Message to New Students Joining Us in 2021

This is a message to new students intending to join us in 2021.

Health and safety is our priority

The effects of the global pandemic will remain with us for some time. As with all universities in Malaysia, we are obliged to comply with the latest guidance provided by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and relevant authorities to ensure the health and safety of our university community. Where we are allowed, and where it is safe to do so, we would very much like our students to be able to return to campus and to some kind of ‘normality’.

A high-quality learning experience – whether on-campus or virtual

Regardless of the situation, the University endeavors to provide students with the best learning experience in order to meet the learning outcomes in their programme of study. In particular, we recognise the importance of having interactive learning between students and staff, whether that is on-campus or virtual. All of this contributes to the sense of community which is vital to the development of our students.

New students starting in April 2021

For new students joining us this April-May, teaching and learning activities in the first term will be conducted in our virtual interactive learning format which, amongst other things, includes

  • Access to the University’s collaboration tools such as BlackBoard, BB Collaborate and Teams
  • Access to lecture materials
  • Participation in live virtual sessions with students and academic staff
  • Virtual sessions with your academic tutors
  • Access to the University’s digital library
  • Overall development of your digital skills in readiness for the digital economy

In addition, students can expect

  • Virtual support provided by our Student Welfare and Academic Services (SWAS) team.
  • Opportunities to participate in virtual student activities

Students have the flexibility to study and participate from any location, including coming to campus to use the IT facilities if they do not have a conducive study environment at home (in accordance with the SOP requirements of MOHE). We will resume on-campus teaching when it is safe to do so following MOHE guidance, and keep students regularly updated to enable them to plan any travel arrangements accordingly.

Preparing for your future today

Studying for a degree is a journey that takes at least 3 years, so we encourage students not to unnecessarily delay or put their studies on hold, but to remain active and resilient during this period so that they are ready and well-prepared to fulfil their aspirations upon graduation.

We remain hopeful that, as the global pandemic peters out, the economy will recover strongly and that the outlook will be very positive for students graduating in a few years’ time.


Professor Wing Lam



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