We were very pleased to be able to announce the 2017 winners of the Inspirational Student Awards in last month’s newsletter. Here, we speak to one of the winners, Ong Yu Jing from INTI in Malaysia, about her experience as a student inspiring others.
How do you feel about being nominated for an Inspirational Student Award?
When I was notified about the nomination, I felt both ecstatic and in disbelief. I had no prior knowledge about the award and was honestly stunned by the announcement. I appreciate the support I have from the faculty and Sheffield Hallam University and I am thankful for this recognition.
What is the main thing you have learned so far while studying your degree?
A key thing which I have taken away from my time during my undergraduate studies is realising the power of design processes and the importance of self-discovery through these processes.
What is the best thing you have experienced about studying a Sheffield Hallam degree?
I think the best thing I have encountered is the opportunity to be extremely present in everything I have done, be it design, meeting people or even developing my soft skills -leadership, public speaking. It has also increased my confidence level and I am not afraid to speak my mind to contribute to different causes. The degree has opened numerous doors for me to hone my skills in various areas and engage myself in various activities.
We’d like to thank Ong Yu Jing for taking the time to talk to us, and we look forward to featuring our other winners in upcoming editions of our newsletter.