Faculty of Education and Arts

Name – Angelina Tu

 

Highest Qualification – Masters in Tourism/Hospitality Management

Professional qualification (if any) – ACTA

Teaching in Bachelor of Communication program since 2012

Angelina TU, an adjunct lecturer/tutor in the Bachelor of Communications faculty, is a seasoned communications professional who has worked with many global brands with one common goal: to provide information, solutions to stakeholders via enriching experiences while creating profitability and profile for companies.

Prior to academic teaching, she cut her teeth in corporate communications work such as developing communication strategies that help advance organisations' efforts to catalyze broad impact through the sharing of effective ideas and practices.

She therefore brings more than three decades of strategic communications experience - on both the client and agency sides. This has allowed her to deliver all levels of strategic counsel and training and garner opportunities for even more creative labor.

Her early days spent in creative departments of global names such as Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising gave her the ropes and exposure to smart, creative thinking and instilled in her an unwavering commitment to work excellence and creative brilliance. Stints at other American multinationals and varied client work have certainly enhanced her commercial capabilities even more.


Name – Felix Cheong

 

Highest Qualification – Master’s in Creative Writing

Professional qualification (if any) – NA

Teaching in Bachelor of Communication program since 2009

Felix Cheong is the author of 18 books, including six volumes of poetry, a trilogy of satirical flash fiction, and four children’s picture books. His works have been nominated for the prestigious Frank O’Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize. He has three books due to be published in Sept 2020.

Conferred the Young Artist Award for Literature in 2000 by the National Arts Council, he holds a master’s in creative writing. He has been a sessional staff with the University of Newcastle since 2009. Currently, he also teaches part-time with Murdoch University, Curtin University and the National University of Singapore.


Name – Ian Ang

 

Highest Qualification – BSc (Computer & Info Science)

Professional qualification (if any) – Producer’s Diploma (Hollywood Film Institute)

Teaching in Bachelor of Communication program since 2013, and

Bachelor of Information Technology program since 2014

Ian Ang is a media director who has worked on game development, television cartoons, broadcast documentaries and interactive design.   Media is Ian’s second nature, starting in school as a freelance cartoonist for the Straits Times, to internet applications in the ‘90s, 3D technologies in the ‘00s, to Virtual Reality in the ‘10s.    His work encompasses both supervision and hands-on production, as well as research and lecturing in these disciplines. In 2019, Ian received an Associate Lecturer Teaching Award.

National medals in football and rugby are stashed away in a bomb shelter. Current hobby alter-egos include the likes of “ianimator” the artist, “ianstrumentalist” the musician, and “ianimal” the nature photographer.

Outside of work and play, Ian has been an avid volunteer in various fields since childhood. When called upon to set up a volunteer class for persons with special needs, Ian began to align his mission to using media engagement and technologies for special needs awareness.


Name – Jason Koh

 

Highest Qualification – Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Communication Studies

Professional qualification (if any) – NA

Teaching in Bachelor of Communication program since 2011

Jason is an adjunct lecturer in the Bachelor of Communication program, where he has taught subjects including multimedia production, journalism, and television production.

He has over a decade of experience in online journalism, advertising, and marketing. He currently heads his creative agency servicing clients in the entertainment industry. He is also the Director of a Singapore-based incubator for creative professionals and sits on the committee of several youth arts organizations as a media advisor.

His areas of academic interest include Asian Cinema, New Media, and Pop Culture Studies.


Name – Khadijah Seron

 

Highest Qualification – Master of Arts (Journalism)

Professional qualification (if any) – NA

Teaching in Bachelor of Communication program since 2014

Khadijah Seron is an Associate Lecturer and currently teaches in the Communication program for the University of Newcastle’s Singapore campus. She is also a module coordinator.

Previously, she taught Journalism in the Communication program at the University at Buffalo’s Singapore campus and Curtin University’s Singapore campus. She has also taught in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and taught communication courses for Personal Development in Nanyang Polytechnic.

Khadijah worked as a freelance TV producer after she left Mediacorp News as a broadcast journalist. Before that, she was a Public Relations and Publication Executive Officer at a social organization.

Over the years, she has taught courses which include World Issues from a Singapore Perspective, Exploring Contemporary Issues, Features and Storytelling, Communication Ethics, World Media Systems, and Screenwriting for Corporate Documentary.

Khadijah has a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Philosophy) from the National University of Singapore, Master of Arts (Journalism) from Cardiff University, and an Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance from the Institute of Adult Learning.


Name – Robert Conceicao

 

Highest Qualification – Bachelor of Arts

Professional qualification (if any) – NA

Teaching in Bachelor of Communication program since 2013

Robert has over three decades’ experience in Public Relations (PR) and Communication. He heads a boutique, PR agency, Majic Communications, which he founded in 2007, which provides strategic counsel, media relations, issues management, crisis communications consultancy, and editorial support to clients from the public, corporate, and ‘not-for-profit’ sectors.

Robert has developed and conducted well-received specialized in-house workshops in media engagements, media publicity, and crisis communication, for official spokespersons, senior and middle management, and corporate communication teams from various Singapore Government ministries, statutory boards, multinational corporations, and the social service sector. He is an adjunct lecturer for the Civil Service College and several tertiary institutions.

Awards and Membership in Professional Bodies

  • Accredited Member, Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (AMIPRS)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (2015)
  • President, Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (2015/2017 and 2017/2019)
  • Honorary Fellow, Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (FIPRS)(2019)
  • University of Newcastle Singapore (UONS) Excellence Teaching Award (2019)
  • Member, Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), University of Newcastle Singapore (UONS)
  • Member, Board of Examiners, BCA Academy
  • Member, Accreditation Board, Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (IPRS)

Specialization

  • Media Relations
  • Issues Management
  • Crisis Communication
  • Government Relations
  • Advocacy