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James Cook University in Singapore student recognised by 2022 Global Undergraduate Awards

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Tue, 20 Sep 2022
James Cook University in Singapore student recognised by 2022 Global Undergraduate Awards
Rachel Heng

Rachel Heng, a Bachelor of Psychological Science graduate from James Cook University in Singapore, was recognised in the Highly Commended list in the 2022 Global Undergraduate Awards.

A student from James Cook University (JCU) in Singapore has been recognised for her submitted coursework entry in the 2022 Undergraduate Awards (UA). The Undergraduate Awards (sometimes referred to as the Junior Nobel Prize) is the world’s largest academic awards programme which recognises top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and disciplines.

Rachel Heng received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science with Distinction in July 2021, and was the valedictorian of her graduating class. She was recognised as Highly Commended in the Psychology category of the 2022 Global Undergraduate Awards. This means that her work ranked among the top 10 per cent of psychology submissions from students around the world this year.

Highly Commended Entrants are recognised with a Certificate of Recognition, publication of their submission(s) on The Undergraduate Library, access to the UA Alumni Network, and the opportunity to attend the UA Global Summit.

Professor Caryn West, Dean of Research for the Singapore campus of JCU, said, “This is a huge achievement for James Cook University, and we are proud of Rachel’s accomplishment. The Undergraduate Awards provides a valuable international forum for students to share and be recognised for their academic achievements. This also demonstrates our research and academic strength, especially in psychology, at JCU in Singapore, and is a testament to the commitment of our staff and students.”

Rachel Heng said, “It is an immense honour to receive this highly-regarded award. I am thankful to JCU for providing an environment which allows me to pursue my passion in Psychology. It has motivated me to engage in more reading and research to further my understanding in the field.”

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Contacts

Research: Professor Caryn West researchdean-singapore@jcu.edu.au
Media: Mr Edwin Teo edwin.teo@jcu.edu.au