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2019 Three Minute Thesis New Zealand Inter-University Master’s Final

Te Wānaka Rakahau - Ākoka 2019

Three Minute Thesis NZ Final

University of Otago was proud to host the 2019 Three Minute Thesis New Zealand Inter-University Master’s Final on 22 August. Master’s students from each of New Zealand's eight universities travelled to Dunedin to battle it out to be the overall New Zealand champion!

New Zealand Inter-University Master’s Final Winner

Livvy Mitchell, Master of Business (Economics), Auckland University of Technology
Topic: Home detention: Couch surfing or job preserving?
Livvy won a $1,000 grant from the Graduate Research School to contribute towards her research.

People’s Choice Award

Jonah Belk, Master of Science (Neuroscience), Department of Zoology, University of Otago
Topic: Modelling the passive dynamics of spider locomotion through robotic design
Jonah won a $500 grant from the Graduate Research School to contribute towards his research

Three Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an entertaining event where our brightest students compete in presenting their research project. The rules? 3 minutes, 1 slide and to be aimed at a general audience.

3MT was developed by the University of Queensland to cultivate master’s and doctoral students’ academic presentation and research communication skills. 3MT events are held by over 600 universities in more than 65 countries worldwide.