31 March 2014

Lights out!

Non-essential lights were switched off as Sunway celebrated Earth Hour on 29 March 2014 between 8:30 and 9:30pm. Students and staffs also joined in the worldwide movement by signing and pledging to "Live Green".

Sunway College hands out special pre-university scholarships to the best and brightest

Two hundred and twenty five students received special pre-university scholarships for studies in five pre-university programmes at Sunway recently in an award ceremony, celebrating some of the best and brightest youths from all over the country. The pre-university scholarships, amounting close to RM2 million will enable these students to pursue studies in the Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT), Cambridge A-Levels, Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP), Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) and the Sunway Foundation in Arts.

These special scholarships were given out based not only on students’ academic results but also through their active participation in extra-curricular activities. Ms Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group said in her speech, “Apart from your intellectual capabilities, it is important to note that we see in you the potential to move on to better and brighter achievements”. The recipients from all over Malaysia were shortlisted from a total of one thousand six hundred and eleven applications.

Special pre-university scholarship recipients with school counsellors, heads of programmes and Sunway Education Group management

25 March 2014

A Rewarding Celebration for FIA graduates

It was a rainy and hazy morning on 4th March 2014. Yet it did not dampen the spirits of the graduates of Sunway College Foundation in Arts (FIA) programme who joyfully celebrated their year-long hard work.

Cheng Mien Wee, Executive Director of Sunway International School and Director of Pre-University Studies in her welcome address said, “To the parents and guardians, thank you for choosing the FIA programme at Sunway and for entrusting your children with us, we hope that we have enriched them in their studies.” Sharing the achievements of previous graduates, “Last year we saw the graduation of the first batch of our FIA students”, she continued, “8 out of 15 first class honours recipients at Sunway University and Lancaster University were former FIA students”.

Foo Hui Shee (2nd from right) with recipients of the Vice-Chancellor Subject Award and Professor Graeme Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University

18 March 2014

Sunway TES offers home grown programmes

Poised to lead Asia Pacific in professional accountancy training.

Malaysia’s leading accounting school, Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence today launched its own home-grown Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Professional Accounting programmes as its unique value propositions befitting its status as the Centre for Accountancy Excellence (CAE) appointed by the Government last year. The launch was officiated by Y.B. Datuk Mary Yap, Deputy Education Minister 1, Malaysia.

In her speech, Datuk Yap said the programmes will give students the flexibility in their paths in professional accounting, allowing them to a fast track accountancy degree or professional qualification such as ACCA and ICAEW ACA. This indirectly will position Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence as taking the lead in Asia Pacific region to promote excellence in accountancy training.

(from left) Mark Billington, ICAEW Regional Director for South East Asia, Jennifer Lopez, Head of ACCA Malaysia, Teo Ee Sing, Executive Director of Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence and Sunway College, Lee Weng Keng, Chief Executive Officer, Education and Healthcare Division of Sunway Group, Y.B. Datuk Mary Yap, Deputy Education Minister 1, Malaysia, Sandra Ong, Director - Financial Courses Division, Ramesh Rajaratnam, Chairman of ICAEW City Group and Nizar Najib, Partner, Deloitte

16 March 2014

Sunway A-Level Students Headed for Top Universities

In the November 2013 Cambridge A-Level examinations, Sunway students obtained a pass rate of 100% with 57% scoring straight As, the best ever results for the examinations since 1994. A celebratory tea gathering was hosted by Sunway College for the students before they begin their university studies.

Among those present was Ng Wai Tuck, the proud and happy father of Ng Jie Yi, who scored 4 A*s in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Jie Yi has been offered a place in University of Cambridge to study Veterinary Medicine. Quiet and reserved, the twenty year old who loves books by J.R.R. Tolkien, will only start in Cambridge at the end of the year. “Studying A-Levels at Sunway College has been a great learning and growing experience for me. I am incredibly honoured and grateful to be taught by such experienced and dedicated lecturers who provided so much help and support”, said Jie Yi.

(From left to right) Ng Wai Tuck, Ng Jie Yi and Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group

10 March 2014

Sunway Students and Staff Gather for MH370

On Monday, a short candlelight vigil was held where the crowd observed a 5-minute silent prayer for the families and all those on-board the missing air craft. The short vigil, was initiated by Jennifer Rathabai Kunchiram, President of Sunway Academic Staff Association with the support of administration and academic staff, students and the management of Sunway Education Group. Sunway’s Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) Student Council, set up notice boards for all those who wish to share their prayers and messages.