Workshop - Preparing for the 3MT: Everything you need to know

You may have given other presentations about your research, perhaps a confirmation seminar, a mid-candidature review, or maybe even some conference presentations. The 3MT is very different from these. In fact many of the things you learned for these presentations you need to unlearn for 3MT.

This workshop explains what the 3MT is and how it works. It describes the judging criteria and provides strategies and suggestions to help you win over the judging panel. You will find out how to make your presentation stand out and be memorable, how to prepare and practice and what to do on the day itself. And very importantly you will learn strategies to cope with the inevitable anxiety.

The workshop includes a set of tools you can use to help you prepare for the 3MT.

The topics covered will include:

  • Identifying your message
  • Understanding the audience
  • The judging criteria
  • Making it interesting
  • Developing your slide
  • How to deliver
  • Dealing with anxiety and nerves

Who is it for?

Any research student who is thinking of participating in the 3MT competition.


2½-3 hours for an unlimited number of participants.


The companion book to this workshop is Preparing for the 3MT: Everything you need to know.