MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM): MARCS 3 Minute Thesis competition

Event Name MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM): MARCS 3 Minute Thesis competition
Start Date 17th June 2019 11:00 am
End Date 17th June 2019 12:00 pm
Duration 1 hour

MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) (Room 3.G.55 - Building 3)

11am start

MARCS 3 Minute Thesis Competition

" An 80,000 word PhD thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit ... 3 minutes."

As in previous years, MARCS will participate in the 3MT competition in 2019. At this MMM, one of our competitors will be selected by our judging panel to go forward and compete against  finalists from other schools, institutes and centres in the Western Sydney University competition final later this year.  The University's overall winner will compete in the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition with finalists from universities from across Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, North-East Asia and South-East Asia.

MARCS Prizes:

  • Finalist: $500
  • Runner-Up: $200
  • People's Choice: $100


Sally Longmore, Samra Alispahic, Juqiang Chen, Maddie Radnan, Patti Nijhuis, Simon Chambers, Eline Smit, Hossein Moeinzadeh and Jenny Zeng.

Judging Panel:

Dr Manuel Varlet, Professor Chris Davis, Dr Sandra Garrido, Rachelle McVittie, Dr Greg Cohen, Tina Whyte.

What is 3MT?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition that celebrates the exciting research conducted by higher degree research students. It is a skills development opportunity that challenges students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in three minutes using only one slide.

Benefits of participating in 3MT

3MT is a great way to showcase your research project to a whole new audience and engage with your colleagues at Western Sydney University and the wider research community.

There are cash prizes for the winners of the 3MT Finals and the opportunity to represent Western Sydney University at the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition.

The 3MT competition also supports you in developing your capacity to effectively explain your research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

We thank you for your continued attendance at the MMM's.  Let's keep the momentum going.

MARCS staff and students are reminded that all meetings and workshops have an important role in building and maintaining the sense of community which is central to the success of MARCS as a cooperative and energetic research institute.  Your attendance is both welcomed and expected.

The zoom ID is: 627 146 998. Link to zoom