Free

ANUHDR: How to win the 3 Minute Thesis competition

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Building 10T1, Room 1.08

Ellerly Cresent

Acton, ACT 2601

Australia

Event description

Description

How to win the 3MT competition

Having a concise ‘elevator pitch’ about your research and why it is important is useful when you are talking to people at conferences – and when your grandmother demands to know why you haven’t left school yet at the family BBQ. The 3MT is an international competition which asks research students to present a compelling three minute oration on their thesis topic, and its significance, in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience – using a single PowerPoint slide. In this workshop we watch videos of 3MT winners (and losers) and you get to work on your own pitch. At the end of this workshop you will have the outline of an elevator speech and, probably, greater clarity on your thesis too.

This workshop is part of the Science, Health and Medicine Career development Framework program and can be counted as a valid activity

At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Talk about bad presentations
  • Look at some examples of the 3MT in action
  • Go through some steps to help you make one

This sessions is faciliteted by Dr Cally Guerin who is a Learning Advisor in Research Skills and Training at The Australian National University. She has worked in researcher education since 2008. Her research interests include research writing, academic identities, the academic workforce, and doctoral education. She is a founding co-editor of the DoctoralWriting blog. Cally is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now known as Advance HE).

100% of participants surveyed in 2017 recommend this presentation to their peers. Participants said:

"I like how there were examples of previous presentations and the discussions that ensued. This would otherwise have not happened if you were watching them by yourself. And it was very relevant and helpful as well."

"I'm now excited about being involved and developing my skills!"

Strictly limited places.
Click here for a map to this session’s location.
If you have any questions, please contact the ANU Research Skills and Training team on researchtraining@anu.edu.au

By registering for this event, you are committing to attendance. There is a $50.00 penalty payment for non-attendance! This event is very popular; if you cannot make the event, please CANCEL you registration in Eventbrite.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Building 10T1, Room 1.08

Ellerly Cresent

Acton, ACT 2601

Australia

Save This Event

Event Saved