On 15 July eighteen talented research students explained their thesis at the UON Three Minute Thesis Final.

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Three Minute Thesis 2016

Come to the 3 Minute Thesis UON Final and hear about the exciting research undertaken by our next generation of innovators! 3MT challenges research students to communicate the significance and outcomes of their research to a general audience in just three minutes, using a single presentation slide. 3MT is an international competition held in over 200 universities worldwide.

Date: Wednesday July 20

Time: 4pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre CT202, Computer and Information Sciences Building, Callaghan Campus.

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Refreshments will be served after the competition.

Everyone is welcome to attend - invite your colleagues and family.  The 3MT is a fantastic showcase of our talented HDR candidates -  come along and support your Faculty competitors!

Eighteen of our talented research students participated in the UON Three Minute Thesis Finals in 2015.


There was a range of fascinating topics presented to the judges and the crowd of academics, students, family and friends.

First prize - Katrina Hogan

PhD (Law)
Katrina's topic is Creating an Australian Framework to Nurture Conscious Capitalism.

Second prize - Kurtis Budden

PhD (Immunology & Microbiology)
The title of Kurtis' thesis is Three Minute Faeces: Our Helpful Neighbours in COPD.

Third prize - Patrick Cooper

PhD (Psychology)
Patrick's topic is Theta Oscillatory Networks Influence Individual Differences in Cognitive Control Ability.

Patrick was the highest ranked confirmed PhD candidate and represented UON at the Trans-Tasman final on October 2nd.

View all our 3MT finalists at the University of Newcastle's YouTube page.

If you would like to view more Three Minute Thesis Finalists these are available on the University of Newcastle's YouTube page.

For more information on the competition please see our Three Minute Thesis webpage.

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