Royal Award Recipient: Be Committed In Whatever You Do
By Nurul Haziqah Abdul Halim
Pix By Ra’ai Osman
BANGI, 26 Oct 2013 – “I like to give more than 100% commitment in everything I do as I don’t like to leave my work only half finished,” said Royal Award recipient, Nurshazweena binti Kamarudin.
Speaking to UKM News Portal after her graduation at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) convocation here today, she said her priorities have always been her studies.
The youngest child of four siblings, 22 year old Nurshazweena is a graduate from the Human Development Department of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSK). Daughter of a retired Bank Officer and a housewife, achieving success in her studies has always been her main goal.
She felt that once her priorities are set out in order then she could work around all her activities.
She said the love, support and high expectations from her family was what had driven her to be the best in her studies.
She dedicated her award to her parents who had given her much strength and guidance through the years and also credited her lecturers and friends for her success.
Her award would not have been possible without the many lecturers at FSSK who had helped to shape and build her up in terms of character, confidence, soft skills and in her studies.
“When I received the letter from UKM saying I had been chosen to receive the award I was so shocked and excited at the same time. I had gone through the process of interviews and thought I wasn’t going to win because all the other candidates were equally good,” Nurshazween said.
Her parents had read the letter first and proceeded to tell her the news. “We were all at home and were very excited and overwhelmed by the news, Nurshazweena said.
Nurshazweena mentioned her participation in the World Youth Forum in 2012 that was held in Hong Kong, as the highlight of her time in UKM. She was there to present a poster and her presentation received a warm reception at the event.
“It was one of my best memories in UKM. Not only did I get to represent my faculty and my university, but I was also sent there as a representative for Malaysia. To represent my country at the world stage was an incredible feeling, it was a very happy and proud moment for me,” she said.
“UKM is a home away from home and in the three years I’ve been here, I’m not leaving with just knowledge in my head, but also wonderful experiences that I will cherish for the rest of my life,” Nurshazweena said.