26 August 2015

Valedictorian Pays Tribute to Superheroes of MUFY

“What a memorable moment this is. It seems as if we joined MUFY only yesterday but here we are at our Graduation ceremony. Time really flies. We are leaving Sunway College with many remarkable memories, aren’t we?” said Celine Lee Shyn Yee in her valedictory speech at the Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) graduation.

On behalf of her fellow graduands, she paid tribute to all MUFY lecturers, “Firstly, we are eternally grateful for the limitless support we got during tough times from our FOUR superheroes (FANTASTIC FOUR).

MUFY Recipients of Monash Entrance Scholarships with Prof Helen Bartlett

24 August 2015

Sunway College FIA Graduation

“I think it’s only proper that I thank our wonderful lecturers for always being fun, encouraging and being there,” said Sharifah Aliah Syed Alwi Alhabshi, valedictorian of the Sunway College Foundation in Arts (FIA) at the programme’s15th Graduation Ceremony.

“For the last 11 months, my mind hasn’t had a chance to rest. Every subject provided me with new information and perspective, from the “soft skills” of team building and change management to the “number crunching” skills of statistics. FIA is not just about learning facts, it is about socialising, developing opinions, juggling projects and activities with academics – finding laughter in situations that don’t seem funny at the moment,” she said of her time in the FIA programme.

The 15th FIA Graduation Ceremony

22 August 2015

AUSMAT Students Pay Tribute to Teachers

“Teachers are amazing as they are able to give us a sense of hope and ignite our imagination. For many years, I have observed how teachers teach. I have witnessed the best and the worst. Truly, the AUSMAT lecturers are some of the best. Their dedication, diligence as well as the impact they have on each and every one of us are both exemplary and exceptional. Great teachers can never tell where their influence stops. AUSMAT lecturers are exactly that. And I strongly believe that the high achievers' posters we see on the classroom walls are a testament to the unwavering commitment of an amazing team of 34 lecturers who are sitting right in front of us today”, said William Khoo Swee Keong, President of AUSMAT Student Council at the Teacher’s Appreciation Day which was organised by students of the Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) programme at Sunway College as tribute to their lecturers.

Shireen Chin Mei Yee on the Gu Zheng

21 August 2015

Champion in ICAEW Regional Business Challenge 2015

Team Sunway emerged champion in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Regional Business Challenge 2015 and will be representing Malaysia for the ICAEW-Malaysian Accounting and Finance Society (ICAEW-MACFIS) Business Challenge 2015 in London next year.

The champion team comprises of five business-savvy students. Team leader Albert Yeoh Yun Wei, formerly from Sunway University’s BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance is currently studying Masters in International Business at Monash University. There are also Anthony Yap Zhen Huang, Muhammad Shahmi bin Shahidan and Yap Tyron who are in their final year of Sunway University’s BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance, and Jeffrey Lee Wen Xiang, Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence’s final year Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) student.

The Regional Champion (from left) Yeoh Yun Wei, Jeffery Lee Wen Xiang, Yap Tyron, Muhammad Shahmi bin Shahidan and Anthony Yap Zhen Huang

18 August 2015

Well Rounded Education with the CIMP

“I used to be a terrible student”, said Lim Jack Kin, in his valedictory speech at the Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) graduation ceremony. “In secondary school, I had failed my exams for multiple subjects. My desk and my bed were used for the same thing (and it wasn’t studying). My idea of doing homework was to stare regretfully at my textbooks while I played video games. While my friends were stressing out over getting 80s instead of 90s, I didn’t care if I got a 30 or a 40. I had no one to blame but myself.

The reason I’m telling you all of this is to highlight the kind of opportunities for growth that CIMP gave me. From day one, my energy was engaged wholeheartedly in the subject matter by teachers who loved their job about as much as they loved their students. Along with active class discussion and group projects, I managed to do pretty well for myself. If, two years ago, you told me that I’d be standing here, being rewarded for academic excellence, I’d probably have laughed. The most valuable thing I learned at CIMP wasn’t geography or history or Shakespeare. It wasn’t just remembering information and knowing what to think, but rather, knowing how to think about the things we learned”, explained nineteen year old Lim.

Valedictorian Lim Jack kin with Puan Sri Datin Seri Dr Susan Cheah

Sunway College AUSMAT Students Raise Funds for Charity

The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) programme at Sunway College once again managed to raise funds for several charity organisations through its annual I Care Day event. Through the sales of food, handicraft, beauty services such as nail painting and henna tattoo, and games on campus, students managed to raise a total of RM15,000.

At a small ceremony, representatives from two charity organisations were on hand to receive the contributions. Rozana Hassan and Wivien Tan of the Children’s Wish Society of Malaysia and Dr Chia Chee Ming of Elshaddai Refugee Learning Centre received a mock cheque for RM3,000 each. RM5,000 will be channelled to Yayasan Chow Kit while RM3,000 will go towards setting up a mini library at Taman Permata in Dengkil, Selangor while the balance of the collection has been set aside for AUSMAT students and lecturers who plan to visit a centre catering to children with autism and other learning disabilities.

AUSMAT students at their stalls

12 August 2015

Student Talks His Way to a Full Tuition Fee Waiver from Sunway College in Public Speaking Competition

Highlighting determination and taking risks as common traits of all successful people were the main points made by sixteen year old Ahmad Irfan Jawahar Ali who emerged as Champion in the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Malaysia English Language Event: Public Speaking Competition 2015 held at Sunway College.

Ahmad Irfan presenting his speech

10 August 2015

Math Wizards of the Sunway College A-Level Math & Logic National Challenge 2015

In the recent Cambridge GCE A-Levels Math and Logic Challenge 2015, National Level by Sunway College, 456 participants from secondary schools in the Klang Valley, Selangor, Penang, Perak, Kedah, Johor and Malacca were tested on their ability to think mathematically and laterally.

“Math is more than just a textbook question, it can be applied or illustrated with real-world examples. Most importantly mathematics can be fun!

Champions of the Sunway College A-Levels 9th Math and Logic Challenge 2015 Takeda Shigenori (far left) and Tan Soon Wei (far right) of Chong Hwa Independent High School, Kuala Lumpur with their teacher and Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University

06 August 2015

JCF Community Scholars Get-Together

The Sunway Education Group welcomed a new batch of the 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. The annual get-together serves as an opportunity for seniors to share and encourage the juniors in their educational journey at Sunway University.

In her welcome speech, Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University, citing higher education as the hope for a better and brighter future said ”There are many advantages that comes with a good education, a clear pattern normally emerges. Individuals who pursue higher education normally experience greater financial and employment security, more opportunities to connect with, and contribute to their community, culminating in greater satisfaction with life.”

(from left) Jane Poh; Administrator of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation receiving the contribution from the LEAP and EXPLORE with Dr Elizabeth Lee, Professor Graeme Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University and Lee Siok Ping, Director of Student Services Department, Sunway Education Group