3 Minute Thesis Competition Winners

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3 Minute Thesis Competition Winners

The 3 Minute Thesis Competition is an exercise in developing academic and research communication skills.  Participants have three minutes (and one power point slide) to give an engaging and dynamic talk on their thesis topic in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

The 3MT Final was held on Friday 18th August in the Hunter Council Chambers and attended by over 110 people.  The PGSA is delighted to announce the winners:



First – Jennifer Soundy (PhD – Biological Sciences)
Second – Jess Marinaccio (PhD – Va’aomanu Pasifika)
Third – Emma Tennent (PhD – Psychology)
International Prize – Lindsey Pointer (PhD – Government)
People’s Choice Award – Daniel Kleinsman (Master’s – Law)
Honours Winner – Alexandra Birchfield (Honours – Linguistics & Applied Language Studies)


Jennifer will represent VUW at the Asia-Pacific Final in Brisbane on 29 September and Daniel will represent VUW at the Inter-University Master’s 3MT Final, hosted by VUW, on 24 August – you can register here to attend:  http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr/about/events

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists that took part.  Thank you to everyone who entered the competition during the faculty rounds and made it such a success.


Photos are available to download here:  https://imageservices.shootproof.com/gallery/331153MT/

For more info about the 3MT Competition: http://www.vuwpgsa.ac.nz/3mt/


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