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Win $2000 in three minutes? The Three Minute Thesis Competition
It’s on again in 2011! Higher degree by research candidates are invited to join the 3MT competition and pit their presentation skills against each other in order to win Faculty and University prizes.
Competitors must outline the significance of their research thesis in lay terms to a non-specialist audience. The competition is a light-hearted way of approaching a serious challenge: ‘How do I communicate the significance and benefit of my research to an intelligent but non-specialist audience’? It is an important communication skill for anyone considering a future in research – it might just get them the funding or the job they need!
School and faculty heats will take place in June and July, and the University finals will be part of the University’s Open Day events at 3pm-5pm on Sunday 21 August in the Scott Theatre, North Terrace Campus. The two finalists from each faculty, ten in all, will vie for an international research or conference grant of up to $2,000.
The University’s winner will go on to represent the University at the Australian and New Zealand 3MT competition being hosted this year by the University of Western Australia on 29 September. The first prize is valued at $5,000 with a $2,000 runner-up prize. The winner’s university will the host the Australian and New Zealand finals in 2012.
The Researcher Education and Development (RED) team will provide training and practice workshops to help you hone your presentation skills.
More competition information, including eligibility criteria for competition entry, online registration and Faculty Competition Coordinator details, is available from the RED website.