06 May 2016

Sunway Education Group Partners Sepang International Circuit

“We are happy to partner Sepang International Circuit. It provides our students and staff a view of the fascinating events and activities up close. As a recognised education institution both locally and globally, we value partnership opportunities that enable us to offer our students valuable learning experiences beyond the campus,” said Dr Lee Weng Keng, Chief Executive Officer, Education and Healthcare Division of Sunway Group at a partnership announcement with Sepang International Circuit (SIC) at Sunway University.

The Sunway Education Group (SEG) together with SIC recently announced a one-year partnership which will see students getting a first-hand experience of the state-of-the-art circuit during international events such as the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship 2016, 2016 Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix and Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016.

(from left) Dr Lee Weng Keng, Dato’ Razlan Razali and Dr Elizabeth Lee

At the partnership announcement, the Sunway Education Group was represented by Dr Lee Weng Keng and Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University while SIC was represented by Dato’ Razlan Razali, Chief Executive Officer. In conjunction with this exciting partnership, Sunway University’s Faculty of Arts will be organising a Helmet Design competition which will be judged by a leading F1 driver.

A first-of-its-kind for both SEG and SIC, the partnership will enable Sunway students the opportunity for hands-on experiential learning at the three SIC events.

“We are proud to partner with Sunway Education Group and provide an exciting learning experience for their students. Students today are the leaders and game-changers of tomorrow, so it is important for them to learn in real-world settings to hit the ground running when they start their career. The Sunway students are also unofficial ambassadors for SIC, using their social media reach to offer a closer look and a virtual experience of the amazing circuit to their peers. We are happy to open our circuit to them so that they will understand and appreciate the complexities of running a world-class circuit and gain valuable ‘money-can’t-buy’ experiences behind the scenes at international races,” said Dato’ Razlan.

Dato’ Razlan Razali, Dr Lee Weng Keng and Dr Elizabeth Lee (seated) with Sunway students

Sunway students will provide support during events on a voluntary basis and will receive internship credits for their participation. The first group of 70 students will be helping out at the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship on 13-15 May 2016.

“I’m looking forward to gaining experience from this global event”, said Sunway University student Yoon Peili who is among those in the first group. “If time permits, after the MOTUL FIM Superbike world championship, I hope to volunteer for the greater F1 Malaysia Grand Prix too”, said Yoon who will be helping out at the hospitality section and is a fan of motor racing.

“I’m more interested in building my portfolio and resume. Whatever experience I’ll be getting from this event will be great advantage,” said Benedict Anandan, who is in his second year in the BA (Hons) Communication programme at Sunway University.

“In communications, we learn to manage events and there are many student events to manage. A chance to volunteer at such a huge event will definitely give me some life skills, perhaps the logistics, PR or marketing aspect of the event. It’ll be intimidating, but this challenge provides opportunities for me to learn too,” he further explained.

In conjunction with the announcement was a display of an F1 Car, F1 Simulator and a selection of Superbikes on campus.

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