Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a global competition that celebrates the exciting research conducted by higher degree research students (MPhil and PhD), and challenges them to effectively explain their research in just three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

This year, due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, all 3MT competitions will be conducted virtually, which will allow HDR candidates to hone their communication skills, receive peer review, and develop skills presenting their research to a general audience.

The winner and runner up from the school heat will progress to compete in the BEL Faculty 3MT Final.

Learn more about 3MT®.

Three Minute Thesis - School of Economics heat

Wed 17 Jun 2020 10:00am11:30am

Learn about the pioneering research happening at UQ and hear from law and economics HDR students as they present their theses in a snappy three-minute presentation as part of the Schools of Economics Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat.

There are great prizes for the winner, runner up and People’s Choice award. The winner and runner up from each school will progress to the BEL Faculty 3MT final. 

The winner of the BEL Faculty final goes on to compete in the UQ 3MT Final in September against winners from other UQ faculties and institutes.

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 live during the event.

For further information, including the rules and judging criteria, visit the 3MT website.

HDR students can register to compete via StudentHub.

Enquiries - contact Marly Dein via

Tune in to watch the presentations on Wednesday 17 June

All academic and professional staff and students (undergraduate, postgraduate and research) are welcome to tune into zoom for a viewing of the presentations and to hear the announcement of the winner.

Register to get the Zoom link.