01 December 2016

Sunway Education Group Green Efforts Extends to E-Waste Disposal

~Working Towards Sustainability and A Greener Environment for All~

An annual initiative by the Sunway Education Group, the e-Waste Disposal Campaign on campus was carried out from 25 till 27 October 2016, from 9am till 3pm. Unwanted electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, batteries, chargers, and other electronic components belonging to staff and students were disposed via e-Waste collection bins placed in strategic locations throughout the campus.

29 November 2016

On-Campus Interview Day

On-Campus Interview Day is one of the successful initiatives from the Sunway Career Services to increase the job matching opportunities between Sunway graduating students with the employers.

VU Talent Shines at One World Culture Inter-College Challenge

Sunway College was proudly represented together with a host of other government and private universities in a Vocal and Dance Competition organised by MOHE in collaboration with Nilai University. The event was held at Nilai University on 12 November 2016. The competition aimed to bring International students together to appreciate what Malaysia has to offer.

Monash Arts Scholarship Contest for MUFY Students

Targeting students of the Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) program, the School of Arts and Social Sciences organised a contest - the ‘Monash Arts Scholarship Contest for MUFY Students’ on the 24th of September 2016, in order to intrigue and nurture students’ interests in pursuing an education in the field of arts and social sciences. The MUFY participants stood the chance to win a scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree with the School of Arts and Social Sciences in Monash University Malaysia.

Soaring Upwards: Let’s Talk Higher Education

The Soaring Upwards 2016: Let's Talk Higher Education, by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia took place at Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway University last Saturday with a full house. Sunway University was honoured to be the host for this event, thus as a wrap-up of the event for this year. The programme was hosted by the Minister, Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh in disseminating information on higher education in Malaysia as well as successes that have been achieved at national and international levels.

28 November 2016

SCSC Wins the Most Outstanding Club & Society – Grand Prize Award -AGAIN!.

The members of Sunway CPA Australia Student Charter (SCSC) were elated to know that the club has successfully bagged the Most Outstanding Club & Society- Grand Prize Award at the C&S Appreciation Ceremony organized by Sunway Student Service Department on Nov 17, 2016. It was the second year running for SCSC in winning this award and the members are indeed delighted by this achievement.

Bonjour Night with alumni, existing SCSC members and newbies -- 2016' Semester 1

27 November 2016

Sunway Education Group Takes Home Two Sin Chew Business Excellence Awards

The Sunway Education Group (SEG) took home 2 awards at this year’s Sin Chew Business Excellence Awards 2016. The Group received the Product and Service Excellence Award, and the CSR Excellence Award for the second year running.

Dr Elizabeth Lee (centre), Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University received the CSR Excellence Award from Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani (second from left).

26 November 2016

24 Hour Race

On Saturday, 19th of November a team of 7 CIMP students ran the 24 hour race supported by SUKA Society. It was held at IGB International School in Sungai Buloh. Buona Vista's team leader, Nicholas Yap, helped to lead the team to the end. Other members included, Swarna Selvaraja, Luqmaan Khan, Joshua Alfred Myat, Marian Yeow, Vaibhav Malu and Pua Yen Li. Prior to the race, the team had to raise a total of RM 2000 as donation funds to the 24 Hour Race group in order to register and all money raised and collected would go to stopping human trafficking and slavery and raising awareness for the cause. The first fundraiser held was a water balloon event. Selected CIMP teachers would be voted in by students who had to pay to keep their teacher on the leaderboard. The top 5 teachers were to be struck with a water ballooned on the day of the event, with each bucket filled with water balloons sold at an auctioned price to the highest bidders. The event raised a considerable amount of money for the team and was largely successful due to the cooperation and support received by the teachers for volunteering and students for voting. Our second event, was an open mic held at W_are_house, a small cute cafe in USJ dedicated for open mic events. We had invited several feature artists and other CIMP performers to sing and showcase their talents! A good turnout of a crowd made the event a successful one and definitely memorable for the audience. Lastly, our third and final fundraiser was a bake sale. Each team member brought baked goods and it was sold at very reasonable prices for very delicious goods! In total, we managed to raise RM 2050 on the dot!

25 November 2016

JCF Donates RM100K to Mercy Malaysia

Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah, founder and Chairman of the Sunway Group donated RM100,000 from the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) to Dato’ Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus, President of MERCY Malaysia in support of its humanitarian causes in the presence of His Royal Highness Sultan Dr Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, the Sultan of Perak at the conclusion of the Mercy Malaysia 4th HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah Lecture Series which was held at Sunway University.

Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah handing the cheque to Dato’ Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus, witnessed by His Royal Highness Sultan Dr Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah. Looking on are His Excellency Ambassador William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of the Sunway Education Group and Sunway University.

SEG Town Hall Meeting

The Sunway Education Group (SEG) successfully held its second town hall meeting - “Let’s have a cuppa coffee with Dr Elizabeth Lee” late November. During the meeting, various issues were raised and potential solutions addressed.

Students were very eager to provide their feedbacks during the meeting.

26 October 2016

Students Wins Scholarships to Sunway College Accountancy programmes

12 deserving students were awarded scholarships worth RM278,000 and cash prizes valued at RM5700 at the recent annual MIA-Sunway TES Accounting Quiz (AQ) 2016 held at Sunway College.

For this year’s MIA-Sunway TES AQ, team ACCA Eliza from SMK Saint Elizabeth, Sarawak emerged Champion under the Team Category. The team comprised of Aserah Anak Jawi, Cynthia Ling Zhen Yee and Ling Yii Fei, each won a scholarship worth RM50,000 for studies in accountancy programmes offered at Sunway College. The team also took home RM2,100 cash prize.

GroupPhoto-All Winners – The MIA-Sunway TES AQ 2016 winners

25 October 2016

Sirius Scholar Student Wins Inaugural Sunway College AUSMAT Pitch Competition 2016

Sheryl Liow Chia Chyi from Sirius Scholar Study Skills Sdn Bhd emerged champion with her speech titled “Loss of Biodiversity” in the inaugural Sunway College Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) Pitch Competition 2016, winning herself a bursary of RM16,000 to pursue the AUSMAT programme at Sunway College.

Coming in 1st Runner-up was Tan Qian Ing of Rightbridge Academy, who won a RM12,000 bursary to pursue the AUSMAT programme. She spoke on “LGBT Community – The Gender Rainbow”.

ausmat pitch 2016 – Winners of the inaugural Sunway College AUSMAT Pitch Competition. (Standing, L-R): Oliver Kee Swee Keat, Cheng Mien Wee, Jemima Fairose, Sheryl Liow Chia Chyi, Tan Qian Ing, A. Alagarani and Vanitha S. (Seated, L-R): Amandan Goon Suet Min, Loh Wye Wye and Yumn Leena Ghrici.

29 September 2016

Sunway College Alumni Back to Share Stories and Experience of Life in the States

Back in Malaysia for the summer holidays, Looi Shin Yee and Liew Khye Borg came back to share stories and their experience studying in the United States of America. Both are alumni of the A-Level programme at Sunway College.

Looi Shin Yee, currently in her second year at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle shared her views on work, the city she lives in and the people. The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Economics student who works on campus encouraged students to work while studying for real world exposure. Looi, a KPM (Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia) scholar completed her A-Level at Sunway College in 2013 and went on to University of Washington under the Public Service Department (JPA) scholarship.

Looi Shin Yee and Liew Khye Borg

F1 Fever at Sunway

Thousands of students had a life-time opportunity to take a selfie with the actual F1 car that was driven by Lewis Hamilton here on campus. As a part of this event, four Lamborghini arrived on campus as a surprise for all students and staff.

United Against Crime

In a move to create awareness that safety is everyone’s responsibility, the Sunway Group in partnership with the Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) organised a Safety and Security Campaign throughout the month of August. The campaign in conjunction with crime prevention month aimed to expose students of the Sunway Education Group, staff of all the business units under the Sunway Group and the Sunway community in general on various and current threat scenarios.

(third from left) Dr Lee Weng Keng, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman Hashim, Tan Sri Dato Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, YDH ACP Azlin Hj Sadari, OCPD Subang Jaya, Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Ramon Navaratnam and Datuk Muhammad Fuad Talib with Samson, policeman and burglar at the launch of the United Against Crime Campaign

28 September 2016

Divyah from AUSMAT Wins Harvard Prize Book Award

We would like to congratulate Divya a/p Thiagu for winning the prestigious Harvard Prize Book Award! Divya is one of the four winners selected from fifteen shortlisted candidates. Congratulations are also extended to Bryan Tan Hou Quan, Lai Jia Wye, Clarissa Chia Ming Li and Esther Cheok Mei Yuin who were the finalists of this prestigious award.

Sunway e-Sports Club League of Legends Battle of the Clubs (B.O.T.C)

Sunway University e-Sports Club represented our university for the upcoming League of Legends Battle of The Clubs (B.O.T.C). They will be competing against 6 other Universities @ Multipurpose Hall, UTAR Sungai Long on 28th August 2016 for a chance to get that RM7.5k cash prize pool!

SCSC Baker Tilly Industrial Visits

SCSC members visited the Baker Tilly, able to meet the partner of Baker Tilly/ Ferrier Hodgson, and communicated with him. Via the communication, they received some advices about the future pathway such as the professional paper and job.

Visit to Lighthouse Welfare Home

On the 10th September 2016 (Saturday), a community service project was carried out at the Lighthouse Welfare Home in Bangsar. Twenty-six members and guests of the Rotaract Club of Sunway University participated in this project. Among them, three were from the Rotaract Club of Sentul. There were four sessions: two games, a tea time and group photograph.

SCSC Bonjour Night 2016

On 9th of August 2016, SCSC club had organized an event named “Bonjour Night 2016”. The purpose of this event is to welcome new members who joined us in semester 2 2016, as well as meeting the alumni of SCSC club. The theme of the event is “never ending love and passion”, where the meaning behind it is that SCSC members are always and will continue to be a family no matter who had left the club or graduated.

Ng Jia Jien represented Malaysia to the 28th International Olympiad in Informatics

Ng Jia Jen from the Sunway Robotics Club (Person in the middle) represented Malaysia to the 28th International Olympiad in Informatics @ Kazan University, Russia from 12th-19th August 2016 against 350 participants from around the world for a robotics competition.

Congratulations to Joel Chan Kheng Hong from AUSMAT

Congratulations to our AUSMAT student, Joel Chan Kheng Hong who won the Grand Prize Award at the Monash Business Investment Competition 2016. Joel is one of the four winners selected from 42 pre-university participants from around the Klang Valley.

IT Services Team Building cum Beach Clean-up CSR

As part of our contribution towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda, this year Sunway Education Group (SEG) IT Services (ITS) Department takes the initiative to incorporate beach clean-up programme into our annual team building event.

An Expedition to Remember

It was not the usual Saturday for a group of 40 AUSMAT students as they had a learning experience beyond the classroom. These students had the opportunity to participate in an excursion to visit a wildlife sanctuary. Through the initiative of their lecturer Ms. Sangeetha Muniandy, the main purpose of this outing was to understand Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and how it affects the environment.

AUSMAT students with their lecturers at the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

Sunway students in world’s most liveable city

Students from Malaysia’s Sunway College have traded the tropics for Melbourne’s wintry weather to continue their business degrees at Victoria University (VU).

About 50 students from Sunway College (external link) in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru (external link) have just arrived in Australia to complete their VU Bachelor of Business degrees in Melbourne, specialising in accounting, banking and finance, international trade, and marketing.

(L-R) Huiyun Fong, Ili Farina Mohdizam and Ray Garcia

VU Entrepreneurship & Career Boot Camp

The VU Entrepreneurship & Career Boot Camp was organized by Victoria University (VU) Programme on 14th August 2016. It was held in the Jeffery Cheah Hall.

This boot camp is an effort by Victoria University programme to provide a value added learning experience for the VU Bachelor of Business students who are currently enrolled in the Applied Business Challenge module of the Professional Development (PD) series. This provided the students an opportunity to gain insight into business start-up and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, the boot camp enabled students to kick start their career, with the opportunity of securing either employment upon graduation or an internship. The master minds of the boot camp are Ms Alagarani, who is the Lead Facilitator of the Applied Business Challenge module and Mr Harvard Choo, Founder of People Reengineering Consultancy.

The boot camp continued with Innovation and Entrepreneurship Dialogue chaired by Dr Benedict. This Dialogue was an in depth conversation with the entrepreneurs. The Q&A session was rife with burning questions from the students. The speakers were both informational and entertaining in their dialogue.

AUSMAT Welcomes Emeritus Professor Patrick Garnett

Prof Patrick Garnett & Dr Pam Garnett with AUSMAT Student Council & AUSMAT Management Team

School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) Board Chairman Emeritus Professor Patrick Garnett and Dr Pam Garnett paid a visit to the Sunway College campus on September 1, 2016. Professor Garnett was treated to a special luncheon followed by a delightful afternoon with AUSMAT academic staff and AUSMAT Student Council during which they had a wonderful time discussing the opportunities and challenges in the ever-changing landscape of tertiary education. Professor Garnett deeply appreciated the three-decade strong partnership between Sunway College and SCSA and Sunway’s commitment to upholding the high quality of the programme consistent with that of Western Australian schools.

Prof Patrick & Dr Pam impressed with Australian Themed Landscape in AUSMAT office.

Australia Week - “Join Us for an Ausmazing Experience”

Together with the 3300 strong student population in the various Australian programmes on Sunway campus, the Victoria University (VU) tertiary programmes, Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT), and Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) collaborated in organizing the inaugural Australia Week, which took place from 1st to 5th September 2016 on Sunway campus, to celebrate Australian culture and values beyond the classroom.

19 September 2016

A-Level Top Scorers Celebrate Their Achievements at Sunway

The Sunway College A-Level tea party, a bi-annual event was held recently to acknowledge and celebrate students’ achievements in the June 2016 Cambridge International A-Levels examinations. Students of this cohort achieved a 100% pass rate with 32 students having achieved 4A*s.

Many have received offers and secured places in some of the top universities in the world. Among them are Lai Dee Loon who received an offer to pursue Engineering in the University of Cambridge, Saheb Singh with an offer to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics in the University of Warwick and Nur Aina Muhammad Naim who secured a place at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia.

A Level top scorers with their lecturers.

29 August 2016

Sunway-Oxbridge Essay Competition 2016 Winners Awarded for Originality

Total cash prize valued at RM 22,000 and Sunway Bursaries worth RM175,000 were awarded to twenty-six deserving students in the recent annual Sunway-Oxbridge Essay Competition 2016.

For this year’s Sunway-Oxbridge Essay Competition, Category A (Form 1 to Form 3 students) had three prize winners who tied for third place. The three winners for Category A were Alicia Malini Samuel, Hooi Yan Ling and Rifqah Mohamed Fairuz. They each took home a cash prize of RM1,000; a Sunway bursary worth RM10,000 and a Certificate of Participation.

Margaret Hall (2nd row, from left), Mark Disney, Dato’ P Kamalanathan (2nd row, 4th from left), Tan Sri Razman Hashim (2nd row, 3rd from right) and Dr Elizabeth Lee (2nd row, right) with the Top Winners of Sunway-Oxbridge Essay Competition 2016.

28 July 2016

Sunway Students Flair in ASEAN University Games 2016

MUFY student Jason Siaw Ting Shen (second from the right) part of Malaysian Table Tennis Team won 2nd runner up after defeating Thailand Team with score 3-1 in 18th ASEAN University Games 2016, held on 12th – 17th July, at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

27 July 2016

Sunway Model United Nations Conference Returned for Second Year

Following the success of the first conference last year, the Sunway Model United Nations Conference (SUNMUN 2016) returned with over 300 delegates this year, offering a competitive environment for young delegates to embrace challenges and take responsibility for shaping and creating a better world.

With the theme “Rebirth”, the 2nd annual SUNMUN conference focused on the concept of re-evaluating the state of society and reshaping the global paradigm to enter a new and revitalized status quo.

Over 300 young delegates attended SUNMUN 2016 Conference.

Riang Ria Raya

In conjunction with Hari Raya 2016, Sunway Sahabat Society in collaborations with Sekretariat Rukun Negara and Sunway Islamic Society organised the first ever Riang Ria Raya Open House 2016 today, held at University Foyer, Sunway University from 11.30am - 3.30pm. Students and staff were amazed by guitar, saxophone and singing performances, fashion show as well as some cultural activities by the Sunway students. Various types of Raya food was also served during the event. This event was attended by Dr Lee Weng Keng, Chief Executive Officer, Sunway Education and Healthcare Division, Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway Education Group, Professor Graeme Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University, Mr Teo Ee Sing, Executive Director of Sunway College, staff and students.

Victoria University (VU) Business Challenge

On 2nd July 2016, the annual Victoria University (VU) Business Challenge was held in Sunway College. Running for the 4th consecutive year, this event is designed to test students’ intellect, logic, problem-solving and entrepreneurship skills. The Sunway Marketing Department, VU staff and student helpers from Victoria University Business Club (VUBC) and Sunway CPA Australia Student Charter (SCSC) comprised the organizing team to ensure that the competition ran smoothly.

Victoria University Business Club (VUBC) organised Team-Building

The Victoria University Business Club (VUBC) organized a 3 days / 2 nights Team-Building event from 20th June to 22nd of June 2016 at OUTBAC Broga, located at Semenyih. The purpose of this trip was to strengthen the relationship between VUBC members and encourage them to step out of their comfort zones.

International Office Team Visits Sunway JB Campus

WHICH WAY? ........SUNWAY…..... This seems to latest catch phrase of the secondary school youngsters in the state of Johor seeking tertiary education.

Johor Bahru is the economic center for the state of Johor. The economy of Johor Bahru is also influenced by Singapore because of the large number of Singaporeans visiting here.

The IO team at Sunway College JB

International Office Staff Driven to Customer Service Excellence

Employee training and development is essential for any organization’s success. It is important to ensure the employees’ skills, abilities and knowledge levels are being regularly updated. Timely and relevant training helps boost productivity. By closing skills, knowledge and performance gaps, and arming the employees with new ideas, best practices and skills provides them the platform to emulate the acquired awareness in their jobs immediately.

Memorable Study Experience for Indonesian Students in Sunway

It’s an imminent fact that seeking tertiary education in a college / university is not just about obtaining a qualification. It is also about the experience you have, the friends you meet along the way and most importantly, how all of these experiences shape a youngster as a person of good stature. In addition to its affordable education fees, living expenses and its wealth of cultures and people, Malaysia is one of the best options to achieve this. Malaysia is also an ideal place to develop a network of friends and contacts in Asia and build relationships in a rapidly developing country.

Canadian International Matriculation Programme at Sunway College celebrated their 50th Graduation Ceremony

“The Canadian International Matriculation Programme at Sunway College celebrated their 50th Graduation Ceremony on Friday June 17th 2016. The group of 200 graduate join over 6000 alumni from the Canadian program who have gone on to study around the globe as the programme celebrates its 25th anniversary at Sunway. CIMP Graduates go on to study and work in Malaysia and abroad with 79 of this semesters gradates planning to attend University in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.

26 June 2016

Celebrating Teacher’s Day with Music

In conjunction with National Teacher’s Day on May 16, Sunway Education Group hosted an appreciation luncheon for over 100 school teachers, principals and school counsellors from 49 schools around Klang Valley and Selangor.

Dr Lee (center) and Ruth Cheah (left), Director of Sunway College Cambridge A-Level, with guests from SMK Tropicana.

15 June 2016

Sunway TES CAE Collaborates with JPP and ACCA to Further Build Malaysia’s Accountancy Talent Pool

Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence (CAE) in a move to further promote professional accounting programmes towards building Malaysia’s accountancy talent pool today aligned itself with a new initiative. This initiative is to better Malaysia’s Polytechnic syllabi of the 3-year Diploma in Accountancy programme, ensuring its standards are up to par with the international standards of the professional accountancy certification. The initiative is supported by Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) and Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputra (YPPB).

Today, the initiative was sealed with the exchanging of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Dr Lee Weng Keng, CEO, Education and Healthcare Division, Sunway Group and Tuan Haji Mohd Ghaus Ab Kadir, Deputy Director General, Department of Polytechnic Education, Ministry of Higher Education.

Tengku Azian Shahriman, Teo Ee Sing, Datuk Alexandra Chin, Tuan Haji Mohd Ghaus Ab Kadir, YB Dato’ Seri Haji Idris Jusoh, Helen Brand, Dr Lee Weng Keng and Dr Elizabeth Lee

07 June 2016

Walking in Support of Multiple Sclerosis

In conjunction with Multiple Sclerosis Day, Sunway University and the Rotaract Club of Sunway University collaborated with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Malaysia and the Rotary Club of Bandar Sunway for the third time on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk 2016.

The five kilometre walk, flagged off at Sunway University by YB Hannah Yeoh, Selangor state legislative assembly speaker and Professor Graeme Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University took participants on a route around the vicinity of Bandar Sunway.

MS Society Members with Pres Padma: Multiple Sclerosis Society Malaysia President Padma Panikker (standing in orange t-shirt next to Iron Man) with Multiple Sclerosis Society Malaysia members

03 June 2016

Victoria University Celebrates 100 Years

The evening commenced with the arrival of YB Dato’ P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister for Education and his wife Datin Shobana. To welcome them were Puan Sri Susan Cheah, Chairperson of the Gala Dinner, Organising Committee; Evan Cheah, Senior General Manager, Sunway Group; Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway Education Group and Sunway University; George Pappas, Chancellor, Victoria University; Professor Peter Dawkins, Vice Chancellor and President of Victoria University; Chua Teck Boon, President Malaysia Alumni Chapter; and Helen Rowell, Executive Director, South East Asia, International Victorian Government Business Office.

Guest-of-Honour YB Dato P. Kamalanathan, Datin Shobana and distinguished guests