Wednesday 1 June 2011
The competition invites postgraduate students to present a three-minute speech on their thesis topic and its significance to the wider community.
Contestants are allowed a single PowerPoint slide, and must use language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.
Entry is open to all Victoria University PhD, Masters by Research and Research Professional Doctorate candidates (DBA, EdD, DSW).
Heats will be conducted within each Faculty, and the judging panel will nominate their top students to compete in the Victoria University 3MT Grand Final. Competitors in the VU Grand Final have the chance to win $2000 towards research expenses, an Apple iPad2, alongside other cash prizes. The grand final winner will go on to compete in the Australia and New Zealand 3MT Grand Final at the University of Western Australia in Perth. First prize also includes flights and accommodation in Perth, WA.
Applicants must contact the Faculty Advice Officer in their Faculty to register for the preliminary heats. For more information on heats, rules and contact details for your Faculty, download the 2011 3MT Information Pack.
Victoria University also offers training sessions to assist students in developing presentations for the 3MT competition. For more information about 2011 training sessions and resources, download the 2011 3MT Training Pack.
For more information please contact the Office for Postgraduate Research at 3MT@vu.edu.au