Foundation for success
TWENTY- YEAR- OLD Ng Shyue Jer, former A- Levels student of Sunway College, is currently completing his undergraduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
A recipient of the Bank Negara Undergraduate Scholarship, Ng hopes to work on building international relations with other nations when he completes his studies in June next year.
Having scored 3A* s and 1A in his A- Levels, Ng credits Wong Wai Leong, an A- Levels economics lecturer, for bringing out the economist in him.
According to Ng, Wong encouraged his students to read light titles before attempting economics, shared interesting anecdotes and helped change Ng’s perspective on economics.
Economics challenged Ng’s mind and led him to explore more social science subjects such as political science in the London School of Economics and Political Science, which is famous for its Guest Speaker Series.
Ng had the opportunity to listen to Nobel laureate Lars Peter Hansen shortly after the latter obtained his Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
The London School of Economics and Political Science has produced many prominent economists.
The new surroundings enticed Ng to join the film society, baking society and winetasting society.
He has found greatest satisfaction from his participation in the International Council of Malaysian Scholars and Associates ( ICMS).
ICMS was initiated five years ago for students to discover self- development opportunities and is active in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, the United States, Hong Kong, Canada and Singapore.
Being the council policy and strategy executive director, Ng is keen to enhance his skills outside of studies in the London School of Economics and Political Science.
By participating with other ICMS members in the MACFIS ( The Malaysian Accounting and Finance Society) business challenge, they had the opportunity to assess the business outlook of a company and propose turnaround strategies. His team won the case study challenge.
London has become Ng’s favourite city after having travelled to Bath, Manchester, Bristol and a few other cities.
With its abundance of activities, Ng enjoys attending musicals and trips to the art galleries in London.
“The community here is always lively with its many cultural and youth events happening across the city,” says Ng.
A former chess club president during his A- Levels days, Ng played on the college team and was part of the formidable team that successfully defended the MAPCU ( Malaysian Association of Private Colleges & Universities) competition championship.
Ng studied further mathematics, mathematics, physics and economics, ensuring he had the opportunity to meet many interesting people.
Being a merit scholar at Sunway College, this former A- Levels student advises current students to make good use of the new facilities.
He stresses the need to strike a balance between studies and leisure especially around examination time as well as the importance of getting the support of friends or lecturers as they can understand the challenges of university life.
The Cambridge GCE A- Levels Programme is one of the pre- university programmes offered at Sunway College.
Sunway College will be hosting its Sunway Education Open Day on March 12, 13, 19 and 20 from 10am to 4pm.
For more information about the Cambridge GCE A- Levels Programme or other pre- university programmes at Sunway College, call 03- 7491 8622 or e- mail info@ sunway. edu. my or visit sunway. edu. my/ college/ pre- u.