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: Maria George, PhD in School of Information Systems and Technology Management

    Title: Societal implications of algorithmic decision-making systems

    Runner-up: Phong Thanh Nguyen, PhD in School of Management and Governance

    Title: Communicating change

    Third place: Doreen Kabuche, PhD in School of Risk and Actuarial Studies

    Title: Longevity risk: Retirement product innovation and risk management strategies

    People’s choice award: Blair Wang, PhD in School of Information Systems and Technology Management

    Title: Critical theory perspectives on location-independent digital work and digital nomadism

  • First place: Fatima Jamal Khan, PhD in School of Economics

    Title: Positive psychology, human capital and wellbeing: Experimental evidence from Pakistan.

    Runner-up: Blair Wang, PhD in School of Information Systems and Technology Management

    Title: Critical theory perspectives on location-independent digital work and digital nomadism.

    Third place: Angtyasti Jiwasiddi, PhD in School of Information Systems and Technology Management

    Title: Understanding the relationship between digital nomads and local communities.

    People's choice award: Blair Wang, PhD in School of Information Systems and Technology Management

  • 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

  • 2020 online poster competition winners

    Jingduan Li, School of Accounting
    Miguel Lorca, School of Economics
    Rora Sari, School of Information Systems and Technology Management
    Sarka Stepankova, School of Accounting
    Shaun Castor, School of Taxation and Business Law

  • 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 

  • Winner HDR poster: Jonas Heller, School of Marketing
    Runner-up HDR poster: Jessica Zhang, School of Accounting
    Winner Honours poster: Stephen Burgess, School of Economics
    People’s Choice Winner HDR poster: Malshika Dias, School of Informations Systems and Technology Management
    People’s Choice Winner Honours: Tristan Truuvert, School of Economics

Further information

For further information on this event, please contact the UNSW Business School Research Office.