Middlesex University Dubai Students recently competed at the 6th United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Research Competition (URC) at Abu Dhabi University. This year’s competition attracted 800 students, representing 33 universities and presenting 260 research papers - the largest URC to date.
Second year Psychology Student Zahra Al Kubaisi, supervised by Dr Lynda Hyland, won 2nd place in the Education & Psychology category for her research paper ‘Stigma Towards Mental Illness’.
Two other MDX Students gave excellent presentations at the event and received praise from the judging panels for the rigor of their research. Final year Media Student Joann Joseph, supervised by Dr Cody Paris, presented a paper titled ‘How is Snapchat Used as a Platform to Advertise Products and Services to its Millennial Audience in the UAE?’. Third year Education Student Aliah Fareed Lufti Ali Harmouzi, supervised by Ms Lotty Horlings-Plender presented ‘Parent Attitudes Towards, and Reliance on Handheld Devices’.
The three Students were supported by Middlesex University Dubai’s Student Research Committee (Dr Fehmida Hussain, Dr Lynda Hyland, Dr Anita Shrivastava Kashi and Dr Daphne Demetriou) in preparation for the presentations.
Congratulations to our three students on their hard work and dedication to research.