What`s Up 19 - Kolej Yayasan UEM



What`s Up 19 - Kolej Yayasan UEM
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Geography Field Trip 3
Kuala Kubu Bharu
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Trip to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Saturday 5th March 2016
National Elephant Conservation Centre
Depart: 6:30am
Kuala Gandah
Return 7:00pm
28500 Lanchang, Pahang
To learn about and experience directly
the conservation of Asian Elephants,
Elephus maximus, in Malaysia as the
example species towards the Biodiversity
and Conservation topic of A2 biology
To reach Kuala Gandah Elephant
Conservation Centre required a long
motorway journey down the E1 then
along the E8 Kuantan Highway, before
turning off at Lanchang and heading up a
narrow lane north through Pahang to the
edge of the Krau Wildlife Reserve and took
us nearly 3 hours. The sanctuary is run by
the Department of Wildlife and National
Parks (DWNP) and was established as the
National Elephant Conservation Centre in
1989. When we arrived we were met by
our guide for the day and elephant expert,
Mr Razali who took us first to view a film
about the role of the Elephant Capture
and Translocation Team, based at Kuala
Gandah, in their extremely dangerous but
vital task of rescuing wild elephants from
dwindling habitats and relocating them
to large reserves such as Taman Negara,
Endau-Rompin or Belum-Temengor. He
introduced us to the elephants present at
Kuala Gandah as mostly young rescued
elephants that couldn’t be relocated
due to injury or otherwise, or mature
elephants (females) that are trained
to help vitally in the relocation of wild
After the video, Mr Razali then split
everyone into groups, each with a
guide, to view and assist in various
activities around the Centre, and meet
the elephants of course! The teachers
and Mr Vroege’s sons, with Mr Razali
went to visit the young elephants and
feed the baby rescued elephants at
their pens at the sanctuary. The groups
of students then also arrived at the
activity area accompanied by guides
for the cleaning and hand feeding of
smallish elephants. The guides gave a
talk and demonstrations about elephant
behaviour, diet, habitat requirements
and their impact and importance in
the habitat and also their conservation
which was of supreme use and relevance
regarding our studies. Especially poignant
was meeting and seeing ‘tripod’. This
young elephant had been caught in a snare
and lost the lower part of her front right leg.
The sanctuary staff had designed special
false legs for her to walk with and a new
prosthetic leg was being provided to her.
She still walked with difficulty and pain but
her delight at being able to walk well with
the newly designed leg was obvious to all.
We were all very emotionally moved by her
plight and very sad to learn that she must
spend the rest of her life at the sanctuary,
being unable to return to the wild!
work of the conservation centre and the
importance of elephants in ecosystems,
following which we headed up to see the
big elephants in the newly constructed
paddocks up in the forest edge of the
Krau Wildlife Reserve. Unfortunately NO
HERE but we were able to meet all the
large elephants from the show earlier
and the mature female rescue elephants
from the video. We all helped with the
feeding of all the elephants, supplying
large quantities of sugar cane stems into
each of the pens in the enclosure. During
this time, the guides told us more of the
personal stories of each of the rescued
elephants and answered all our eager
We next regrouped in the main arena before
the main elephant show and Mr Razali gave
a talk and demonstrations about elephant
Finally, about 4:00pm, it was time to leave
the upper paddock and walk back down to
the main centre. Back at the sanctuary it
was time to present the centre’s Assistant
Director, Mr Zulkifli, with our donation to
the Sanctuary this year, paid for purely by
gift from KYUEM students and staff, of a
BOSCH 6MM 550W Wood Trimmer in the
hope that the Centre will find excellent and
beneficial use of this wood trimmer and
router for the building of shelters for the
rescued elephants. Afterwards the teachers
conservation and capture relocation
techniques. Next the medium-aged
rescued elephants arrived and were
ridden by the mahouts down into the
river, the seven large elephants were
then bathed in the river, Sungai Teris,
while we all watched from the banks,
then returned up to the main arena. Here
they were individually introduced, their
tragic backgrounds described and they
then performed their amazing ‘elephant
abilities’ for the public.
At 1pm we broke for a delicious lunch
of curried chicken and rice which was
provided by the women’s association
at the sanctuary. After lunch Mr Zulkifli,
Assistant Director, gave a talk about the
learnt more about the latest elephants
rescued in Johor, including a huge,
tusked male elephant who was relocated
to Taman Negara in 2015. Tragically,
he was soon afterwards found shot
dead and his tusks removed. Elephant
poaching is still rife in Malaysia too!
5:00pm – time to return to college after
an incredible day’s experience with
nature’s largest, and greatest, land
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Open Day
On the 16th of April, we departed from
Sekolah Menengah Sains Teluk Intan at
4am. We reached Kolej Yayasan UEM
at 8.30am and had breakfast. Then
the tour started. Facilitated by current
students and a warden, we were first
brought around the academic block to
see the classes, labs and the Resource
Centre. Then, we went to the dining hall
and the accommodation area where we
saw the chalets, villas and apartments
and the various sports facilities. The
facilitators were really helpful in explaining
how life in KYUEM is and they answered
our endless questions with zeal. The
conducive environment really helped boost
our morale to do well in our studies, so
that we can further our studies in places
like KY and even secure scholarships to go
overseas. We then proceeded back to the
Great Hall for the briefing session. We met
the headmaster, the academic manager
and the Student Services manager, who
explained the application process and the
details of the CIE A-Level programme.
After the talk, there was a brief Q&A
session and we saw many prospective
students and their parents getting their
queries answered. We then had lunch at
the café and performed our prayers at
the surau. Later, we bid farewell to our
existing seniors there and left for school.
The experience was enjoyable because it
gave us insights into what happens after
Natural History On
An Amazing Cave
Exploration To……
It was a glorious and wonderful morning
organised a cave exploration trip to Gua
Tempurung in Gopeng, Perak. Around 30
students and also our teacher adviser, Mr
Boler had joined in this exciting trip.
We departed from college at around 8.15
a.m. and head off to Gua Tempurung by
bus. After an hour and a half, we had
arrived at our destination. Everyone was
filled with excitement as we were about
to begin our grand tour in the cave.
Throughout the whole trip, we were
guided by En Shakir, one of the cave
explorers who recently work there. We
started the journey by going on path
that was already created in the cave.
En Shakir briefly explained to us some
history of the cave as we move along the
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We were shown some some of the
exciting features inside the cave where
some of the stalagmites and stalactites
formed in the cave were shaped like
animals, like dolphin and such. Besides
that, we saw some formation of pictures
formed by bat waste and also water that
drip down on the walls of the cave such a
human face and others.
As we move along the path, we were
astonished with the features of the cave
especially the height of the cave. Some
points of the cave were really deep and
some of it were really high. En Shakir
shared some of his jokes along the way
while explaining to us some of the facts
in the cave which enlighten our hearts
before the real journey starts.
The real journey really starts when we
were told we were going to explore but
not along the path. We started going off
the track and enter to what we were told,
a “wormhole”.
This wormhole is not the one we knew in
science, this hole had forced us to move
like a worm as the difference in height in
that part of the cave is really low.
After that, we have to scale down the
rocks in the darkness with only our
flashlights as our light source in there.
Some parts of the journey were really
difficult as we have to really put a lot of
effort into it to get over to the other side.
We finished out of the trip as we had
finally found the exit of the cave. We
rested about 10 minutes and take some
pictures before heading back. As we
head back, we were shocked as we
followed a different from where we came
from. We were puzzled as we do not how
did we end up using a different route.
As we journey along back, we had to
walk through the streams of waters in
the cave, sometimes we walk normally,
sometimes we have to crawl down. It
was like this until the end. Despite that,
we still enjoyed as we see how large the
routes can be formed in a cave and how
they intersect to other places.
After around 4 hours in the cave, we
finally ended the cave exploration. Rain
has come to greet us as it was falling down
when we came out. Satisfaction was seen
on everyone’s faces as we head out to dry
ourselves and change our clothes. After
everyone had finished, we head back to
the college at around 4.15 p.m. with fatigue
among us.
We finally arrived back to college after a
long journey. It was a great experience to
have for all of us to cherish and remember.
We hope that this kind of activities will
be repeated again in the near future and
many more people will support the Natural
History Club in making these activities
Basic Occupational First Aid,
CPR and AED Training
for KYUEM staff
Kolej Yayasan UEM under Sick Bay
initiatives successfully organized “Basic
Occupational First Aid, CPR and AED
training”, attended by 30 participants
from each department. The course was
held at new block, Kolej Yayasan UEM on
23rd & 24th April 2016.
for participant gain knowledge and to be
trained for skill. They are certified trainer
by Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad
(PSMB) & Emergency Care & Safety
Institution (ECSI) were invited to deliver their
training in an inspirational and humorous
way to empower their participants.
Mr Ku and Ms. Mira are known with their
dedication on sharing their knowledge
and experience. They always believe
that right attitude are always important
Basically, the course consist of 2 aspects
which are theory, practical and finally
theory and practical examination. Aimed at
assisting the participants able to immediate
recognize various type of common
injuries and sudden illnesses, describe
and demonstrate First Aid management,
and practice Lay Rescuer Basic Life
support (CPR & Chocking).
Upon completion of the course, all the
participants had 100% passes in their
theory and practical examination. Instead
of that they also received their certificate
of proficiency.
Field Trip 3
On Sunday 25th April, 2015, the KYUEM
Geography Department visited Kuala
Kubu Bharu, Sungai Selangor Dam and
Sungai Chiling Reserve on a field trip to
study topics on Settlement Dynamics
and River Hydrology. KKB is the principal
town of Hulu Selangor District, Selangor,
Malaysia. It was built after the town of
Kuala Kubu was destroyed in a flood in
1883 and is now located on top of a hill.
KKB until recently was a sleepy town in
Selangor, but our visit was to examine
some of the recent changes, as well as
history, of KKB and to explore how KKB
might be changing as a town currently
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and in the future. Some of the important
features of KKB is that it is located
approximately 60 km from the capital
city of Kuala Lumpur through a recently
improved highway 1 and is the main
gateway for people heading to one of
Malaysia’s favourite hill stations, Fraser’s
Hill, which is a 45-minute drive away from
KKB began as a mining town in the 18th
century, originally located between two
tributaries of the Selangor River. In its
heyday, it was the second biggest town
in Selangor however, tragedy struck in
1883 when a heavy downpour caused
the Kuala Kubu dam to burst open and
flood the town, affecting its tin mining
activities and killing 33 people, including
the then District Officer Sir Cecil Ranking.
Thirty-eight homes were also destroyed.
Ranking had supposedly shot a white
crocodile which was regarded as the river
guardian despite being told not to do so.
According to local beliefs, his act had
caused the calamity to occur and all that
was left of him was his hand. Ranking’s
hand was interred in a grave at the Kuala
Kubu Rest House. Since then, the old
town has been known as Ampang Pecah
(Broken Dam), and locals termed the
flooding as the Kuala Kubu Tragedy. A
Buddhist temple survived the flood and
was refurbished in the 1980s. Residential
houses have been developed since the
1980s in the previously abandoned old
town, or Ampang Pecah.
We first visited the nearby railway station,
services to which have recently been
increased from Rawang (and extended
up to Tanjung Malim) bringing many
more visitors to the town from KL. In the
last two years, the number of tourists in
KKB has increased by more than 80%,
with 200-300 visitors each weekend — a
number that many once thought was
impossible to achieve, but the necessary
amenities need to be provided soon, and
so the locals are now cashing in on the
sudden surge of visitors with new cafés,
restaurants and shops opening and new
painting and smart signs in evidence. We
next visited one of the new restaurants
in the centre of KKB, for roti canai, and
were impressed by the business of the
town. We then toured the town to view
other attractions such as a specialist
cyclist café (cycling in the area and up
to Fraser’s Hill has recently become
very popular), the Teng Wun Bakery for
its famous and popular kaya puffs and
cupcakes (delicious!) and to the old fire
station (needing renovation as a museum
tourist attraction) and viewed some
fabulous street paintings on the way to
an old church (now a Polis station) up
the hill. From the town the Geography
group then went back in history to view
Ampang Pecah site of the old flood, the
beautiful hidden gem of the Buddhist
Temple (with new housing development
nearby) and finally the broken dams
themselves along the course of the
Sungai Selangor.
Much of the attraction of KKB is due
to its acting as a gateway to some
beautiful and increasingly popular
natural attractions near the town easily
accessible via the new dam road (route
55 to Fraser’s Hill) such as Sungai Chiling
Reserve’s waterfalls, Bukit Kutu and
Lata Medang near Kampung Pertek. Our
study of KKB concluded with a prediction
of the further development of the town
as a tourist destination and possibly
increasingly as a commuter town for KL
due to its outdoor attractions and now
improved rail, bus and car access.
The next part of our trip now turned
to river hydrology with a visit to the
Sungai Selengor dam – the largest
dam in Peninsular Malaysia. The dam
now controls the river flow rate and
will prevent any future repeat of the
disastrous flood – hence allowing new
housing expansion in Ampang Pecah
now. A short trip up the Fraser’s Hill
road took us to view the impressive
dam and large reservoir it held and we
visited the Splash Info Centre, located
along the main road, which provides a
gallery of displays and information on
the dam project which was completed
in 2002, flooding the valley of Gerachi
Jaya and Pertak off Kuala Kubu
Bharu, and resettling the native (Orang
Asli) communities that lived here to
new villages nearby. We viewed the
surrounding hills and reservoir to better
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understand the water catchment and
draining hydrology of the area.
After a quick visit to view Kampung
Pertek and discus the forced relocation
and new, “improved”, village, we
continued a short distance further up
the road to the Sungai Chiling Ikan
Reserve to view aspect of the river
hydrology. After finding parking amongst
the many dozens of cars parked all
along the roadside we entered the very
busy reserve crowded with hundreds
of campers and visitors. We ate a
quick lunch, said prayers and dipped
in the river, then headed up the trail to
the first river crossing. At this spot Mr
Boler showed the students a classic
river ‘meander’ showing clear undercliff
erosion and pool formation on the outer
bend plus deposition of sediment on
the inner side forming a sandy ‘beach’.
Also being an ideal spot for a swim, and
to feed the hundreds of mahseer (green
‘Kelah’) fish in the river, we were also able
to examine how the ‘thelwag’ of the river
creates the highest speed of flow at the
outer bend. Further up the river, requiring four more
river crossings, we reached the first
waterfalls (two close together and a third
further up). This is a busy and popular
place since the spectacular falls create
a deep pool and surrounding beach
in a narrow valley cleft surrounded by
forested hills. We entered the water again
to examine the waterfall and plunge
pool to determine and discuss how the
waterfall forms, through undercutting
softer underlying rock by hydraulic
action and cavitation , and creates the
plunge pool and channel by cavitation
and abrasion and the deposition of
sediment away from the channel to form
the gently sloping ‘beach’. Finally, the
field trip was completed and we returned
via the river crossings and trail and the
long road back to KYUEM. Hopefully
these direct and intimate examinations
of river hydrology in action, dam and
water catchment area and of town
settlement dynamics will help to reinforce
understanding and terminology regarding
these topics towards the coming AS level
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13 JUNE 2016
The End Of Semester Dinner (EOSD)
is an event that is held in KYUEM
to celebrate the success of a whole
semester. The event is also a chance to
award the House Cup to the house with
the best achievements among the four
–Garnet, Topaz, Diamond and Sapphire.
Among the objectives of this event is
to commemorate the completion of a
successful semester for the college and
also the teachers, students and staff. It
is also to reward the teachers, students
and staff who have been working
really hard during the semester and to
strengthen the bond between teachers,
students and staffs.
The EOSD held on the 13 June was
known as the IFTAR as it was in
conjunction with the Muslims’ fasting
month(Ramadhan). The theme for the event
was ‘Meet and Great’. The members of
the Student Council with the help of a few
students were involved in the preparations
in the Dining Hall(DH) from about 2.30
p.m. that day. Tables were rearranged and
covered with bright table clothes, colourful
and vibrant drapes were put up and various
shapes of origami were pasted on the walls.
The event started at about 7pm with the
Master of Ceremony(MC), Azzam giving
a brief introduction about IFTAR. This
was followed by the speech of the Head
Master as well as speech of the event
director, Azzam. After that, the house cup
for the year was announced. The house
that won the house cup was the House of
Enthusiasm, Garnet.
Soon after announcing the House Cup,
it was dinner time. Food was served
for the VIP, teachers and staffs on their
respective tables. The students queued
to take their food in two separate
counters (buffet style). Everyone enjoyed
the meal served. It was scrumptious and
delicious. While the guests were dining,
a video about the seniors’ journey in the
college was played.
After the meal, the Muslims headed to
the surau for their prayers. The rest
helped out with the cleaning. It was such
a memorable event. Everyone enjoyed
it very much. It was a great event to end
the semester.
Awards Day
remarkable 97.4% per cent of this year’s
graduating students from Kolej Yayasan
UEM (KYUEM), Malaysia’s premium A
level college, have received conditional
offers from some of the finest universities
in the world.
A total of 237 students received their
completion of studies certificates in the
annual Awards Day graduation ceremony,
graced by the Guest of Honour, Encik
Johan Mahmood Merican, Deputy
Director General at Economic Planning
Unit, Prime Minister’s Department.
They follow the proud example of the
2015 graduates, who obtained the best
results in the college’s history, with 90%
of students obtaining A* to B grades at
Cambridge A level. These excellent results
exceed those of many top quality UK
colleges and confirm KYUEM’s standing
as an outstanding academic institution for
students intending to study at prestigious
universities overseas.
However, it needs to be remembered that
KYUEM is not merely an “examination
factory.” The policy of student-centred,
holistic education aims to produce
well-rounded graduates who are able to
compete academically, socially and
culturally on the world’s stage.
Six unique students were presented with
Special Awards. Scholar of the Year was
awarded to Justin Lim Kai Ze; Academic
Excellence Award (Science) was awarded
to Tharanitharan A/L Ganesan; Academic
Excellence Award (Arts) was awarded
to Muhammad Hazman Bin Mohd
Rozaimi Best Progress was awarded
to Nasarzuan Bin Nasaruddin, while
Muhammad Faiz Rahman Bin Fazlur
Rahman and Nazura Umida Bt Tumiran
received the Male and Female Sports &
Co-Curricular Awards respectively.
Individual students who achieved the
greatest success in specific subjects
were presented with awards. The
recipients were Yasmin Soraya Che
Mohd Shukree (Accounting), Vernon
Mah (Bahasa Kebangsaan), Lim Jing Yi
(Biology), Liew Li Hong (Chemistry), Ben
Yap (Economics), Brandon William Hew
Hsien Loong (English), Shareka Vithias
Logendran (English Literature), Daren
Wong Kien Ting (Further Mathematics),
Go Ray June (History), Muhammad
Farhan Abdul Rahman (Islamic Studies),
Nur Iwani Farzana Mohd Rosszi
(Malaysian Studies), Nur Yasmin Ahmad
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Rizal (Marine Science), Francis Moh Kim
Cai (Mathematics), Ben Yap (Moral Studies),
Justin Lim Kai Ze (Physics) and Tong Jie Yi
The June, 2016 Duke of Edinburgh
International Award (Silver) was presented
to four students, while another eighteen
students received the DoE Bronze Award.
KYUEM’s Headmaster, Dr Paul Rogers,
in his welcoming speech, congratulated
all the graduands and stated that: “Their
achievements today set them on the
path to academic excellence and a rich
and fulfilling life ahead as the leaders of
Recalling last year’s successes, he
announced that 75% of grades were at
A* or A, 61% of students achieved three
A grades or above and 24% managed to
obtain an amazing four A grades in their
Cambridge University A level examinations.
In addition, four students obtained “Best
in World” status, two awards for AS level
Marine Science and two awards for AS
level Mathematics. Another two awards for
Biology were acclaimed “Top in Malaysia”
at AS level, and six acclaimed “Top in
Malaysia” at A level in Accounting, Biology,
Chemistry, History and Physics.
Approximately 70% of KYUEM students
are sponsored by both government and
private organisations. The college has
an enviable record of preparing students
to read Accountancy, Actuarial Science,
Architecture, Dentistry, Economics,
Engineering, IT, Law, Life Sciences,
Medicine, Pharmacy and many other,
high ranking undergraduate programmes.
KYUEM provides a safe and secure
learning environment in a beautiful
campus about 70 km north of Kuala
Lumpur. All students live on site in
modern, shared accommodation and
benefit from excellent teaching plus
enviable resources and learning facilities.
The college is a non-profit educational
institution created by Yayasan UEM,
a charitable foundation established
by UEM Group Berhad. The Mission
Statement of the college states:
“KYUEM exists to prepare academically
able Malaysian students for admission
to leading universities across the world
so that they will be able to emerge as
leaders within a diverse nation and an
inter-connected world.”
Happens in every new student intake…
RC book sale event organised by Resource Centre staff on every semester was held on 27 and 28 July 2016. The main objective
of the event was to ensure that every students got their textbook related to their courses. The two days event was held outside the
Resource Centre from 10.00 am till 5.00 pm. There were two mode of payment which is by cash and book claim form. The books
that being sold covered all A-level subject offered by KYUEM. Books on sale among others published by Oxford, Cambridge, Hodder
Education and Pearson. It was a successful event, almost 2000 books were sold to student and staff. As a service provider, this event
could help students and teachers to get their book required at the beginning of the new semester.
On 29th of July of 2016, KYUEM was having their annual
Hari Raya Celebration at the Great Hall. It was coorganised by Musolla Community (MUSCOM), Student
Council members and also Batch 18.5. The audience
was not only the student and staffs themselves, but also
from the residents of Lembah Beringin with some of
them are from The Tahfiz School of Lembah Beringin.
The event started at sharply at 8:20 P.M with a
welcoming video presentation made by Public Relation
Syukbah(SYUREL) from Muscom, speeches from
Muzammil Bin Mazlan, director of Raya Celebration
2016 and from our very own CEO of KYUEM, Datin Nor
Rubaiha. The Senior Management Team surprised us by
performing a song titled ‘Seloka Hari Raya’ and it was
truly exhilarating.
From the moment the speeches have ended, people
started to que up for food outside the Great Hall. The
foods were prepared by outside caterers from Tanjung
Malim. There were variety of food served for people
such as ‘Kambing Panggang’ which one of the hot
dishes during the event. At the same time, many raya
songs were played so that people can enjoy their meals
while enjoying the music.
Around 9:10 P.M, our attentions were caught with a
thrilling stereotype raya video made by the students.
After that, the performances began with an Acapella
team from the Music Society. Following was an
instrumental performance from our very own secretary,
Loshene and also a very delightful dance off by five
talented boys with a mixture of traditional zapin and a
bit of modern dance. This proved that being in KYUEM
is not all about studies but a platform where students
show off their talents. Between the performances,
videos were played between to show the audience what
Hari Raya was really all about..
As the closing ceremony of the event, everyone
gathered outside the Great Hall to see fireworks
performance from the Staffs of KYUEM. It was truly an
exciting event for the new students and also the new
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The Pre-Medical Club
organized a volunteer
Programme under PERTIWI
Soup Kitchen Project
The Pre-Medical Club organized a volunteer programme on the 5th & 14th of August 2016, Friday. A total of 28 students joined the
meaningful event, which was the PERTIWI Soup Kitchen project. At 6.00pm, all the participants, together with our club advisor, Dr.
Norhayati and Puan Azura, left the college by bus. At about 9.00pm, we arrived at the first stop, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. The food
donation recipients gathered at the first distribution point and were lining up when the soup kitchen vehicles arrived. The volunteers
were assigned different duties, which included distributing drinks, cookies, cakes, bread, soup and noodles to the urban poor. Some
were also asked to pick up litter dropped all around the ground to maintain the cleanliness of the area. At 10.30pm, we went to help
at the second distribution point, Kota Raya. The volunteers were encouraged to try doing different tasks there for a better experience.
This enjoyable event had exposed our students to the various needs of the surrounding communities and encouraged their regular
volunteer participation to help those in need.
List of participants of the event (28 students and 2 teachers)
Sabrina Voon
Laila Nur Jawahir
Kong Yong Fai
Nurul Nazihah
Dayang Nurfarahin
Intan Farhana
Fara Izyana
Repepreet Kaur
Soon Chee Yen
Iqbal Syahputra
Sarah Nur Aina
Goh Chee Yee
Nur Hidayah
Nur Afiqah
Siti Nabila Mohd Nizam
Kevin Chew Jin Yuan
Florence Lee
Cynthia Kow
Nor Athirah
David Low Kok Yang
Siti Maryam
Puteri Nadhira
Raihana Aiman Rozhan
Fazreeny Azeera
Liyana Faisal
Nur Dini Shuhada
Hannah Zulhimi
Dr. Norhayati binti Zainudin
Puan Azura
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KY Alumni Workshop:
Guide to Application to Medical Schools
The Saturday of 6th of August 2016 was
a day spent wisely for 31 participants
of KY Alumni Workshop 2016. The
event, which is organised by our own
Pre-medical Club and spearheaded
by Siah Qi Zhuang and Adriana binti
Zainurin, went down smoothly at Lecture
Hall 1 from 8.40 am until 5.30 pm. A
group of 13-strong alumni, ranging
from batch 17.0 to batch 15.0, who
are either currently pursuing Medicine
and Dentistry courses in prestigious
universities in the United Kingdom and
Ireland or holding conditional offer to such
universities, have demonstrated exemplary
dedication in fulfilling our invitation as guest
speakers and collaborated efficiently with
the organising committee to attain the
workshop’s objective: to provide exposure
and guidance to prospective medical and
dentistry students regarding the intricate
process of applying to medical and
dentistry schools, based on the alumni’s
first-hand experiences.
The event kicked off with Khairul Fikri,
Thivyaa and Qao Minn (all from batch
17.0) presenting about the tips and tricks
to score in entrance tests necessary as a
pre-requirement in application to medical
and dentistry schools, namely United
Kingdom Clinical Assessment Test
(UKCAT) and Biomedical Admissions Test
(BMAT). Their presentation was insightful
and comprehensive as it covers the
format and strategies needed for every
section of each test. They were also
willing to share their own experiences of
preparing and sitting for the tests when
giving sound advice and encouragement
to the participants. The importance of
staying calm during the test was greatly
emphasised throughout their lecture and
it ended with a Q&A session.
KY Alumni Workshop was held on
Saturday, 6th of August 2016, primarily at
Lecture Hall 1. A total of 31 participants
and 13 alumni have worked hard and
cooperated well to ensure the success of
the workshop, which will hopefully become
the first of many to come. The objective
of the event is to provide exposure and
guidance to prospective medical and
dentistry students regarding the intricate
process of applying to medical and
dentistry schools. From 8.40 am until
5.30 pm, there were five main sessions of
the workshop: tips and tricks for United
Kingdom Clinical Assessment Test (UKCAT)
and Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT),
guide to personal statement, interview
skills, a peek to the life in UK and mock
multiple mini interviews (MMI). The MMI
session was the highlight of the day, in
which the alumni acted as interviewers
to assess the participants in particular
aspects such as personality, role-playing
and ethics at different stations. Overall,
the participants gave positive feedback
so the event was considered a success
Issue 19 | 2016
Dr. Paul Rogers
Lembah Beringin
P.O Box 62, 35900 Tanjung Malim
Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
Tel : +603 6460 1234
Fax : +603 6460 1122
Nona Julia Hashim
Norazlan Mohd Nordin

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