3 Minute Thesis competition: Inaugural heats Event as iCalendar

31 July 2017

9:30am - 4:30pm

Venue: Liggins Institute – Room 505-011

Location: 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland

Cost: Free

Website: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/postgraduate-students/3-minute-thesis-competition.html

We are excited to announce the inaugural heats for the University’s 3 Minute Thesis competition!

In this competition students have three minutes to explain their thesis with the help of one single static PowerPoint slide. All that study and thousands of words? Why not take on the challenge of explaining your thesis in just three minutes? Liggins Institute students can take part in the 'open heat' on 31 July 2017.

One masters and one doctoral winner will be chosen and these successful participants will go forward to the University Final on 3 August. There are great prizes to be won and the winners of the University finals will represent us at the Inter Uni-Masters Challenge at Victoria University in Wellington (Masters winner) on 24 August 2017 or at the 3MT Asia-Pacific Final in Brisbane (Doctoral winner) on 29 September 2017

Entries are open to research masters students and doctoral candidates undertaking research – Masters students must be currently enrolled in a research project of 90 points or more; doctoral candidates must have successfully passed their confirmation milestones (successfully completed their Provisional Year). Doctoral and masters candidates whose theses are under examination are eligible to compete; graduates are not eligible.

This is an excellent opportunity for networking and to develop vital presentation skills- and to win prizes and travel, so register now! You've got until Monday 17 July 2017.

Find out more about the 3MT competition or register now for the open heat.  

See a Liggins 3MT finalist in action

Liggins Institute PhD graduate Kai Yie Tay was a finalist in the University of Auckland’s 2014 3 Minute Thesis competition. Here Kai Yie explains her research into how the combination of preterm birth and neonatal anaemia affect structure and function of the heart. Her supervisor was Professor Frank Bloomfield.