“Resilience and Adventure”/ My time in NTU has been one of the most adventurous journeys in my life. As I look back, I see how life responsibilities grew in tandem with the social responsibilities an aspiring social scientist would shoulder. While a student, I became a husband, a social entrepreneur, and a father. Undertaking these roles, with the thesis at the back of my mind, brought immeasurable joy./ More importantly, this journey nurtured my interest in the discipline, critical thinking, creativity, and most crucially, resilience, through five unexpected losses. First, the loss of data access when I was ready to begin writing the thesis. Second, the loss of full-time job income that financed my studies. Third, the loss of a best friend whom I turn to for much emotional strength especially in the face of academic frustrations. Fourth, the loss of my mother due to terminal illness, which challenged me to practise what I preach and teach – family caregiving. Finally, the sudden loss of my father during the Circuit Breaker, just before I could break the news of my success in the oral examination./ I am indebted to the staff at SSS, my advisor, and my mates. I did not make it. We made it.

CoursePsychologySchoolSocial SciencesPosted ByWayne Freeman Chong

My Vibrant Ph.D journey with NTU

Graduated with the bachelor’s degree from the Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, NTU, I was offered a chance to embark on a post-graduate study journey in the same division. Little did I know that this decision was the best choice in my life. This is a short story of how NTU’s 4-year post-graduate programme […]

A lovely trip of my life

Hey NTUer, sooooooooooo nice to meet you here. And hope wherever we are, we can still meet in the future. Love NTU, love study, love you and love myself <3 Be a stronger person tomorrow! CourseKnowledge managementPosted ByFay

Thanks For NTU

First of all, I would like to thank my Friend(An NTU Alumni) for recommended and guided me for admission. A special thanks to my Friends who helped during this wonder learning period and i would like to dedicate my achievement. A hearty thanks for NTU and all staff for this wonderful opportunity. Lastly, I would […]

Congratulations to us!

I would like to express the most heartful thanks to my supervisor, Prof. Xiang liming, for her patient guidance. Her serious attitude in woking and academic research influence me. I also would like to express thanks to all my friends and thank you for your support all the time. The graduate is not the end, […]

Learn and synergize through every moment!

It has been a wonderful journey at Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme (IGP), NTU from 2016 to 2020. This PhD has ushered me through various phases of the journey via building motivation, patience, endurance, positive frame of mind and much more. I always believe in life-long learning aspect and this journey at NTU has inspired me to […]