UCSI University celebrates its 33rd and 34th convocation ceremony
UCSI UNIVERSITY kicked off its 33rd and 34th convocation ceremony at its campus recently, celebrating its latest batch of graduates who are ready and raring to take on their future and step into the world.
Due to the pandemic and to maintain physical distancing at all times, the 33rd convocation ceremony had to be merged with the 34th ceremony and will be held over six sessions, with a total of 7,011 students collecting their scrolls.
Since both graduating classes were combined, there would be two pro-chancellor gold medallists and two valedictorians.
The class of 2020 gold medallist and valedictorian are Mass Communication major Michelle Chang and Yap Jane Yee, who studied Bachelor of Chemical Engineering. Meanwhile, the Class of 2021 gold medallist and valedictorian are Tay Chee Sin, who scored distinction for Doctor of Medicine, as well as Alton Wong from the Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Hons) programme.
“Congratulations to all of you on your big day. Graduating is a significant milestone in life. Graduating in the middle of a public health crisis makes things even more memorable.
“The past two years have been difficult, but you adapted, stayed the course and overcame the obstacles that came your way. All of us at UCSI University could not be prouder of you,” said UCSI University vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir.
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The story of UCSI revolves around its students’ success.
UCSI is ranked 347 in the world, making it among the top 350 universities among the world’s universities. Its students are annually selected to advance high-impact research at top universities such as Harvard, Imperial College and University of Queensland, to name a few.
Their performance at the workplace also speaks volumes on what they have learnt from the distinguished university. As of today, the UCSI has over 4,600 global companies that provide structured internship programmes and job opportunities to its students.
In a recent survey by the Higher Education Ministry, 84 of UCSI’s 87 programmes in the exercise received a 100% employability score. This indicates that UCSI’s graduates are highly marketable and much sought-after.
UCSI celebrates the diversity of its student composition, which is a tradition that stems over 30 years. Students from over 110 countries have studied at UCSI, making it a vibrant melting pot of culture and diversity.
Exposure, network and adaptability are some of the elements of success for any graduate today and UCSI is grateful for the thriving environment created by all its students from all over the world.
Built on a 16.2 ha (40 acres) site, UCSI University’s Springhill (Port Dickson) campus is located adjacent to UCSI Hospital. The campus is designed to be a leading praxis centre of education, especially in the field of medicine and health sciences.
Meanwhile, the KL campus is earmarked to expand its facilities to better serve its students. Soon, the campus would be able to house 20,000 students.