Close to 900 students graduated at the University of Nottingham Summer Graduation from 21 to 23 July at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. Class of 2018 comprise of graduands from undergraduate and postgraduate courses from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science.
The graduation ceremony was hosted by University of Nottingham Malaysia Provost and CEO Professor Graham Kendall.
According to University of Nottingham Malaysia Provost and CEO Professor Graham Kendall: Graduation is a milestone in a person’s life. It is the culmination of a lot of hard work by those who are graduating and a time to feel immensely proud of their achievements while celebrating together with their family and friends.
The ceremonies also witnesses presentation of honorary degrees to Dato' Dr Afifi al-Akiti, Dato’ Beh Chun Chuan, Dato’ Hooi Lai Lin and Dato’ Gan Ah Tee.
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“As a graduate of the University of Nottingham you become one of our alumni, joining a group that comprises over 270,000 graduates. Wherever you are in the world, you will not be far away from somebody who also studied at the University of Nottingham, either in the UK, China or Malaysia. So do stay in touch with us by registering with our alumni office,” Professor Kendall said during his speech while addressing the speech.
The graduation ceremonies also witness the presentation of awards to staff and students for their outstanding achievements through the University’s Lord Dearing Award, and Vice Chancellor’s Medal.
Lord Dearing Award
This year, the recipients of the Lord Dearing Award were awarded to members of staff at the University; Dr Risky Harisa Haslan, Gerard Aloysius Francis, Dr Siew Chen (Mandy) Sim, Professor Kang Nee Ting and team award was awarded to Virtual Reality (VR) for Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Engineering Education Team; Professor Andy Chan, Dr Sien Ti Kok, Dr Jing-Ying Wong and Dr Su Ting Yong.
The Lord Dearing Award recognises the outstanding achievements of University of Nottingham staff in enhancing the student learning experience. They are awarded to staff from a range of different staff groups many of whom have been nominated by the students they teach and support. A Dearing Award is highly valued within the University and acknowledges the world-class input of staff which is, on the one hand, supportive and nurturing, but on the other, challenging, creative and innovative.
Vice Chancellor’s Medal
The Summer Graduation recipients are graduants from TESOL Janani Nivedita Ramakrishnan Sivakumar, International Communication Studies with English Language and Literature Piya Raj Sukhani, International Business Management Afreen Fatima Parwaiz Ahmad, International Relations Lhavanya Dharmalingam and Michaelle Phoenix Wae Foong Yeo. Mechanical Engineering Yu Jun Lim and Nutrition Tormalli VIgilia Francis who was also the Student Association President, selected by students to represent them.
The Vice-Chancellor's Medal was introduced in 2015, as a continuation from the success of the Vice-Chancellor's Achievement Awards. The Medal is given in recognition of exceptional achievements by staff or students of the University. The criteria for the award includes exceptional achievement in any arena; notable endeavour which has made a difference to the University; a substantive contribution which has enhanced the reputation of The University of Nottingham and activity which has had a noticeably positive impact on students, staff or the local community.
The University of Nottingham encourages and supports students to ensure that they have a full-rounded experience whilst studying, which includes participating in work placements. This includes the Nottingham Advantage Award, which enables students to take extra-curricular modules alongside their study programmes.
The graduation ceremony was also attended by University of Nottingham Malaysia (Teaching & Learning) Professor Fon Sim, Ong and Vice-Provost (Research & Knowledge Exchange) Professor Deborah Hall.
More information is available from Patrick Joseph, Director of Academic Services or Josephine Dionisappu, PR and Communications Manager at University of Nottingham Malaysia on +6 (03) 8924 8746.
Notes to editors:
The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the 2017 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 20 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally.
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Posted on 21st July 2018