Wyncent Halim, Law student of UGM, has successfully grabbed the Most Outstanding Student titles nationally at the Pilmapres Nasional 2017 event, organised by Research, Technology and Higher Learning Ministry from 10-13 July 2017 in Surabaya, East Java. As many as 26 finalists participated in the event that was divided into two categories: undergraduate and diploma programmes.
UGM also sent Pralampita Khofi Mufida from Medical Records diploma study programme to the event, but not earning championships so far.
Wyncent, International Undergraduate Program student class of 2014 has passed rigorous selections to be the winner. There were 228 participants from both categories joining the competition with 26 finally getting invited to undergo the final assessment, which selected 17 undergraduate and 9 diploma students.
In the finals, Wyncent went through four rounds of selection, namely scientific presentation, spontaneous English speech, interview, scientific works portfolio, and psychotest. Wyncent submitted papers entitled Sharing Economy Arrangement for Online Taxi in Indonesia. Meanwhile, he submitted a speech on attempts to weaken the authorities of anti-corruption commission.
Wyncent was the Best Oralist for the Prosecution during the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition, Leiden University (2016), Best Delegate in the UN Habitat Simulation (2017), Best Delegate in ASEAN Youths General Forum 2017, Second Runner Up of the Young Speakers' Contest in ASEAN University Network and National University of Singapore (2017), and earned Chairing Award in Beijing International Model United Nations (2017).
Explained by Wyncent that the key to his success was consistency, good preparation, and practise whilst also doing his best to anything.
Furthermore, he thanked Faculty of Law and UGM through Student Affairs Directorate that had facilitated and trained him for the Pilmapres Nasional 2017 event.
“I would like to thank everyone that has supported me for the national outstanding students competition. Honestly, this win has left me deeply impresssed,” he said on Friday (13/7) to journalists.
The young man born in Pematang Siantar, North Sumatera, 21 years ago saw the win as a new history for UGM because in the past few years, UGM delegates have not been able to achieve the best titles.
He commented, “It cannot be taken for granted that our dream will one day come true, but we have to rise and make efforts to realise that dream. So, go follow your dreams.”
One of his supervising lecturers, Dr. Ir. R. Wahyu Supartono, explained UGM had given guidance related to scientific writing, psychotest, English speech, and scientific papers drafting for two months to its delegates to the national competitions,.
UGM Student Affairs Director, Dr. Senawi, M.P., expressed his pride over this outstanding achievement. He hoped this would be the initial step towards doing services for Indonesia as well as inspiring other UGM students to also make UGM and Indonesia proud.
Richo Andi Wibowo, S.H., L.L.M., representative from Faculty of Law UGM, said Faculty of Law UGM had the commitment to assisting its students in making academic achievements and self-development. Wyncent’s success serves as a model for all UGM students.
“Wyncent will be a role model for our students. He has proved that amidst his busy schedules in extra and co-curricular activities, he has also reaped successes academically. This positive energy can inspire other students,” he concluded.