Global Citizenship Workshop programme



Global Citizenship Workshop programme
Greetings from the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Message from the Knowledge Without Borders Network
Keynote and Facilitator Biographies
Executive Organising Committee Biographies
General Information
The 2014 Universitas 21 ‘Global Citizenship Workshop’ is the first of its kind in the network’s
calendar of events and is a flagship event in bringing together students, academic and
professional staff, and industry professionals – all with experience in tracking and evaluating the
impact of mobility and internationalisation. The idea of Global Citizenship is potentially at the
heart of 21st century developments in transnational higher education. Our discussions will
explore the way in which attention to Global Citizenship might drive enhancements of teaching
and learning strategy, curriculum development, student experience, and career development
and employability training. The workshop programme takes Global Citizenship into consideration
to better understand, promote and strengthen U21’s internationalisation thrust, while offering
provocations to chart the ‘next phase’ of activity in the Universitas 21 network.
A view of Kuala Lumpur, at dusk.
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) welcomes you!
Dear Workshop Delegates,
Welcome to UNMC and Malaysia! We hope you find, as you take in Malaysia’s fantastic food,
warmth and fellowship, that you very quickly feel at home.
The University of Nottingham has a long-standing tradition in internationalisation and is
constantly challenged to review and update its mandate to deliver relevant curricula and an
unforgettable student experience.
We are particularly proud to be hosting this Universitas 21 Workshop on Global Citizenship this
year and are delighted to be partnering with such a wide cross-section of international
stakeholders across the U21 network and beyond. We look forward to exploring important and
timely themes in Transnational Higher Education over the next couple of days and anticipate wide
ranging benefits for all participants.
Best wishes to all,
Professor Christine Ennew, Pro Vice Chancellor, CEO and Provost, University of Nottingham
Malaysia Campus
Message from the Knowledge Without Borders Network (KWBN)
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Those of you familiar with printing conventions will recognize these Latin phrases, which are the
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education will also be aware that for centuries, in Europe and beyond, Latin was the shared
language of the academic community, allowing scholars to come together, ‘beyond borders’, to
share and create knowledge. In that same period, communities of scholars around the world
found common ground in languages such as Arabic, Sanskrit and varieties of Chinese. It therefore
seems appropriate, in welcoming the delegates to this Global Citizenship workshop, to
remember that education and scholarship have always been global activities, and that our
endeavours in the coming days are part of a long and priceless tradition.
Those of you familiar, finally, with the University of Nottingham will also recognize the statue in
the photo above: it is D. H. Lawrence. Lawrence is one of the University’s most famous alumni –
famous as a writer and controversialist, a key figure in the literary pantheon. What is less well
known is that, for the final twelve years of his tragically short life, he was in many ways himself
the archetype of the Global Citizen, circumnavigating the globe, living in as far flung places as
Ceylon, Australia, New Mexico, Italy, Sicily and France, in a quest to understand and experience,
to share, as much as possible, of the experience of the world’s most ancient cultures. It
therefore seems fitting (at least to me, as a Lawrentian!), that we take an epigraph for our event
from Lawrence’s great narrative of travel and intercultural experience, Sea and Sardinia,: ‘Comes
over one an absolute necessity to move. And what is more, to move in some particular direction.
A double necessity then: to get on the move, and to know whither.’
Dr Sean Matthews, Director, Global Citizenship Workshop Organising Committee
DAY ONE: University of Nottingham, Semenyih Campus
7:30 am (sharp)
Departure for Semenyih Campus
8:30 - 9:15 am
Arrival at Semenyih Campus
9:15 - 9:30 am
Welcome & Introductions
Professor Christine Ennew, UNMC
Dr Sean Matthews, UNMC
Lobby, Royale Chulan
Hotel, Jalan Conlay
(turn left out of the Prince
Hotel, 300m along the
road, on the right)
Great Hall, Trent Building
Great Hall, Trent Building
Introduction to the GCW Twitter Competition
9:30 - 11:00 am
Opening Keynote Address
Dr Chi Baik, University of Melbourne
Great Hall, Trent Building
‘What makes a good global citizen?’
Tan Sri Prof. Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Ministry of
Education Malaysia, Performance and Delivery
Unit; President, International
Association of Universities (IAU)
Chair: Dr Sean Matthews
11:00 - 11:20 am
Refreshment Break
Great Hall, Trent Building
11:20 am - 1:00 pm
Global Citizenship, Mobility and Student
This session primarily explores student
experiences of mobility, examining the ways in
Great Hall, Trent Building
institutional priorities impact upon student’s
own understanding of Global Citizenship
Facilitator: Johanna Holtan, University of
Edinburgh Student Association (UESA)
Introductory Remarks: Sue Dengate,
Universitas 21
1:00 - 2:00 pm
2:00 - 2:30 pm
Campus Tour
2:30 - 4:00 pm
Student Experience and the Curriculum
The Balcony, Trent
Departs from Trent
Great Hall, Trent Building
Session aim: To explore a blended model of
extracurricular activity and embedded
Key Themes include:
1. Global Citizenship and the Curriculum
2. Global Citizenship and the Student
Key Objectives:
- Highlights institutional examples of U21
activities: the U21 Health Sciences United
Nations Millennium Development Goals
Project; the U21 Global Issues Programme;
and U21 Global Options.
- Key questions / issues will be highlighted
for creative and critical discussion. Existing
models of good practice from U21 partners
will be explored. This will include the
Global Issues and Global Option models.
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Prof. Wyn Morgan, University of Nottingham,
Dr Derek Chambers, University of Nottingham,
Dr Chris Hill, University of Nottingham
Malaysia Campus
Refreshment Break
Great Hall, Trent Building
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Reporting & Agenda Setting
Great Hall, Trent Building
Team work activities
Facilitators: Prof Wyn Morgan, Dr Derek
Chambers, Dr Chris Hill, Johanna Holtan
6:15 pm
Sessions End for Day One
6:15 - 8:00 pm
8:15 pm (sharp)
Departure to KL via Shuttle Bus
The Balcony, Trent
Pick up Point: Trent
Building Level 1, (Vehicle
DAY TWO: Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC)
9:00 am
Arrival and Registration
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus,
Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre.
Venue/ Location Details
9:15 - 10:00 am
10:00AM - 12:00 pm
Coffee/Tea and Networking (later start due to
external speakers)
Roundtable on Careers, Employability and
Global Citizenship
Session brings together business,
Government and NGO representatives to
discuss the current 21st century situation
through a debate.
Chair: Will Archer (i-Graduate)
Datuk Dr Hamzah Kassim,
Chong Kong Chan,
Executive Director – Human Capital,
PwC Malaysia
Nalayini Thambar, University of Nottingham,
12:00 - 1:30 pm
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Eluned Jones, University of Birmingham
Networking Lunch
‘The Global Graduate’: New Directions in
Careers and Employability
Observations on the rise of the concept of the
"Global Graduate" within the Employability
and Graduate Recruitment Communities:
Reporting on a research project across the
Universities of Nottingham, Birmingham,
Glasgow and Edinburgh concerned with
student self-perceptions of the impact of
international experience on their own
A discussion will follow on key questions
around challenges and opportunities for
institutions and the U21 network.
Nalayini Thambar, University of Nottingham,
Dr Toni Wright, Newman University
Eluned Jones, Birmingham University
Jane Weir, University of Glasgow
3:00 - 3:30 pm
3:30 - 6:00 pm
Refreshment Break
What Next? The U21 Global Citizen!
Key Focal Points:
- Enhancing the Student Experience
- Curriculum Innovation
- Future Directions in Employability
- Project Horizon-Scanning
Discussion and Networking
Moderators: Chi Baik, Sean Matthews,
Johanna Holtan, Nalayini Thambar,
Christopher Hill, Wyn Morgan
6:15 pm
Sessions End for Day Two
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Royale Chulan Hotel,
Bunga Emas Restaurant
(Level 1)
Keynote Presenter and Facilitator Biographies
Dr Chi Baik
Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of
Chi joined the CSHE in late 2007 as a Lecturer in Higher Education. Prior to this, she worked in
the Faculty of Economics and Commerce at the University of Melbourne. Chi’s work explores the
internationalisation of university curricula, and peer and collaborative learning. Recent research
interest has been concentrated broadly in the area of university assessment practices. She
recently completed an Australian Learning and Teaching Council funded project on enhancing
domestic and international student engagement, and is currently working on an ALTC project
examining the measurement and reporting of teaching quality. Chi brings to the CSHE extensive
experience in developing teaching and learning programs for staff and students at the University.
She recently led a university-wide project to enhance the training and support of sessional
teachers, and she has developed a range of teaching and learning resources for staff. Chi
currently coordinates the Graduate Certificate of University teaching (GCUT) and supervises
postgraduate research students in higher education. She is regularly invited to conduct teaching
and learning seminars and workshops for staff at the University. Chi holds a Bachelors degree in
Commerce, an Honour’s degree in Teaching and a Masters in Education, all from the University
of Melbourne. Her award-winning Doctoral thesis from the University of Melbourne examined
the assessment practices of academics.
Tan Sri Dato’ Professor Dzulkifli Abdul Razak
Ministry of Education Malaysia – Performance and Delivery Unit, International
Association of Universities (IAU)
Dzulkifli Abdul Razak (or for short, Dzul) is the currently the 14th President of the International
Association of Universities (IAU), a UNESCO-affiliated organisation, based in Paris. Prior to this,
he was the President of Association of Southeast Asia Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
from 2007-2008. He served as the 5th Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and
held the office from 2000-2011. Since then, he took the position as the Founding Vice-Chancellor
of the Albukhary International University until recently (2011-2013). Dzul is actively involved
internationally including as a member of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) – Advisory Education
Hub Committee since 2007, Executive Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
(2006-2011), and Advisory Committee of the World Universities Forum, Davos (2008-2011). He
has also served as a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Expert Advisory Panel on
Drug Policy and Management from 1995 until 2010; and the WHO Scientific Committee of
Tobacco Product Regulation (2004-2006). He received Honorary Doctorate Degree from the
University of Nottingham in July 2013 for services to education, and is a nominee for an
Honorary Professorship at the University.
Johanna Holtan
International Engagement Coordinator, Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA)
Johanna Holtan founded and currently manages the Edinburgh University Student’s Association’s
award-winning EUSA Global Project which aims to enhance the global experience for Edinburgh
University students. This past year, EUSA Global reached nearly 6,000 home and international
students through activities such as peer support projects, free language learning opportunities,
orientation events, small grants and awards schemes, high profile events, and international
experience initiatives. In addition to her experience in higher education, Johanna has worked
alongside local organisations in Mexico, Jamaica, England, throughout the USA, and most
recently the country, Georgia, to pioneer initiatives around sport, human rights and women's
health. A native of North Dakota, USA, she is also the founding editor of Bikeable Jo and cocurator of Trade School Edinburgh in Scotland.
Wyn Morgan
Professor of Economics and Assistant Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, University of
Nottingham, UK.
Wyn Morgan is a member of the Global Citizenship Workshop Steering Group and has been a
member of staff at Nottingham since 1990 and became a Professor in August 2010. His research
interests lie in global food prices and their volatility; competition in vertical food chains; price
transmission; commodity futures markets; food price inflation. Teaching interests lie in
microeconomics and options and futures markets. Wyn gained one of the first Lord Dearing
Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in 1999 and in September 2007 he gained a
commendation in the Student Nominated category of the Economics Network Annual Learning
and Teaching Awards. He has held a number of senior roles in the University. In 2006 he was
appointed to be the University's Director of e-Learning and in August 2007 he became the
University's Director of Teaching and Learning. In 2013, he became the Assistant Pro-Vice
Chancellor for Teaching and Learning. Previously, he has been an Associate Director of the
Economics Network and was previously an Associate Director in the Centre for Excellence in
Teaching and Learning for Integrative Learning at the University of Nottingham.
Derek Chambers
Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Derek Chambers was previously Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences and
Director of Education in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy. He has been
championing the need for health care professionals to understand their role as global citizens
and is the current Chair of the Universitas 21 United Nations Millenium Development Goals
Steering Committee. This is an is inter-professional health care project, which has involved the
development of a blueprint to create an educational strategy for UN MDG training for students
in academic institutions in the U21 network. The objective of the initiative was to engage faculty
members and students to develop educational materials to raise awareness of UN MDGs in
academic institutions and encourage them to participate in field work in local and global
underserved communities and attain the UN MDG targets in those specific communities.
Chris Hill
Director, Researcher Training and Academic Development and The Graduate School, UNMC
Dr Hill is a member of the Global Citizenship Workshop Steering Group. He is involved with the
international development of the Graduate School at the University of Nottingham and works
closely with colleagues in the UK and China to provide training and strategic direction in this
regard. Dr Hill received his PhD from the University of Nottingham UK and has worked at the
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus developing and establishing the Graduate School
since 2008. Dr Hill has international experience working in education in China, Germany, Ghana,
Iraq, Malaysia, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, UK, USA and Vietnam. Dr Hill is the Academic Director
for the Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education at the University of Nottingham Malaysia
Campus and coordinates staff professional development training across campus. Dr Hill’s
research interests include transnational education and its impact in SE Asia, the development of
international education and the student experience in the global arena. Dr Hill has published
and presented in the field of international education and politics and organised and delivered
conferences, workshops, training and lectures around the world and was most recently awarded
a 2012 U21 Teaching and Learning Network Fellowship to research internationalisation and
global citizenry.
Will Archer
Chief Executive Officer, i-Graduate
Will Archer is founder of i-Graduate and directs the world’s largest study of student opinion.
Reporting in confidence to universities across the globe, his team benchmarks student and
stakeholder perceptions using proprietary survey instruments. To date, these instruments have
been adopted by governments and over 800 universities across 5 continents. Will worked
previously for 15 years as an adviser to multinational corporations on international recruitment,
researching and recruiting talent across Asia, Africa, North America and Europe. In 2005 he
founded i-graduate, with the goal of improving the education experience for students and
educators worldwide. An alumnus of London Business School and a member of the University of
Oxford, Will is a trustee and board member of HECSU, a council member of the Council for
Industry and Higher Education, a member of the American International Recruitment Council
and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Chong Kong Chan
Executive Director – Human Capital, PwC Malaysia
Chong Kong is the Human Capital Leader of PwC Malaysia. As a member of the Executive Board
of the Firm, he oversees the human capital function of PwC and drives PwC’s human capital
strategy and performance in Malaysia. He has extensive working experience in Human Resource
(HR) Management covering core functions such as HR Business Partnering, Organisation
Development, Employee Relations, Industrial Relations, Learning & Development, Employee
Communications and Staffing. In the earlier years of his career, Chong Kong also gained business
management experience in the IT and FMCG industries in the areas of Advertising and Sales &
Marketing covering Singapore and Asia Pacific. His previous roles were in multinational
organisations such as Hewlett-Packard, Intel Technology, Dell Computer, 3M, Ogilvy & Mather
and Philip Morris. Chong Kong graduated from the National University of Singapore with a
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Dato’ Dr Hamzah Kassim
Co-Founder and Group Managing Director, The iA Group
Dr. Hamzah’s career spanned government, multinational firms and enterprise creation. He is
currently the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The IA Group, one of the largest
Malaysian professional service firms specializing in management, technology and human capital
services. He was a former Executive Director/Partner of international firm of Ernst & Young, Vice
President and Country Head of the global consulting firm of Cap Gemini and member of the
global management team and Country Head of PA Consulting Group. Dr. Hamzah was a member
of the National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC) 2009 - 2011 to develop the New Economic
Model, currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Encorp Berhad and member of the Higher
Education Entrepreneurship Council. He also sits in various advisory boards in institutions of high
learning in Malaysia and Indonesia and other public and private sector organisations.
Nalayini Thambar
Director of the Careers and Employability Service, University of Nottingham, UK
Nalayini Thambar is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a qualified careers adviser,
her work has involved teaching, professional practice and leadership across all areas of student
employability. She is currently writing up her doctoral thesis, an exploration of the professional
identity of university careers advisers in the new employability climate. Before joining
Nottingham, Nalayini was Assistant Director at the University of Leeds Careers Centre,
responsible for Business Engagement. Nottingham’s UK Careers and Employability Service has
recently expanded and Nalayini is leading the establishment of expert services to home and
international students within their Faculties and Schools to enable them to develop their
employability skills, consider global graduate careers and secure jobs when they graduate. The
University of Nottingham was recently named the most targeted UK campus by the Times Top
100 employers for 2014.
Eluned Jones
Director of Employability, University of Birmingham
Eluned Jones has worked in the field of careers guidance for over 25 years, mostly recently as
Director of Student Employability at the University of Birmingham. Over the past seven years
Birmingham has developed a sector leading institutional Employability Strategy which
incorporates a suite of funded employability-focused Internship programmes including a number
designed specifically to promote and facilitate international experience. Eluned's long standing
engagement with global graduate employability has led her to become a Member of the UK
Higher Education International Unit's Student Mobility Community of Practice. Eluned is also a
Member of the UK's Association of Graduate Recruiters' Advisory Council and has recently been
elected President-Elect of the UK's national Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services
Jane Weir
Director, Careers Service, University of Glasgow
Jane Weir is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and has been working within higher
education for 22 years. Prior to moving back to the University of Glasgow in 2000, she worked in
a variety of senior student service roles within the sector. As Director of the Careers Service, she
has played an active role in contributing to policy development on student development and
employability at institutional, national and international level. Jane and her team have led
groundbreaking work with employers on behalf of the HE sector in Scotland by delivering
international virtual careers fairs in China and North America involving hundreds of employers
and thousands of students. Plans are under way to extend these virtual fairs to other parts of the
world. Jane’s team is also responsible for the successful Club 21 Business Partnership
Programme, which, with a current membership of around 225 employers, provides quality
internship opportunities to University of Glasgow students. Currently, Jane is leading
institutional-level initiatives on work-related learning, to create more work related opportunities
for University of Glasgow students. These include: Student Enterprise and the development of
the Glasgow Careers Alumni Network.
Sean Matthews
Convener, Knowledge Without Borders Network and Head of School – Modern Languages and
Sean Matthews is Director of the Steering Group for the Global Citizenship Workshop. He is a
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is currently seconded from The University of
Nottingham, UK as Head of School (UNMC) in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures,
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. With Professor Christine Ennew and Dr Christopher
Hill, he coordinates the Knowledge without Borders Network (KWBN). His interests in
internationalization of Higher Education relate both to his academic research – as a literary and
cultural critic and intellectual historian he is centrally concerned with the history and theory of
post-colonialism, but also with understanding processes of emergence and change in academic
disciplines and institutions, the ways in which knowledge is created, curated and disseminated –
but above all from his experiences as a university lecturer here in Malaysia, but also in Japan, the
United States, Wales (and England) and in continental Europe. ‘Coming to Malaysia crystalised
my interest in the processes and history of internationalisation, bringing into urgent focus my
thoughts about the significance and course of TNE. The past twenty years have seen
extraordinary rapid changes, globally, in the university sector, and my career has inevitably in
some ways been closely bound up with that history. KWBN offers an opportunity, I hope for
many of us, who have experienced these big changes, been subject to these great changes, to
contribute to the work of better understanding and, ideally, directing them.’
Executive Organising Committee Biographies
Sue Dengate
Student Experience Manager, U21 Secretariat Team
Sue Dengate is a member of the Global Citizenship Workshop Steering Group. She joined the
U21 Secretariat team in 2012, having worked in the international arena at the University of
Queensland, for the past 10 years, with roles ranging from developing the student experience
through student exchange and study abroad, international business development, student
recruitment, and international institutional liaison. Sue has travelled extensively, and has
recently returned from Hong Kong, where she was working off-shore for UQ in the role of
Regional Manager, North Asia. Sue loves travelling and engaging with people from different
cultures, experiencing their way of life and different food experiences. Sue has a great interest in
meeting students and discussing the different aspects of student life, including what keeps them
‘interested and happy’. Sue has responsibility for international student engagement across the
U21 network. This involves evaluating, developing and implementing a range of activities and
programmes which will contribute to the learning experiences of undergraduate and graduate
students across the network.
Woon Chin, Yeong
Research & Executive Administrator, Knowledge Without Borders Network, UNMC
Woon Chin is a member of the Steering Group for the Global Citizenship Workshop. H er work
and interest in Internationalisation are of long standing. Woon Chin joined the University of
Nottingham Malaysia Campus in 2007 after completing her Masters degree in Marketing, at the
University of Nottingham. Prior to this she obtained a BA (Hons) in Marketing from the Inti
International University, Malaysia. Woon Chin has worked in student engagement, recruitment
and marketing in the UNMC International Office and continues to serve as a facilitator for the
student experience within the international student community on campus. After working in the
Marketing Office for the Malaysia Campus until mid-2008, she returned in December 2010 to
assume the role of Marketing Executive at the International Office. She also has extensive
professional experience working with organisations such as Federation of Malaysian
Manufacturers and Genting Berhad. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Arts &
Social Sciences. Woon Chin’s current research interests lie in issues relating to the student
experience and multi-stakeholder expectations for internationalisation, including exploring
global marketing, recruitment strategy and the impact of cross-cultural communication.
Jessica Dunn
Assistant Professor in Applied Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, UNMC
Jessica Dunn is a member of the Steering Group for the Global Citizenship Workshop. She is an
alumnus of the University of Nottingham, UK and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Jessica is involved developing curricula in a number of areas in Applied Psychology, including in
Cross-cultural and Work Psychology. She is currently spearheading the development of an Elearning module in ‘Psychology and Communications in the Global World’ at the University of
Nottingham’s three international campuses. Jessica has published and presented her research in
international occupational health in the Americas, Europe, Malaysia and South Africa and is
actively involved in a number of initiatives designed for staff and student development at the
UNMC. As an emerging researcher herself, Jessica is a co-founder and coordinator of the Early
Career Research Network, which complements the work of the Graduate School by facilitating
mentorship, support and networking opportunities for early-career academic staff and
postgraduate students within the UNMC’s multidisciplinary researcher community. Jessica also
founded the Department of Applied Psychology’s Healthy Work Programme, designed to
enhance staff and student knowledge on global employability issues and healthy work habits
through educational workshops and virtual communications.
General Information
Useful Contacts:
General University Reception - Tel: +6 03 8924 8000
Azlan Aliuddin - Head, UNMC Security and Safety Office (Semenyih) - Email:
[email protected] Security Office: +6 03 8924 8072 Mobile: +6 012-385-5654
Emelia Chai - KLTC Liaison/Provost’s Office, Email: [email protected]
Sue Dengate - U21 Workshop Liaison – Email: [email protected]
Yeong Woon Chin – Workshop Liaison - Email: [email protected], Mobile:
+6 012 6733201
Jessica Dunn – Workshop Liaison - Email: [email protected], Mobile: +6 010 290
Emily Oi Yen Tse – Student Leader – Mobile: +6 012 702 2919
Thomas Lai Yoke Hwa – Student Leader – Mobile: +6 016 280 0939
Delegates who require certificates of attendance or other supporting documents kindly submit
your request via email to [email protected]
Malaysian Weather
The weather in Malaysia is generally warm, sunny and humid throughout the year. Temperatures
generally range from 30⁰C to 34⁰C during the day, 25⁰C to 28⁰ on evenings and lower
temperatures during heavy rainfall.
The high humidity level is approximately 80% throughout the year. Light and sweat-absorbent
material like cotton are recommended for daily dressing.
Malaysia has two distinct seasons. The dry season occurs during the south-west monsoon from
May to September. The north-east monsoon brings the rainy season to the country during midNovember to March.
The Malaysian currency is popularly referred to as “Ringgit Malaysia” (RM) but reference to the
currency as “Malaysian dollars” is acceptable. 1 USD is currently worth around RM3.30. “Sen”
refers to “cents” in Bahasa Malaysia.
Mobile and Internet Use
Wi-fi is available to all delegates throughout the workshop and may be accessed on the
Semenyih Campus (Thursday) and at KLTC (Friday and Saturday) using the temporary user name
and password provided below:
Wifi Name: U21
Wifi Password: KWB2014U21
Mobile telephones from your home country with international roaming facilities can be used in
Malaysia, but can get expensive. You might consider purchasing a pre-paid SIM card on arrival in
KL. There are several key mobile operators in Malaysia and some vendors may require you to
show your passport.
Network Provider Options include:
Celcom (M) Bhd –
Maxis Communications Bhd –
Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd –
U Mobile Sdn Bhd -
Mobile Internet
Internet and data services are accessible from local mobile prepaid providers and packages are
offered for daily or weekly services. For more information, kindly check the mobile operator
term and conditions on the Hotlink Mobile Internet website.
Making International Calls
International calls can be made from fixed line and/or mobile telephones or at International
Direct Dial (IDD) call centres and Telekom Malaysia Offices in major towns. You can save more
on IDD calls by using iTalk.
iTalk is a prepaid calling card that enables you to make National (STD) and International (IDD)
calls from a mobile and fixed line telephone plus internet access features It facilitates easy call
set-ups and “Missed Callback” services. iTalk with Mobile also lets you top up Home Prepaid and
register frequently called numbers (fixed or mobile numbers) for easy call convenience. The new
iTalk Card is available in denominations of RM10, RM20, RM30 and RM50 and can be purchased
at the Student Association building or from vendors in KL such as those in the following list:
All TMpoint outlets displaying the iTalk or e-pay signage
Online purchases via Maybank2U, rhbbank, cimbclicks or Mobile 88
Participating handphone outlets
Petrol Kiosk Marts
Pos Malaysia
Mini markets
For more details on iTalk call charges for your specific country destination, visit the Telkom
Malaysia website at
Please note that calling cards cannot be exchanged for cash at convenience stands or stores.
Local calls cost 10sen for three minutes. Calls to mobile telephones cost more. Out-of-state
calls can be made by dialling the prefix 0 followed by area code.
Domestic calls
Domestic calls can be made via public phones or mobile phones. There are two types of public
telephone booths in Malaysia – those that accept coins and those that accept only cards.
Ground Transport Details
A Shuttle Bus for delegates of the Global Citizenship Workshop has been arranged for Thursday,
13 March 2014. Campus for. The Shuttle will depart at 7:30 am sharp from Royale Chulan Hotel
for the UNMC Semenyih Campus in order to arrive on campus for 8:30 am.
Our colleague from the UNMC, Mr Muhammad Najib Sahari, Student Support Officer,
International Office will be at the Royale Chulan hotel lobby to meet with all delegates. He will
be accompanying all delegates to the University in the morning of Thursday, 13 March 2014.
Another Shuttle Bus has been arranged for after dinner on Day 1 and will be departing from the
the Semenyih Campus at 8:15 pm sharp to return to the Royale Chulan Hotel.
The location of the bus pick up / drop off point is beside the reception counter at the Royale
Chulan Hotel.
Student delegates staying over at the Prince Hotel are advised to walk over into the Royale
Chulan Hotel lobby area to meet with all of the delegates before taking the bus.
Please be mindful of the rush hour traffic as you cross over into the Royale Chulan Hotel lobby
area, this area can get quite busy between 7:00 am and 9:30 am.
Taxicabs from Hotels in Kuala Lumpur to the Semenyih Campus cost approximately USD25.00 30.00 (RM80.00 - 90.00). You’re your Hotel Concierge can pre-book your taxi, if required.
Breakfast arrangements
Breakfast will be provided at both hotels.
Hotel Location and Contact Information
The Royale Chulan
5 Jalan Conlay 50450 Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia
Hotel Main Tel No:
(603) 2688 9688
Hotel Main Fax No:
(603 2688 9788
Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur
Opposite Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
No 4 Jalan Conlay 50450 Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia
Hotel Main Tel No:
(603) 2170 8888
Hotel Main Fax No:
(603 2170 8999

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