University of Newcastle Three Minute Thesis Final
The ‘Three Minute Thesis’ was initiated by the University of Queensland in 2008. Due to the enthusiasm for the Three Minute Thesis concept it was adopted in numerous universities leading to the Inaugural Australia & New Zealand Three Minute Thesis competition, held at UQ in 2010. The success of the Three Minute Thesis competition has seen it grow to include 43 universities in 2012 and its adoption by other countries internationally.
Current research higher degree students from all faculties at the University of Newcastle have three minutes to explain their research to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are allowed a single, static powerpoint slide and are judged on communication, comprehension and engagement. Students are competing for a range of prizes and a chance to progress to the National/Trans Tasman final held at University of Western Sydney on Friday 18 October 2013.
All staff, students and members of the public are invited to the annual University of Newcastle Three Minute Thesis Final - a showcase of our students’ research excellence across all faculties.
This is a great event for you to experience first hand the talent of our research higher degree students and throw your support behind your faculty as the finalists compete for a chance to represent Newcastle at the National Finals.
TIME: 10am - 12noon
DATE: Friday 26 July 2013
WHERE: Richardson Wing, Nursing Theatre, RW149
This year the judging panel will consist of former Professor of Architecture and crime writer Emeritus Professor Barry Maitland, Ms Natasha Beyersdorf, newsreader and journalist (NBN television) and Ms Lee Shearer, former senior executive of the NSW police force.
Refreshments will be served after the event in the Foyer.
Please RSVP to Nadine Barry, Nadine.Barry@newcastle.edu.au by 19 July 2013.
Visit the website for further information www.newcastle.edu.au/3minutethesis
The 2013 Three Minute Thesis Final is kindly sponsored by the Co-Op Bookshop.