2015: Masters Inter-University Challenge

The University hosted the inaugural 3MT Masters Inter-University Challenge in 2015.

2015 Finalists FLTR: Hannah Young (Winner), Rosie Moody (3rd Place), Sehar Moughal (2nd Place), Valerie Bianchi, Keith Sutherland (Citizen Watches), Nicola Beatson, Samual Paterson, Jin Kim and Laurien Heijs

2015 Finals

Eight finalists, a representative from each university, competed head-to-head in this first Masters Inter-University Challenge hosted by the University of Auckland on Thursday, 10 September 2015.

The finalists (In order of appearance)

Jin Kim
University of Canterbury
Title: Being Kowi (Korean-Kiwi): Intergenerational Transmission of Korean Language in New Zealand
Watch Jin Kim's presentation on YouTube

Nicola Beatson
University of Otago
Title: Motivation and Satisfaction at Work: Is it the Money or the Job?
Watch Nicola Beatson's presentation on YouTube

Valerie Bianchi
University of Waikato
Title: What are the needs of Department of Conservation Rangers working in education?
Watch Valerie Bianchi's presentation on YouTube

Laurien Heijs
Lincoln University
Title: Biodiversity Compensation – Broken Promises

Samuel Paterson
Title: The reliability and discriminative ability of badminton specific change of direction testing
Watch Samuel Paterson's presentation on YouTube

Sehar Moughal
University of Auckland
Title: Increasing social connections for young migrant women in the NZ community using video self modeling
Watch Sehar Moughal's presentation on YouTube

Rosie Moody
Victoria University of Wellington
Title: The Secret Life of Depression Vulnerability: Unlocking the Mystery of Frontal Brain Asymmetry
Watch Rosie Moody's presentation on YouTube

Hannah Young
Massey University
Title: The Near-Death Experiences of Māori
Watch Hannah Young's presentation on YouTube

Judges were extremely impressed by the high standard of presenting and had a difficult time choosing a winner. Congratulations to Hannah Young, Massey University, who was announced overall winner with her outstanding presentation.

The competition was hosted by:

  • University of Auckland
  • AUT
  • Massey University
  • Lincoln University
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington.

2015 winners

Congratulations to Hannah Young from Massey University who was crowned the winner of the inaugural 3 Minute Thesis Masters Inter-University Challenge on Thursday, 10 September!

University of Auckland masters candidate Sehar Moughal was placed second and Rosie Moody from Victoria University of Wellington was placed third.

Well done to all eight finalists who participated at the event!

Watch the finalists