December 10, 2019, by Lee Mei Kee
Achivements of our students
Every year, we have students who outperform their peers with all the blood, sweat and tears that they put in throughout the year… Here are some of the students sharing their own thoughts regarding their achievements.
Recipient of best year one performance
Chong Zhi Xiong
“I joined BMS programme in UNMC because I have deep interests in biology, especially in medical and pharmaceutical sciences. The programme is far more challenging and harder than what I expected. I am thankful to have great lecturers who are always there to support the students’ learning. I truly appreciate the prizes given by the department and it will be a great momentum for me to move forward to complete my degree. I would also like thank my parents for supporting my studies, both financially and mentally. Last but not least, I sincerely hope that the class of 2018 will be able to complete our studies smoothly and we can graduate together in July next year.”
Melanie Cheong I-Lyng
Recipient of ‘The Best Overall Performance’, ‘The Best Research Project’ and ‘The Best Professional Skill’ This year, Melanie turns out to be the proud winner of all three awards that recognises the best performance of students throughout their 3 years of undergraduate study. Her achievement is unprecedented and is undoubtedly well deserved. In her own words, “I was – and still am – rather taken aback by the recognition I received from the department. I honestly thought that I’d only get one of them since no one had ever won all 3 prizes! However, it was a delightful and much appreciated recognition. But if I could do it, you could do it too! This 3-year journey had not always smooth sailing, there were times where I felt demotivated or worse, unsure if this was what I wanted. I find it very useful to just relax and take my mind off whatever that is troubling me at that moment: take a nap, work down a snack bar and do whatever that cheers you up! Then get back to the problem. We are all aware that Biomedical Sciences is hard, but do not let your university life be all about academics. Do not fret too much about exams, just make sure you complete all of the past year questions and you will be fine. Most importantly, love what you are doing!”