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Nelson Mandela University shines at Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition 

Mandela University doctoral researcher Mia Strand claimed the second runner-up position in the national Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, hosted in South Africa by the University of the Free State. She also took the runner-up position at the institutional level at Mandela University, where eight students were selected to compete.  
The competition requires participants to condense their entire PhD thesis into a three-minute presentation in a language understandable to a non-expert audience.
The competition cultivates students' academic, presentation, and research communication skills.


The institutional event was organised by the Research and Development Office with Shawn Tini, and Drs Priscilla Mensah and Nehemia Latolla, forming part of the team.


Luke Rudman wins Golden Key Outstanding Member Award Scholarship


Mandela University Visual Arts honours student Luke Rudman is one of 14 South African students and 38 globally to have won a Golden Key Outstanding Member Award Scholarship.
Golden Key International Honours Society’s regional director in South Africa Gillian Cloete said: “This award is to celebrate our outstanding members, who demonstrate exceptional achievement in all three Golden Key pillars, namely academic performance, leadership, and community service.
"It is highly competitive, and we are very proud to have so many Southern Africa Members receive these scholarships”.
“I am honoured to be a recipient of the Golden Key Outstanding Member Award. This award affirms so much of the time and work put in to uphold a growth and development mindset. I am grateful to have my progress acknowledged and celebrated, particularly in the last year of my studies.
“Being a Golden Key member has been so beneficial in that it has allowed me to surround myself with like-minded people, as well as to maintain emphasis on self-improvement and development, “ Luke said.