PhD Biennial Summer School – 3 Minute Thesis Competition

This past week we heard from our PhD students during an event Unigib calls our "3-minute Thesis Competition."
24th June 2022

Your PhD journey in 3 minutes

As the name of this event leads you to believe, last week, the University of Gibraltar’s PhD students came together for what is quickly becoming a very competitive tradition amongst the cohort, the Three-Minute Thesis Competition. The event, which has been known to get quite heated, is held on a yearly basis and this year, it was included as part of the PhD student’s Biennial Summer School.

The Rules:

The rules of this competition are as follows:
• Presentations are limited to 3 minutes, and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
• A single static slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description). This can be visible continuously or ‘cut to’ (as often as you like) for a maximum of 1 minute.
• No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment, animated backgrounds) are permitted.
• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
• Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech (timing does not include the student’s title slide).
• No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
The University would like to congratulate all students for participating and wish them the best of luck in the subsequent phases of their respective PhD journeys.
On behalf of the University, we would like to thank the judges for supporting the event. The judges included last year’s winner and PhD student; Tasmin Griffith, UniGib’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Catherine Bachleda, UniGib Research Fellow, Dr Gina Wisker and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Prof Jackie Potter.
The winner was Commonwealth Scholar, UniGib’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gaming‘s very own Judith Glynn. Her research project, titled “Is reliance on big data quantitative models adequately capturing meaningful reductions in player risk and/or harm?” is now well underway. We wish her all the best in the development of her research project.
The judges commended Judith for her concise, well-timed and expertly executed 3-minute thesis presentation.
If you would like to learn more about Judith’s research project, any other research projects currently developing at the University of Gibraltar or to enquire about undertaking a PhD in your field of interest, find out more here.
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