Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition and workshops 2022

Founded by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition is now held in over 900 universities and in more than 85 countries across the globe.

Participants take up the challenge to share the story of their research with a general audience in under three minutes, supported by nothing more than a single, static slide.

“…3MT competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation and research skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience”. https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/about

The University of Auckland finals will take place on Friday 5 August 2022.

Thinking of taking part?

Workshops and resources can help you to craft a winning 3MT® presentation.

3MT Preparation workshop

Held by the School of Graduate Studies and Libraries and Learning services, you’ll be able to workshop your 3MT presentation in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. We’ll support you to refine your content and structure, and help you bring your research to life through your delivery.

Workshop dates:

  • Thursday 5 May 2022, 10am-11.30am NZST
  • Monday 16 May 2022, 2.00pm-3.30pm NZST

Participants must sign up in advance to attend. Tickets are free. Book your workshop spot, here.

Additional advice and resources

Read more about judging criteria, slide tips, and watch past winners and finalists.