3MT 2018

Invitation to register for the Three Minute Thesis Competition

School of Humanities and Communication Arts HDR students are invited to register for the School’s Qualifying round of the Three Minute Thesis competition. The heat will be part of the HCA postgraduate conference Interventions and Intersections X: Fostering Research Communities in the Communication Arts and Humanities.

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.

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

To see past competitors from across Western’s disciplines see https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/graduate_research_school/grs/the_student_experience/3mt

How can I get involved?

Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), Professional Doctorate and Master of Philosophy and Stage 2 (Research) Masters of Research students can get involved in 3MT by registering for this qualifying round (though note only doctoral candidates may progress to the Asia-Pacific Final). The winner will be selected by the judging panel to compete in the Western Sydney University final.

If you are not a higher degree research student, you can still participate in 3MT by being part of the audience at one of the qualifying rounds in your School or Institute or by coming along to the finals. Audience members also have the opportunity to cast their vote for the people's choice award.

Prizes for School heat

  • Winner $100 Co-op Bookshop gift voucher
  • Runner Up $50 Co-op Bookshop gift voucher
  • People's Choice $50 Co-op Bookshop gift voucher

Prizes for University final Final

  • Winner $2,000
  • Runner Up $1,000
  • People's Choice $500

Humanities and Communication Arts/Writing and Society Qualifying Round

Date: Thursday 5 July 2018, 2pm.
Venue: Kingswood Campus, Playhouse Theatre, Building D.

How to register

To register, you should email Dr Wayne Peake with your details: w.peake@westernsydney.edu.au You also need to send your presentation slide in Powerpoint format with your registration. Registrations must be received by C.O.B. Friday 8th June.

Information, guidelines, rules, etc

For information on the competition rules and guidelines and advice on how to prepare your presentation, see attached competitors’ handbook. For further information, please email the School coordinator Dr Alison Gill: a.gill@westernsydney.edu.au