Student research to be presented at Three Minute Thesis final

Wed 20 May, 2015
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Eight University of Bedfordshire research students will battle it out this week for a place in the national Three Minute Thesis competition and a chance at a £3,000 grant.

On Friday, 22nd May (1pm), the cohort will take to the G101 stage for exactly three minutes a time to present topics ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to impulse buying behaviours.

The Bedfordshire students and research on show will be the following:

  • Shantanu Banerjee – Development & validation of a conceptual framework in offshore IT outsourcing relationship
  • Dorcas Adeoye – Disclosure among people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria: consequences and implications in the workplace
  • Fidelia Bature – Signs, symptoms and comorbidities preceding the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vasiliki Tzouvara – Mentally ill older adults in nursing homes: lonely and self-stigmatised?
  • Emmanuel Mogaji – Emotional appeals in UK banks' print advertisements
  • Ammar Hussain – Effect of internal and external factors on impulse buying behaviour
  • Nenadi Adamu – Young people and the informal economy
  • Sisi Wang – Soft power

In addition to presenting some of the University’s outstanding student research, the event will allow Bedfordshire postgraduates the opportunity to consolidate and communicate their ideas for a non-specialist audience.

Presenters will be judged by a panel of senior academics, and student union and marketing representatives.

All presentations, which must rely solely on oral communication and a single PowerPoint slide, will be videoed, with the winning student going forward to the semi-finals of the national 2015 Vitae Three Minute Thesis Competition. This stage, featuring an online voting system during July, will decide which six students from across the country make it through to September’s final in Manchester.

Once there, presenters will be judged again, with the winner earning a £3,000 grant for public engagement activity, sponsored by Research Councils UK and National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.

Anyone wishing to attend this Friday’s final should email


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