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The One Academy UK Degree Academic Achievers
Updated 2012-11-09
Chong Evie (left top), Chong Eva (left bottom) and Low Han Hoe (right)

Held at the Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel & Spa Grand Ballroom, 3 Degree students were awarded for their excellence in recognition of their talent and effort. Bachelor of Graphic Design & Illustration graduates Low Han Hoe received the Most Progressing Student title, and diligent twins- Chong Eva and Chong Evie, Bachelor of Multimedia Design graduates, received the High Performing Student title. The special award was presented by Principal, Tatsun Hoi under the category of UK Degree Academic Achievers.

These students who have recently been awarded, are high-flying students known for their innovative thinking and determination in producing award-winning works. Low Han Hoe, Chong Eva and Evie are also part of the first graduating batch of UK 3+0 Degree programme, a UK programme in partnership with University of Hertfordshire, one of the finest universities in UK known for their excellent teaching and syllabus standard.

Graduate Low Han Hoe was awarded the Most Progressing Student title because of his committed effort in constantly improving himself all the time. Low expressed that during his studies, he has learned from his mistakes which helped improved his decision making and critical thinking before execution in his work.

Low was an active student at The One Academy who participated in various competitions independently and some led by his lecturers. As a student, he was previously recipients of two renowned industry competitions, where he received 2nd place in the IGEM Malaysia 2011- an environmental theme group submission under student category, and the other, a Gold winner in the Kancil Award Malaysia 2011- a student category campaign submission to encourage reading among the youths.

These projects have enabled him to produce works to increase social awareness; it was one of his objectives as a designer to be able to contribute to society through the creative arts. On the other hand, goal-oriented twins Chong Eva and Evie received similar titles because of their persistence in achieving academically with high-flying results! The twins described the best motivations in life that they have learned to apply are, staying focus and staying ahead of everything in life, work and career; experiences may be painful, but there will always be results. To quote “No pain, no gain!” exclaimed Evie.

As Multimedia Design degree students, the twins shared the same source of inspiration. They explained that although most people are inspired by role models or mentors, however, the twins are mostly inspired by popular video games by top game developers like Blizzard or Rockstar Games. They are avid fans many game titles and truly admire the art directions and concept designed by the game developers. According to the twins, video games have always kept them motivated in many ways, be it as leisure or an inspiration.

Besides rewarding students for their academic effort, The One Academy is always on the search for young fresh talents with amazing creative abilities to be part of the lucrative creative industry. As students of the academy, it is important that lecturers and the rest of the academic faculties to provide opportunities to build students’ forte and shape them into young creative professionals. From aspiring students to professional graduates, it is no wonder the industry acknowledged The One Academy as the most exceptional creative art institution.