29 August 2014

Victoria University Business Club Raise Funds for Needy Students

Students from the Victoria University Business Club (VUBC) at Sunway College Kuala Lumpur recently handed over a cheque totalling RM7,500 to Carolyn Chong, Associate Director, Student Mobility & Partnerships of Victoria University, Melbourne. The funds were raised by VUBC students through a 3-day Philanthropy Bazaar held in March 2014 for underprivileged students from lower or middle income families in Victoria University, Melbourne.

“The most unforgettable memory was when all of us stayed up late to decorate the venue. VUBC members have placed their greatest efforts into this event,” said Ong Lee Yan, President of VUBC. “The ones in charge for the event were Phaik Wa, Vincent and NeeNa, who really coordinated the team well“, she added.

26 August 2014

Sunway Shines At National And International Sports Arenas Victorious with 54 medals at MASISWA (Majlis Sukan IPTS Malaysia) in June 2014

Students from Sunway University and Sunway College with total of 54 medals stormed to victory at the MASISWA Sports Carnival - Selangor Zone and MASISWA swimming championship. The rush of gold medals by the university and college’s swimmers saw them retaining their title as swimming champions which they won in 2013.

This is the first time Sunway University has emerged as the top performing university in the MASISWA Selangor Zone Sports Carnival, beating 16 other private learning institutions; and its second victory in the MASISWA swimming championship.  

In the MASISWA Selangor Zone Sports Carnival, the Sunway team took home 11 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Bowling athletes contributed the most medals for Sunway University with Victoria Chin of American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) and Cheah Yung Ren of Foundation in Arts (FIA) sharing 9 gold medals between them. Two of the gold medals came from table tennis player Wendy Lau Jun Zhen of BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance.

For the MASISWA Swimming Championship at Bukit Jalil National Aquatics Centre, Sunway University sent a 12-member team and all came back with a medal. 11 golds were bagged and two members of the team were crowned as top performers in the competition. Chan Jie of Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and Mary Ann Kok of ADTP emerged best male and female swimmer.

Sunway University’s athletes are now gearing up for on-going MASISWA and MAPCU (Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and University) sports competitions which are continuing until end of 2014.

25 August 2014

A Moment of Silence

Students and employees of the Sunway Education Group gathered on Friday, 22 August for a moment of silence to honour the victims of the downed flight MH17. The National Day of Mourning was observed on campus with a candlelight vigil, organised by Jennifer Rathabai, President of the Sunway Academic Staff Association (SASA).

21 August 2014

Triple-A Celebration

“At Sunway, we are not just focused on exams. We pride ourselves in providing an all-round experience for our students. Education is much more than a mechanistic process which achieves its highest state with the maximisation of academic performance. Exam success is necessary but not a sufficient condition for being an educated human being. As human beings, we are not machines but flesh and blood, with capacious minds, with bodies, with emotions, and with a soul.

A focus merely on exams can all too easily lead to closed minds and leave the heart cold. A focus on character seeks to open their hearts and open their minds. The development of good character is important because good character strengths are a great predictor of success in university and in life,” said Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group.

12 August 2014

Student Wins Full Scholarship in Sunway College’s VU Business Challenge

Cheah Mun Hong of SMJK Katholik, Petaling Jaya beat 95 others from secondary schools around Malaysia to emerge champion at the recent Sunway College Victoria University (VU) Business Challenge 2014. Cheah won himself a full scholarship which covers the tuition fee for the entire 3-year VU Bachelor of Business programme at Sunway College.

Wong Weng Kit from Chong Hwa Independent High School Kuala Lumpur was 1st Runner-Up, with Yang Ya-Ting from Chinese High School, Batu Pahat, Johor 2nd Runner-Up, winning themselves scholarships worth RM24,000 and RM15,000 respectively for the VU Bachelor of Business programme. Wong also emerged winner in the individual category, Challenge Your Business Knowledge. Lee Kwan Yew from Chong Hua Middle School, Port Dickson and Tan Kok Yee from Chong Hua High School, Seremban both won a Consolation prize of RM2,000 bursary each for the programme. Winners of the group category were from Chong Hua High School, Seremban; Ang Su Ki, Tey Shiao Fun, Chee Kah Mun and Tan Kok Yee.

Champion of the VU Bisness Challenge-Cheah Mun Hong of SMJK Katholik

07 August 2014

Sunway Welcomes a New Batch of JCF Community Scholars

The Sunway Education Group welcomed a new batch of Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) Community Scholars at a recent gathering at Sunway University. The gathering of new, existing and graduated scholars was targeted to help the new community scholars in getting to know each other. It also provided an opportunity for the seniors to share and encourage the juniors in their educational journey at Sunway University.

In her welcome speech, Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group, citing higher education as the hope for a better and brighter future said, “All of you here this morning will be our next generation of leaders. The future can be bright and success possible. Always remember, you have unlimited potential, we are just here to help you on your way”.

05 August 2014

Sunway TES-ICAEW Offers Over RM1M Scholarships

40 scholarships for 4 public universities

Malaysia’s leading accounting school, Sunway TES partnering with ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) launched the Sunway TES-ICAEW Excellence Scholarship for four public universities recently. The launch of the scholarships worth a total of RM1,199,200 was in conjunction with the celebration of the10-year partnership between Sunway TES and ICAEW.

The scholarships are open for those with eight papers Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) from ICAEW in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Universiti Malaya (UM) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Each university is allocated 10 scholarships, students will receive a scholarship worth RM29,980 each for a three year study.

From left: Loh Wei Yuen, Head, ICAEW Malaysia; Mark Billington, Regional Director for South East Asia, ICAEW; Dato Jasani, Former Chairman, ICAEW Malaysia City Group; Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway Education Group; Michael Izza, Chief Executive Officer, ICAEW; YBhg Datuk Mary Yap, Deputy Education Minister 1, Ministry of Education, Malaysia; Lee Weng Keng, Chief Executive Officer, Education and Healthcare Division, Sunway Group; Dato Gan Ah Tee, Chairman, ICAEW Malaysia City Group; Teo Ee Sing, Executive Director of Sunway TES and Sunway College and Sandra Ong, Director, Financial Courses, Sunway TES

01 August 2014

Maths Wizards Come Out Tops in Sunway College A-Level Maths & Logic National Challenge

In an intriguing competition which tested participants’ ability to think mathematically and laterally, Sunway College hopes to be a catalyst in helping to promote excellence in mathematics amongst secondary school students.

“Mathematics is known to be a fundamental part of human thoughts and logic, and integral to attempts at understanding the world and ourselves. Mathematics provides an effective way of building mental discipline and encourages logical reasoning and clear thinking. It is important and interesting in itself, that it also plays a crucial role in understanding the contents of other school subjects such as science, social studies, and even music and art”, said Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group.

Elizabeth Lee (left) presenting the award to the champions Ng Tze Donn (2nd from right)& Teh Zee Hoe (far right) with their teacher.