3 Minute Thesis Competition 2022

We are pleased to announce the Faculty heat for the 2022 3MT. 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a global academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

Each competitor in the Business and Law 3MT will receive $100, with additional prizes of $200 for the Finalist, $100 for the Runner Up, and $100 for the People’s Choice.

Faculty finalists will also compete in the Deakin University final on Thursday 18 August, 2022.

HDR candidates interested in competing in the 3MT will need to read all details regarding eligibility, judging criteria, competition rules, and video presentation criteria.

A reminder that all competitors must be active PhD candidates and have successfully completed confirmation of candidature.

Remember, you only have 3 minutes to present your thesis in a video format, and only one static PowerPoint slide is allowed – no other props.

3MT Competition timeline

  • Submit 3MT Entry Form to Faculty: Friday 10 June 2022 5pm
  • Submit 3MT Video Presentation to Faculty: 17 Friday June 2022 5pm
  • Faculty Heat: Video presentations, judging and winners announced: Thursday 30 June 2022 afternoon (in-person at Burwood campus and online; details TBA)
  • Faculty winners submit videos to GRA: Wednesday 20 July, 2022 5pm
  • 2022 Deakin 3MT and VYT Awards Ceremony: Thursday 18 August 2022 6‐8 pm (Waurn Ponds campus and online)
  • 2022 Virtual Asia-Pacific Competition: Wednesday 19 October 2022

Develop your skills:

3MT resources for live and virtual competitors

(Faculty of Business and Law 3MT will be via video presentation, not live)

3MT video recording competitor guide


Online courses

  • “Driving compelling communications” via Professional Skills Uplift online courses in your Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
  • “Advancing your scientific presentations and narrative tools for researchers” via Nature Masterclasses Online
  • Access relevant learning, such as “Develop your presentation skills and create and deliver engaging presentations” pathways via LinkedIn Learning using your Deakin email and password



The Graduate Research Academy will be offering workshops to develop your communication and presentations skills. Register for a workshop via our Workshops and webinars page.  These include:

Day  Date  Title   Series  Start  End   Register 
Friday 13/05/2022 Virtual Presentation Skills Workshops for HDR Students 10 am


11:30 am 


Register now
Monday 16/05/2022 How to Prepare for the 3MT Competition? Information Session for HDR Students 3:30 pm


4:30 pm


Register now


And take a look at Deakin Research YouTube Channel to view the 2021 finalists’ presentations, including Faculty entrants Hannah Nguyen and Sidharth Murthy.


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