Communications & Media

Be part of the 5 Minute Research Pitch

The 5-minute presentation is regarded by some as the most challenging of all presentations to create and deliver. 

But, can academics really explain an entire research project in less than 5 minutes? And even if they can, would the general public be able to understand it?

The 5 Minute Research Pitch (5RP) competition involves researchers delivering a five-minute presentation of their current or recently completed research with the aid of three PowerPoint slides.

Similar to the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for Higher Degree by Research candidates, 5RP provides early to mid-career researchers with an opportunity to develop their presentation skills, showcase their research to a national audience and potentially win funding to further their research.

The competition is divided into two discipline groupings – Science and Health and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – and will be held across two institutional heats and one Institutional final. A cross-disciplinary judging panel will be assembled for each institutional event.

The winner from each discipline grouping will receive $1000 to be credited to their university research account and an all-expenses paid trip to represent the University at the national final in Brisbane in November.

  • Institutional Heat (North)– Monday 22 October 2018, 9.30-10.30am, NH.V137, Newnham (VC to Centen132, “Harvard” Room 1, Sandy Bay). 
  • Institutional Heat (South)– Tuesday 23 October 2018, 9.30-10.30am, Centen134 “Harvard” Room 2, Sandy Bay (VC to NH A023, Newnham). 
  • Institutional Final– Friday 2 November 2018, 9.30-11.30am, Alan Bray Room, Staff Club. 

Staff, students and members of the community are invited to attend any or all of the Institutional events.

Please RSVP to for the finals only. No RSVP is required for the heats.

Detailed eligibility and competition information is available in the 5RP 2018 Guidelines.

Any questions can be directed to the Researcher Development team at

Published on: 17 Oct 2018 10:02am