Student Testimonial

Alicia Grace Loh Ern Hui
Alicia Grace Loh Ern Hui
A Level (Arts), January 2013 intake,
completed in June 2014
Law, University of Cambridge, UK
Graduated June 2014
Doing the A-Levels in KDU University College is a really interesting experience in the best way possible. I was blessed to have top-notch lecturers and awesome course mates, without whom I probably wouldn’t have been able to get through (not in one coherent piece anyway). 

The lecturers are really amazing people, and ever ready to impart their knowledge, very often, going the extra mile for theirs students. 

It is often said that, you never know how much a place changes you until you leave it and I believe that is true for me.
Gan Jia Min
Gan Jia Min
A Level (Science), January 2013 intake,
completed in June 2014
Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK
Graduated June 2014
I have the lecturers to thank for my great results. The most commendable advantage of KDU UC is the attention of the lecturers for every student in our learning process. 

The student-to-lecturer’s ratio is about 15 to 20 students in a class, as compared to other colleges my friends attend, which can easily hit up to 30 over students per class. 

I believe this individualised attention is what helped me attain such good results for me to be accepted into Cambridge.
Chester Lau Kean Nam
Chester Lau Kean Nam
UNSW Foundation Studies (Science),
Computing Engineering, UNSW
Graduated 2013
The lecturers in the Pre-U department have assisted me in achieving academic success. 

The facilities offered in the campus are comprehensive and fulfill our needs. I have learnt a lot of new knowledge that I never knew existed and it surely would help me in my degree years.
Calvin Chew Meng Kit
Calvin Chew Meng Kit
UNSW Foundation Studies (Commerce),
Bachelor of Commerce, UNSW
Graduated 2013
The journey in Pre-U in KDUUC although short, was definitely a memorable experience. 

Meeting new friends, experiencing different lecture methodology and the comprehensive facilities provided in the campus have totally enhanced the well structured academic system.
Do Viet Tu
Do Viet Tu
VIETNAM
What I liked most about the CIENG programme were the enrichment activities. This is because students from different classes could get together and play language games. 

This gave me the chance to talk to them in order to improve my English. I also befriended students from different countries. We had many unforgettable experiences such as the trip to Melaka or just going to watch a movie or having a meal together.
Teng Yun
Teng Yun
CHINA
I still remember when I came to Malaysia, I could not understand a word of English. My lecturers taught me a lot and gave me confidence, and they have always been very patient with me.
 
They also helped me in my life because my English was very poor so I couldn’t do many things by myself.

With their help, my English improved very quickly. I certainly made the right choice in choosing to study in KDU.
Mark Jo Yee
Mark Jo Yee
Keele University BA (Hons) Business Management & Finance
Graduated October 2014
Studying in KDU University College has been a very pleasant experience and I could not ask for more. KDU has a very friendly environment and the lecturers are
more than willing to help and guide me throughout my course of studies.

The courses though challenging have moulded and helped prepare me to excel in all aspects of my life. Not only did my course of studies help me get an idea of the outside world that I was not exposed to, but it also helped me get a better understanding of how things work in life.

I am also able to apply the technical and soft skills that I have learnt while studying in KDU to my work as a tax agent in Deloitte. I am able to adapt well to my new working environment by keeping an open mind and applying the knowledge that I have gained in KDU. I have also learnt to keep my confidence level up and not be let down easily when faced with difficulties.

Last but not least, KDU has taught me to always steer my intention towards striving for success.
Arul Raj Nadarajan
Arul Raj Nadarajan
Keele University BA (Hons) Business Management & Finance
Graduated October 2014
I earned my Business Management and Finance degree from Keele University at KDU University College. I chose Keele University’s Business Management programme as Keele University is one of the reputable Universities in the UK that offers an external programme for business.Its course structure helps to stimulate skills for my future career.

The University’s Dual Honours Degree provides a wide knowledge in two dierent fields of study which is an increased asset for my future career and employment in an increasingly complex business environment. The programme was not only engaging, but also required students to think critically and analytically. It embeds not only theoretical knowledge
but also practical ones which can benefit students who seek to excel in the field of business.

While studying at KDU, I grew as an individual learning to interact with students from various cultural backgrounds. The lecturers were not only professional in teaching but they were also very friendly, caring and helpful. I enjoyed my three years of study in KDU as it gave me an amazing experience.
Lai Jen Li
Lai Jen Li
University of London International Programmes Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
Head of Legal Service, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
Graduated 2003
When I enrolled in KDU back in 2001, admittedly it was a decision based on the location of the College. At that time, the college was a stone’s throw away from where I lived and it was therefore an easy choice to pick the closest college to me. However, upon starting the classes in the college, I knew I had picked the right place. 

I enjoyed the fact that the lecturers knew us by our names and took the time to teach us. Many law schools at that time were churning out graduates, who were told to memorise and regurgitate facts. But KDU taught us individualism. Each and every one of us had a dierent approach to law and how we apply the legal knowledge we have learnt to our assignments. This foundation at KDU was what pushed me to pursue criminal litigation upon completing my pupillage. I enjoyed the challenge practising criminal litigation and was not swayed to follow the “flow” of my peers who were chasing their own legal dream. It was the same sense of adventure and challenge imbued by my time in KDU that saw me leaving criminal litigation for a career in Arbitration.

I am now heading the Legal Services Division at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration. I have been lucky that the trusty “neighbourhood” college that I picked back in 2001 has given me everything that I ever wanted in my legal education. I have also made friends with both course mates and lecturer, many of whom remain my close friends today.
Mohamed Aseel Hassan
Mohamed Aseel Hassan
Oxford Brookes University, UK (2+1) Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Attorney, Attorney General’s Office, Maldives
Graduated June 2013
Inspiration is right around the corner at KDU, where learning is not limited to the classroom. I drew strength and conviction from my lecturers, who shared their wealth of academic knowledge as well as their invaluable professional experiences. This helped me to mentally prepare for the highly demanding and challenging life of being a lawyer.

At KDU, learning is not just about studying. It is also about building up on your skills and talents. I had the opportunity to participate in various debate and moot competitions during which I was trained to construct sound legal arguments and to prepare strong bundles of paperwork. It trained me to think on my feet, to work fast and always be prepared. As a result of this, today, as a State Attorney at the Attorney General’s Office of the Maldives, I still use many of the skills and lessons I learnt during the OBU Program.

I made invaluable connections at KDU and some of my fellow classmates now work at top tier law firms around the world. I continue to work with them today just as we did during our time as students, through deadline rushes and all-nighters to submit assignments. I am proud of being part of the multi-talented and diverse KDU alumni.
 Ahmed Yaman Nazeem
Ahmed Yaman Nazeem
Diploma in Accountancy
Maldives
My days in KDU has been remarkable. The support I received from the lecturer, staff and friends in KDU helped me cope with my studies in Malaysia. Coming from a small nation, it was always my dream to study abroad which I fulfilled by making one of the biggest decisions in my life – pursuing my studies in KDU. It is a decision that I will never regret.

Taking up this course has propelled me further into the growing business world. I received holistic education in and outside of the classroom, even receiving an insight of how businesses work here in Malaysia. 
Zaeem Ul-Hassan
Zaeem Ul-Hassan
Bachelor of Business (Hons)
(from Pakistan)
My education experience here at KDU University College is filled with unique perspectives, opportunities and events. Student life here is simply amazing. Education I received here taught me more than knowledge extracted from books. I’ve also picked up soft skills that is essential in grooming me for this evolving industry.

Plus, as an international student, studying in Malaysia has been great; there’s always something new to explore in terms of the culture and heritage, and everyone is always eager to help and make you feel at home.
Yousuf Alam
Yousuf Alam
Bachelor of Accounting
Iran
Here in KDU, we’re like a big family. Lecturers and staff at KDU work closely with the students, which allows everyone to form friendship bonds.

The education provided in KDU is of unwavering quality and this is acknowledged by not only the alumni, but industry players as well. For these reasons, I will always be proud of being a KDU student.
Brandon Liu Jia Tar
Brandon Liu Jia Tar
Diploma In Mass Communication
Lecturer, KDU University College
Graduated 2010
My journey with KDU University College began with me enrolling for the Diploma in Mass Communication in 2008. KDU offered me more than just knowledge based on the syllabus but also industrial experience - especially in the area of public relations campaign management, advertisement production and comprehensive media research. All these are crucial skill sets for survival in the working world. I have my alma mater to thank for, for my proficiency in strategic communications. 
Milad Hassandarvish
Milad Hassandarvish
Diploma In Mass Communication (Graduated 2012)
Bachelor of Communication (Hons) (Graduated 2014)
Freelance Journalist
Graduated 2012, 2014
Four years of educational journey in KDU University College was a great mix of quality education, culture and fun college life. Looking back and connecting the dots, the experience was invaluable. 

KDU is a place where people of different nationalities meet together to share one common goal, which is education. I chose KDU for its high articulations rates and learning atmosphere, as well as teaching facilities and experienced lecturers. My time at KDU has given me the opportunity to achieve my highest potential and it has also helped me to prepare for a job and new opportunities. 

This journey has given me new perspectives in life, taught me precious lessons, built exquisite friendship and has sharpened my critical thinking. I am truly honorred to be part of the graduating class of 2014.
Elaine Louise Jalleh
Elaine Louise Jalleh
Murdoch University (3+ 0)
Mass Communication Degree PR

Associate Marketing Communication, DiGi Telecommunication
Graduated 2011, as Valedictorian
The pinnacle of my KDU University College experience was being bestowed the great honour as Valedictorian of the Graduating Class of 2011, and today, it gives me great pleasure to share my career story, which proudly, began with KDU.

The key moment which set my career in motion was when my classmates and I were encouraged by our lecturers to participate in the L’Orèal Brandstorm competition during our final semester back in 2011. I was (and still am) extremely grateful for their encouragement and support during the competition, because that experience ultimately led to my employment with the leading cosmetics company, L’Orèal Malaysia.

Since then, I have tried my hand at Public Relations, having majored in Public Relations & Communications during my term at KDU. But ultimately, I decided to focus on my professional development in the field of Marketing and this has led me to my current position at DiGi Telecommunications, specializing in Marketing Communications.
SHANA MARITESS ALCINDOR
SHANA MARITESS ALCINDOR
Bachelor of Communication (Hons)
Seychelles
Present
I am currently in the Bachelor of Communication (Hons) programme, and I have never encountered any difficulties as an international student here in KDU University College. KDU made it easy for me to adapt. With experienced lecturers and great facilities, not only does KDU offer quality education, but also real world experience as practical projects are part and parcel of our programme.

I have also been able to strike up many precious friendships and participate in so many activities organised by the school, which has made my university life so enjoyable. I am thankful that I chose KDU University College because I feel that it’s helping me to grow intellectually and culturally, and giving me the necessary skills needed to be successful in the working world.
Poo Voon Kent
Poo Voon Kent
Bachelor of Game Development (Hons) with First Class Honours
3D Game Artist at Streamline Studios
Graduated at 2014
What I love about the course is the fact that the content is pretty intensive and the lecturers are constantly on our backs to not just complete our work but to push it further. 

As I entered my first job, it was quite overwhelming as there were tons of things to pick-up on but thankfully the course really focused on preparing me to be ready to adapt to changes in game technology that affects me as an artist. It was a learning marathon with many late nights spent building up my skills but I’d still recommend it to anyone wanting to jump into game development. 

Having said that, I’d also like to warn any of those who are considering on enrolling that it sure isn’t easy but it will get you the results if you are willing to put yourself into it.
Oliver Clency Yeung
Oliver Clency Yeung
Bachelor of Game Development (Hons), with First Class Honours
Game Programmer TeratoTech
International Student from Mauritius
Graduated at 2014
Studying Game Development in KDU was a unique and memorable experience. It really felt like everything was done to simulate a game development environment but within ‘safe’ educational constraints. 

Projects are run just like how they are in the industry, with lecturers acting as producers and guiding students by helping them setting a scope and making sure deadlines are respected. I was also impressed by the course structure which allows students to experience the 3 main fields of Game Development before deciding in which one to specialize in. Even after choosing a field, flexible electives encourages students to diversify. I found this really important as it makes it easier to collaborate when all members of a team have a good understanding of each other’s roles. 

One of the things I also miss the most is the Area51 Game Studio which is the course’s dedicated computer lab. It is a nice and cosy place to work and relax and it felt like a second home for me, especially during late night crunch hours.
Tan Tek Yan, Kalvin
Tan Tek Yan, Kalvin
Diploma in Computer Studies, KDU University College, Malaysia,
2008 - 2010

PhD in Computer Science, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK
- Present
2010, Present
I enjoyed a remarkable learning experience at KDU University College; from the technology equipped classes to the support, encouragement and mentorship shown by the Computing department, the journey was invaluable.

During my course of study, I relished in participating in technology driven events organised by KDU as well as debating opinions with the lecturers. These positive experiences persuaded me to further pursue my education and to continually push myself beyond boundaries. 

I will continue to cherish KDU as part of my life’s journey and am proud to celebrate their success amongst graduates.
Ngan Seok Chern
Ngan Seok Chern
BSc of Computer Science, Northumbria University
Academic Programs Ops Manager, APAC AHQ MSP Lead
Present
Studying Computing at KDU University College was a memorable experience for me as it enriched my passion for computers and technology. 

The lessons were always enjoyable and pragmatic; that allowed me to express myself and do the best I could in classes and competitions. One thing I miss at the campus is the vast array of dynamic students and the stimulating academic environment they created.

In short, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and I attribute my success today to everyone at KDU.
Virginia Danielle Christine
Virginia Danielle Christine
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons ) in
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Present
I enrolled myself in KDU University College and was just blown away by the passion the lecturers had in teaching the students in such a different and powerful way. The academic excellence of my classes and the dedicated academic staff, themselves were the best part of my experience. 

Being able to learn from influential people in the field was the reason I chose engineering in the first place and I was not disappointed. The department has excellent laboratory infrastructural facilities where students are trained with the best of teaching expertise, to enhance their practical skills, exposing themselves to recent trends in the industry.
Tan Kin Sun
Tan Kin Sun
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons ) in
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Present
Being an engineering student at KDU University College has been one of the highlights of my life so far. It is an enlightening experience. The lecturers were really supportive and helpful.

KDU offers many opportunities for learning. For example, in my first year I was able to represent KDU in a competition held by the Institute of Engineering Malaysia to design a lake-cleaning machine. Students at KDU always have the opportunity to attend workshops which are both engaging and interactive. Overall,

I am glad to join KDU because it has played a major role in shaping a part of who I am today as well as preparing me for my future career.
Goh Sze Wei
Goh Sze Wei
IMI BA in International Hotel & Tourism Management
Sales Coordinator, Malaysia
National Sales Team, Leisure
Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Graduated 2014
I was a Bachelor of Arts in International Hotels & Tourism Management graduate Year 2014.

Throughout my studies in KDU UC, SHTCA and all its lecturers have educated, trained and imparted their knowledge, experience and know how to prepare me to face the challenges in the hotel/hospitality industry.

During my final semester, KDU helped to deploy me to a prestigious hotel for internship training. During my 5-6 months of internship, my superiors, colleagues and staff at my workplace have helped me to learn more about the industry andI have benefited from the hands on experience. 

Upon completion of my internship I was offered a permanent position with the Hotel Group. I am very grateful to KDU UC for educating, training and preparing me to excel in this field of work.
Jonathan Lee Cheng Yee
Jonathan Lee Cheng Yee
IMI BA in International Hotel & Tourism Management
Management Trainee – Hilton Worldwide
Graduated 2013
KDU UC provides me an amazing opportunity to be an exchange student to France during my last semester of my BA studies. 

I had an awesome experience studying in France, making new friends and exploring their culture before I got accepted in the South East Asia Management Trainee Programme with Hilton Worldwide. 

The programme enriched my experience of all operations in a hotel and provided me with fast track development as a future manager in a hotel property.