Date of Competition: March 7, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Rules and Judging Criteria 


Registration Deadline: 6pm on January 16, 2018 (NO late registrations will be accepted.)

Each registrant must also submit his/her primary supervisor's completed endorsement form (downloadable from the Graduate School website) to the Graduate School by January 18, 2018 to complete the registration process. If the completed endorsement form reaches the Graduate School after January 18, 2018, the registration will NOT be accepted.

A briefing session was held for RPg students who are interested in participating in the HKU 3MT:

Date of Briefing Session: December 1, 2017
Time: 1 – 2 pm 
Venue: P6-03, Graduate House 

Click here for the presentations.


Schedule of Presentations: 

Post-event Sharing

Champion and People’s Choice Award Winner
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

The 3MT competition is much more than just a competition.  I feel deeply grateful for the entire journey, which kept pointing to the bigger picture of research.  3MT started with learning to convey the technical concepts of my research to a lay audience, as well as working with the feedback of others to improve the presentation.  On the way, I was humbled by the overwhelming support of my surrounding community – family, my supervisor Dr. Julian Tanner, lab-mates, friends, and more – who had been there from beginning to the end of my PhD.  Finally, it was great to make a difference in the community by being able to convey the potential of my research in improving healthcare. My HKU 3MT journey was a blessing I am beyond grateful for.


1st Runner-up
Ms Jasmeen Kaur SETHI
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

All research postgraduates can understand how easy it is to get immersed in their very focused research topic. Sometimes whilst experimenting on something as minuscule as human cells, I tend to forget what the culmination of these experiments would result in or the impact it potentially has on humanity. In preparation for this 3MT, I regained sight of the bigger picture. It also helped me consolidate the key points of my research. As I am approaching the completion of my PhD, the timing could not be more appropriate. The atmosphere at the 3MT competition was charged; contestants were firing novel ideas from an array of disciplines. By being removed from my lab bubble, I realised that at HKU we were collectively tackling global issues. I am very grateful to the constant support and guidance of my supervisor, Professor Annie Nga Yin Cheung, without whom this research would not have materialised. I would also like to thank my lab mates, family and friends, who have always listened to me and provided me with their valuable feedback.


2nd Runner-up and Online People’s Choice Award Winner
Ms Pang CHONG, Beatrice
Faculty of Arts

It was challenging to present my MPhil research in simple words within 3 minutes, but it was a rewarding experience. Writing the script was a great learning process to crystalise my 2-year research. I am thinking of using some parts of my script in my thesis.

I was so grateful to see my colleagues and even professors of the History Department showing up for the heat as well as the final. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my supervisor, Professor Charles Schencking, and the department’s postgraduate coordinator, Professor John Carroll, for their time and support. I also want to thank the other postgraduates of the department, for providing useful suggestions on my presentation and practising with me.

The competition was held a few days before the 7th anniversary of the 3.11 Disaster. I hope this platform can remind people to support reconstruction and recovery in the Tōhoku region.