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PolyU 3MT® Competition

Tell your research story in 3 minutes

Date: 30 June 2023 (Friday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Venue: N003

Support our 3MT contestants, reserve a seat by 27 June 2023, noon. (Seats are limited)


Judging Panel


Prof Zuankai WANG
AVP (R & I)

Prof Erin Cho

Prof Erin CHO
Dean (SFT)

Prof Louise Cummings

Prof Louise CUMMINGS
Assoc Dean (GS)

Prof Xiaowen Fu

Prof Xiaowen FU
Assoc Dean (FENG)

Prof Kun-Pyo Lee

Prof Kun-Pyo LEE
Dean (SD)

Prof Meng Ni

Prof Meng NI
Assoc Dean (FCE)

Dr Jane Robbins

Interim Director (ELC)

Prof David Shum

Prof David SHUM
Dean (FHSS)

Prof Man-Kin Wong

Prof Man-Kin WONG
Assoc Dean (FS)

The Prizes

  • First Prize: $10,000
  • Runner-Up: $5,000
  • People’s Choice: $2,000


Considering sharing your research story at 3MT®? Join our briefing session to

  • learn secrets to success with guidelines, insider tips, and inspiring examples;
  • get acquainted with tools and available support at PolyU; and
  • chart a path from research to a compelling three-minute story.

Ignite your 3MT® journey!

Date: 15 May (Mon) 2023

Time: 11:30 - 13:00

Venue: N003

Registration closed (for students from FCE, FENG, FH, & FHSS ONLY)


Dr Eric HO
English Language Centre

Workshop 1

Telling your research story in three minutes

Planning to deliver a clear, concise and compelling three-minute thesis (3MT) presentation?

Not sure how to pitch your research story?

If yes, come to our workshop and learn how to

  • tell a compelling research story;
  • craft a memorable opening and closing; and
  • develop a pitch understandable to a non-specialist audience.

Join us and transform your research into a thrilling three-minute pitch!

Date: 17 May (Wed) 2023

Time: 11:30 - 13:00

Venue: N003

Registration closed (for students from FCE, FENG, FH, & FHSS ONLY)

Workshop 1

Dr Andy FUNG
English Language Centre

Workshop 2

Engaging your audience at 3MT

Are you interested in better connecting with your audience at 3MT?

Join us to explore the following strategies:

Make your research relevant to a non-specialist audience;

Create an eye-catching title and visual aids; and

Speak confidently with an enthusiastic voice and effective body language.

Date: 19 May (Fri) 2023

Time: 11:30 - 13:00

Venue: N002

Registration closed (for students from FCE, FENG, FH, & FHSS ONLY)

Workshop 2

Dr Issa YING
English Language Centre

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