KDU University College Students Excel at Cambridge Learner Awards 2012.

December 9, 2012

Artist’s rendition of the new campus, to be ready in 2014.

According to Ms R. Sathyavathy, Academic Department Head for Pre-U Studies, which
includes CIE A-Level and three foundation year programmes (UNSW, AUSMAT and KDU
Foundations), KDUUC is very proud of the achievements of their A-Level students. “We
are always pleased when students strike a good balance between serious academic
studies and participation in extra-curricular activities. And these A-Level students are
excellent all-rounders” says Ms Sathyavathy, who has been with KDUUC for 16 years.

The A-Level programme at KDUUC is internationally recognised as the gateway to
degree courses in various fields. KDUUC has long maintained an impressive track
record of a high percentage of its students scoring straight A’s, since 1983. The most
recent June 2012 Examination Session saw 40% of students scoring straight A’s in the
Advanced Subsidiary exam.

Jolyn Tan Lay Shian and her parents.

Since 1983, KDU University College (KDUUC)’s A-Level students have readily gained acceptance into prestigious universities in the UK, US, Australia, and Singapore, based on their excellent results. Our students once again have done us proud by winning top honours at the recent Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards ceremony for June 2012 that was held at Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya on 22nd November 2012

Heading the list is KDU UC’s Best Overall Student, Jolyn Tan Lay Shian (Arts), a JPA-sponsored student, who garnered two awards in the June 2012 examinations. She won the Top in the World award for Accounting (A-Level) as well as the First Place in Malaysia – Best Across 3 A-Level Subjects award. Jolyn is currently pursuing her Degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Warwick, Coventry. Jolyn’s mother, Lily Neoh, who received the award on her behalf believes that her daughter’s success is due to the fact that “She is a very determined, self-disciplined, and self-motivated individual.” Jolyn found the teaching methodologies to be extremely useful while pursuing her A-Level studies at KDU UC because they help equip her with research skills that are essential when pursuing a degree programme. In an e-mail to KDUUC, Jolyn added, “I try to understand concepts rather than memorise them. Also, I wish to express my gratitude to my lecturers for their willingness to guide me whenever I needed their

Wong Jin Eu at University of Oxford.

Another notable high achiever is Wong Jian Eu, a home schooled student through O-Levels who won the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award – Top in Malaysia forHistory (A-Level). After much hard work and diligence, Wong Jin Eu is now living hisdreams after being accepted to read History at the University of Oxford.

From left- Song Cai Li and Yvonne Ng Ee Lyn.

Two others who made into KDU UC’s roll of honour are Yvonne Ng Ee Lyn, a JPAsponsored student and Song Cai Li, a Petronas sponsored student, who both won theOutstanding Cambridge Learner Awards-Top in the World for Mathematics (A-Level).“I practised very hard and put my full concentration during classes. The lecturers areindeed helpful and lessons provided are very organized. “It is not your aptitude thatdetermines your altitude but it is by your attitude,” said Yvonne.
“I would love to further my studies in Chemical Engineering and I’m looking intopursuing my Masters later on. I frequently visit the library to gain resources. Thelecturers in KDUUC are very passionate, thus giving us the motivation to study. Ibelieve that if a student wants to be successful, he or she needs to study hard and mostimportantly, believe in themselves” echoed Song Cai Li.

Established in 1983, KDU University College has been a pioneer in the development of quality,private, tertiary education in Malaysia.

“Learn Well,Do Well, Do Good.”

For more information on the programmes and activities happening in KDU University College, call 03-77288123 / 03 7953 6688, email best@kdu.edu.my, or log on to their official website at www.kdu.edu.my.

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