3 Minute Thesis 2017: Preliminary heats Event as iCalendar

(All events, All seminars)

13 July 2017

12 - 4pm

Venue: The University of Auckland Business School, Level 0, Case Room 3, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland

Registrations close: 12pm Friday 30 June 2017

The Business School 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) heats 2017 are an opportunity to network, articulate your research to an audience, and be in to win a cash prize.

The winner from the Business School heat will take part in the University-wide finals on Thursday 3 August. Two winners will be chosen - one doctoral and one masters winner.

The doctoral winner will be flown to Australia to compete in the Asia/Pacific Competition at the University of Queensland, Brisbane on Friday 29 September 2017.

The masters winner will participate in the national 3MT® Masters Inter-University Challenge, against candidates from Otago, Canterbury, Lincoln, Waikato, Massey, AUT and Victoria University (Wellington). The competition will be hosted by Victoria University in Wellington on Thursday, 24 August 2017.

“The 3MT competition gives your research a fresh outside perspective, great media coverage and positive feedback – if you’re excited about your research, why not share it with the world?” – Sobia Mughal, MCom student and 2016 University of Auckland 3MT winner

Entry criteria

Entries are open to research masters and confirmed doctoral candidates undertaking research at the University of Auckland. 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 by the date of their first presentation are eligible to compete; graduates are not eligible.

Find out more about the rules, terms and conditions on the 3MT® webpage.


You will be given the opportunity to practice your presentation at a prior training session where you will receive constructive feedback.

Date: Thursday 6 July 2017
Time: 2-3pm (masters 3MT participants)
         3-4pm (doctoral 3MT participants)
Venue: The University of Auckland Business School, Room 321, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road

Cash prizes

: $300
Runners-up (2): $100 each

: $300
Runners-up (2): $100 each

For more information, see Three Minute Thesis Competition