3 Minute Thesis Competition


Thanks to our sponsors who have made the 2013 3 Minute Thesis Competition possible.

Auckland University Press

Prizes sponsored by Auckland University Press.

Auckland University Press is New Zealand’s leading scholarly publisher. From James Belich’s New Zealand Wars to Chris Bourke’s Blue Smoke, from Allen Curnow’s Early Days Yet to Selina Tusitala Marsh’s Fast Talking PI, from The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography to Ngā Mōteatea, Auckland University Press books have changed how New Zealanders see themselves and their world.

The Press publishes around 20 new books a year in history and politics, art and architecture, literature and poetry, Māori, Pacific and Asian Studies, science, business and health.

Their books are widely recognised for excellence – the Press has topped the list of finalists in New Zealand’s national book awards for the last four years, won best first book of poetry every year since 2008 and, in 2011, their music history Blue Smoke by Chris Bourke won Book of the Year and Reader's Choice at the NZ Post Book Awards.

Auckland University Press books are sold in good bookstores in this country and around the world.

You can find out more information at the Auckland University Press website.


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.


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.