College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences



The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences has run the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition since 2017. The 3MT® develops student’s presentation and communication skills by requiring them to explain in non-academic language their research within three minutes. It is an opportunity to celebrate student’s research achievements and communicate their research with a wider audience; inside and outside academia.


The 3MT® competition was launched by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008. The competitions are now held in over 600 universities and institutions across 67 countries which comprise: Australia, New Zealand, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Philippines, India, USA, Canada, Mexico, Spain, France, Sweden, Poland, Iran, etc.


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Presentation samples for reference

Winning 3MT presentations can be found on the 3MT website:

Winner in 2019

Recipient Department Project
Mr ZHANG Wenhao English Learning from Presenting: a Multimodal Case Study on Hong Kong Undergraduates’ Oral Presentation
Event Snapshots

Winner in 2018

Recipient Department Project
Ms YAO Yao English English as a Lingua Franca: An Analysis of Intercultural Business Communicative Competence
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Winner in 2017

Recipient Department Project
Ms TO Yee-man Yvette Asian and International Studies The Politics of Intellectual Property Transition in China
Event Snapshots