Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students. Developed by The University of Queensland, the exercise cultivates students' academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

The winner of the BEL Faculty competition will go on to compete in the UQ 3MT® Final (subject to eligibility) and may proceed to compete in the 2016 Asia-Pacific 3MT® competition. The winners have a chance to win up to $16,000 in prizes. 

Prior to the UQ Final, the UQ Graduate School will coordinate a UQ 3MT® Wildcard Final to select an additional finalist, with contestants being the People’s Choice winner from each of the Faculty/Institute Finals.  If the Faculty winner is also the People’s Choice winner, the Runner-up will proceed to the Wildcard Final.  The Wildcard winner will be offered the opportunity to compete in the UQ 3MT® Final. 

To learn more about the competition history, eligibility, rules, and gain valuable preparation tips, visit the 3MT website or email the Graduate School for further information.

BEL Faculty’s Three Minute Thesis Final competition

Fri 12 Aug 2016 2:00pm3:30pm


Level 2, Global Change Institute
The University of Queensland, St Lucia

Expand your horizon in three minutes:

  • Buyonics: explaining and predicting consumer channel choice preference.
  • Addressing climate change causes and effects on agriculture, land use, and energy in South Asian economies. 
  • How should the law deal with treatment refusal in cases of anorexia nervosa?

You can find the answers to these and some other great questions by coming along to the BEL Faculty’s Three Minute Thesis Final competition.

In the space of one stimulating and highly-entertaining hour you will hear from 11 of the BEL Faculty’s PhD students presenting their theses in a snappy and engaging three minute presentation.

All academic and professional staff, and students (undergraduate, postgraduate and research) are welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice winner while the judges deliberate on the Faculty winner who will go on to compete in the UQ-wide competition.

Please join us from 1.45pm for a 2pm start.

BEL Faculty 3MT® competitors

View BEL Faculty competitor's slides and Thesis titles and summaries.

Entry summaries