Student Sharing Sessions
In the Student Sharing Sessions, award-winning students were invited to share their experience and insights in writing academic papers with their peers.
Copenal Cheuk-kin WONG,
Copenal Cheuk-kin WONG 黃卓健
(Department of Linguistics and Translation)
Copenal WONG’s topic was about acoustic analysis of Mandarin sounds produced by the university students whose native language is Cantonese.
Copenal expressed that apart from the recognition by his teacher and his department, the most important reason for him to join the OAPS was that his papers could be searched in the internet. It is hard for the works of students being found on the internet, especially if they are the first one to do such a topic. If their works could be searched easily from the internet, they could become the basics for further development.
Fiona Wing-shan CHAN 陳詠珊
(School of Law)
Fiona CHAN’s topic was about the possible reasons leading to the low recognition rate of asylum claims (the refugee claim) in Hong Kong.
Fiona stated that the OAPS helped to demonstrate her ability in legal research and recognized her efforts and passion in human rights law and refugee law. Her papers printed in booklet format was also helpful for her prospective employers to assess her ability. She would like to suggest to her peers to take the initiatives to talk to the professors. For instance, she was not sure what to focus on at the beginning, but after talking to her professor, she narrowed down her topic. She also invited classmates who did not know anything of the topic to comment on her works. They helped to simplify her works and made it more objective.
Yiming HE 何一鳴
(Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering)
Yiming HE’s topic was about the investigation of the territorial influences of contemporary highway investments in a knowledge- and service-based society. She analyzed panel data on Hong Kong’s office property transactions around urban highway interchanges from 2002 to 2013. Yiming told the audiences that there were two outcomes by participating in the OAPS. First, she could share her dissertation with students and they could understand the structure of a dissertation and to know more about her research topic. Secondly, after participating in the OAPS, she rewrote her dissertation many times, and she just submitted it to a journal together with her supervisor and is waiting for good news.
Wangqi GONG and
Wangqi GONG 龔婉祺
(Department of Media and Communication)
Wangqi GONG’s topic was to examine the influential factors of fans’ attitude and reactions towards celebrity endorsement on microblog: Source factor, Parasocial Interaction, and to develop a conceptual model of celebrity endorsement on microblog.
Wangqi explained that the reason for her to participate in the OAPS was because the name of the project is “Outstanding Academic Papers by Students”. As a PhD student, it was her goal to write an outstanding papers. When she saw the promotion of the project, she decided to apply for it.
Philemon Chi-hon CHAN 陳志瀚
(Department of Economics and Finance)
As a group project, Philemon CHAN’s group topic was to address the socio-economic impacts of urban redevelopment projects by studying 2 flagship projects of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) in Wan Chai and to explore issues regarding the current government-led urban redevelopment projects.
When being asked what advise he would like to give to the others who might join the OAPS in future, Philemon responded that their group believed that the OAPS is a preliminary and yet sophisticated platform for young scholars like them to try to have a taste of how the academics wrote. They believed in the cycle of knowledge, creation and transfer. What they have received from the literature and the inspiration will help benefit the academia in the future.