3 Minute Thesis Competition


2016 Competition Sponsors



Citizen Watches

Citizen Watches this year is sponsoring Eco-Drives watches to the 3 Minute Thesis Competition.

Citizen's beginnings go back to 1924, when Citizen's forerunner, the Shokosha Watch Research Watch Institute produced its first pocket watch the "CITIZEN". The then Mayor of Tokyo, Mr Shimpei Goto, named the watch "CITIZEN" with the hope that the watch, a luxury item of those times, would become widely available to ordinary citizens and be sold throughout the world.

Citizen Eco-Drive

Citizen's Eco-Drive system brings new thinking to the art of watchmaking, this is a light powered solution that eliminates the need to change batteries.

How does it work?

  • Natural and artificial lights are absorbed through the dial.
  • A special solar cell converts the light into energy.
  • Enough energy is stored to power the timepiece, even in the dark, from 135 days to 7 years depending on the model.

Visit the Citizen webpage for more information on their wide range of watches.

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Executive Education

Prizes sponsored by Executive Education.

Executive Education offers over 200 two-day practical business and management Short Courses each year in addition to "Short, Sharp" networking events and a series of half-day "Snapshot" courses as part of our commitment to lifelong learning.

These Short Courses provide busy professionals from all walks of life with opportunities to up-skill, re-skill and acquire leading-edge business thinking in a practical and punchy manner. In essence, they are a quick and practical way to gain the knowledge, skills and development needed to succeed.

Executive Education offer skill set and mind-set development opportunities in:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Communication and Engagement
  • Leadership Development
  • Managing People and Teams
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Sales and marketing
  • Strategy and Innovation

You can find more information and enrol on the Executive Education website.

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STA Travel

Prize sponsored by STA Travel.

STA Travel is a global travel specialist with over 30 years experience helping students and young people travel the world. STA Travel offer a unique range of travel products including:

  • Exclusive student airfares
  • Round the world tickets
  • Hotels and hostels
  • Working holidays in Europe, the USA, Canada and more
  • Small and large group adventure tours
  • Volunteer projects
  • Bus and rail passes
  • Beach packages, city breaks and day trips
  • Festival travel

You can find more information at STA Travel's website.


Supporting sponsors:

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