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2024 PolyU 3MT

Co-organized by Graduate School (GS) English Language Centre (ELC)

Tell your research story in 3 minutes

Schedule

3MT at the Faculty/School level 

  • Faculty of Business: to be confirmed
  • Faculty of Construction and Environment: 5 June 2024
  • Faculty of Engineering: 5 June 2024
  • Faculty of Humanities: 12 June 2024
  • Faculty of Health and Social Sciences: 14 June 2024
  • Faculty of Science: 5 June 2024
  • School of Design: 22-23 May 2024
  • School of Fashion and Textiles: 3 June 2024
  • School of Hotel and Tourism Management: 31 May 2024

3MT at the university level

  • Semi-final 

Date: 24 June 2024 (Monday)
Time: 14:00
Venue: V322

  • Final

Date: 3 July 2024 (Wednesday)
Time: 14:30
Venue: Jockey Club Auditorium (JCA)

 

Training Sessions

GS workshop

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ELC briefing and workshops

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  • Workshop 1 PolyU grey_10
  • Workshop 2 PolyU grey_10
  • Workshop 3 PolyU grey_10

 

Eligibility + Progression

Active PhD students who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) by the date of their first presentation are eligible to participate in 3MT competitions at all levels, including the Asia-Pacific 3MT competition.

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Preparation + Rules

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3MT® Competition Judging Rubric 

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Prizes

  • Winner: HK$20,000
  • 1st Runner-up: HK$10,000
  • 2nd Runner-up: HK$10,000
  • People’s Choice: HK5,000

Training Workshop for 3MT Competition

We welcome all research students to join the training workshop for the 3MT Competition. This workshop will equip students with techniques and strategies to effectively present technical content to both general and technical audiences. While the workshop is beneficial for all students, it is particularly designed to support those who plan to participate in the 3MT Competition.

 

Date: 30 April 2024 (Tuesday)

Time: 15:00

Venue: CD301

Prof Baochun Li

Prof Baochun Li
The Edward S Rogers Sr 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto


Briefing

Getting ready to captivate your audience at your Three Minute Thesis (3MT) presentation? Jour our briefing session to:

  • unlock the secrets to success with important guidelines;
  • unmask exclusive insider tips; 
  • discover inspiring winning examples.

You will also learn about other 3MT workshops. Transform your research into a thrilling three-minute masterpiece. Secure your spot today and supercharge your 3MT journey!

 

Date: 13 May 2024 (Monday)

Time: 11:30

Venue: A302 AG311and Online (Hybrid mode)

Registration ended (AG311)


Registration ended (Online)

Briefing

Dr Eric HO
English Language Centre
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Workshop 1

Analysing Features of Successful 3MT Presentations

Planning on doing a clear, concise, and compelling Three Minute Thesis (3MT) presentation? Not sure how to tell your research story and captivate your audience? If so, come to our workshop and learn how to:

  • tell a compelling story of your research discoveries;
  • craft a memorable opening and closing;
  • develop a pitch that can be understood by your non-specialist audience.

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

 

Date: 13 May 2024 (Monday)

Time: 14:30

Venue: A302 AG311

Registration ended 

 

Date: 14 May 2024 (Tuesday)

Time: 11:30

Venue: A302 AG311

Registration ended 

Workshop 1

Dr Andy FUNG
English Language Centre
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Workshop 2

Unlock the Power of Engagement

Getting ready to captivate and inspire at your Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition? By coming to this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • make your research accessible to your non-specialist audience;
  • speak confidently with an enthusiastic voice;
  • enhance your speech with effective body language.

Join us and unlock skills to engage your audience, share your passion, and let your research shine in the spotlight!

 

Date: 14 May 2024 (Tuesday)

Time: 14:30

Venue: A302 AG311

Registration ended 

 

Date: 16 May 2024 (Thursday)

Time: 11:30 

Venue: A302 AG311

Registration ended 

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Dr Issa YING
English Language Centre
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Workshop 3

Less Is More - Designing and Leveraging an Effective Static 3MT Slide

Do you find yourself cramming too much information onto your Three Minute Thesis (3MT) slides? Do you know what elements an effective static 3MT slide includes? Join this workshop and learn how to use simple yet effective visual aids to:

  • keep your audience engaged and focused;
  • present your meaning coherently, clearly and concisely;
  • complement your oral skills and enhance your message.

Come to our workshop and learn how to design a winning 3MT slide!

 

Date: 16 May 2024 (Thursday)

Time: 14:30 

Venue: A302 AG311

Registration ended 

 

Date: 17 May 2024 (Friday)

Time: 14:30

Venue: A302 AG311

Registration ended 

Workshop 1

Dr Andy FUNG
English Language Centre
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


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