30 June 2014

Former Sunway’s A level student is the Toastmaster Champion

Aaron Ng Ji Yeon, former Sunway’s A level student pitted against seven native speakers from across Victoria, Australia and won first place at the 2014 District 73 International Speech Contest, organised by Toastmasters International in Melbourne.

Aaron is a Business Commerce student in Monash University Caufield. He transferred from Monash University Malaysia in 2013. Prior to that, Aaron did his A levels at Sunway College Kuala Lumpur.

20 June 2014

Students Learn to Apply Mathematical Thinking

Pre-university studies and Sunway International School students recently attended a Maths workshop by Charlie Gilderdale, NRICH Project Secondary Coordinator and Senior Research Associate of the University of Cambridge.

In the Convincing Yourself, Convincing Others workshop, students had hands-on learning with mathematics and patterns. They were taught to notice patterns, ways to determine the logic of the pattern and enhance the quality of their arguments on problem solving. The workshop exposed students to visual and written forms of expressions. They learned to connect language and mathematics, developing skills for clear, strategic, critical and creative thinking.

18 June 2014

The Malaysia Graduation for Victoria University 2014

The Malaysia Graduation Ceremony for Victoria University 2014 held at the Grand Ballroom, Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa was a time of jubilation and rejoicing for the more than 300 graduands hailing mainly from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Vietnam. By the time they were seated together with their parents, friends and faculty members, Teresa Tjia, the Registrar had already given them a very detailed and warm briefing on what they should do when they went up the stage to receive their scrolls. The matter of how they were to doff their caps was carefully demonstrated, with the reminder that the tassle should always be on the left. Seemingly small, these were significant observances to dignify the occasion.

The VIPs for the ceremony included the Chancellor, George Pappas; Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Dawkins; Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Duncan Bentley; Academic Registrar and Executive Director, Student Services, Teresa Tjia; Director of Learning and Teaching, Professor Terence Hallahan; Senior Executive Director Sunway Education Group, Elizabeth Lee; Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Professor, Professor Jarlath Ronayne; Head of Australian University Programme, Ms Greeja Hemalata De Silva; Head of Victoria University MBA Programme, Dr Hendry Ng Han Swee; Principal, Sunway College Johor, Hor Poh Choo; and Head, Degree Programmes, Sunway College Johor, Ong Mei Mei.

Left to Right: Mohd. Nurhairi bin Mohd Hussein (Malaysia), Ali Jan Khowaja (Pakistan), Etimadul Karim (Bangladesh), Tabassum Mohamedali Dhalla (Tanzania) and Yunita Gozali (Indonesia), all from the Sunway-VU Bachelor of Business programme

13 June 2014

Sunway’s Return Tray Campaign

“Buy, Eat, Bus” is a return tray campaign (RTC) organised by students and staff of Sunway’s Department of Communication and Liberal Arts together with Sunway’s Health and Safety Department.

The campaign aims at inculcating the culture of clearing and returning trays after meals among Sunway’s students to help maintain a clean cafeteria for all. The president of RTC, Nicholas Hoe Wei Nian who is pursuing his BA (Hons) in Communication, specialising in Public Relations Project Management hopes to “Raise as much as 80 percent of cleanliness awareness among my peers on campus.”

01 June 2014

Peer Counselling Conference 2014

The Sunway Student Services Department, in collaboration with the Sunway Peer Counselling Volunteers (PCV) and the Sunway University Psychology Club, recently organised the Peer Counselling Conference 2014. The 2-day conference was held at the Sunway University Graduate Centre and attended by 170 students from local and private universities from across Malaysia.

Harry Low's workshop - Positive Self-care for Effective Helping