3 Minute Thesis Competition

3 Minute Thesis 2015 Participants
3 Minute Thesis 2015 Participants

On Friday August 25, 13 Faculty of Arts Honours students presented their research at the annual 3 Minute Thesis competition. The students were from 10 different Faculty departments, and spoke about their research on a large variety of topics in front of an audience of over 50 students.

The rules of the competition are simple, but strict. The presenters can speak about their research for only up to 3 minutes, and cannot make use of any props or moving images. This was the first chance many of the presenters had to speak about their research projects, which are due to be submitted in thesis format later this year.

The three judges (Dr Vicki Peel – Director of Graduate Programs, Dr Dan Black – Honours co-ordinator of MFJ and Dr Ruth Morgan – Honours co-ordinator of SoPHIS) acknowledged the high quality of the presentations, and the difficulty in awarding prizes. However, prizes were awarded to the following students :
  • 1st place ($300) – Catherine Snell “The environment in Australian Fairy Tales”
  • 2nd place ($100) – Victoria Radnell “Environmental vales and lived experience of sustainability”
  • 3rd place ($100) – Sarah Field “Through the lens: Reconsidering the role of snipers during the Siege of Sarajevo”.
Congratulations to all participants in the 3 Minute Thesis. For more information about opportunities you can undertake in Hours at the Arts Faculty, please visit http://future.arts.monash.edu/undergraduate-courses/arts-honours/