I recently entered the Three Minute Thesis competition at Victoria University. The Three Minute Thesis competition challenges postgraduate students to explain their thesis research to a non-specialist audience in just 3 minutes. The goal is to clearly outline your research, engage the audience, and make them want to learn more. I thought it sounded like a really fun exercise, so entered the School of Government competition. I was surprised to win the School of Government heat and was even more surprised to go on to win first place in the Victoria University school-wide competition. In September, I will be traveling to compete against the top Master’s students from across New Zealand. The competition is a great exercise in sharing research in a relatable way and was an awesome opportunity to hear about the great work being done by other postgraduate students.

If you have 3 minutes and would like to hear a bit more about my research, check out the video below. Here is a link to the media release about the competition and my presentation.

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Three Minute Thesis Finalists

Watch my Three Minute Thesis presentation here:

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Three Minute Thesis

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