Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Guidelines
Each speaker has strictly 3 minutes to present an overview of their higher degree thesis, in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Research can be from Masters or PhD level studies, and can be at any stage of development – a proposal, work in progress or completed work
You are allowed a single, static power point slide which will be displayed throughout your presentation. No animation, video or other effects are permitted.
Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified. Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
Presentations are to commence from the stage; presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
Your slide must be created using Microsoft PowerPoint.
PowerPoint slides are required in 16:9 (widescreen) format. This can be found under slide size in your PPT, as this will make a considerable difference within your presentation. Contact Brodi-Rose Newsome should you require assistance with ensuring your presentation is in this format.
Please email your slide to Brodi Newsome by COB Friday 20 October 2017. A reminder email will be sent to you closer to the due date.
We will ask you to submit a backup copy of your PPT slide closer to the conference. All presenters need to bring their final PPT slide with them on a USB.
TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR PRESENTATION
Presenting in three minutes can be challenging but there are some great resources online to help you to prepare your presentation and power point slide. The University of Queensland 3MT website https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/ is an excellent place to start, but a quick Google Search will bring up hundreds of examples of slides, videos of winning presentations, and published 3MT guidelines for presenters.
Click on the link below for other presentation guidelines and instructions.