IN the dynamic world of higher education, the importance of choosing the right institution to pursue your studies cannot be overstated.
For students like Emir Rusyaidi and Shaun Sidhu, who embarked on their educational journey at Taylor’s College, the key consideration in selecting a tertiary institution lies in its ability to offer an experience that goes beyond conventional college life.
Emir – a talented chess prodigy who represented Malaysia in national and international competitions – began his journey of self-discovery at Taylor’s College, where he enrolled in the Diploma in Information Technology programme.
Driven by his desire to leverage data for impactful insights, Emir smoothly transitioned from the programme to pursuing a major in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics at Taylor’s University – which was made possible by the pastoral care at the core of the Taylor’sphere.
“My experience at Taylor’s has been life changing, fostering my personal and professional growth. The lecturers have been understanding and accommodating during my chess competitions, offering invaluable support, especially in technical subjects,” says Emir.
“They create an encouraging environment that promotes seeking help and also provide guidance beyond class hours. They have also supported my passion for chess, allowing me to pursue it alongside my studies.”
His positive experience underlines the importance of pastoral care in unlocking a student’s potential.
Nurturing environments – including academic guidance, counselling and extracurricular activities – enables students to explore their passions, develop essential skills and make a positive impact in various fields.
Shaun’s story further illustrates the impact of the Taylor’sphere learning ecosystem in honing students’ skills and potential, as it provides them with a safe and nurturing environment to pursue new interests and explore new horizons.
Shaun discovered his passion for accounting during his A-Levels and chose to undertake the ACCA programme at Taylor’s.
He did this because of the comprehensive Taylor’sphere learning ecosystem which employs a holistic approach that integrates theory with practical experiences, equipping students with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to excel in the field of accounting.
Shaun was able to engage in the Duckie Fun Run community project, which not only allowed him to contribute to a meaningful cause, but also provided him with valuable experiences and skills beyond his academic pursuits.
“I joined Taylor's School of Professional Studies (SoPR) Club during my ACCA journey. We organised the Duckie Fun Run, which was a virtual event to raise funds for the development of DuckiePi – a credit-card-sized computer created by students,” he says.
“As a first-time project participant, I initially felt scared and nervous about the outcome. However, within the supportive Taylor’sphere, I was encouraged to explore new horizons and step out of my comfort zone.”
The Duckie Fun Run project managed to raise RM11,000 in funds to develop 22 DuckiePi devices which were donated to children in various B40 communities.
“The project helped me develop essential skills such as teamwork, organisation and project management, which will undoubtedly benefit me in my future endeavours,” says Shaun.
To help you settle in after enrolling at Taylor’s, the institution even designed the Start It Right (SIR) programme to help equip students with fundamental skills for an impactful college experience.
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