Showcasing Our Research

We are proud to showcase the outstanding work of our research students at events open to the public each year. We welcome representatives from industry, alumni, government and academia to view student research projects in progress and network with our PhD, MPhil and Honours candidates. 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) 

The popular 3MT competition displays the breadth and depth of our student research projects and is a highlight of the academic year. A fun and rigorous event, 3MT puts our world-class research on display in a highly accessible way. Through three-minute ‘pitches’, 3MT supports PhD candidates to develop their presentation and communication skills and translate academic ideas effectively to a general audience.  

How It Works 

Business School students compete during heats, and three winners then progress to the UNSW 3MT interfaculty final. The UNSW finalist then presents at the Australia and New Zealand 3MT Competition, joining representatives from more than 30 other Universities from the region. 

Award Winners

First Place: Fatima Jamal Khan, PhD Candidate School of Economics. Positive Psychology, Human Capital and Wellbeing: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan. 
Second Place: Blair Wang, PhD Candidate SISTM. Critical Theory Perspectives on Location-Independent Digital Work and Digital Nomadism. 
Third Place: Angtyasti Jiwasiddi, PhD Candidate SISTM. Understanding the relationship between digital nomads and local communities. 
People's Choice Award: Blair Wang, PhD candidate SISTM. 

First Place: Christian Criado-Perez Chanin, School of Management 
Runner Up: Nursafwah Tugiman, School of Marketing 
Third Place: Daniel Wheadon, School of Economics 
People's Choice Award: Christian Criado-Perez Chanin, School of Management and Julian Prester, School of Information Systems, Technology & Management 

First Place: Bradley Hastings, School of Management 
Runner Up: Guillaume Boglioni Beaulieu, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies 
Third Place: Eunice Khoo, School of Accounting 
People's Choice Award: David Lie, School of Marketing 

Student Research Fair 

Our Student Research Fair showcases the work of our postgraduate research degree and undergraduate honours students in an engaging and accessible visual format. Students present an aspect of the research they are undertaking for their thesis through graphs, diagrams and tables, and are awarded for clarity, rigour and relevance. 

How It Works 

Honours and Postgraduate Research Degree students submit a PowerPoint slide that visually represents an aspect of their thesis. Students must then be prepared to present their slide in front of other students, staff and guests attending the Research Fair and describe their research in a few minutes. Cash prizes are awarded to the winning entries. 

Applications are assessed for: 

  • Robustness of research methods and results (or research ideas for undergraduate posters) 
  • Clarity of presentation, both visual and oral 
  • Visual appeal  
  • Transparency of the relevance of research – do results have impact? Are findings important? Has the competitor made this easy to understand? 

Previous Award Winners

2019 winners

Winner Stream 1: Julian Prester, School of Information Systems and Technology Management 
Winner Stream 2: Luke Zhou, School of Risk & Actuarial  
Winner Stream 3: Arseny Gorbenko, School of Banking & Finance 
Winner Stream 4: Srinwanti H Chaudhury, School of Marketing 
People’s Choice Award: Leigh Mellish, School of Management 

2018 winners

Winner HDR e-poster: Jonas Heller 
Runner Up HDR e-poster: Jessica Zhang 
Winner Honours e-poster: Stephen Burgess 
People’s Choice Winner HDR: Malshika Dias 
People’s Choice Winner Honours: Tristan Truuvert