Key Dates

In 2020, the Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition has moved to a virtual (video submission) format.

Summary of key dates

A summary of the Virtual 3MT Competition key dates is below: 

Activity Date
3MT Information Session 1 4 May 2020
3MT Information Session 2 2 June 2020
3MT Training Session 15 June 2020
Registrations close 19 June 2020
3MT video submission deadline 17 July 2020
Virtual Faculty 3MT Final round commences
(including possible School round)
27 July 2020
Virtual University of Adelaide 3MT Final 8 September 2020
Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT Final 1 October

Note: As per Eligibility requirements, all registered students will participate in the Virtual 3MT Faculty round. However, only PhD students who have successfully completed their Major Review prior to the video submission deadline (17 July 2020) will be eligible to progress as a faculty finalist to the Virtual 3MT University Final.  

Further information

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  • Registration

    Registrations for the 2020 Three Minute Thesis competition are now open! 

    All eligible HDR students are encouraged to register online to participate in the competition.

    Registrations will close on Friday 19 June 2020. 

    Enter the 3MT

  • Information session

    To find out more about the Three Minute Thesis competition and requirements to participate, attend an upcoming information session:

    Three Minute Thesis Information Session
    Date
    : Tuesday 2 June 2020
    Time: 3:00pm 
    Delivery mode: Online via Zoom webinar

    Register

    * Registrations only open to current HDR students – CaRST Online login required.

  • Training session

    As part of the CaRST program for Higher Degree by Research students, a training session will be made available to University of Adelaide 3MT competitors to attend in 2020.

    Presented by Hugh Kearns, this session will cover everything you need to know about 3MT, including how to confidently deliver clear and persuasive presentations.

    Preparing for the 3MT: Everything you need to know

    Date: Monday 15 June 2020
    Time: 2:00pm
    Delivery mode: Online via Zoom webinar

    REGISTER

    * Registrations only open to current HDR students – CaRST Online login required.

  • Virtual Faculty 3MT finals

    All 3MT videos submitted by competitors in 2020 will be added to the University's 3MT website for viewing and judging. 

    The Virtual Faculty 3MT judging round will commence on Monday 27 July 2020.

    Each faculty will establish a judging panel to consider video submissions from 3MT participants. Two (2) winners will be determined, and these students will progress as faculty finalists to compete in the University final round.

    Further details coming soon!

  • Virtual University of Adelaide 3MT final

    The Virtual University 3MT Final will bring together video submissions from ten (10) faculty finalists across the University of Adelaide, in celebration of the exciting HDR research being undertaken across all areas of research.

    Although video submissions will be judged in the virtual 3MT format in the place of live presentations, a Virtual University 3MT Final event will still be held as part of the Research Tuesdays series where the University of Adelaide 3MT winner will be announced:

    Date Location
    Tuesday 8 September 2020 TBC

    Further details coming soon!

  • Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT final

    The 2020 Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT Final will bring together video submissions from 3MT finalists from across Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, North-East Asia and South-East Asia.  

    The University of Adelaide 3MT winner will represent our University in this National final.

    Date Location
    Thursday 1 October 2020 TBC

    Further details coming soon!