Battle on to find 3MT champion

Some of Macquarie University’s brightest minds will battle it out to see who will take out this year’s Three-Minute Thesis competition.

The competition, to be held on Thursday 17 September 2015 during Learning and Teaching Week 2015, attracts dozens of competitors each year and this year’s line up is no exception. Competition is already heating up with preliminary rounds conducted over the past few months to find this year’s worthy finalists.

The winner will go on and represent Macquarie University at the Trans-Tasman 3MT Competition being held at the University of Queensland on Friday 2 October 2015.

Cheryl Ware from the Faculty of Arts’ Department of Modern History took out last year’s competition with her presentation detailing the experience of HIV in the 1980s and 1990s. She went on to represent Macquarie University with distinction at the Trans-Tasman final.

This year, the 3MT Finals will be held at an earlier time (11.30am – 1pm) and will again be the finale to Learning and Teaching Week 2015.

Competitors have three minutes to give an engaging and dynamic talk on their thesis topic, and its significance, in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

The talk should engage the audience without reducing the research to entertainment value only.

The 3MT Finals is just one of a number of exciting events that form this year’s Learning and Teaching Week.

All you need to know about Learning and Teaching Week 2015:

For a full list of this year’s program, visit the Learning and Teaching website

3-Minute Thesis Competition Final, Thursday 17 September 2015, 11.30am to 1pm in the Macquarie Theatre (W2.4A)

Follow us at Learning and Teaching Week 2015 on social media at #mqltweek