PhD student wins the 3MT competition

Jennifer with her winners certificateSchool of Sport and Service Management PhD Student Jennifer Holland has won 1st place in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at the University of Brighton’s Festival of Postgraduate Research which took place on 7 June.

Hosted by Vitae, the 3MT invites doctoral students to explain their research and its significance to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes, using only one slide, which is a huge feat when an 80,000 word thesis would take nine hours to present!

Jennifer’s presentation was called “Navigating uncertainty: Perceptions of risk in cruise holidays” and used one slide – of a cruise ship – to share her thesis and how perceptions of a risk inform tourist decision-making for a cruise holiday.

Jennifer will represent University of Brighton at the UK semi-finals held online during July and August and may go on to compete at the UK finals held in Birmingham in September.

Jennifer said: “I never expected to win, I was so nervous before I started, and I’m just really happy with how it went! I’m thrilled to represent the School of Sport and Service Management at the semi-finals.”

The School was also represented by several poster and photo entries by Matea Hanzek, Judith Romhild-Raviart and Jennifer Holland. Judith and Jennifer, team “PhD’s Making Waves” – also entered a cake in the “Bake your thesis” competition.

The annual event is an opportunity for doctoral students across all schools to come together to share and celebrate their research.

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