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Writing Competition


“Strategies for Improving Academic Environment and Intellectual Climate for Research Students


The Graduate School (GS) values very much the involvement of our research students in the broader academic environment. We would love to hear from our students:

  • perspectives and insights on what a supportive research environment should be
  • suggestions on achievable strategies to improve the overall research climate



  • The competition is open to all current EdUHK RPg and EdD students.


Essay requirements

  • Essay submissions must be original and unpublished
  • The essays must be written in English
  • Only one essay could be submitted by each contestant
  • The essay should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words long, double-spaced
  • Use 12-point font (Times New Roman)


Judging criteria

  • Creativity – Does the essay reflect a creative perspective on the topic?
  • Aspects of strategies – Does the essay provide a feasible suggestion (i.e. your suggested strategies would need to be achievable based on the current university resources)?
  • Organization – Does the argument follow a logical and easily understood progression?
  • Clarity – Does the author use concise language?


Award presentation

  • The winners will receive their awards during the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition on Saturday, August 14, 2021.



Diamond*  HKD 800 cash 
Gold (one award) HKD 500 cash
Silver (one award)HKD 300 cash
Merit (several awards)HKD 200 cash

*Awarding the Diamond Prize or not is subject to the panel. The decision of the judging panel is final.


Submission deadline
Please submit your essay via the link:

by 4:00 pm, Tuesday, August 10, 2021.
Late submissions will NOT be accepted.



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