30 September 2015

Another International Mathematics Olympiad winner from Sunway College A-level

Sunway College A-level student Tan Kin Aun returned home with a bronze medal from the 9-day International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) 2015 held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This was the second consecutive year that Sunway College A-level students bagged medals at the international competition in which Anzo Teh Zhao Yang won the gold whilst Khong Yi Kye secured the silver last year.

The IMO, an extremely intensive and competitive mathematics competition, is one of the oldest, biggest and most prestigious of all the international science Olympiads with participants from over 100 countries. It was first held in 1959 in Romania and Malaysia has been sending teams to IMO annually since 1995.

Tan Kin Aun won a bronze medal in the IMO 2015 and is hoping to participate in the competition again next year

17 September 2015

The National Final of MIA-Sunway TES Accounting Quiz 2015

A total of 10 teams, from eight schools competed as finalists in the MIA-Sunway TES Accounting Quiz 2015 (AQ 2015) held at Sunway College in its newly refurbished Jeffrey Cheah Hall on 12 September 2015.

The schools are from five states, four from Selangor and one each from Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Perak and Sarawak. Each of these schools were represented by a team made up of five team members.

The team and individual winners and participants of the MIA-Sunway TES Accounting Quiz 2015 with staff members and student helpers from Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence.

15 September 2015

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation hosted charity recital to benefit community scholars

Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF), the largest education-focused social enterprise in Malaysia hosted a charity recital presented by the Perak Society of Performing Arts (PSPA) to benefit the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Community Scholars at Sunway University in its newly refurbished and acoustically well-equipped University Hall, which saw a turn-out of over 750 people.

Titled “A Night of Musical Kaleidoscope”, the PSPA International Ensemble performed an extraordinary musical extravaganza which was specially designed to take the audience on a journey through the breath-taking lens of music history from Bach to Yiruma.

The PSPA International Ensemble, organisers and sponsors of “A Night of Musical Kaleidoscope” received a standing ovation

14 September 2015

MUFY Wins Grand Prize at Monash Business Investment Challenge 2015!

The MUFY team comprising Tan Shao Qian and Chai Lit Kean beat 27 other teams to emerge champions in the Monash Business Investment Challenge 2015. For this outstanding achievement, both members were rewarded with a Monash University Malaysia Partial Scholarship which gives them a 50% tuition fee waiver. Well done Shao Qian and Lit Kean!

Sterling performance from Sunway College A-level

Sunway College A-level continues to shine in the June 2015 Cambridge A-level examinations. Of 390 total students who took the exams, 99.7 percent passed and 50 percent achieved straight As (3A*/As and above) with 195 straight A students. Sunway College threw a party celebrating the students’ success.

Sunway College celebrates a total of 195 straight A students in the June 2015 Cambridge A-level examinations

Of the same cohort, five Sunway College’s A-level students have accepted the offer to study at the University of Cambridge and one will be heading to the University of Oxford.

Chong Kok Foo (left), Sunway College’s A-level Senior Lecturer with his student Tan Ze Kai (right) who has accepted the offer to study at the University of Cambridge

10 September 2015

Students Win Bursaries for Sunway College VU Bachelor of Business Programme

Team Origin comprised of Loke Jun Hou, Terrell Thu Jyee Chen, Low Zhen Ting and Heng Xi Lin of Chong Hwa Independent High School Kuala Lumpur beat 10 other teams from secondary schools around Malaysia to emerge champion at the recent Sunway College Victoria University (VU) Business Challenge 2015 Finals. The team members won themselves a bursary of RM45,000 each to cover the tuition fee for the 3-year VU Bachelor of Business programme at Sunway College.

Champions of the Sunway College VU Business Challenge 2015

08 September 2015

CPA Program now being taught in Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence

Students enrolling for the CPA Program will now be able to receive additional support with the appointment of Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence as CPA Australia’s Registered Tuition Provider.

Tuition at Sunway TES will provide students with 36 hours of face to face weekend classes at Sunway TES education facilities, direct access to an expert tutor to assist students through the subject content and networking opportunities with like-minded peers to help support students in their studies.

07 September 2015

Sunway College Student Council Spread Cheer at Trinity Home

Twenty students from the Sunway College Student Council paid a visit to Trinity Home in Petaling Jaya. For their visit the students brought the children stationery items which were bought with funds raised from a charity bazaar and donation drive organised by the Student Council. The funds were also channelled towards paying for ten school going children’s Parents Teachers Association (PIBG) fees.

After spending some time playing games with the children at the home, the Student Council members chaperoned and paid for eight children to experience an afternoon at Discoveria - an interactive, hands-on learning centre at Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur. There, asides from learning about dinosaurs in particular, the children engaged in wall climbing and paintball. Their day out completed, the kids were treated to a meal back at the home with a sharing session to end the day. The sharing session had everyone, including the Student Council members talk about their day’s experience.

The Sunway College Student Council members together with the children at Discoveria

04 September 2015

See the Light & Support Dialogue in the Dark

Sunway University became the first Malaysian educational institution to Support Dialogue in the Dark (DiD), a social enterprise which was established in Germany 25 years ago. DiD provides experience of a non-visual world through exhibitions & business workshops and was recently brought to Malaysia with a hope of empowering the visually impaired community, whilst also enlightening the public to appreciate light.

Stevens Chan Kum Fai, who lost his vision from Glaucoma in 2007, is the Founder & CEO of DiD Malaysia. He said, “Dialogue in the Dark is an experience that one should not miss out on! As you learn to see the world through the eyes of the Blind, you will certainly experience a transformative change of perspective compared to the condition that you see the world you’re in now!”

From left: Ng Chin Huat, Chairman, DiD; Stevens Chan Kum Fai, Founder & CEO of DiD; Associate Professor Dr Foo Yin Fah, Director of Sunway Institute for Social Entrepreneurship & Head (Academic), Department of Accounting, Banking and Finance; Dr Lee Weng Keng, Chief Executive Officer, Education and Healthcare Division, Sunway Group; Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway Education Group and Sunway University;

02 September 2015

Thank You Teachers!

Sunway University recently celebrated Rainbow themed Teaching Appreciation Day to commemorate the dedication of its academic staff members who have contributed in influencing, nurturing and developing the lives of its students.

The day involved a short award ceremony of recognising and awarding 46 academic staff members, where 20 Outstanding Teaching Performance Award recipients are from Sunway University and 16 from Sunway College. They were selected based on recommendations from heads of departments and student evaluation surveys for academic year 2014-2015.

Sunway University Choir performing “The Best of You in Me”