Faculty of Humanities Three Minute Thesis
(3MT®) Competition 2023
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy students. Developed by the University of Queensland, 3MT® cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.
The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The Faculty of Humanities will hold its first faculty-level 3MT® on 14 June 2023. Participants are required to present their research in English, regardless of language they use to write their thesis.
Bona fide* PhD candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation of registration by the date of application (i.e. 1 June 2023) are eligible to participate in the FH 3MT®.
Graduates are not eligible.
All participants must be nominated by their affiliated departments.
*Bona fide student refers to a student who is officially registered at the University until the date when his/her overall results are finalised by the relevant authority confirming his/her satisfactory completion of the award requirements for graduation.
Each participant will be invited to present a PhD study in 3 minutes and they can use one single static Powerpoint slide without slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description in their presentation. More details can be found at https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/resources/3mt-competitor-guide.
A panel will be formed by the Dean of FH to select the winners based on the following criteria:
Comprehension and content
- Presentation provided clear background and significance to the research question
- Presentation provided clear positionality of the presenter to the research and research approach
- Presentation clearly described the research strategy/design and the results/findings of the research
- Presentation clearly described the conclusions, outcomes and impact of the research
Engagement and communication
- The oration was delivered clearly, and the language was appropriate for a non-specialist audience
- The PowerPoint slide was well-defined and enhanced the presentation
- The presenter conveyed enthusiasm for their research and captured and maintained the audience’s attention
- Prof. LI Ping, Dean of Faculty of Humanities
- Prof. David SHUM, Dean of Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
- Dr LI Dechao, Associate Professor, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
- Dr Christy QIU, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Communication
- Dr Ken CHENG, Director of Chinese Language Centre
- Dr Jane ROBBINS, Director of English Language Centre
- Dr Fay LIN, Teaching Fellow of Department of Chinese Culture
- ONE Champion who will receive a cash prize of HKD3,000
- ONE 1st Runner-up who will receive a cash prize of HKD2,000
- ONE 2nd Runner-up who will receive a cash prize of HKD1,500
The Champion, the 1st and 2nd Runner up will be nominated to enter the PolyU 3MT®.
Timeline for 2023
|1||3MT® briefing to be held by the University||15 May 2023|
|2||3MT® workshops to be held by the ELC||17 May 2023
19 May 2023
|3||Nomination deadline for the FH 3MT®||1 June 2023|
|4||Faculty of Humanities 3MT® Competition||14 June 2023|
||PolyU 3MT®: First rehearsal||26 June 2023|
|6||PolyU 3MT®: Second rehearsal||29 June 2023|
|7||PolyU 3MT® Competition||30 June 2023|
The Presentation Rules and the Judging Criteria are based on those developed by the University of Queensland, Australia.