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About the 3MT
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
November 8th 2017
3 PM | MUB Ballroom B
The official rules of the competition are:
A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted. No slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.
No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
Presentations are to commence from the stage.
Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.
Additional Details for participants
PowerPoint slide to be submitted through the registration form:
11:59 PM, October 31
Failure to submit by firm deadline will result in disqualification
Participants need to arrive at the event venue
by 2:45 PM
on November 8
. Failure to report early to the event will result in disqualification
Below are links to a couple of videos to give you an insight into what makes a good 3MT presentation and the mistakes to avoid: