Leicester 3 Minute Thesis Competition 2014 - Winners Announced

Posted by ap507 at Jun 25, 2014 12:06 PM |
First prize awarded to Omolara Okunuga from the Department of Chemistry

The winners of the University's first ever 3 Minute Thesis competition, which was held on Tuesday 24 June 2014, have been announced.

3 Minute Thesis is an international competition originally developed in by the University of Queensland, Australia. It is now used in universities around the world.

The rules are 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.

The overall winner was Omolara Okunuga (pictured) from the Department of Chemistry for her presentation "Death's Fingerprint: Quantifying the Smell of Death". Omolara will now go on to represent the University at the national 3 Minute Thesis semi-finals to be held at the University of York 14 July 2014.

The result was a tie for the runner-up prize - this was shared by Rikke Duus from the School of Management for her presentation "Speak to the Leg: How Objects Form Relationships with Us" and Stevie-Jade Hardy from the Department of Criminology for her presentation "What's Hate Got to Do With It?: Challenging the Myth Around Hate Crime Offenders".

The competition was held for the first time at Leicester in 2014 to coincide with the 10th Festival of Postgraduate Research, which takes place on 26 June 2014.