2020 University of Queensland 3MT Competition

This year celebrates the 13th year of the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) at The University of Queensland (UQ).  

To register as a competitor for the 2020 UQ Three Minute Thesis Competition please complete this form. Your 3MT Event Coordinator will contact you to confirm your participation and provide additional details about your school's 3MT competition.

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

Resources for UQ Competitors are available via the below links:

Competitor Registration

To register as a competitor for the 2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition please complete this form. Your 3MT Event Coordinator will contact you to confirm your participation and provide additional details about your schools 3MT competition.

School / institute heats

To register as a competitor for the 2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition you will need to complete the registration form. Your 3MT Event Coordinator will contact you to confirm your participation and provide additional details about your schools 3MT competition.

School heats for the UQ 3MT Competition will take place between June-July, 2020.  Further details on the heats will be posted in the below table in April.

School / institute Date      Time     Location
Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC)       
Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology (AIBN)      
Business School      
Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI)      
Faculty of Medicine (Mater - MRIU)      
Faculty of Medicine (North)      
Faculty of Medicine (School of Public Health)      
Faculty of Medicine (South)      
Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)      
Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)      
QLD Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI)      
QLD Brain Institute (QBI)      
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (St Lucia)      
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (Gatton)      
School of Architecture      
School of Biological Sciences      
School of Chemical Engineering (including AWMC)      
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences      
School of Civil Engineering      
School of Communication and Arts      
School of Dentistry      
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences      
School of Economics      
School of Education      
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences      
School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry      
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences      
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE)      
School of Languages and Cultures      
School of Law      
School of Mathematics and Physics      
School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering      
School of Music       
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work      
School of Pharmacy (+ QAEHS)      
School of Political Science and International Studies      
School of Psychology      
School of Social Science      
School of Veterinary Science (Gatton)      
Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)      

 

Wildcard Competition - 27 August

The 2020 UQ 3MT Wildcard Competition will be held on Thursday 27 August and will bring together the People's Choice winners, representing each of UQ's 6 Faculties and Combined-Institute 3MT Final competitions. The winner of this event will advance to the UQ 3MT Final as the Wildcard entrant.

Date: Thursday 27 August
Time: 1:45pm registration for a 2:00pm start, competition concludes at 3:00pm
Venue: Queensland Brain Institute Auditorium (701), Level 7 QBI Building (79), St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland

Final - Customs House Event - 16 September

The 2020 UQ 3MT Final will be held on the evening of Wednesday 16 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.

Date: Wednesday 16 September
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Customs House (attendance by invitation only)

Final - Livestream Event - 16 September

Join the excitement of the 2020 UQ 3MT Final by coming along to a special livestreaming event which will be held at the St Lucia Campus!
 

Date: Wednesday 16 September
Time: 5:30pm registration for a 6pm start - event concludes at 8:00pm
Venue: The Red Room, Level 2 Union Building (21), St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland

Come and support your Faculty representative as they battle it out to explain their 80,000 word PhD thesis research in just 3 minutes!  Food, drinks and entertainment will be provided.

Competitor Prizes

The 2020 UQ 3MT Finalists will share in over a $9,000 prizepool, thanks to our generous sponsors and donors:

  • UQ 3MT Winner: $5,000 research travel grant
  • UQ 3MT Runner Up: $2,000 research travel grant
  • UQ 3MT People's Choice: $1,000 research travel grant

Past UQ Finalists

Past UQ 3MT finalists can be viewed here.