KDU Hosts A Talk On Global Entrepreneurship The Way To Move Forward By Speakers From University Of Chester, UK

 
On his talk entitled Global Entrepreneurship – The Way to Move Forward, Professor Lawrence Bellamy highlights how global entrepreneurship is the way to move forward. Dr Chris speaks about the University of Chester, UK which was established in 1839 and considered as one of the oldest establishments in England. 
 
Professor Dr Hiew Pang Leang (2nd from left) together with Dr Chris Haslam (2nd from right) launching University of Chester’s three programmes in KDU College. Looking on are Assoc Prof Dr Hon Wei Min (from left) and Dr Jenny Wong Sook Khuan.  Professor Lawrence Bellamy encourages audience, “Learning is key, failure happens and that is learning” during his talk titled Global Entrepreneurship – The Way to Move Forward.
 
Just one day before students take a break to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Day of Malaysia, two speakers from KDU’s partner university – University of Chester, UK, were invited to KDU Damansara Jaya campus to give a talk on Global Entrepreneurship – The Way to Move Forward to KDU students as well as the general public. Representing the Top-48 ranked University out of over 100 UK universities for Business, Management and Marketing studies, Professor Lawrence Bellamy, Associate Dean Faculty of Business & Management; together with Dr Chris Haslam, Senior Pro Vice Chancellor; University of Chester, had attracted a great number of Malaysian and international audience.

Also presented to grace the event were the Vice Chancellor of KDU University College, Professor Dr Hiew Pang Leang; Deputy Vice Chancellor of KDU University College – Academic, Associate Professor Dr Hon Wei Min; Deputy Vice-Chancellor of KDU University College – Administration, Mr Shanker A/L Sathivellu; Chief Marketing Officer of KDU University College, Mr Sheikh Fahmy bin Sheikh Mohamed; KDU College’s School of Business and Social Sciences and School of Pre University Studies Head, Dr Jenny Wong Sook Khuan.

Guests of honour from Chester University were Professor David Balsamo, Executive Dean of Faculty of Social Science; Dr Linda Rayner, Head of Department of Computer Science; Mr Colin Taylerson, Principal Assistant Registrar.

Before introducing the speakers, Prof Dr Hiew addressed KDU students and greeted the audience in general by saying, “KDU has been focusing on developing entrepreneurial skill among its students, by looking at the innovation and creativity of the businesses in the world today. As for example, taxi companies operating without actually owning a taxi; operating hotel application platforms without actually owning a hotel and many more. It is essential to think about moving forward with lessons that you learn about businesses, finance and entrepreneurship and apply it in a larger sense, in order to bring creativity into the marketplace and build our world as a better place.”

The ceremony resumed with a talk delivered by Professor Lawrence where he highlighted how global entrepreneurship is the way to move forward and how globalisation has made global enterprising achievable due to the removal of barriers and arrangements. The evolution of technology in the golden age of today has made the seemingly large world a smaller place. Connectivity is within reach of the fingertips where networking, relationships and coverage have been brought to higher levels. Students are encouraged to take a step forward and take risks in order to start a business as well as learn, innovate and manage.

Later on, Dr Chris spoke about the University of Chester, UK which was established in 1839 and considered as one of the oldest establishments in England. The presentation comprised of the city of Chester, the university campus where it builds across the city and region, student accommodation and the student life. The university program emphasises on employment prospects as the academic life moulds and develops life skills in the students.

At the end of the talk, there was a launching ceremony of three Chester’s 3+0 programmes in KDU College, namely Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Advertising and Media Studies; Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Advertising and Journalism; and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Journalism and Media Studies. The ceremony was presided by Prof Dr Hiew together with Dr Chris Haslam, witnessed by Assoc Prof Dr Hon Wei Min and Dr Jenny Wong Sook Khuan on stage.

Reflecting on how he had benefited from the talk, Mohammed Abdullah Alaghwas, a student from Yemen who attended this talk as general public opined, “As I have some ideas and plans to start up my own business, the talk has actually motivated me. It was really nice and I am thinking of pursuing a master degree in University of Chester after I have completed my bachelor degree.”

Kellie Chin Huee-Lyn, a KDU College’s student who is currently pursuing University of Chester’s Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Global Entrepreneurship and Business Management (BAEM) enthused, “The talk has inspired me to strive further and achieve my future goals. When we have the window of opportunity, it is a chance to make something real happen. So never fear failure as failure is another step to greatness. As Professor Lawrence Bellamy quotes, ‘Learning is key, failure happens and that is learning.’ I am learning every day, and I want to be the best I can be.”



Credit – This write-up is transcribed by Kellie Chin Huee-Lyn, University of Chester’s student in Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Global Entrepreneurship and Business Management (BAEM).