Category: UTM Successful Stories

UTM Won Gold and Silver medals for Viral Vlog Competition at HE-ELCA 2019

Higher Education English Language Carnival (HE-ELCA) was first organised in 2017 at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). This year, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (Unisza) and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) jointly hosted the carnival at Kuala Terengganu.

HE-ELCA 2019, which focused on student-centred learning activities, saw the participation of 500 students from 20 public universities in Malaysia. The main purpose of the event is to motivate university students with Band 1, 2 and 3 MUET levels to be confident with the usage of English language.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) sent fifteen first year students to participate in HE-ELCA 2019. They were accompanied by ten senior students who acted as their trainers as well as four English instructors from Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSH). These students participated in various English language games and competitions such as Photojournalism, Viral Vlog and Western Dikir. For Western Dikir, (a rebranded name of the traditional performance – Dikir Barat) our team managed to enter the final round but unfortunately we did not win any medal. Meanwhile, for Viral VLOG competition, our teams successfully bagged both gold and silver medals.

The carnival received good feedback from all attendees. The participants enjoyed the fun learning sessions at HE-ELCA while the trainers, who are Teaching English as Second Language (TESL) students, picked up some helpful teaching tips for their future career. The commitments and achievements of the students at HE-ELCA have made UTM proud.

We are happy to announce that Language Academy, FSSH, UTM will be the host of HE-ELCA 2020. Let us welcome the delegates from other universities to our beautiful green campus and show them our southern hospitality.

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Dr. Muhammad Najib Razali from FABU win Emerald Literati Award of Excellence 2019

Dr. Muhammad Najib Razali, Senior Lecturer from FABU received Emerald Literati Award of Excellence, established to celebrate and reward the outstanding contributions made by Emerald’s scholarly community, these awards help strengthen the impact of the winning research and support the author’s scholarly journey by providing the recognition and international kudos they deserve.

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UTM Spin-Off Company to Collaborate with Industries for R&D in Industrial Purposes AI Technology

The three years research grant worth RM575, 999.00 was approved by the Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology or CREST to Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

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Prof. Sevia delivers talk at MAG 2019 Safety Day

The Deputy Dean, Academicians and Researcher from the Faculty of Engineering of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Prof. Dr Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus was being invited to deliver a talk at Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) 2019 Safety Day launching ceremony.

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UTM Landscape Architecture Students Won Silver Award for Vertical Wall Garden Competition at Royal Floria Putrajaya 2019

UTM team from Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying won Silver Award for Vertical Wall Competition in the university garden category at the Royal Floria Putrajaya 2019. The competition took place at Taman Botani, Putrajaya. The vertical wall garden also known as green wall or living wall is a method of covering the wall structure with plants to create a vertical garden. Royal Floria Putrajaya is open to the public from 31st August until 8th September 2019 from 10 am to 10 pm.

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School of Chemical & Energy Engineering (SCEE) had successfully hosted 191 students and 5 lecturers from Akamigas Polytechnic of Palembang for Summer School: Oil & Gas Learning Experience (OG-X) 2019. This is in fact the second year of the same program was conducted, following the success of 2018’s Summer School and in 2019 OG-X was conducted in collaboration with Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC) to also expose the participants to research activities in SCEE.

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Service Learning and Field Work Workshop for Social Work Lecturers of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit (SSUS), in Kalady, Kerala, India

In March, Dr Shanti Chandran from Language Academy, FSSH had her first leg of the Service Learning workshops that was triggered by her keynote address at the International Academic and Practitioner Conference ‘Positive Thoughts, Positive Impacts and Positive Social Work: the wherewithal of hope?’ in December 2017, at Kathmandu City, Nepal (read more here)

Her first stop was to the Department Of Social Work at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit (SSUS), in Kalady, Kerala, India. Here, she was appointed as a resource person for a two-day workshop on Service Learning and Field Work for social work lecturers from SSUS as well as colleges in various parts of Kerala.

On the 25th of March, she had her first session for staff of social work of colleges from the Southern region of Kerala, and held at the SSUS campus. Her sessions included an introduction to service learning as a teaching and learning pedagogy, the reflective component of service learning, assessment rubrics and, importantly how service learning could enhance fieldwork practicum of social work postgraduate students and the reporting of their community experience. The session ended with a sharing of experience and Q&A.

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