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Monday, November 30, 2015

The Aptitude Challenge 2015 Creating Outstanding Profiles For The Business World

The winning teams of The Aptitude Challenge 2015 sharing their joy with organising committee and lecturers of School of Business, KDU University College

Knowing one’s strengths on various subjects and gaining insight in areas that suit them in the world of business, will help business students prepare well for their future career upon graduation. This was at the forefront of the partnership established by KDU University College’s School of Business and Bloomberg Institute, the education division of Bloomberg LP, when the two institutes introduced the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) to KDU students, which will assist students.

Being a free assessment itself, the Bloomberg Aptitude Test is available online at 3,500 universities and Bloomberg offices worldwide. In fact, KDU is only one of the eight higher learning institutions in Malaysia, which provides the BAT. The 2-hour long test, comes with 100 multiple-choice questions, comprising 8 different subject areas, which measures candidates’ aptitude in various aspects of finance, business as well as career skills relevant to any industry.

DIGI-KDU University College collaborate at KDU Glenmarie Campus, Shah Alam

The inaugural group of Digi-KDU UC Co-operative Education Programme and winners of the Sales Challenge Prize Awards

On 17 November 2015, KDU University College and Digi Telecommunications officially launched an academic programme together for KDU’s Diploma in Business students entitled the Digi-KDU UC Co-operative Education Programme.

The ceremonial event held in conjunction with the official opening of the Digi Store located at the KDU University College, Utropolis Glenmarie campus and the graduation of the inaugural group of the programme through the Sales Challenge Prize Awards with a grand prize of RM3,000.

The purpose of this programme is for KDU to provide students with learning opportunities beyond the classroom walls; to also increase collaboration between the industry “Digi” and academia; and to apply classroom theories in real world situations for students’ learning, growth and personal development. The means by which to achieve this real life learning programme is to put students through a series of training modules such as Classroom Orientations, actual working experience at a Digi Retail Outlet, conducting a Group Sales Challenge, to name a few.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Engineering students show prowess at KDU’s School of Engineering Robot Competition 2015

The winning teams of SOE Robot Competition 2015 sharing their joy with Ir. Dr. Matthew Teow Yok Wooi (right in front row) and the organising committee

The School of Engineering (SOE) at KDU University College recently organised its inaugural ‘SOE Robot Competition 2015’ on 28th October 2015 at the atrium of the Utropolis Glenmarie campus. This internal school competition saw 5 teams competing to challenge their proficiency in programming and manoeuvring the new Arduino Robot.

The Arduino Robot is the first official Arduino on wheels. The robot has two processors, one on each of its two boards. The Motor Board controls the motors, and the Control Board reads sensors and decides how to operate. Both Motor and Control boards are microcontroller boards based on the ATmega32u4, a low-power Atmel 8-bit AVR RISC-based microcontroller. Each of the boards is a full Arduino board programmable using the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The Robot has many of its pins mapped to on-board sensors and actuators.

KDU Pre-University students takes life and culture lessons from the Mah Meri tribe

KDU students and lecturers being “crowned” by the villagers with hand woven craft upon their arrival to Perkampungan Orang Asli Sungai Bumbun

An integrated and holistic education always goes beyond academic approach. Learning can be anywhere, and as such, the School of Pre-University Studies (SPUS) at KDU College ensures that its students are involved in experiences, both in and out of the classroom, that helps form their intellectual and social skills.

Recently, with the aim of developing the students’ organisational skills, as well as inculcating their awareness of community welfare and self-confidence, the SPUS went on a field trip to the Perkampungan Orang Asli Sungai Bumbun, an indigenous village located on Carey Island in Kuala Langat, Selangor. The trip was organised and led by a student committee from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation Studies –January & March 2015 intakes, who also oversaw a donation drive for the villagers prior to the trip.

KDU Sports Carnival 2015 @ KDU Glenmarie Campus, Shah Alam

Congratulation! The Champion: Red House

The KDU Sports Carnival 2015 saw its opening ceremony held on 23 September 2015 at KDU University College’s flagship campus, Utropolis Glenmarie. Officiated by the organising community of the Sports Carnival, with the cooperation of Score, a known sports organisation in Malaysia, the ceremony was also graced by the Minister of Youth and Sports of Malaysia, Yang Amat Berhormat Encik Khairy Jamalludin.

YAB Khairy Jamaluddin launching the KDU Sports Carnival 2015

The opening ceremony was also held to commemorate Malaysia’s inaugural Hari Sukan Negara, which was set on 10 October 2015. The ceremony at KDU was vibrant and action-packed, with one of the highlights being the Body Combat session Score trainers had on the spot with KDU students alongside the minister. The minister also broke into warm-up moves of his own alongside the enthusiastic crowd cheering him on.

The KDU Sports Carnival 2015, which is an annual 2-week affair, began on 28 September, where the first sport in competition was Table Tennis. However, it was not all smooth sailing throughout the sports carnival as issues with the hazy weather raised for health concerns due to the high Air Pollution Index (API) reading. Some sport activities such as football and rugby were heavily monitored due to the unhealthy API reading and were cut shorter out of concern for the students’ health.

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