Prison rehabilitation researcher wins presenting challenge

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s 3 Minute Thesis competition, held on 20 May 2015.

The competition featured eleven excellent presentations from both full time and part time postgraduate researchers.

The presented topics ranged from prison rehabilitation programmes through George Elliot’s mathematical novels to advances in nuclear medicine.

The result was a runner-up prize for Nawshin Dastagir (Department of Cardiovascular Sciences) for her presentation 'How to Beat Your A-Fib' .

The overall winner was Gina Fox (Department of Criminology, pictured) for her presentation 'The Rehabilitation Lottery: Exploring the Delivery and Attitudes Towards Non-Accredited Programmes in a Private Prison Using a Case Study Approach'. Gina will now go on to represent the University at the national 3 Minute Thesis semi-finals to be held later this year.

The Graduate School thanks all of the research students who took part in 3 Minute Thesis and the competition judges.

About 3 Minute Thesis

3 Minute Thesis is an international competition originally developed in by the University of Queensland, Australia.

It is now used in more than 200 universities across over 18 countries around the world.

The rules are quite simple - each presenter has three minutes to give a presentation on the subject of their PhD research. They are allowed one slide to illustrate their talk. And not only that, but they had to deliver a presentation that a mixed audience could understand. Here the presenters had to forget all the jargon they have been trained to use and instead speak in plain English in a way that people from any discipline or none could understand.