University of Nottingham Malaysia
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Media Statement

The University of Nottingham Malaysia is shocked and disappointed to learn of an alleged breach of immigration regulations involving 33 staff employed by our cleaning and landscaping services contractor at our campus in Semenyih.

UNM has close to 600 staff employed directly by the university and we engage additional external contractors to provide cleaning, security, landscaping and maintenance services. In setting up partnerships with these external contractors, UNM has made it a contractual requirement that they verify the legal right to work of their staff.

We are providing the authorities with the required information and will be conducting our own enquiry into the matter before taking the appropriate action with the contractor.

We apologise for any short-term disruption that this may have caused our staff and students on campus and we are working hard to identify a new contractor to meet our cleaning needs as quickly as possible.

Should you need more information, please email my colleague Josephine Dionisappu, PR & Communications Manager at and myself at

Jagdish Singh
Director of Student Recruitment & Marketing
University of Nottingham Malaysia


Notes to editors:

The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our students. 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. Ranked 103rd out of more than 1,000 institutions globally and 18th in the UK by the QS World University Rankings 2022, the University’s state-of-the-art facilities and inclusive and disability sport provision is reflected in its crowning as The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 Sports University of the Year. 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. Alongside Nottingham Trent University, we lead the Universities for Nottingham initiative, a pioneering collaboration which brings together the combined strength and civic missions of Nottingham’s two world-class universities and is working with local communities and partners to aid recovery and renewal following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted on 10th March 2022

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