27 December 2012

A collaboration that continues Ms Cooke’s legacy to education

The Sunway Education Group and BBGS Alumni Berhad, marked an important milestone in giving to society, with the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) recently.

Sunway Education Group which is under the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, an entity founded on the premise of giving to society through education, has pledged RM500,000 worth of scholarships to kick start the scholarships for tertiary studies offered by the Elena Cooke Education Fund (ECE Fund).

Ms Moey Yoke Lai, Founding Director, BBGS Alumni Berhad sealing the MoC with Elizabeth Lee

06 December 2012

338 students rejoice during AUSMAT night

Sunway is known for recognising and rewarding students for their high academic achievement and extra-curricular activities. 338 students successfully completed their AUSMAT programme and were honoured for completing their foundation programme during the awards night.

Karen Toh Hui Qi received the Shield of Excellence for her high academic achievement and her invaluable contribution to programme activities. Karen was also a subject award winner for English as Additional Language/Dialect and the President of the AUSMAT Student Council. Karen said, “The AUSMAT programme is a positive transition in comparison to the SPM examinations. My participation in programme activities is not a detriment to my studies as I know my priorities.” Karen also acknowledged the lecturers for being dedicated, was grateful for a well-equipped library and stressed that there should be a good balance between studying and play.
The subject award winners with AUSMAT lecturers.

27 November 2012

Youth Leadership Conference inspires youth to be a positive change

Sunway Education Group organised a Youth Leadership Conference, a leadership summit that attracted 1,000 young people to interact with and exchange ideas with an impressive roster of thought leaders and youth icons.

The event was organised by a group of six students of Sunway College and Sunway University including project director and ACCA student, Christopher Tan.

The panelists, from left, Wan Nadiah, Jacintha Tagal, Michael Teoh Su Lim, Christopher Tock and Cheah Kar Fei

21 November 2012

Sunway students bag Harvard Prize Book awards

The Harvard Club of Malaysia collaborated with Sunway College to award the prestigious Harvard Prize Book awards to the college’s top pre-university students. Pan Eu Fern of the Cambridge A-Levels, Dawn Christon Ng Seet Yan of the Canadian International Matriculation Programme and Karen Toh Hui Qi from AUSMAT, each received their prize from Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Lin See Yan, President of the Harvard Club of Malaysia.

Professor Graeme Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor, Sunway University; Elizabeth Lee, Dawn, Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Lee See Yan, Eu Fern, Karen, Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Ramon Navaratnam, Pro-Chancellor and Lee Weng Keng, CEO Education & Healthcare Division, the Sunway Group

29 October 2012

Sunway-TES and ICAEW ink agreement to award scholarships for a world-renowned professional accounting qualification

Sunway-TES and the ICAEW recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on a new Sunway TES-ICAEW Global Accountant Scholarship Scheme for SPM 9A+ achievers.

Front left to right, Executive Director, Sunway College, Teo Ee Sing; Senior Executive Director, Sunway Education Group, Elizabeth Lee; ICAEW Executive Director, Learning & Professional Development, Mark Protherough and Head, ICAEW Malaysia Ms Loh Wei Yuen

17 October 2012

Sunway Education Group celebrates 25 years of trailblazing education with SEE2012

The Sunway Education Expo 2012 (SEE2012), a signature event held to mark 25 years of trailblazing education, was a festival of ideas and creativity that lit up the hearts and minds of those who were present during the two-day event held at Sunway University recently. Themed “Inspiring Hearts and Minds”, SEE2012 was a platform where creative and innovative ideas as well as achievements in the areas of business, science, technology, languages, fashion, and the creative arts were brought forward.

SEE2012 saw an illustrious line-up of speakers who have in many ways impacted the world. The four sub-themes adopted by SEE2012 are (i) Icons, Geniuses, Mavericks, (ii) Eco-Imagination (iii) Social Innovation and (iv) Arts and Creativity.

Mano Maniam speaking about The Learning Business-Future Imperfect during SEE2012

16 October 2012

Well-rounded straight-A students reap from teaching and experiences in Sunway A-Levels

Sunway College A-Level students who sat the June 2012 examinations did the college proud when 121 of them (45% of the students) scored straight-As and 100% passes. This is the largest group of straight-A students so far achieved by the A-level programme. Most in the group have secured places in top universities in the UK, US, Australia and Singapore. Among them, Oh Yue Jin received an offer to pursue Biological Sciences at Oxford University while Fiona Tay Ting Nuan was given an offer to read Mathematics, also at Oxford University. Ng Zhu Shen secured a place in Cambridge University to study engineering.

A group of straight-A students who performed in LIAMST

11 October 2012


Bandar Sunway, 10 October 2012 – The Sunway Education Group (“SEG”) celebrated its 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary recently with a Silver Jubilee Gala Dinner attended by 1,280 staff, students and alumni of the Sunway Education Group. The dinner was the culmination of a number of events organised by SEG throughout the year. The dinner also heralded the Sunway Education Expo (“SEE”) 2012, a signature event for the anniversary which was held the next two days on 6 and 7 October.

Sunway-TES students raise RM20,000 to alleviate hunger

The End Child Hunger Fun Walk held recently in aid of World Vision, organised by a group of Sunway ACCA students successfully highlighted the plight of the victims of the West African Famine Crisis 2012. Christopher Louis Tan, an ACCA student of Sunway College and the project director shared “This idea was started by my 3 roommates and I who wanted to do something that can break the perception that people have about accountants being bean counters. We chose World Vision because the famine crisis is very new and affects 12 million people in the Sahel region. About 300,000 children are malnourished and are in urgent need of medical aid and food. Many families are surviving on only one meal a day.”

Mr Teo Ee Sing, Executive Director, Sunway College (right) presenting the cheque of RM20,000 to World Vision’s Tan Shu Yi (left) while students (in between, left to right) Christopher Louis Tan, Lim Why Loon, Wan Chin Hao and Chang Yao Hern look on.

28 September 2012

Celebrating Malaysia: An Astute & Indulgent Forum on the Orang Asli community

Sunway’s MOHE Compulsory Subjects Department chose to honour and remember our Independence Day by conducting a Forum entitled: “Celebrating Malaysia” with its perspectives on “Orang Asli at the Crossroads.” The Forum was put together to educate urban Malaysians on the life, culture and plight of the Orang Asli community.

The Forum was honoured with the presence of 3 distinguished speakers and was moderated by Dr Colin Nicholas, founder and coordinator of the Centre for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC). The first speaker was Tijah Yok Chopil, an indigenous woman of the Semai tribe who has devoted her life to empowering and uniting the once scattered Orang Asli community of Peninsular Malaysia. The second was Siti Z Kasim, a consummate human rights lawyer who is currently involved in many of the land rights issues affecting the Orang Asli community and finally, Bob Manolan, a social activist who also represents the people in land issues in the state of Pahang.

Dr Colin Nicholas, founder and coordinator of the COAC moderating the forum.

27 September 2012

Supporting deserving youth

The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation awarded scholarships and awards amounting to RM11.7 million to 1700 students of Sunway University and Sunway College recently.

Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah (in suit) with the 13 Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholarship recipients

20 September 2012

Sunway’s 2nd Pre-University Conference, education beyond the classroom

Back for the second time, Sunway Education Group’s 2nd Pre-University Conference was bigger and better. The conference themed “Learning within and beyond the classroom,” saw the participation of many internal as well as external institutions in conjunction with Sunway’s Silver Jubilee celebration.

Professor Dr. Morshidi Sirat, Deputy Director-General, Department of Higher Education (Public Sector) Ministry of Higher Education presented the keynote address and officiated the conference while the plenary address was presented by Prof. Dr. Moses Samuel, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya.

Cheng Mien Wee,Mr Lee Weng Keng; CEO of the Education and Healthcare Division, Professor Dr. Morshidi Sirat, Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway Education Group and Dr. Khatijah Khalid, Chief Executive,Sunway College

14 September 2012

Sunway’s eWaste campaign gets you thinking green

The widespread use of electronic gadgets and gear without a corresponding channel developed for their proper disposal is an issue that the Sunway Education Group (SE Group) is concerned with. As its IT Services department has pressed forward to deploy better technology to all the Sunway education institutions, they are also conscious of the dumping of used electronic items (eWaste).

Staff member placing his e-waste into the e-waste bin on Sunway campus

28 August 2012

Understanding the Cambridge Experience

Sunway College received tremendous response from pre-university students and parents as they attended a talk on the Cambridge Experience held at its campus recently. The talk was presented by Professor David A. Cardwell from the University of Cambridge and Associate Professor Dr George Lee from the Oxford and Cambridge Society Malaysia. 

Professor Cardwell giving a talk on the Cambridge experience to students and parents.

17 August 2012

Sunway’s AUSMAT students explore career paths

Sunway College’s Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) recently hosted a Career Exploration Week where its students from the AUSMAT pre-university programme visited various universities and organisations to get a bigger picture and a better idea of courses and career paths. The students visited International Medical University (IMU), Melaka Manipal College, Monash University and organisations such as MEASAT Satellite Systems (Cyberjaya), Sunway Medical Centre, Deloitte Malaysia and Westport.

Dr Shah Yasin presenting his speech during the career forum.

08 August 2012

Sunway’s MUFY shines again

Shum Pey Ling, a student of the Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) at Sunway College made the institution proud when she bagged the Monash Excellence Award with an impressive average score of 98.75%. The Monash Excellence Award is presented to the student who achieves the highest overall score among all MUFY providers worldwide. This cohort of students also won 19 out of the 22 MUFY Subject Awards, for emerging top in their respective subjects among all providers of MUFY globally. On top of that, this year marked the largest number of MUFY students at Sunway College who qualified for a Monash Entrance Scholarship with 51 students obtaining an average score of 91.25% and above. According to Lee Thye Cheong, Director of MUFY at Sunway College, these are the best results ever achieved since Sunway College began offering MUFY in 1999.

Valedictorian Samuel Sii presenting his speech

03 August 2012

Bringing technology to a needy school

A group of students currently pursuing their ACCA and CAT at Sunway College, showed that they cared. They helped to transport 15 personal computers from Sunway Education Group and set up the computer laboratory at SRJK Ulu Yam Baharu.

This was part of the students’ community enrichment project under their Moral Studies class to reach out to the less–privileged communities. The computers were donated by Sunway Education Group.

02 August 2012

Sunway AUSMAT Students Acquire the ‘Slight Edge’

Deadlines, exams and constant mugging are familiar routines for all students. To assist students in staying focused and becoming high achievers, Sunway College’s Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) put together a mini-workshop called S.O.S, an acronym that stands for Strategise, Organise and Soar!

The dedicated team of AUSMAT lecturers recognised the needs of these students and identified students to participate in a series of motivational and inspirational workshops that will make up S.O.S. According to Mrs Ruma, Director of the AUSMAT programme, “A series of talks by specialists in the fields have been organised for our students to inspire them. These special sessions are designed to make our students believe in themselves to achieve the best they can be.”

Ms. Mien Cheng inspiring the students with principles found in Jeff Olson’s book entitled The Slight Edge.

26 July 2012


Sunway A-Level outstanding alumni share their experiences with current students

Bandar Sunway, 27 July, 2012 – An Alumni Forum was held recently with the alumni of Sunway College’s A-Levels programme, who returned to the college to share their wealth of knowledge and experiences with current pre-university students of Sunway College.

Guests of Honour present during the Forum was Puan Sri Datin Seri Dr. Susan Cheah wife of Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, AO, the Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group.

22 June 2012

Sunway A-Level student to pursue dentistry dream

“My heart is with Sunway,” said Lew Ken Jean recently when he came home to visit his teachers and friends once more before leaving for Hong Kong University to pursue his dream in Dentistry.” I have learned so much throughout my experience here and have opened my heart to good friends and teachers who have made my experience so much more memorable,” he shared.

Lew Ken Jean recommends the Sunway A-Level programme to students looking for a good foundation programme.

01 June 2012

Learning about business and charity

72 students of the Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) of Sunway College donated RM4,600 to WWF Malaysia. The amount was raised from a two-day product sale at the Energy Hub in Sunway College in which students applied knowledge of five management skills from their Business Leadership Management Fundamentals (BOH4M) class to come up with their own unique products and services to elicit purchases from their fellow students.
The BOH4M class with Brandon (4th from right, first row)

Class representative, Lee Ee-Anne said “We are proud to donate, even in this small way to WWF Malaysia, an organisation which makes a significant contribution to Malaysian wildlife. Thanks for all the great work you do”
From left to right, John Futa, Brandon Liu (receiving cheque), Liz Erskine, Ee-Anne and Dave Leonard

Fellow student, Christine Tan said “We had a fun experience raising the money and it feels good to help society and the environment”

Mr John Futa, Director of the CIMP and lecturers Liz Erskine and Dave Leonard as well as Ee-Anne presented the cheque to WWF Malaysia’s Youth Outreach Executive, Brandon Liu at Sunway College.

22 May 2012

Sunway-TES, University of Malaya and ACCA sign agreement First in the world innovative programme for outstanding accounting students

Kuala Lumpur – Sunway-TES, a subsidiary of Sunway Education Group, University of Malaya (UM) and ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) have collaborated in a milestone agreement that provides students reading the Bachelor of Accounting programme at UM with the opportunity to attain an ACCA Qualification through a unique fast-track programme.

From left to right, Helen Brand, Professor Datuk Dr Rohana Yusof, YB Dato’ Devamany Krishnasamy, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, Lee Weng Keng, CEO, Education & Healthcare Division, the Sunway Group; Assoc Prof Dr. Che Ruhana, UM and Jennifer Lopez, Country Head, ACCA

11 May 2012

Electrifying performances to celebrate AUSMAT teachers

Three weeks of brainstorming, hard work and commitment from the Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) Student Council turned out to be a worthy investment as the annual Teacher’s Day Celebration turned out to be a huge success. The Student Council together with seven teachers were on board throughout the process of integrating two events; a Teacher’s Day celebration and the annual Talent Time Competition to make the AUSMAT’s Teacher’s Day celebration in keeping with Sunway’s 25 Silver Jubilee celebrations.

Natalia Oh singing during the Talent Competition.

17 April 2012

Mark’s Life in 3-D charmed judges

Malaysian Mark Lester Johnson participated in The Star-ESU Malaysia-SEGi Public Speaking Competition 2012 held recently at Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya to gain experience but did not think he would emerge 1st runner-up of the competition. The 18 year-old lad is currently enrolled in the Sunway A-Level programme. Mark who has been participating in public speaking competitions since a tender age of 12 said the experience he attained was incredible. “I never expected to win 1st runner-up for the competition especially since there were many speakers who were well-equipped with higher speaking capabilities and presentation.”

Mark, Sunway A-Level student walked away with cash prize worth RM1,000 after emerging 1st runner-up in The Star-ESU Malaysia-SEGi Public Speaking Competition 2012.

16 April 2012

RUN FOR EDUCATION Sunway College raised funds to sponsor tuition for underprivileged children

Bandar Sunway, 16 April, 2012 – As part of Sunway Education Group's 25th Anniversary, Sunway College launched the inaugural Sunway College Run for Education (“the Run”) which was held on Sunday 8 April at 7 am.

The 5.1 kilometer (km) route around Bandar Sunway saw the participation of roughly 400 students, staff and members of the public who jointly raised approximately RM4,000 to support this noble cause. The organising chairperson who originally mooted the idea is Steve Thong Jun Nam, a student of the Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY), a pre-university programme offered by Sunway College.

From left to right, Mahesh Biaspal (teacher advisor), Jason Loh Chwan Chyin, Elizabeth Lee and Steve Thong.

06 April 2012

Bound for Ivy league and top universities

After much perseverance and work, a group of 10 students who scored straight As after sitting the November 2011 A-Level examinations were invited to a tea gathering hosted by Sunway College recently before they began their university studies overseas. Joined by a few others at the tea, most of the 10 said they were grateful to the helpful lecturers in the A-Level programme and proud to be in this group.

Left to right, back row are Lee Yee Chang, Tham Yow Wai, Fariz Iskandar Faisal Khoo, Loh Wei Lian, Yew Sheng Qian, Chong Zhi Sin. Seated from left to right, front row are Chan Mei Yen, Lim Chia Ying, Nisha Alina Binti Mohamed Mushaini, Lim Qian Wen and Harmeet Kaur Maan a/p Abtar Singh

28 March 2012

8th graduation for Sunway home-grown foundation programme

Sunway College’s home-grown Foundation in Arts (FIA) programme recently celebrated the graduation of their 8th batch of students who were about to step forward in pursuit of their dreams. The ceremony witnessed 129 students graduating in the presence of Professor Robert Bignall; Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University, Professor Pua Eng Chong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University; Professor David Ngo Chek Ling Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Higher Degrees), Sunway University; Dr. Khatijah Khalid, Chief Executive of Sunway College; Cheng Mien Wee, Director of Pre-University Studies; Mrs Ruma Lopes, Director of the FIA Programme, Sunway College, as well as lecturers, parents and students.

Janardhni a/p Ravi receiving her graduation certificate from Professor David Ngo.

08 March 2012

Up-to-date IT Labs

Your learning does not have to bogged down when it comes to using PCs in Sunway’s newly-renovated IT Learning Labs, which offer the latest PC’s (average PC age not more than 20 months old) in a more contemporary and comfortable environment.

Students can stay on top of their assignments on any of the 12 PCs linked to a multifunctional Fuji Xerox printer to easily navigate to print, scan or copy. Other PCs in the labs continue to be available for students to use for assignments and daily learning. A virtual desktop with all the latest software comes with every PC start-up.

Each IT learning lab is equipped with smart boards. This gives you a more interactive classroom session between lecturers and you, ensuring that learning is fun, relevant and real. The smart boards have short-throw projectors for clearer viewing. A more accessible disabled-friendly PC is also available. All of this is part of Sunway’s efforts to provide the best and latest technologies for hassle-free use that can support your academic success.

17 February 2012

Sunway A-Level high achievers garner scholarship to University of Auckland

Sunway College’s Cambridge Advanced Level Programme (A-Level) students are slowly starting to see their dreams turn into a reality as they continue to gleam with achievement. Stephenas Teh Wee Seng and Teh Shin Yee are not only high achievers but have received scholarships to pursue their degree in University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Stephenas clinched the “Top in the World” Award for Accounting at AS Level during the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards recently. The Sunway Cambridge Advanced Level Programme (A-Level) student who is also a Petronas scholar scored 4 A* in Math, Accounting, Economics and Law after sitting for his A-Level examinations last year. Classmate, Teh Shin Yee, who scored 1 A* for Accounting and 2 A for Math and Economics garnered The Dean’s Asia Scholarship worth $26,040 at the University of Auckland Business School.

Stephenas (left) with Rajesvaran Murugan, Deputy Director of Programme A- Level.

16 February 2012

Sunway’s AUSMAT students ahead of the game

20 Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) students achieved an ATAR of 99 and above while 147 students achieved an ATAR of 90 and above in the 2011 AUSMAT WACE examinations recently from a cohort of 400 odd students. The students produced astounding results that reflects the quality of the Sunway AUSMAT programme and the dedication and commitment of the teachers in educating the students. In addition to that, 8 Sunway students received the special certificate of distinction award for five subjects out of a total of thirteen subject awards. The students were recognised for appearing within the top 0.5 per cent of those sitting in the WACE examination in the world.

Zhang Wei Ng and Say Ting Toon were highest in Accounting and Finance while Radhika Divya Chelliah in Career and Enterprise. The English masters, Jun Hwang Chan and Pauline Lim Wen Jun were top in English while Nicholas Keevan Rajah and Uhendran Subpramaniam aced the WACE examinations in English as an Additional Language & Dialect leaving Alliyza Esther Qin Shi Lim to top Psychology.

From left to right: Uhendra, Eunice, Alliyza and Nicholas.

13 February 2012

A Harvard Collection in Sunway Campus

The Tun Hussein Onn Library (THOL), one of the largest private academic libraries in Malaysia located within Sunway Campus, saw the launch of a new collection titled, “A Harvard Collection”. This collection gives prominence to a distinct research collection that is aimed to support the teaching and research needs of the academic institution.

Wong Sook Jean, Chief Librarian showing Tan Sri Lin See Yan the collection of books in the library.

02 February 2012

Sunway’s AUSMAT continue to produce quality graduates

Sunway College’s Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) 2011 students recently graduated in a ceremony themed “And the stars go marching on” at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.

Katryne Chia Phei Shan and Ooi Sze Hong received three Best Academic Achievement Awards (BAAA) for emerging top scorer for three subjects. Katryne was top scorer for 3 subjects; Chemistry, Physics, and Politics and Law and Ooi for Maths Specialist, Accounting and Finance and Economics. Lim Choon Chung and Joel Justin Anak George both received two BAAA for being the top scorers in Accounting and Finance and Chemistry and Maths 3A3B and Psychology respectively. 13 BAAA were given out in total during the graduation ceremony.

The Sunway AUSMAT graduates will continue to shine in pursuit of their dreams.

06 January 2012

Role model women inspire a sweet act from Chermaine

After weeks of talking to and listening to 5 inspirational Malaysian philanthropic women as the host of NTV 7’s SK-11 Miracle Makers, Chermaine Poo decided that she would do her part for charity as well – by baking cupcakes to raise funds for a charitable organisation of her choice. Poo became the highlight in the show she was hosting when she challenged herself to bake 1,000 cupcakes and to sell them, in a charity drive named “Chermaine’s Cupcake Charity”.

The TV actress and chartered accountant baked the cupcakes single-handedly, only enlisting the help of her celebrity acquaintances and close friends to pack the cupcakes, all done within a span of two days. Within that time, Poo had to sell the beautiful cupcakes, packed in boxes of 6 starting at RM50 each, at Sunway Pyramid.

Chermaine (4th from right) delivered cupcakes to staff and students at Sunway campus foyer