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HDR Communication Competitions

Virtual Three Minute Thesis and Visualise your Thesis

2021 HDR Communication Competitions

In 2021 CDU is taking part in the Virtual Three Minute Thesis and Visualise your Thesis.

CDU Time line for both competitions:

  • Tuesday 20 July - Draft Submissions due
  • Tuesday 3 August - Feedback on drafts given
  • Tuesday 17 August - Final Submissions due
  • Tuesday 31 August (TBC) - CDU Winners Announced

Submitting Drafts and Final Entries

For the CDU Three Minute Thesis competition, please email the following to research.degrees@cdu.edu.au

  • The Vimeo link to your video
  • 3MT title slide and
  • 3MT PowerPoint slide

For the CDU Visualise your Thesis competition, please email the following to research.degrees@cdu.edu.au

  • Competition checklist*
  • A PowerPoint file using the VYT Powerpoint template supplied* and embedded video

*the CDU Office of Research & Innovation will provide the template and checklist to competitors in July

Visualise your Thesis

Visualise your Thesis (VYT) is an international competition for graduate researchers, created by the University of Melbourne.

ELIGIBILITY: Entry is  open  to currently-enrolled CDU PhD and Master by Research candidates who are active and attending. It is suitable for all disciplines and for students at any stage of their candidature.

Competitors present their projects in a 60-second, eye-catching, audio-visual digital display. Using a pre-supplied template, they are tasked with developing a striking e-poster presentation that succinctly describes their research, and its potential benefits, to a non-specialist audience.

The winning entry (first place) will represent Charles Darwin University in the 2021 Visualise Your Thesis International Competition, which will be held online. Check the international competition website for prize details (https://research.unimelb.edu.au/visualiseyourthesis)

Visualise your Thesis logo

Virtual Three Minute Thesis 

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) looks a little different these days. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 3MT in 2021 involves pre-recorded presentations, rather than live presentations in front of an audience, as was the format in the previous years. Please note: competitors *will not* be judged on video/ recording quality or editing capabilities (optional inclusions). Judging will focus on the presentation, ability to communicate research to a non-specialist audience, and 3MT PowerPoint slide.

ELIGIBILITY

Competitors must:

  • be a CDU PhD Candidates (Masters by Research candidates are NOT ELIGIBLE for the 3MT)
  • have passed their Confirmation of Candidature by the date of their first virtual presentation and
  • be active (enrolled, not on LOA).

Competitors have 3 minutes to effectively explain their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The 3MT competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.  See https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/watch-3mt for examples of previous winners.

The CDU winner will be invited to submit an entry in the 2021 Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT Final. They have the option to either submit their current presentation or rerecord and submit a new presentation. Prizes for the Asia Pacific competition include research travel grants between $1000 and $5000.

Three Minute Thesis logo

Prizes** for each CDU competition*

  • Winner - $2,000 Research Grant
  • ***newly added prize*** Runner Up - $TBA
  • People’s Choice - $500 Research Grant

**These research grants may be used as part of your student allocation.

Winners of CDU competitions move on to:

*The CDU competitions will only proceed if a minimum number of EOI's and entries are received for each. 

     

    See below for information about last year's winners.

    2020 Competition

    In 2020, CDU took part in the Virtual Three Minute Thesis and Visualise your Thesis competitions. We have received entries from 12 HDR students.

    The Winners of the 2020 Visualise your Thesis competition were:

    Visualise your Thesis Winners

    The Winners for the 2020 Virtual Three Minute Thesis were:

    Winner of the CDU 3MT

    Virtual Three Minute Thesis

     Mujiburrahman Thontowi

    Beautiful but Fragile: Multi-hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS) in Indonesia

     

     Luciana Massi

    A birthing tree and a safe place for growing healthy babies
     

     

     Penelope Sweeting

    Suicides in hospitals and prisons Reducing the holes in the cheese

     

     Simon Morris

    One Size does not fit all 
     

     

    Timothy Howarth

     Small babies, Small returns

     

    Visualise your thesis slide presentations

    There are 7 entries in the competition. Please click through the slides to view the full entry:

    1. Anita Rijal

    Understanding the impact of education agent services on Nepalese students' study experiences in Australia

    H5P Component

    2. Eva San

     Exploring the third space in creative therapies

    H5P Component

    3. Jenny House

    Community-based fisheries management through a gender lens: examining gendered participation in fisheries management and monitoring in Timor-Leste

     

    H5P Component

    4. Varunika Ruwanpura

    Introducing radical cure for P. vivax malaria: stakeholder networks, policy processes and contextual factors influencing policy change in three countries

    H5P Component

    5. Lucy Stewart

    Supporting Custodians to raise awareness of and respect for sacred sites through cultural education platforms in Mparntwe (Alice Springs)

    H5P Component

    6. Winnie Chen

    Territory Kidney Care: a clinical decision support tool for chronic kidney disease – development, validation, and cost-effectiveness

    H5P Component

    7. Yvette Martin

    Artistic bodies in response to disaster

    H5P Component

    Virtual Three Minute Thesis 

    The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) looks a little different this year due. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 3MT in 2020 involves pre-recorded presentations, rather than live presentations in front of an audience, as was the format in the previous years. Please note: competitors *will not* be judged on video/ recording quality or editing capabilities (optional inclusions). Judging will focus on the presentation, ability to communicate research to a non-specialist audience, and 3MT PowerPoint slide.

    Competitors have 3 minutes to effectively explain their research in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The 3MT competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.  See https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/watch-3mt for examples of previous winners.

    For the CDU competition, the prizes are:

    • Winner TBA

    The CDU winner will be invited to submit an entry in the 2021 Virtual Asia-Pacific 3MT Final. They have the option to either submit their current presentation or rerecord and submit a new presentation. Prizes for the Asia Pacific competition include research travel grants between $1000 and $5000.

    Visualise your Thesis

    Visualise your Thesis is an international competition for graduate researchers, created by the University of Melbourne. Entry is open to currently-enrolled PhD and Master by Research candidates who are active and attending. It is suitable for all disciplines and for students at any stage of their candidature.

    Competitors present their projects in a 60-second, eye-catching, audio-visual digital display. Using a pre-supplied template, they are tasked with developing a striking e-poster presentation that succinctly describes their research, and its potential benefits, to a non-specialist audience.

    For the CDU competition, the prizes are:

    • Winner BA

    The winning entry (first place) will represent Charles Darwin University in the 2021 Visualise Your Thesis International Competition, which will be held online. Check the international competition website for prize details (https://research.unimelb.edu.au/visualiseyourthesis)