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HSS Students Win International Undergraduate Award

Published on: 14-Sep-2016

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The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is pleased to share that Jonathan Tan Jun Liang (Psychology, Class of 2016) and Angelica Ng Poh Ying (Psychology, Year 4), are the respective overall winners in the Psychology and Education categories of the prestigious Undergraduate Awards 2016. Jonathan won for his paper entitled "Effects of Sleep on Health Related Quality of Life in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease", which was supervised Associate Professor Shen Biing-Jiun from the Division of Psychology.


Jonathan said, "I am greatly honoured to have been highly commended for three separate papers in the Undergraduate Awards and to be the overall winner of the psychology category. It has been a joy to work on various psychology research projects under different supervisors during my undergraduate years. I would therefore like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to Associate Professor Shen Biing-Jiun, Assistant Professor Xu Hong, and Assistant Professor Qu Li, for their guidance, support, and patience".

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Angelica submitted her winning paper entitled "Comparing Cyberbullying Perpetration on Social Media between Primary and Secondary School Students" from her URECA (Undergraduate Research Experience on CAmpus) project, which was supervised by Associate Professor Shirley Ho and Mr Chen Liang from HSS's sister school, the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. She said, "I feel deeply honored and flattered to have won the award. It also feels quite surreal as I had no research experience prior to joining URECA and hence I did not expect to be named as the global winner of the Education category. Writing the research paper was a very challenging yet fruitful experience for me, and I am thankful for the guidance, patience and support of my supervisors."


Both Jonathan and Angelica will be each awarded a gold medal and certificate and their papers, which will be published in the annual academic journal, The Undergraduate Journal. They will also be invited to attend the Undergraduate Awards Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland, with all expenses paid for.


In addition to the winners, 3 other entrants from HSS were "Highly Commended" in the Awards. They are: Mr Hong Yuchen (English, Year 4), Mr Lau Chzee An (Economics, Year 4) and Ms Ann Chu Ning (Psychology, Class of 2016).


The Undergraduate Awards is the world's largest academic awards programme. It is pan-discipline and identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. It provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths. 

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