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IOE PhD student receives prestigious award

10 June 2020

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) PhD student Yi Wang has been awarded an Outstanding Self-Financed Student Award by the China Scholarship Council.


Yi received her award in an online ceremony, one of 36 Chinese doctoral students to receive this honour.

She has been chosen as one of two representatives to attend the ceremony in person at the Chinese embassy and will be receiving the award from the Chinese ambassador.

Yi's PhD is entitled ‘Cognitive restructuring in the multilingual mind: motion event construal in Cantonese-English-Japanese multilingual speakers’.

She has also been awarded an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) post-doctoral fellowship (one of six) through the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership and will be working on her new project from January 2021.

Yi Wang’s supervisor Professor Li Wei said: “This is a fitting award for an outstanding doctoral student. Yi has a very bright future as an academic, and I am very pleased that she will be staying with us for her post-doctoral research.”