The 3MT is an academic competition which challenges you to describe your research to a general audience within three minutes. It is a fantastic opportunity for you to practice your public engagement skills and build confidence. 3MT was developed by the University of Queensland, and the first competition was held in 2008. Since then, 3MT has grown in popularity, with over 350 universities across more than 18 countries worldwide participating.

It sounds deceptively simple, but it takes great skill to simplify and condense a project which has been years in the making into a short presentation. The heats take place in April and the grand final is part of the University’s annual May Festival. We provide training and coaching sessions to help you refine your presentation and communication skills.


Congratulations to our 2019 winners!                                             

Overall winner:  Katya Dimitrova Petrova (School of Geosciences) [link to video]

People’s choice: Teresa Grohmann, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition) [link to video].

View the presentations from some of our past participants [links to videos].