CECS 3MT

 

WATCH: SEE OUR PAST WINNERS!

Jessica Rahman, 2020 People’s Choice winner

Anushka Vidanage, 2019 People’s Choice winner

Ankur Sharma, 2018 ANU 3MT Final winner

Kiara Bruggeman, 2015 ANU 3MT Final winner

 

Key dates for 2021

Build your skills

CECS 3MT mentor drop-in session

Drop-in sessions are both in-person or virtual via Zoom. Registration is required for both. If you are attending in person, our drop-in sessions will be held in Meeting Room S216, Level 2, CSIT Building.

3 June

Research Communication: finding the right words

8 June

Research Communication: making it look and sound good

9 June

CECS 3MT mentor drop-in session

Drop-in sessions are both in-person or virtual via Zoom. Registration is required for both. If you are attending in person, our drop-in sessions will be held in Meeting Room S216, Level 2, CSIT Building.

10 June

Visual your thesis: putting your presentation together

10 June

CECS 3MT mentor drop-in session

Drop-in sessions are both in-person or virtual via Zoom. Registration is required for both. If you are attending in person, our drop-in sessions will be held in Meeting Room S216, Level 2, CSIT Building.

16 June

Expert communicator boot camp

A three-day intensive performance training opportunity. Open to all interested candidates. Registration open until 31 May

16-18 June

CECS 3MT mentor drop-in session

Drop-in sessions are both in-person or virtual via Zoom. Registration is required for both. If you are attending in person, our drop-in sessions will be held in Meeting Room S216, Level 2, CSIT Building.

23 June


Competition dates

All College and School finals take place this month July
One-on-one finalist coaching and media engagement 9-13 August
First 3MT Finalist’s dress rehearsal 25 August
Second 3MT dress rehearsal 31 August
3MT Final, 6-8pm 1 September
Asia-Pacific 3MT video submission deadline 17 September
Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT Final 20 October

 

Prizes

In addition to the excellent skills you’ll develop and the people you’ll meet, there are competition prizes. Prize money will be supplied and distributed at the 3 Minute Thesis final as follows:

  • $5,000 will be provided to the winner of the ANU final – provided by Dean HDR.
  • $2,500 prize for the second runner up – provided by Dean HDR
  • $500 prize for the people’s choice – provided by Dean HDR

 

Eligibility

Active ANU PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who have successfully passed their Submission of thesis proposal for review (TPR; including candidates whose thesis is under submission) are eligible to participate in 3MT competitions at all levels, including the Asia-Pacific 3MT competition. 

MPhil and pre-TPR PhD and Professional Doctorate (Research) candidates who are active in program are eligible to participate in the ANU 3MT competition up to and including the College finals but cannot advance to the ANU 3MT final.

Graduates are not eligible.

In 2018, a new rule was created to ensure fairness in the competition. ANU 3MT finalists are ineligible for any further competitions, at the school or college level. Instead, we encourage their participation and involvement as role models and ambassadors.

 

COVID safe measures

All training will be advertised in the HDR Update and will comply with current ANU COVID safe guidelines.

Candidates have the option to participate remotely in all workshops, but not the Expert Communicator Boot Camp.

ANU will endeavour to have a live final that engages the local Canberra community. Hosted in Llewellyn Hall, the audience size will be determined by COVID guidelines in place on the date specified.

The ANU final will be live-streamed and the film of our winner will be submitted to UQ.

 

 

Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing