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  • Sunday, 21 Dec 2014

Scholarships on offer

THE International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) has announced RM6.8mil of scholarships for SPM school leavers who want to pursue foundation studies.

The programme is entitled “Let’s go to University in 2015” with the aim of providing a thorough basic for university education.

The Prep Course programme will provide students with the essential skills and knowledge that will better enable them to succeed in IUMW’s foundation programmes. Entry to the foundation programmes will be dependent on the individual’s SPM result.

The programme, which will be free of tuition costs, will commence from Jan 12 to Feb 27 next year. Places are limited to 500 with entry based on the trial SPM results of students.

A total of 400 places will be made available in Arts and a further 100 places in Science.

Successful students will be given preference to proceed to the foundation programme commencing in March 2015. A second intake direct onto the Foundation programmes is scheduled in July 2015.

Spaces are limited. Applications for the “Let’s Go to University in 2015” programme are invited from Dec 10 onwards.

Application can be made in person at the IUMW campus or on-line at

Science fun

DEVELOP or enhance a love for science by checking out Petrosains, The Discovery Centre’s wide range of activities for this school break.

Children and their families can explore the “Face Your Fears!”, thematic programme that runs until Jan 4.

The programme showcases the science behind fear and paranoia as well as how we react to fear – all in a safe and fun environment!

There will be hotspots located throughout Petrosains called “Space”, “Sparkz”, “Exploration”, “Platform” and “Refinery” with activities related to fear.

Petrosains is also organising a promotional campaign tie-up with the Warner Brothers’ movie The Hobbit – The Battle of The Five Armies.

In the interest of road safety education and awareness, the Petronas StreetSmart exhibition will be held until the end of May.

The exhibition aims to educate the public, especially school children, through interactive exhibits and activities that simulate real-life situations on the road.

For more information, visit

Anniversary celebrations

ST Joseph’s School, Johor Baru is celebrating its 60th reunion dinner with their former teachers and students on Feb 14, 2015.

The event will be held at the Persada Johor International Convention Centre at 7 pm.

For details on the reunion, contact Paul Netto 012 722 5218, Donald Culas 012 711 3992 or Ng Chai Meng 016 794 0335.

Education conference

THE Educational Researches and Publications Associations (ERPA) International Congresses on Education will be held in Athens, Greece from June 4 to 7, 2015.

The conference aims to bring together members of the international research community for discussion about current issues in the field of education.

The theme of the congress is “Inter-disciplinary Research in Education” and official congress languages are English, Greek and Turkish.

The deadline for abstract submissions is May 6; full paper deadline June 26; and registration deadline is May 15.

For more information email

Library software course

Whether you’re new to the Follett Destiny Library Manager programme, or a seasoned user, you’ll gain valuable training and insights at this workshop with the Destiny Doctor aka Larry Gilbert.

There will also be time devoted to discussing Follett’s digital content solutions, including Follett Shelf and Follett Shelf Classroom Connections, Follett’s online collection development and curriculum support tool, Titlewave.

The workshop will be held on Jan 22 at the International School Kuala Lumpur, Ampang campus library.

For more information email Jenna Emerson at

Get ahead

TAYLOR’S University is offering three new scholarships to students who are interested in engineering, business and hospitality, tourism and the culinary arts.

The Taylor’s Grand Challenges Scholar Programme is made for budding engineers who will be learning using the CDIO educational framework, a project-based learning approach that provides students with the big picture of engineering.

Scholars will receive hands-on experience through internships with the world’s top employers.

The Future Business Leader scholarship is for those who are interested in corporate social responsibility, while being able to build for their future business, but for a social cause.

The Global Scholar Programme under the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts allows students to partner with 50% of the world’s top hotel groups.

It also prepares them to understand, engage, learn and adapt to the different demands of the demanding hospitality industry.

Each successful candidate will be automatically enrolled into the SHINE Award programme, a second transcript that complements the academic transcript.

The scholarships are now open for the January 2015 intake.

Candidates with minimum qualification of 5As are eligible to apply for tuition fees waiver of up to 100% for diploma programmes, and RM20,000 tuition fee waiver per year for degree programmes.

For more information, call 03 5629 5000 or visit

Workshop on working with children

A WORKSHOP on working with kids will be held on Jan 24 and 25 from 10am to 5pm.

Participants will be guided on how to successfully conduct activities for children by understanding their psychology, communication skills and perspective.

There will also be a games demonstration using creative elements or props.

The workshop is conducted in Mandarin with an English translator.

For more information, call 03 4047 9060 or email or

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