Outstanding social science students and freshmen at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) had their efforts rewarded at a presentation ceremony. First- and second-year students with the Social Science Faculty in the 1998-99 academic year who scored a grade point average of 3.5 and freshmen who obtained brilliant results in the A-level exams, were honoured at a ceremony organised by the faculty. Sixty-nine students and 17 students from 15 secondary schools won awards. Third-year students Leung Ping-fai and Wong Yee-hing were first on the dean's list and they were very pleased with the honours. Mr Leung, who is studying economics, said with good time- management there was no conflict between studying and taking part in student activities. He has organised a students' orientation camp and discussions with his classmates and teachers on social issues, is a member of the Hostel Committee and chaired the Economic Society. Recently, he and his classmates attended discussions on problems with sex for secondary students. Though it was hard, he found the experience worthwhile. 'I do have difficulty keeping a balance. However, when the examinations come I'll concentrate on studying,' he said. Mr Leung said CUHK students were generally less aware of social issues because of their tight schedules. Ms Wong, a student of government and public administration, is also an active student. She was involved in the district council elections by acting as a moderator at a public forum for Sha Tin candidates. Like Mr Leung, she believed studying and joining activities could go hand in hand. Mr Leung and Ms Wong said they planned to further their studies or work for the Government after graduation.