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5 Qualities Universities Look for in Students

The transition from high school to college is undoubtedly a challenging process. A recent Survey of University Admissions Officers, commissioned by ACS International Schools, underscored some of the top qualities that universities look for in students. Here’s a closer look at these qualities: Ability to learn independently Independent learning is an important quality as students […]

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Global Scholarship Awards for 53 Heriot-Watt Students

Dato’ Victor Yeoh Seok Kian, the Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad and an alumnus of Heriot-Watt University, presented 53 deserving Heriot-Watt University Malaysia students with the Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay Global Scholarship awards, which was launched earlier this year, at the university’s campus recently. Dato’ Yeoh was joined by his wife, Datin Lim […]

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Impactful Classroom Management: Morning Meeting

A healthy morning routine does wonders in starting the day right. One way to do this in school while prioritizing student wellbeing is via a simple morning meeting. The original idea of morning meetings was derived from the evidence-based approach known as the Responsive Classroom. Based on principles that aim to build academic and social-emotional […]

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Importance of Language Learning in Education

Language learning has been playing an increasingly pivotal role in conveying thoughts, opinions, and emotions. Studies in Sweden have found that learning a language increases the size of the brain’s cerebral cortex and hippocampus, areas that are related to memory. This is similar to how any muscle in the body becomes stronger and more flexible […]

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The Making of Future-Ready Graduates

Recent studies and research on job portals have named biomedical sciences as one of the most demanded careers in Malaysia [[1]] [[2]]. A study that is gravitated toward research-oriented and lab-based tasks, this course prepares the individual to further indulge into human physiology in health and diseases besides getting hands-on experience in managing laboratory techniques. […]

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Integrating Community Engagement into Academic Excellence: NUMed’s Outreach Programmes

Engaging in community outreach programmes provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large. Community service or volunteerism enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it most. Such initiative is bolstered […]

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The Importance of English Fluency in the Medical Field

To be a great doctor, you need to be an exceptional communicator who can convey complex messages clearly to your patients and colleagues. Thus, it is essential for doctors to be extraordinarily adept at languages, especially English. This is not to say that native languages such as Malay, Mandarin, or Tamil should be neglected. However, […]

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Preparing Students For Success in Higher Education

The students of St. Joseph’s Institution International School Malaysia (SJIIM) have made the news again for their outstanding academic achievements. They achieved an overall average of 37 points for their 2019 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) examinations, significantly higher than the global average of 29.8. In fact, 30% of SJIIM’s IBDP students are in the […]

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NUMed Student Achieves Outstanding Academic Success

Medical school is known for being exceptionally challenging, medical students are required to not just master book upon book of complex scientific knowledge but also be effective communicators, critical thinkers and problem solvers. So how does one not just survive in medical school but excel distinctively to become a top multiple award-winning medical student? “My […]

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