Open Day (29-30 March 2014)

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Nilai U’s Open Day is the best opportunity for school leavers and their parents to sample the institution’s ‘Enrichment for Life’ philosophy.

Nilai U Open Day

 

Nilai University (Nilai U) will host school leavers and their parents at its upcoming Open Day (29-30 March 2014) and this represents a great opportunity for them to experience the institution’s ‘Enrichment for Life’ philosophy first hand. “We understand that it can be quite intimidating and confusing for young school leavers facing a myriad of choices,” says Aileen Anthony Sinniah, Head of Nilai U’s Business Development Unit. “The Open Day is the perfect opportunity for everyone involved to feel the campus and to get to know more about the programmes on offer.”

More pertinently, it allows for school leavers and parents to have quality face time with the relevant Deans, Heads of Departments and lecturers. “Do not underestimate the importance of meeting the teachers as this allows you to hear firsthand how the teaching of a programme is going to be conducted. You will be able to ask questions and also sit for a ‘personality test’ that will help determine your areas of strength,” counsels Aileen.

School leavers and their parents will be able to speak to Nilai U academics at the Open Day (29-30 Mar 2014).

One of the toughest decisions facing school leavers and their parents is deciding on which programme to enrol in, and at what level – pre-university, diploma or degree? The aforementioned personality test should go some way towards narrowing the choices down but it is best if more thorough research is carried out. For instance, the personality test may reveal that a student has the right aptitude for the Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering programme. Next step would be to seek out the lecturers from that Department as well as students who will be manning a booth at the President Hall during the Open day. By doing so, they will find out that students in this programme must be willing to get their hands dirty and know how to work with heavy tools and machinery. They will also need to be strong in both mathematics and physics to be able to pass the required examinations. “Do not be afraid to ask questions and to find out if the programme is suitable,” says Aileen. “We do not want students to make the wrong choices as a change later on will be time consuming and expensive.”

A pre-university programme in Nilai U’s Centre for Foundation Studies is ideal for those who want to be fast tracked into a degree programme of their choice. School leavers who do not have the required results can opt for the diploma route where they can continue into the second year of the relevant degree programme after successfully completing their diplomas. The advantage of such a move is that diploma students will already be very familiar with a number of modules allowing them to absorb lessons better and flourish in their degree programmes. “Such an advantage will make the slightly longer study period seem negligible. This is an example of the useful info that school leavers and their parents can gain from speaking to lecturers and counsellors at our Open Day,” Aileen points out.

 

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School leavers and their parents will be able to speak to Nilai U academics at the Open Day (29-30 Mar 2014).

 

A campus tour will allow visitors to check out the quality of the on campus accommodation and more pertinently, the learning facilities. The tour will showcase Nilai U’s world class facilities which include a purpose built hangar with two aircraft, high fidelity patient simulators (for nursing students), training kitchen and formal dining restaurant (for hospitality and tourism students) as well as the state-of-the-art engineering and biotechnology laboratories. “By visiting us at our Open Day, you will find out that many of the programmes offer enhanced certifications from organisations such as Malaysian Food and Beverage Executives Association (MFBEA) and the Mizuno Golf School. You will also note that many of our programmes offer credit exemptions from professional organisation examinations such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA),” states Aileen.”Moreover, you will find plenty of booths showcasing student activities and clubs. You will see that students get to join leadership camps and earn certificates from organisations such as Dale Carnegie and Outward Bound. This is what we mean by ‘Enrichment for Life’. A student’s success is not limited by academic achievements alone and Nilai U provides plenty of opportunities for students to fulfil their true potential. ”

Nilai University (Nilai U) will host school leavers and their parents at its upcoming Open Day (29-30 March 2014) and this represents a great opportunity for them to experience the institution’s ‘Enrichment for Life’ philosophy first hand. “We understand that it can be quite intimidating and confusing for young school leavers facing a myriad of choices,” says Aileen Anthony Sinniah, Head of Nilai U’s Business Development Unit. “The Open Day is the perfect opportunity for everyone involved to feel the campus and to get to know more about the programmes on offer.”

More pertinently, it allows for school leavers and parents to have quality face time with the relevant Deans, Heads of Departments and lecturers. “Do not underestimate the importance of meeting the teachers as this allows you to hear firsthand how the teaching of a programme is going to be conducted. You will be able to ask questions and also sit for a ‘personality test’ that will help determine your areas of strength,” counsels Aileen.

One of the toughest decisions facing school leavers and their parents is deciding on which programme to enrol in, and at what level – pre-university, diploma or degree? The aforementioned personality test should go some way towards narrowing the choices down but it is best if more thorough research is carried out. For instance, the personality test may reveal that a student has the right aptitude for the Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering programme. Next step would be to seek out the lecturers from that Department as well as students who will be manning a booth at the President Hall during the Open day. By doing so, they will find out that students in this programme must be willing to get their hands dirty and know how to work with heavy tools and machinery. They will also need to be strong in both mathematics and physics to be able to pass the required examinations. “Do not be afraid to ask questions and to find out if the programme is suitable,” says Aileen. “We do not want students to make the wrong choices as a change later on will be time consuming and expensive.”

A pre-university programme in Nilai U’s Centre for Foundation Studies is ideal for those who want to be fast tracked into a degree programme of their choice. School leavers who do not have the required results can opt for the diploma route where they can continue into the second year of the relevant degree programme after successfully completing their diplomas. The advantage of such a move is that diploma students will already be very familiar with a number of modules allowing them to absorb lessons better and flourish in their degree programmes. “Such an advantage will make the slightly longer study period seem negligible. This is an example of the useful info that school leavers and their parents can gain from speaking to lecturers and counsellors at our Open Day,” Aileen points out.

A campus tour will allow visitors to check out the quality of the on campus accommodation and more pertinently, the learning facilities. The tour will showcase Nilai U’s world class facilities which include a purpose built hangar with two aircraft, high fidelity patient simulators (for nursing students), training kitchen and formal dining restaurant (for hospitality and tourism students) as well as the state-of-the-art engineering and biotechnology laboratories. “By visiting us at our Open Day, you will find out that many of the programmes offer enhanced certifications from organisations such as Malaysian Food and Beverage Executives Association (MFBEA) and the Mizuno Golf School. You will also note that many of our programmes offer credit exemptions from professional organisation examinations such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA),” states Aileen.”Moreover, you will find plenty of booths showcasing student activities and clubs. You will see that students get to join leadership camps and earn certificates from organisations such as Dale Carnegie and Outward Bound. This is what we mean by ‘Enrichment for Life’. A student’s success is not limited by academic achievements alone and Nilai U provides plenty of opportunities for students to fulfil their true potential. ”

A special talk on ‘Scholarship and Financial Aid’ will be held at the President Hall on both days. Please call (+6) 06 850 2308 or visit www.nilai.edu.my for more information.