Achievements

Since our founding in 2005, SHL has grown from strength to strength. Read about some of our students, staff and alumni’s academic, professional and personal successes below!


Student

Student

Our student from Diploma in Sports Coaching, Khwang Li Yi was awarded the prestigious 2017 Tharman Shanmugaratnam Book Prize.

The Tharman Shanmugaratnam Book Prize is awarded yearly to local all-rounder students who:

  • possess outstanding academic and co-curricular achievements;

  • actively involved in community service; and

  • demonstrate strong leadership potential.

A frequent top-scorer, Li Yi was inducted into the Director’s Roll of Honour shortly after her very first semester at RP and won a module prize with a high GPA.

She is also a member of RP’s Wushu team and came in third in the Open Spear individual event at the National Wushu and Sanda Championship in 2016.


Alumni

Alumni

In June 2017, SHL alumna Samantha Ashwini Singham graduated with First Class Honours from Durham University, one of the United Kingdom’s leading sports universities.

The Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences graduate also topped her cohort for her BA (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity.

Samantha was similarly her cohort’s Valedictorian when she graduated from SHL in 2014.

Enthusing about her poly days, Samantha shared about how RP’s Problem-based Learning (PBL) pedagogy equipped her with the essential study skills she needed at university, like public speaking and critical thinking.

“Thanks to PBL, I was able to prepare and deliver engaging and effective presentations at uni and excel at public speaking,” she said. “I was confident and comfortable when I had to deliver a presentation for my team for one of my uni modules.

“It also helped me to become more intellectually curious, and taught me how to ask the right questions about things that intrigue me or I am unsure about at uni.”


Staff

Staff

A team of RP lecturers received a research grant from the Ministry of Health to build a motorised housekeeping cart that is set to revolutionise the local hotel industry.

SHL lecturers Dr Alex Ong, Dr Jernice Tan and Mr Michael Loke are part of this interdisciplinary team, planning to mechanise the existing cart so that it can be manoeuvred electronically by housekeeping staff workers with just a push of a button.

The device will significantly lighten the workload for the staff and minimise injuries such as lower back pain.

“We want to make sure that it is as cost-effective as possible for hotels so that they see the value of buying it and using it,” said Michael.

This invention will make housekeeping easier and more efficient. More people would be incentivised to join the local hotel sector and older housekeepers would be encouraged to stay on longer.