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  • Sunday, 04 Jan 2015

MUET preparation

FOLIAGE Field Sdh Bhd is offering free diagnostic tests for Form Six students, in Penang, who are planning to sit for the upcoming Malaysian University English Test (MUET), in March.

The tests will be offered on Jan 28 and 30 at 4.30 pm and will be held at Kompleks Mayang Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang.

For more information, call 012 475 2631 or e-mail

Drawing and painting workshop

THE Malaysian Institute of Arts’ Extra-Mural Studies Department is conducting an intensive drawing and painting workshop on Jan 17.

As participants will learn basic knowledge and drawing techniques as well as painting using acrylic as a medium, no prior experience is required.

The five-hour workshop, open to those age 15 and above, will be held at the MIA Art Centre on Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

For enquiries and registration (subject to a first-come, first-served basis), call 03 2163 2337 or e-mail


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”.

The preparatory course 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 based on the individual’s SPM result.

The programme, which will be free of tuition costs, will be held from Jan 12 to Feb 27.

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 the Arts stream and a further 100 places in the Science stream.

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

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

Speak well

LEARN how to speak up and lead by joining the Malacca Toastmasters Club.

Through their regular meet-ups on the first and third Thursday of every month, they are offering opportunities for people interested in picking up communication, public speaking and leadership skills.

Meetings are held at Semabok Inn, Malacca from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

For details, call 0126251533 (Erik Wee), 0166682502 (Lim Hui Ping), 0172796681 (Becky Tang).

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 also known as 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

Anniversary bash

ST Joseph’s School, Johor Baru is celebrating its 60th reunion dinner with its 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.

Study awards

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 (conceive, design, implement and design) — 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 some of the world’s top hotel groups.

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

The scholarships are now open for the January 2015 intake.

Candidates with minimum qualification of 5As are eligible to apply for tuition fees for both diploma and degree programmes.

For more information, call 03 5629 5000 or visit

Workshop on kids

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

Participants will be guided on how to 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. You can also email or

Journalism fellowships

THE East-West Centre in Honolulu, Hawaii, has announced the 2015 Jefferson Fellowships for journalists.

The theme for the programme is “The South China Sea: Trade, Resources and Conflict”, and the destinations are in Honolulu; Beijing and Hainan, China; Manila & Masinloc, Philippines; and Singapore.

The programme will run from May 2 to 23. The application deadline is Jan 27. The Jefferson Fellowships are supported by a grant from The Freeman Foundation and by the East-West Centre.

For more information about the programme and how to apply, visit

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