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Arts student wins 3MT Competition

Page last published: 26 Sep 2014

Faculty of Arts PhD candidate Cheryl WareFaculty of Arts PhD candidate, Cheryl Ware, has been awarded the Macquarie University 3MT competition. Having successfully competed alongside Arts PhD candidates Cheryl went head-to-head with 11 other PhD candidates from across the University on Thursday 25th September.

Cheryl, a Modern History PhD candidate, presented on her research work which studies the diverse ways HIV-positive homosexual men remember, and convey their past experiences of living with HIV as a terminal illness in the 1980s and 1990s.

"Cheryl's presentation was a compelling example of how humanities research can both inform and move people. She spoke beautifully and outlined her project with razor like precision. Indeed, all three of the Arts competitors did an excellent job in a very high quality field." says Associate Professor Robert Reynolds, Associate Dean - Higher Degree Research, Faculty of Arts.

Now in its seventh year, 3MT competition has grown from a University of Queensland initiative to include universities across Australia and New Zealand, including Macquarie. Judged on academic, presentation and research communication skills, each presenter is challenged to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Cheryl will now represent Macquarie at the 3MT Trans-Tasman Championships in November.

The Faculty congratulates Cheryl and wishes her all the best for the Championships.

Learn more about High Degree Research in the Faculty of Arts

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