Exceed Limitations at Heriot-Watt
“What attracted me to Heriot-Watt University was, first and foremost, its internationally recognised reputation. On top of that, it provides local students with the same level of certification as those studying overseas,” said Chong Yee Teng, a third-year BSc Psychology with Management student at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.
“As I aspire to become a human resource manager, I’m fond of learning ways to deal with people of all kinds. Fortunately, my degree has prepared me for this path.”
Since its inception in 1821, Heriot-Watt has been in the business of shaping minds to change the world. With three campuses in the UK, one in the UAE and one in Malaysia, Heriot-Watt University has a truly global outlook and reach. The institution was recently awarded the International University of the Year title by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, in addition to being ranked 41st in the world for its international outlook by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.
Confident in Heriot-Watt’s world-class academic curricula and established reputation, Yee Teng believes her degree in Psychology with Management is able to set her apart from the rest.
“As my course embarks on the study of human behaviour, it has enabled me to be more understanding of the people around me, as well as myself. I have also gained a lot through the Industrial and Organisational Psychology subject (in my programme), which has trained me to become a better leader. This will indeed have a huge impact on my career prospects,” she said.
Associate Professor Dr Jasmine Low, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s Head of Malaysia Foundation Programmes, said, “Enrolling in a Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Foundation programme enables students to experience a UK-benchmarked curriculum and UK style of learning and teaching from the start of their studies. Students are given an early exposure to independent learning and problem-based learning and teaching methods with strong emphasis on English literacy and problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.”
Heriot-Watt University academicians not only work to equip students to acclimatise to the ever-changing world but, ultimately, provide a platform to launch them soaring beyond their limitations to reach their goal.
Determined to succeed in human resource, Yee Teng said, “I think my degree has prepared me for my career to a large extent. The course does not focus only on theory but places great emphasis on the practical aspects too. For example, our final year project requires us to carry out surveys on real participants – this and more help provide me a better perspective of how working life would be.”
When asked what advice she would give to others interested in studying at Heriot-Watt, Yee Teng commented, “I would recommend that students conduct a simple research on the course they are planning to take and feel free to approach the university’s Student Service Centre for any enquiry as they are always ready to guide them. I would say that Heriot-Watt University will definitely provide them with an amazing university experience.”
To find out more on the university’s foundation and undergraduate programmes, its Go Global campus transfer programme, as well as other programmes or scholarships on offer, visit its campus in Putrajaya during its Open Days or during consultation hours which are from 9am to 5pm on Mondays to Fridays and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. Alternatively, log on to www.hw.edu.my or call +603 8894 3888/e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.