Date of Competition: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Eligibility Criteria


Registration Deadline: 6pm on Friday, January 8, 2016 (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 Wednesday, January 13, 2016 to complete the registration process. If the completed endorsement form reaches the Graduate School after January 13, 2016, 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: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Time: 1 pm – 2 pm
Venue: P6-03, Graduate House

Click here for the presentations.

Rules and Judging Criteria

A training workshop was held for candidates of the HKU 3MT 2016:

Date: Monday, February 1, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Venue: P6-03, Graduate House

Click here for more details.

Schedule of Presentations:

Post-event Sharing

Champion and People’s Choice Award Winner:
Ms Xiaoxin DU

As a researcher in education, the intense conflict emerging in Hong Kong society has triggered my eagerness to share my research to more audiences. 3MT has definitely provided me the best platform to accomplish my goal. Indeed, delivering le crème de la crème of a thesis in only a few words has always been a difficult task, but it’s also a good way of training, especially when the target audiences are non-specialists. More importantly, the preparation process for the 3MT has helped me to better conceptualize my thesis. Last but not least, I want to express my sincerest gratitude to my primary supervisor, Professor Wing-wah Law, my significant other, Dr Zhuo Deng, and all of my friends and colleagues. My goal could never be accomplished without their long-term support and inspiration.


1st Runner-up:
Mr Ricky Van Yip TSO
Social Sciences

The 3MT participants have always inspired me with their fabulous speeches and outstanding research findings. Watching the 3MT videos has been one of the most enjoyable leisure activities to me over the past years as it can broaden my horizon with knowledge from different disciplines within just minutes! I have never thought of myself to be a good speaker. I just enjoyed talking with people. There have been moments when I have to explain my research and current interesting studies to friends who are not from academia during meal gatherings. Watching the 3MT competitions has prepared me well to casually talk to anyone anytime about my research in layman’s language and in an interesting way. I went to the competition as if I were just entering into another casual chat with friends, trying to enjoy my time chatting with the audience and other contestants. This is my second time joining the 3MT competition and my second time to be ranked the top 3 among the finalists—I am grateful that my usual talk with friends about my research could be recognized and resonate with the audience and judges, in just 3 minutes!


2nd Runner-up:
Ms Yuen Yung LAU

When my friends and relatives asked me about my research work in the past, I found it challenging to explain it clearly and concisely without using too much jargon. The 3MT competition provided me an excellent opportunity to learn how to extract key messages from a wealth of research findings, as well as to deliver my ideas to non-specialists in a clear and interesting way. It was extremely rewarding to hear that people found my research work interesting and meaningful after my 3-minute talk. I must thank my friends and colleagues for spending their time to listen to me and give me suggestions for improving the presentation. Most importantly, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my supervisors, Professor Richard Saunders and Dr Chun Chiu Pang, for their guidance, support and encouragement in this competition and throughout my 4-year study.


Online People Choice Award Winner:
Ms Akanksha GANDHI

The idea of presenting your research in 180 seconds to a non-specialist audience was very exciting, to a speaker, and also to a listener! As a speaker it was very challenging to condense four years’ research into three minutes; you need to brew the ideas for a long time to make your speech more flavorful. I am extremely delighted to reach out and share my research with so many people. I must say that each research postgraduate should take up this challenge to bring out the best in themselves and their research; it is an amazing experience. I am very grateful to my family, both in Hong Kong and in India, for their support during and before the competition, to my supervisor, and to all those who saw my video and liked it.