Three Minute Thesis Competition

The 3MT Competition supports the development of research students’ capacity to communicate ideas effectively to a range of non-specialist audiences and to the wider community.

The UNSW Business School runs a 3MT Competition Heat every year where the top three students from the Business School heat go on to compete in the UNSW 3MT Interfaculty Final, hosted by the Graduate Research School. The winner of the UNSW 3MT Interfaculty Final then presents at the Australia and New Zealand Three Minute Thesis Competition on behalf of UNSW, with over 30 other Universities from Australia and New Zealand.

In 2012, the Business Schools Marketing entrant Sumaiya Ahmed won the Interfaculty Final Competition.

3MT Business School  Heat for 2018 will be held on July 31st 

In 2018 the prize will be $500 for first place, $250 for runner up and $250 for people's choice award.

Monday 17 September 2018 UNSW 3MT Interfaculty Final

4:30pm, The Roundhouse

Thursday 27 September 2018 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition, University of Queensland

3MT Development Series:

The Researcher Development Unit has developed a 3MT development series to support Higher Degree Research Candidates in entering their faculty heats, prior to the Interfaculty Final.

Further details & to register

Information for candidates thinking of participating in 3MT

Application form

Webinar Introduction: 3MT….is it for me?

11 May, 11:00am-12.00pm
Part 1: Workshop: Foundations for developing an effective 3MT
25 May, 9:30am-12.30pm OR 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Part 2: Workshop: Delivering an effective 3MT
8 June, 9:30am-12.30pm

Part 3: Workshop: Preparing for your 3MT performance
22 June, 9:30am-12:30pm

Award Winners

The 2017 Business School 3MT Competition Heat

First Place & People's Choice Award: Yitang (Jenny) Yang, School of Accounting
Runner Up: Varina Michaels, School of Management
Third Place: Felix Septianto, School of Marketing

The 2016 Business School 3MT Competition Heat

First Place: Benjamin Walker, School of Management
Runner Up: Cecilia Yi-Hsuan Chiu, School of Accounting
Third Place: Jake An, School of Marketing and Carmel Emanuel, School of Accounting
People’s Choice Award: Benjamin Walker, School of Management

The 2015 Business School 3MT Competition Heat

First Place: Jeffrey Scott, School of Taxation & Business Law
Runner Up: Hien Hoang, School of Accounting
Third Place: David Bell, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
People’s Choice Award: Jeffrey Scott, School of Taxation & Business Law

The 2014 Business School 3MT Competition Heat

First Place: Ann Kayis, School of Taxation & Business Law
Runner Up: Anastasia Utesheva, School of Information Systems, Technology & Management
Third Place & People’s Choice Award: Rifat Sharmelly, School of Management

The 2013 Business School 3MT Competition Heat

First Place: Benjamin Walker, School of Management
Runner Up & People’s Choice Award: Ilro Lee, School of Management
Third Place: Peter Slattery, School of Information Systems, Technology & Management

The 2012 Business School 3MT Competition Heat

First Place & People’s Choice Award: Shan Zhou, School of Accounting
Runner Up: Sumaiya Ahmed, School of Marketing