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Meet our Three Minute Thesis finalist

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David Cross was recently crowned Management winner of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) campus heat. He will compete for a place in the national final on Wednesday.

3MT challenges PhD students to explain their research and its significance to a non-specialist audience in three minutes. David won with a lively presentation on his research into the commitment of independent professionals who exist in-between a variety of organisations, clients and individuals.

David said:

It's a real challenge to condense my work into three minutes and to define key terms but also make it open to non-specialists. It's been a great experience and the training I've received will not only help me in the competition but in my future career.

For winning the heat, David received an iPad Mini, presented by Dean Professor Veronica Hope Hailey. He will compete against other faculty winners in the Bath final on Wednesday 23 March at Bath Brew House. Reserve your free ticket online.

The winner of Bath Final will take home £150 in Amazon vouchers as well as the chance to compete in the international U21 Final.

Three Minute Thesis is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

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The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.