Three Minute Thesis

Get ready for 3MT 2024!

Could you present your 80,000-word PhD thesis in less than 180 seconds? The 3MT competition is an unmissable opportunity to refine your research elevator pitch, enhance your presentation skills, and drive the impact of your research.

As a Doctoral student at FMHS, 3MT gives you the chance to showcase your thesis and engage with the research community, so get involved in our Faculty Heat on 19 July to win a place in the University Final.

How does it work?

  • All currently enrolled doctoral candidates are eligible to compete in the University of Auckland 3MT Competition. This includes doctoral candidates whose theses are under examination by the date of their first presentation.
  • The University of Auckland 3MT competition is structured in heats: Faculty Heats and an online Open Heat.
  • Faculty Heat and Open Heat winners are automatically entered into the University of Auckland 3MT Final. If a heat winner is unable to take part in the Final, a runner-up may take their place.
  • On-campus participants must normally compete in their Faculty Heat, while participants who are registered as off-campus candidates may join the online Open Heat.
  • If a doctoral candidate would like to take part in the Open Heat due to exceptional circumstances, they would need to apply to register via the 3MT Open Heat online form.

Get Ready

Are you considering taking part in 3MT 2024 but aren't sure how to get started? We can support you and help you to plan and develop your 3MT presentation.

Key dates

Heat   Date and Time  Venue
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Heat 12.30pm, Wednesday 19 June 2024 Room 503-020
University Final 5pm, Friday 2 August 2024  Room 260-098 OGGB

Entries for the 2024 University of Auckland 3MT competition are open to all currently enrolled doctoral candidates. We invite you to get involved to build your skills, confidence and connections across the research community.