27 November 2014

Gearing up for Oxford Admissions at Sunway

Gaining admissions to the University of Oxford can be difficult, but not impossible. As the world becomes increasingly connected, information on applying to one of the world’s leading universities has become more accessible, not only via the internet but also face-to-face. The Oxford University Malaysia Club Outreach (OUMC), the official union of Malaysian students at the University of Oxford, brought their alma mater back home, allowing more prospective Malaysian students to learn tips and tricks into Oxford.

The recently held OUMC Outreach Seminar at Sunway College featured Dr Anne Mullen, Senior Tutor and Tutor for Admissions and Graduates, St Anne’s College, and a number of current Oxford students pursuing their studies in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Law, Psychology, Philosophy, and Mathematics. They shared their experience of getting into Oxford including the assessment process and effective ways of responding to interview questions.

Dr Anne Mullen sharing admissions advice to the University of Oxford

26 November 2014

Sunway’s Education Figure Recognised by Monash

Lee conferred honorary doctorate

BANDAR SUNWAY, 25 November 2014 - Chief Executive Officer of Education and Healthcare Division of the Sunway Group, Lee Weng Keng was conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, by Monash University on 23 November 2014, at the Graduation Ceremony of the Monash University Malaysia held in Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel and Spa, Bandar Sunway.

Monash University bestowed this mark of honour upon Dr Lee, who joins just a small group of distinguished individuals considered to be of conspicuous merit by the University to receive the highest award that the University can offer.

12 November 2014

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Doubles Annual Scholarship Total To Over RM 33 Million

~Minister of Education presents scholarships to recipients~

The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) doubles its scholarships awarded this year to over RM33 million, beating last year’s record of RM17.2 million. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin presented the scholarships to the recipients together with Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah, AO, Founding Trustee of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and Chancellor of Sunway University at the annual Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Scholarships and Awards Ceremony 2014 at Sunway University Hall.

10 November 2014

Sunway Recognises Teachers’ Contributions

“Teaching is more than just a job or a profession, it is a calling. And I would say it is a very noble calling indeed. You are moulding the future of our nation, scientists, accountants, psychologists, doctors, lawyers, teachers and leaders, the list is endless. You bear great responsibility over our nation’s most precious asset and treasure, our youths”, said Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senioir Executive Director of Sunway University and the Sunway Education Group in addressing the academic staff of Sunway College and Sunway University at the recent Teaching Appreciation Day. Themed “Our Passion. The Future”, four awards were given out during the event, honouring teachers for their dedication and contributions towards the institutions.

The first award handed out was the Award for Excellence in Teaching (AET) to Santhi Suppiah from the Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) programme, Sunway College. Santhi who has been with Sunway College for 17 years, teaches mainly in AUSMAT and but does special teaching assignment for other programmes such as the Foundation in Arts (FIA), Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) of Sunway College and the Psychology Department of Sunway University.

From left: Dr Elizabeth Lee, Dr Chia Wai Chong, Santhi Suppiah, Professor Poh Chit Laa, Associate Professor Dr Yau Kok Lim and Mr Lee Weng Keng, CEO of Education & Healthcare Division, Sunway Group

06 November 2014

The ‘Unpredictable’ turned out to be the Most Rewarding for the FIA Graduates

“If there’s a word I’d use to sum up my life, it would be ‘unpredictable’,” said Chloe Tee Tze Ling, valedictorian of the Sunway College Foundation in Arts (FIA) 13th Graduation Ceremony.

Celebrating the graduation with other 142 graduates, Chloe said that FIA was one of the best choices she ever made even though the pre-university programme was not her first choice. She is grateful for the FIA experience as the lecturers, whom she referred to as teachers, were caring and encouraging in helping her and her fellow graduates build a solid foundation for their future undertakings.

From left Avery, soon keat, hazim, ria