Events, workshops, and seminars

Find out what's on for postgraduate students, staff, and the public at UC, from academic seminars and workshops to social events.

Coming soon


Keep an eye out for events advertised on LEARN and around campus in the meantime.

Coming soon


Keep an eye out for events advertised on LEARN and around campus in the meantime.


3MT is an entertaining event where students are given the opportunity to present their research in no more than 3 minutes with one static PowerPoint slide.  While competitors would normally present in person, due to Covid-19 and the uncertainty of running events, candidates will be asked to submit pre-recorded presentations.  To ensure candidates meet the requirements of the national and international competitions, the rules and guidelines are the same as those from the University of Queensland (founder of 3MT).

The top Master’s candidate will represent UC at the New Zealand nationals at a virtual event hosted by the University of Auckland School of Graduate Studies. 

The top PhD candidate will represent UC at the Asia-Pacific virtual event finals (hosted by the University of Queensland).

Virtual 3MT UC Resources

Students can refer to the 3MT section under Workshops and Events on Postgraduate Research Students’ Learn Page for information on support available from the Library and the Academic Skills Centre.

Eligibility Criteria

Masters Research Students who are currently enrolled in a thesis (90 points or greater).

PhD candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of their first virtual presentation are eligible to participate in 3MT competitions at all levels, including the Asia-Pacific 3MT competition.  Currently enrolled in the thesis.

Key Dates 

2023 keys dates will be confirmed in S1 2023