Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) was developed by The University of Queensland to celebrate the exciting research conducted by PhD Students. Participants have one slide and 3 minutes to present their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Since its inception in 2008, the popularity of 3MT has grown, and competitions are now held in over 200 universities across more than 18 countries worldwide.

Following the success of the first run of 3MT at GCU in 2015 and then again last year as part of GCU’s Research Day, The Graduate School are calling all GCU doctoral students to get involved in this initiative. Training sessions will be provided to everyone to support the preparation of presentations, and there is no obligation to enter the competition after attending the training. The GCU 3MT final will take place as part of GCU’s Research Day celebrations on in June 2018. The winner will go on to represent GCU in the UK 3MT competition.

Interested? Please email for information about training sessions and how to sign up.

- The seven Three Minute Thesis finalists from 2016