Dou­ble win for MMU stu­dent

New Straits Times - - Higher Ed - Ho­tel ICON, Hong Kong May 31 to June 2


Kuan Yie Meng, a fi­nal-year Mul­ti­me­dia Univer­sity (MMU) stu­dent, did the coun­try proud with her re­cent ac­co­lades — she won the In­sti­tute of Char­tered Ac­coun­tants of Eng­land and Wales (ICAEW) World Prize in Fi­nan­cial Man­age­ment and the pres­ti­gious Howitt Prize for be­ing the best stu­dent in the ICAEW ACA De­cem­ber 2016 ex­am­i­na­tions.

She ac­cepted the World Prize and the Howitt Prize in a re­cent awards cer­e­mony at Char­tered Ac­coun­tants’ Hall in Lon­don, the United King­dom, where ICAEW hailed the world’s top-scor­ing char­tered ac­coun­tancy stu­dents as the “fu­ture of the ac­count­ing pro­fes­sion”.

ICAEW Malaysia head Loh Wei Yuen said Malaysia holds the record for the high­est num­ber of ICAEW World Prize win­ners in the re­gion. Loh added: “Kuan’s ac­com­plish­ment re­flects the ob­jec­tives of ICAEW’s part­ner­ship with Ta­len­tCorp Ex­clu­sive Path­ways to de­velop high cal­i­bre Malaysian stu­dents who achieve ex­cel­lence in fi­nance, ac­count­ing and busi­ness.”

In the pre­vi­ous year, Kuan won the first place in Malaysia for the Au­dit and As­sur­ance pa­per (De­cem­ber 2015 ex­am­i­na­tions) and is among the pioneer batch of the Bach­e­lor of Ac­count­ing (Hon­ours) stu­dents en­rolled in the ICAEW-Ta­len­tCorp Ex­clu­sive Path­ways that aim to give out­stand­ing stu­dents a head­start in their ac­count­ing ca­reers.

Kuan thanked MMU for the learn­ing and teach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that con­trib­uted to her suc­cess. She said: “With­out the guid­ance and pa­tience of my lec­tur­ers, I would not be able to thor­oughly un­der­stand the syl­labus de­signed to fully pre­pare un­der­grad­u­ates for their fu­ture un­der­tak­ings.”

For those who wish to fol­low in her foot­steps, Kuan added: “We should con­stantly find ways to un­lock our po­ten­tial and be­lieve in our abil­ity to achieve our goals. De­ter­mi­na­tion and hard work will al­ways be the key to suc­cess. Never give up and never stop try­ing.”

MMU’s Bach­e­lor of Ac­count­ing (Hon­ours) is a four-year Malaysian In­sti­tute of Ac­count­ing pro­gramme that pro­vides the knowl­edge and skills re­quired to be­come pro­fes­sional ac­coun­tants. Avail­able in its Me­laka as well as the Cy­ber­jaya cam­pus, the fac­ul­ties pro­vide stu­dents with an un­der­stand­ing of ac­count­ing with ad­e­quate fun­da­men­tals and clear ex­po­sure on ev­ery sub­ject.


Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion In­au­gu­ral Re­search Show­case

The in­au­gu­ral Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion (THE) In­no­va­tion and Im­pact Sum­mit, co-hosted by The Hong Kong Polytech­nic Univer­sity (PolyU) and THE, will run at Ho­tel ICON in Hong Kong. A key cel­e­bra­tory event of PolyU’s 80th an­niver­sary, the sum­mit will fea­ture key­note speeches and a series of thought-pro­vok­ing panel dis­cus­sions un­der the theme, Pow­er­ing Uni­ver­si­ties’ Eco­nomic and So­cial Im­pact through In­no­va­tive Re­search and Teach­ing. The event will com­mence with a PolyU Show­case on May 31, high­light­ing the four ar­eas that PolyU in­no­va­tions have been cre­at­ing im­pact on the econ­omy and so­ci­ety, while up­lift­ing univer­sity-in­dus­try part­ner­ship. A series of key­note ad­dresses and panel dis­cus­sions will cover a wide spec­trum of top­ics, in­clud­ing Uni­ver­si­ties in­no­vate to ad­dress the grand chal­lenges; Trans­lat­ing re­search into busi­ness: Turn­ing ideas into im­pact; Cre­at­ing and em­pow­er­ing en­trepreneurs and fu­ture lead­ers; and Cal­cu­lat­ing the eco­nomic and so­cial im­pact of higher ed­u­ca­tion. World-class speak­ers in­clude high-pro­file in­no­va­tors, en­trepreneurs and pol­icy-mak­ers in­clud­ing Charles Chen Yi­dan, founder of Yi­dan Prize and core founder of Ten­cent Hold­ings Limited; Her­mann Hauser, co-founder of Amadeus Cap­i­tal Part­ners; Can­dace John­son, Founder/Co-Founder SES, Lo­ral-Tele­port Europe, Europe On­line, VATM, GTWN, OWNSAT, Suc­cess Europe; Greg Si­mon, former ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, White House Can­cer Moon­shot Task Force; and Ni­cholas Yang, Sec­re­tary for In­no­va­tion and Tech­nol­ogy, HKSAR gov­ern­ment. Other in­flu­en­tial higher ed­u­ca­tion fig­ures to ad­dress the sum­mit in­clude lead­ers of renowned in­sti­tu­tions from Australia, Eng­land, Fin­land, France, Hong Kong, In­dia, Is­rael, Ja­pan, Sin­ga­pore, Spain and the United States.




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