3 Minute Thesis 2017: Preliminary heats Event as iCalendar

12 July 2017

Venue: Newmarket Seminar Room 902.402

Website: Registration form

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Open to postgraduate research students, the 3 Minute Thesis is a communications competition held at universities all over the world. This entertaining event gives you a chance to present your research to a large audience and compete with a range of fellow students from varying disciplines, with the winner of the University competition getting a chance to participate at the Asia-Pacific final.

The competition will begin with faculty heats. Please register by 10 July to participate

The format of your presentation at the heats will mirror that of the rest of the competition: communicate your research in no more than three minutes, use only one static slide, and aim your presentation at a non-specialist audience. The two winners of the Faculty of Engineering heats will receive a $200 Prezzy Card each.


Entry criteria

  • Entries are open to research masters and confirmed doctoral candidates undertaking research at the University of Auckland. 
  • Masters students must be currently enrolled in a research project of 90 points or more; doctoral candidates must have successfully passed their confirmation milestones (successfully completed their provisional year). Doctoral and masters candidates whose theses are under examination by the date of their first presentation are eligible to compete; graduates are not eligible.
  • Further information on the final and prizes are available on the 3MT® webpage.


Rules, terms and conditions

  • A single PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.
  • No additional electronic media such as sound or video files are permitted.
  • No additional props such as costumes, musical instruments and laboratory equipment are permitted.
  • Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum. Competitors exceeding 3 minutes will be disqualified.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word, No poems, raps or songs.
  • Presentations are considered to have begun when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.
  • Learn more about the rules, terms and conditions.


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