Three Minute Thesis

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Three Minute Thesis

The Final Round of the 3 Minute Thesis was held on Friday 17 August 12pm in the Hunter Council Chambers and was followed by a catered lunch in the Hunter Common Room.

The competition final included the winners of university wide faculty rounds who competed to win the top prize of $3000 as well as travel to the Asia-Pacific Competition for the highest scoring PhD student and the New Zealand Inter-University Competition for the highest scoring Masters Student.

Three Minute Thesis is an event that celebrates innovative new research conducted by PhD students from around the world. Developed by The University of Queensland, 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports student’s capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non specialist audience.

Competitors had to explain their research using only a single static PowerPoint slide in just under 3 minutes, while avoiding jargon and making the significance and impact of their research clear to a general audience. Criteria included making the audience want to know more, and having good stage presence and communicating clearly and confidently.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Victoria University Three Minute Thesis Competition and to everyone who participated. We are pleased to annouse the winners below:

Saskia Ymker, 1st prize –  $3000 (and travel to the Inter-University Masters Final)
Jasmine Chan-Hyam –  2nd prize: $1000 (and travel to the Trans-Tasman Grand Final) & People’s Choice Award
Zak Murray – 3rd prize: $500 & Resilience & Sustainability Prize: $500
Sonja Hummel – Vic International prize: $250
Darryn Ooi – Honours Prize: $250

You can watch the 2018 finalist’s presentations on youtube here:

3MT 2018 – Zak Murray https://youtu.be/i8RyATsP3YY

3MT 2018 – Kristopher Nielsen: https://youtu.be/Mlgj1tlIGfQ

3MT 2018 – Sonja Hummel: https://youtu.be/6G0LhC4g1Qc

3MT 2018 – Meera Muralidharan: https://youtu.be/B9YHAHWRVnI

3MT 2018 – Rose Cole: https://youtu.be/VUrOV2cG3fM

3MT 2018 – Jasmine Chan-Hyam: https://youtu.be/3Z12EgtZ9sM

3MT 2018 – Pip Dean: https://youtu.be/UM9eDucuJSg

3MT 2018 – Saskia Ymker: https://youtu.be/zsu6OmdWc6o

3MT 2018 – Darryn Ooi: https://youtu.be/Lsi5cqU05FY

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