University of Nottingham Malaysia

EGS Alumni Sharing Series

The School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences (EGS), together with the Alumni and Donor Relations Office (ADRO) at the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM), has co-organised the alumni sharing series titled ‘Success Stories from the Environmental and Geographical Sciences Alumni’. The first talk kicked off on 18 March 2022 and it will end on 13 May 2022.

These online series feature five alumni from the EGS, who share their personal journeys, and the ups and downs of their careers and their professional development. All sessions were moderated by Dr Alison Wee, an assistant professor at EGS.


Emily Oi, a Senior Analyst, Advisory and Consultancy at the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation, kicked off the first series. She was supportive and encouraging, and her sharing points were crystal clear. Emily advised fresh graduates, “The most important thing is your attitude. Do express that you are very keen to learn in any capacity and an internship experience will be invaluable to you”.


The second series was with Jasmin Irisha, a Climate and Environment Consultant at UNICEF Malaysia. Her session was very engaging, where she shared her journey from UNM to where she is currently. “Lots of things that I learned in the university were outside the classroom, which has provided me with organisational and leadership skills,” she said.


Dulanga Witharanage is currently a Country Team Coordinator - Climate Change & Environment Focal Point at Market Development Facility, Sri Lanka. She talked live from her home country for the third series. Dulanga gave an important glimpse into international development, and the participants thoroughly enjoyed listening to her experience. She advised, “Keep an eye out for opportunities and be brave to take risks.”

The series was received positively, which was reflected in the feedback received from the participants. “It is refreshing to hear how and why Emily made her career decisions! I am now more confident in taking that one step forward to chase my dream career,” said Lin Peng, a student from the UK campus.

The participants consisted of students, alumni and friends who came from the different university campuses in Malaysia, the UK and China.

“This series of webinars is going really great; I am inspired by each speaker not only through their journey with UNM but also their stories after obtaining their degrees. I’m definitely looking forward to the remaining webinars,” said Wong Yong Bin, an alumnus from EGS, 2020.

According to Gabriel Naumi Kembelin, an EGS student at UNM, “I enjoyed the session, and it helped me expand my knowledge on the career path of this major.”

There are two more upcoming sessions. The first one is by Mathialagan Magendran, a Board of Director of UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei on 22 April, while the second one will feature Shazia Hussenbux, a Global Sustainable Sourcing Lead at Oatly, Sweden on 13 May.

Registration for both these sessions are still open –

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Posted on 5th April 2022

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