The University of Newcastle, Australia

This year's 3MT Competition has gone digital

They say that, on average, it would take nine hours to present an eighty thousand-word thesis to an audience. Our competitors have just three minutes.

The 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) final is a competition held annually for Higher Degree Research candidates across the University. In just three minutes, using only a static slide, participants present their research – what they’re doing, how they’re doing it and why. This year our fifteen finalists, representing a broad range of disciplines across the university, delivered their presentations virtually with over 4000 votes received over a 24-hour period to decide on the People’s Choice Award.

An awards ceremony was held on Thursday 20 August 2020, with our Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Alex Zelinsky, presenting the winners with their awards. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President, Professor Janet Nelson, delivered an inspiring address to the finalists which was live-streamed across the world.

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to Unibank for their continued support.

First place - Philippa Ditton-Phare - Improving Doctor-Patient Communication in Psychiatry: An Evaluation of a Communication Skills Training Program
Second Place - Jessica Madden - A Genetic Approach to Understanding Chronic Pain
Third Place - Jarrod Sansom -  Facebook Wars: You’re either with us….. or against us
People’s Choice  - Sabiha Matin – Faculty of Business and Law - Optiizing the benefits of hosting business events

Meet our 2020 winners

Meet our 2020 finalists

AWARD CEREMONY View the awards presentation here