The research seminar provides an open and friendly platform for all students who are interested in presenting their research discoveries in a layman way to a broad audience in HKU as a knowledge exchange initiative.

Since 2013, a postgraduate seminar has been held every month during semesters. In 2014, the activity was renamed as New College Research Seminar Series as both research postgraduate students and senior undergraduate students with research projects were welcome to join.

In each monthly seminar, 3 selected students share their research projects in a layman way to the college residents and other students in HKU. A winner is selected by the judges and audience.

A final symposium is held in April each year. All the monthly winner are invited to join and compete for the final champion.