Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a global competition that celebrates the exciting research conducted by higher degree research students (MPhil and PhD), and challenges them to effectively explain their research in just three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

This year, due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, all 3MT competitions will be conducted virtually, which will allow HDR candidates to hone their communication skills, receive peer review, and develop skills presenting their research to a general audience.

Winners of school heats will compete in the BEL Faculty Final.

Learn more about 3MT®.

Three Minute Thesis School of Law heat

Tue 9 Jun 2020 10:00am11:00am

Learn about the pioneering research happening at UQ and hear from law HDR students as they present their theses in a snappy three-minute presentation as part of the Law School Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat.

The winner and runner up from the heat will progress to the BEL Faculty 3MT final. The winner of the BEL Faculty final goes on to compete in the UQ 3MT final in September against winners from other UQ faculties and institutes.

There are also great prizes to be won:


  •        $15 UQ Union voucher
  •        Tea Forte gift box
  •        Frank Green coffee cup
  •        Porcelain mug
  •        Canvas tote bag


People’s Choice:

  •        $10 UQ Union voucher
  •        Tea Forte gift box
  •        Bamboo glass water bottle with tea filter
  •        Porcelain mug


Tune in to watch the presentations on Tuesday 9 June

All academic and professional staff and students (undergraduate, postgraduate and research) are welcome to tune into zoom for a viewing of the presentations and to hear the announcement of the winner. Register to watch the presentations.

For further information, including the rules and judging criteria, visit the 3MT website.

Register to compete via student hub.

Contact: Marly Dein |