The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is a skills development activity that challenges Higher Degree students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in three minutes.
No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted during a 3MT presentation.
Unfortunately, no. Due to a number of factors on both ends, this has the potential to create unfair judging.
Yes, it is possible to win a place (First or Runner-Up) and win the People's Choice award.
Yes, palm cards and/or speech notes are acceptable, however this option may detract from the delivery of the 3MT and is not recommended.
No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) is permitted during a 3MT presentation.
One single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. In preparing the slide, remember that 'less is more'. It does not have to include text. Visual cues are very effective in assisting the presenter's explanation of their research (No slide transitions, animations, sound or 'movement' is permitted).
Yes, quotes can be included from a poem or song if it is relevant to the presenter's thesis topic. Poetry and song lyrics are not permitted to be used to present the entire 3MT and their use should be very limited.