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University of Nottingham academic received Education Leadership Award


Mandy Sim, Deputy Director of Foundation in Business and Management and a University Teaching Fellow at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) received the Education Leadership Award at the 6th Asia's Education Excellence Awards held in conjunction with the World Education Congress hosted at the Pan Pacific Singapore recently.

“While the Education Leadership Award is an individual award, I would like to attribute this achievement to Nottingham University Business School Malaysia as I have benefitted substantially in my professional development during the years I have served with the Foundation Programme in the School,” Mandy said. 

The Education Leadership Awards were presented by the World Education Congress, CMO Asia with CMO Council as its strategic partner and Stars of the Industry Group as a research partner, and are aimed at recognising individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, innovation, and interfacing between academia and industry.

According to Mandy, education is the most important driver in enriching and transforming young minds, and its influence can make a lasting impact on society.

“This role of education can be substantiated more effectively under the stewardship of good leaders,” Mandy said.

“We are very proud of Mandy’s achievement and I am delighted that the outstanding contribution she has made to the University has been rewarded in this way. This year has seen UNMC staff and students excelling in so many ways and their successes have been recognised with a string of awards. It is particularly pleasing to see so many awards in the same year that we celebrate UNMC’s 15th Anniversary.” said Professor Christine Ennew, CEO and Provost of UNMC.

Other recipients of Education Leadership Award 2015 in the region include Dr Wan Zuhainis Saad, Head of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at University Putra Malaysia; Professor Dato' Wira Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, Vice Chancellor of University Utara Malaysia; Professor Dr Krishna Gopal Rampal, Dean and Professor at Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine; Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, Dean of the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts at Taylor’s University; Leong Sat Sing, Vice President, Group Corporate Affairs, UCSI Group and University; Dr Nachamma Sockalingam, Senior Manager of the Centre for Teaching Excellence at the Singapore Management University and Professor Ng Wun Jern, Executive Director, Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) at Nanyang Technological University.

It has been a year of achievements for NUBS Malaysia with the success of undergraduates from the School at various business competitions including being Champions of the HSBC Malaysia Business Case Challenge 2015, Champion of the AIESEC Social Startup Challenge 2015, 'Best Digital Communication Campaign’ at L'Oreal Brandstorm 2015, National Champion of the Accenture Risk Management Challenge 2015, Champion of the Intervarsity Talent Achievers Challenge 2015, Champion of BDO Malaysia’s BD'One Challenge 2014 and National Champion of the CIMB-ASEAN Stock Challenge 2014.

Another significant milestone for the Business School is to have received the accreditation of The Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA), an international and independent quality assurance and accreditation body for the Financial Services Industry (FSI) supported by Bank Negara Malaysia and the Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC), making UNMC the first private university to receive this accreditation.

Find out more information on World Education Congress 

(Image Caption: H.E. Tanveer Akhtar Khaskheli, High Commissioner of Pakistan to Singapore presenting the award to Mandy Sim)

UNMC's 15th Anniversary

One of the world's truly global universities, with campuses in Malaysia, the UK and China, 2015 marks the 15th year since setting up as UK's first full-fledged international campus in Malaysia and all three campuses continue to enrich the lives of students across the world through global education, ground-breaking research and community engagement.

More information is available from Mandy Sim on or Josephine Dionisappu, PR & Communications Manager on +603 89248746,



Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Research Project of the Year’ at the THE Awards 2014. It is ranked in the world’s top one per cent of universities by the QS World University Rankings, and 8th in the UK by research power according to REF 2014.


The University of Nottingham in Malaysia  (UNMC) is holding events throughout 2015 to celebrate 15 years as a pioneer of transnational education. Based in Semenyih, UNMC was established as the UK's first overseas campus in Malaysia and one of the first world-wide

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future.    

Posted on 11th September 2015

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