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University of Southampton Malaysia

Star Special: Engineering A Bright Future

THE University of Southampton’s world-class academic staff, industry-relevant teaching and diverse student community ensure brilliant young minds get all the inspiration, challenges and support they need to make their mark on the world. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities, it is a forward-thinking institution that upholds innovation and exploration in […]

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Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Star Special: Fostering A Sense Of Purpose

“I AM a storyteller. My purpose is to inspire others to tell more empowering stories about themselves and the world we live in.” This is the impact statement by Prof Mushtak Al-Atabi, provost and chief executive officer of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. “So often we ask our students what they want to do and they reply […]

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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Star Special: Teaching Grads To Thrive Amid Change

CHANGE is inevitable. Given the fast pace of technological advancements, even as the boundaries between physical and digital become increasingly blurred in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), it is only a matter of time before IR5.0 emerges.   “IR4.0 is merging the physical and digital worlds but we should not hitch all our programmes around […]

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Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Star Special: World-Leader In Medical Education

DRIVEN by over two centuries of academic excellence, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) is the ideal place to develop aspirations of a career in medicine or biomedical sciences. Its international branch campus in EduCity in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, affords students a conducive study environment where they can learn from the best, gain valuable practical experiences and […]

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Star Special: Grooming Grads To Take On The World

A QUALIFICATION from the University of Reading is not merely confirmation that a student has completed his or her studies. It is an assurance that they have the knowledge and expertise to thrive in the workplace of today and tomorrow. This stems for the rigorous and holistic education they get, which not only focuses on […]

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Should You Take A Gap Year?

Taking a gap year can be beneficial – certainly in terms of your career and the experiences gained – but you’ll need to determine if it’s the right choice for you. What is a gap year? The phrase ‘gap year’ has traditionally meant a period of time taken out by students after leaving high school/college […]

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Behind The Principal’s Desk: Dr. Nicola Brown

  In simple words, character education is education that nurtures and promotes the ethical, intellectual, social and emotional development of individuals. It is a continuous learning process that enables young people and adults to become moral, caring, critical, responsible individuals. The need for character education lies in the ‘moral crisis’ found in today’s societies. Character […]

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reasons to study stem

6 Reasons You Should Get a STEM Degree

You’ve probably heard everyone from politicians to industry leaders say this ‘STEM is the future’. You hear it so often because it’s true! STEM is academic disciplines that deal with science, technology, engineering and maths, it includes everything from engineering, actuarial science, robotics physics, biology to computer science. As we move towards a knowledge based […]

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Pros and cons of smartphones in schools

Should Smartphones Be Banned In School? The Pros and Cons

Nowadays, smartphones are something most people can’t live without, young or old. We use them to text friends, watch videos, surf websites, play games, take pictures, etc. These wondrous little technological marvels have become an inseparable part of our daily lives. 82% of high school students are reported to use it highly frequently. Yet, the question […]

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