Three minute thesis

This year the Faculty of Health Sciences will be running a Faculty Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition!
The 3MT® is a competition where postgraduate research students can communicate their research topic to a non-specialist audience in a compelling, fun and engaging way. It challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely in a very short amount of time.
The 3MT® is a professional and highly engaging international competition and is designed to develop academic, presentation and research communication skills needed to effectively communicate your research in an engaging and appropriate language suitable for the audience. You will have just three minutes to present a compelling presentation on your thesis topic and its significance.
It's a great way to practice explaining your research to people who are not familiar with your field – skills that will serve you well when applying for funding or engaging media attention.
The winner of the Faculty of Health Science competition is expected to represent the Faculty in the finals of the University of Sydney competition. If the winner is unable to attend the final, the runner-up will proceed to the next round of the competition in their place.

Where and when

Thursday 27th June 2013, 5.00 p.m. room S102.


$100 book voucher and Dean’s Research Scholar Award.

2011 National Competition

Congratulations to Suzie Ferrie, who won the University of Sydney competition and went on to be runner-up in the Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis!

Watch Suzie's presentation


Students wishing to enter the competition should complete the FHS 3MT® Registration Form and submit this to the Research and Innovation Office by 5.00 p.m. on Friday 14th June 2013.
Entrants will also need to provide their power point slide to Research & Innovation by 5.00 p.m. Friday 21st June 2013.