Queenie Tang Siu Ki (BA 2022) was named the Regional Winner from the Asia region in the History category for The Global Undergraduate Awards 2022. Her research paper, “Were There Child Suffragists? Children and the Representation of Childhood in the British Women’s Suffrage Movement,” was judged best among almost 3,000 entries from around the world.
She traveled to London during her last year of studies at HKU to conduct research at the Women’s Library and various archives and research centers. Over the course of her university career, she developed a strong academic interest in women’s history, and especially in topics that deserve greater attention.
“Children have largely been marginalized in the field of history … The journey of conducting research and subsequently winning this award was not easy, especially under the pandemic. Every step was unpredictable … All my stress was replaced by excitement when I read manuscripts in the archives and engaged in thought-provoking conversations with overseas scholars.”Queenie Tang
During her university year, Queenie also participated in the HKU Mentorship programme. Queenie’s interaction with her mentor Mrs Ruth Lau, a committee member at The Helena May, inspired her to begin her research on this unique establishment founded in 1916.
With her mentor’s support and invitation, Queenie shared her research on “The Helena May and The Ideal Womanhood” on September 2021.
The Global Undergraduate Summit took place in Dublin this November, where Queenie was invited to receive her award.
“It is a great honour to be named the Regional Winner of the Global Undergraduate Awards and I am thankful for the recognition for my hard work and passion … I am grateful to Professor David Pomfret for all the support and guidance along the way. And without the financial backup from the History Endowment Foundation, the overseas trip will not be possible. I owe my prize to the HEF’s generosity. With this experience I am ready to take on other challenges.”Queenie Tang
Read more about her feature story here.
Support HKU Student Enrichment Initiatives to provide unlimited learning opportunities today!