UQ Pharmacy 3MT Heats
The School of Pharmacy hosted the annual 3-Minute-Thesis (3MT) competition heat on July 20, with six candidates taking part.
Ms Elena Pera was named the winner of the school level heat, receiving $100 prize money and going on to represent Pharmacy at Faculty Level.
The 3MT competition was launched by UQ in 2008, and aims to assist research higher degree candidates
- develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills and
- increase their capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.
Research higher degree (PhD and MPhil) students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance. 3MT is not an exercise in trivialising or ‘dumbing-down’ research but forces students to consolidate their ideas and crystalise their research discoveries.
In 2009 and 2010 the 3MT concept was promoted to other Australian and New Zealand universities. Enthusiasm for the 3MT concept and its adoption in numerous universities led to the development of an international competition, with the Inaugural Australia & New Zealand 3MT competition held at UQ in 2010.
The popularity of the competition has increased further in 2012, with the UQ Final being held on Tuesday, September 18.
The School of Pharmacy congratulates the following RHD candidates who took part in this year's heats:
- Ms Elena Pera (Winner and Peaople's Choice Award)
- Ms Thi-My-Uyen Nguyen (1st Runner Up)
- Ms Van Hoang (2nd Runner Up)
- Ms Zaswiza Binti Mohamad Noor
- Mr Saad Al Shehri
- Mr Chandramouli Radhakrishnan
To discover more about UQ's 3MT competition, visit the UQ Graduate School website.
Pictured: The six pharmacy participants pictured at PACE after the School of Pharmacy heats