Massey University Three Minute Thesis

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

What is it? 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a fast paced and exciting speech competition that challenges post graduate candidates to summarise the significance of their thesis work/research project in three minutes for a panel of judges and a diverse audience.  You are allowed one single Powerpoint slide as a visual aid. Refer to the Rules section for full details.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland (UQ) Australia.  For more information on the origins of the competition, please visit Three Minute Thesis.

Why participate in 3MT?

  • Helps you develop a response to the question...What is your research about?
  • Opportunity to develop and practice public speaking
  • Looks excellent on your CV
  • Prize money! 
  • Allows you to think creatively about your thesis

Listen to Kate Blackwood share her experience - 3MT Finalist 2015

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