The University of Hertfordshire Alumni Association of Malaysia (UHAAM) recently bestowed two awards on INTI International College Subang students for their stellar academic and leadership achievements. Vinayagi Subramaniam received the UHAAM Bursary Award and Lester Hiew Thiam Hock received the UHAAM Leadership Impact Award.
Subramaniam, a final year accounting student, also received a scholarship of RM 5000 with his award, which is presented to students enrolled in University of Hertfordshire programs that consistently achieve excellent academic results and qualify for financial assistance.
“The award helps to lighten my financial burden as I pursue a qualification from a leading UK university. It motivates me to strive harder to achieve even better results. I am thankful for all the opportunities INTI provides for international exposure, innovative learning and individual development to provide education that truly empowers the learner,” said Subramaniam.
Hiew, who is pursuing a degree in business administration, received the UHAAM Leadership Impact Award for his active participation in community service projects. As president of the UH Club at INTI’s Subang campus, the club was voted the best among faculty in 2013.
Hiew and Subramaniam were among seven recipients of awards presented by UHAAM to students enrolled in University of Hertfordshire programs at collaborating education institutions in Malaysia.
Having forged a relationship almost two decades ago, INTI and the University of Hertfordshire continue to expand the collaboration by bringing new international education opportunities from the UK. These include new programs at INTI, such as the 3+0 B.A. in event management & marketing and 3+0 B.A. in mass communication degree programs.
“Employer projects and industry workshops are embedded in the University of Hertfordshire programs to help students develop skills that provide immediate value to employers as they make the transition to the workplace. Industry experts are also brought into the classroom as guest lecturers to provide first-hand knowledge and information on the latest trends and developments in business. Students can spend a semester at the University of Hertfordshire for a unique international learning experience without having to pay additional tuition fees,” said Sotheeswari Somasundram, dean of business at INTI International College Subang.