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CBE 3MT Competition

CBE 3MT Competition

$1,000 First Prize!

Plus generous gift prizes donated by the College for People's Choice winner and runners up!

CBE Competitor registration is now open! Please register (black 'Register now' button) by 25 July.

CBE Audience registration for 2017 is also now open. Please register here by COB Wed 9 August if you can attend and ensure you arrive to be seated at 2.45pm.

What is 3MT?

3MT is the Three Minute Thesis Competition for research students* to showcase their research and gain public speaking experience.

Competitors have to talk about what their research is and why it is important in plain language for three minutes, with only a single PowerPoint slide. It is not about your research results as it is about how effectively you as a competitor can communicate what your research thesis is about and it's value. (*Eligibility information below.)

ANU 3MT Launch is on Tues, 18 July 2017, 5:30-7:30pm at the new Pop-Up Village and is a great way you can find out more about the competition. Workshops for cometitors and any other interested HDR (PhD or MPhil) students.

Playlist of presentations from the ANU 3MT 2014 final: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdn0giYPTOk3y2B2KL2jtS6mHvMPFdj7u

The goal of 3MT

3MT's goal is to have a fun event with an important and valuable purpose of developing research students academic, presentation and research communication skills, while also developing your ability to effectively explain your research in language easily understood by a non-specialist audience.

Competitor support & ANU 3MT Program

ANU has a fantastic 3MT workshop presentatation program run by Dr Inger Mewburn to provide training and support to the competitors. As well as being essential for competitors, any HDR students interested in improving their public speaking skills are welcome to register for any of the workshops for 2017:

Two very useful sources of information are the official Three Minute Thesis competition website and the ANU 3MT web page which includes example video clips.

Competitor registration

The CBE 3MT Competition registration is open to all currently enrolled CBE PhD students who have completed their TPR by the ANU Competition date.  Students from all CBE Research Schools are eligible to register. Students with their thesis under submission are also eligible to compete.

Please register via Eventbrite COMPETITOR Registration by 25 July.

NOTE: If you are a PhD student and TPR not completed by the ANU 3MT competition date or if you are an MPhil student, you can also attend all the ANU workshops.

All CBE registrations need to be in by COB 25 July 2017 latest.

Workshops to support competitors commence the day after the ANU 3MT Launch so please register as soon as possible to ensure you get the full value of the 3MT program.

The winner represents the College as the CBE Finalist at the ANU 3MT Finals Competition at 6.30pm, Wed 6 September 2017 in Lewellen Hall, ANU and the winner of this event will represent ANU at the Trans-Tasman 3MT Competition.

Audience invitation

All ANU College of Business and Economics staff and HDR students, as well as the family members of competitors, are invited to attend as members of the audience. Please register via Eventbrite AUDIENCE Registration. This will be open closer to the date.

Further information

For further information please contact Janet Bradly from the CBE Research Services Office.

Updated:   22 March 2018 / Responsible Officer:  Dean, Business & Economics / Page Contact:  College Web Team