Location
Contact to register or attend

Faculty of Business, Economics & Law - FINAL

 

 

research@bel.uq.edu.au

School of Business

 

 

hdr.business@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Economics

 

 

hdr.economics@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Law

 

 

hdr.law@enquire.uq.edu.au

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology - FINAL 

 

 

research@eait.uq.edu.au

School of Architecture

 

 

hdr.architecture@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Chemical Engineering (including Advanced Water Management Centre)

 

 

hdr.chemeng@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Civil Engineering

 

 

s.weller@uq.edu.au

School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering

 

 

hdr.itee@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering

 

 

hdr.mechmining@enquire.uq.edu.au

Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences - FINAL 

 

 

habs.research@uq.edu.au

School of Denistry     hdr.dentistry@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Health & Rehabilitation Science

 

 

hdr.shrs@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Human Movement & Nutrition Sciences

 

 

hdr.hmns@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work

 

 

hdr.nmsw@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Pharmacy

 

 

hdr.pharmacy@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Psychology

 

 

hdr.psychology@enquire.uq.edu.au

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences - FINAL 

 

 

research@hass.uq.edu.au

School of Education

 

 

hdr.education@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Communication & Arts

 

 

hdr.commarts@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry

 

 

hdr.hapi@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Languages & Cultures

 

 

hdr.languagesandcultures@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Music

 

 

music@uq.edu.au

School of Political Science & International Studies

 

 

hdr.polsis@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Social Science

 

 

hdr.socialscience@enquire.uq.edu.au

Institute for Social Science Research

 

 

hdr.issr@enquire.uq.edu.au

Faculty of Medicine - FINAL

 

 

med.hdr@uq.edu.au

Faculty of Medicine 

 

 

med.hdr@uq.edu.au

Faculty of Science - FINAL

 

 

enquire@science.uq.edu.au

School of Agriculture & Food Sciences

 

 

hdr.safs@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Biological Sciences

 

 

hdr.biology@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Chemistry & Molecular Bioscience

 

 

hdr.scmb@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

 

 

hdr.sees@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Mathematics & Physics

 

 

hdr.smp@enquire.uq.edu.au

School of Veterinary Science

 

 

hdr.vet@enquire.uq.edu.au

Institutes - FINAL 

 

 

postgrad@smi.uq.edu.au

Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology

 

  hdr.aibn@enquire.uq.edu.au

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

 

 

hdr.imb@enquire.uq.edu.au

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

 

  hdr.qaafi@enquire.uq.edu.au
Queensland Brain Institute     hdr.qbi@enquire.uq.edu.au

Sustainable Minerals Institute

 

 

hdr.smi@enquire.uq.edu.au

Information & resources for UQ competitors

Eligibility

Active PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of their first presentation are eligible to participate in 3MT competitions at all levels, including the Asia-Pacific 3MT competition. Graduates are not eligible.

Please note: MPhil and pre-confirmation PhD candidates who are active in program are still eligible to participate in the UQ 3MT competition up to Faculty/Institute finals but cannot advance to the UQ 3MT Final. 

Resources for UQ Competitors are available via the below links:

 

Past UQ finalists

Past UQ 3MT finalists can be viewed here

2018 sponsors & donors

We are grateful for the support provided by our 2018 event sponsors and donors: