Heriot-Watt University Malaysia hosts Christmas Open Day on Dec 16Chen Wan Lim
HERIOT-WATT University Malaysia is hosting a Christmas Open Day on Dec 16 to showcase its courses and bring some festive cheer to Putrajaya.
“This Open Day is an opportunity for us to showcase our programmes as well as celebrate the festive period with our community,” said the university’s head of marketing and recruitment Sarah Tate.
“As a UK University in Malaysia we constantly look for exciting opportunities to showcase the innovative spirit we are renowned for, and our Science at the Plaza, Christmas Edition will include live workshops and experiments by our university professors.
“It is a great opportunity for new students and parents to come and meet academics and our current students, and also find out about our special Christmas waivers and scholarships for our 2019 intakes.”
During the Open Day, Associate Prof Jasmine Low will present a talk for parents and students on the Positive Education programmes, offered free to students of the university.
The Youth Transformation Programme (YTP) is a two-week programme which supports students to make a successful transition into the university straight after SPM and IGCSE, bypassing A Levels and STPM. Already over 500 students have successfully completed the programme and joined the foundation programme – the precursor programme to undergraduate courses.
The EmPOWER Programme which was launched in 2018 supports undergraduate students to develop their personal and professional skills alongside their academic studies.
Students undertake a developmental journey of Knowing and Leading Self, Leading Teams, Leading Communities and Leading Enterprise and receive an academic transcript for completing the programme. Students work to identify what they want to achieve after graduation, what purpose they have and how they will make an impact with their qualifications and skills.
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia chief executive officer and provost Prof Mushtak Al-Atabi emphasises that the university is a pioneer in positive education.
“We build the mental capabilities, resilience, positivity and motivating elements among our students so they can deal with the challenges in their lives, and not wait until a student faces depression or other difficulties before stepping in to help,” he said.
Founded in 1821 in the UK, Heriot-Watt University has five global campuses, partners in 150 countries and 30,000 students studying worldwide. The Malaysian campus opened in 2013 and offers a range of programmes from foundation level to PhD. With links to industry and a global alumni of over 125,000, graduates are highly sought after.
The Christmas Open Day will be held at the Lakeside Campus in Precinct 5 of Putrajaya from 10am to 5pm. Different attractions and activities will take place throughout the day. Christmas waivers are available to students, and applicants will receive a special Heriot-Watt Christmas present.
This article is brought to you by Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. For more information, please go to the university’s website or Facebook page.
Source: The Star, Education.