DEDICATED to teaching and research excellence, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman ( UTAR) has successfully nurtured a plenitude of competent graduates with a curriculum that inculcates independent thinking and creativity among students.
The Psychology undergraduate programme offered by the university’s Faculty of Arts and Social Science ( FAS) is one of the many programmes in UTAR contributing to these excellent batches of graduates.
Being one of the most popular undergraduate programmes at UTAR, the Bachelor of Social Science ( Hons) Psychology addresses the need in the industry for professionals who are competent as psychologists within Malaysia and beyond.
This is evident through a series of enriching events such as “Psychology Day” organised by the enthusiastic Psychology students with the assistance of their dedicated lecturers.
Aimed at improving better understanding about the job tracks of Psychology students as well as building better relations among the students, teachers and alumni, “Psychology Day” successfully attracted the active participation of more than 200 lecturers and students.
Among the activities organised by UTAR’s creative Psychology students throughout the years were the “Feel Free To Talk” Workshop, which raised awareness about the importance of talking and sharing as one of the therapies for stress relief, “Free Smile” Operation that promoted the importance of smiling and remaining positive in daily life, and “Love Hugs” Project, which encouraged people to spread their love and care by giving others a warm hug.
All activities may vary but they underline the programme’s emphasis on learning outside the classroom through experiential and service learning.
It is through such curriculum and projects that students are nurtured and educated in line with UTAR’s founding principle of “by the people, for the people” and to be ever ready to give back to society.
UTAR’s commitment in contributing back to the community via community service was realised when UTAR Community Counselling Centre ( UCCC) was established in 2013 to enable members of the community to seek assistance for good mental health, providing more convenience through services such as phone counselling and personal counselling sessions.
The UCCC is also an example of the university’s availability of teaching and assessment laboratories equipped with facilities for teaching, learning and research.
The subjects offered by the Psychology undergraduate programme are constantly reviewed and improved to keep it up to date and in pace with the latest market trends.
These have enabled students to demonstrate an understanding of various fields in psychology that comprises basic psychology subjects.
Psychology students are believed to have better adaptability as some of the niche subjects such as Positive Psychology and Counselling Skills that allow students to learn and apply the ways of managing problems in life, especially in areas such as stress management and communication skills.
Coupled with UTAR’s impressive record of 97% its graduates being employed within six months of graduation, UTAR Psychology graduates are ready to venture into the industry.
In conjunction with the May 2016 student intake, UTAR is inviting schoolleavers, their friends and families to UTAR’s Open Day.
The Open Day will be held on March 19 and 20, 9am to 5pm at UTAR Sungai Long in Bandar Sungai Long and UTAR Kampar Campus in Perak.
UTAR is also having its extended counselling hours at the Sungai Long and Kampar campuses daily from March 12 till June 12, 9am to 5pm ( excluding public holidays).
For more information, call 03- 9086 0288 / 016- 223 3559 ( Sungai Long campus), 05- 468 8888/ 016- 223 3557 ( Kampar campus), e- mail enquiry@ utar. edu. my or visit UTAR’s website at www. utar. edu. my/ openday/.
Senior- junior interactive session during Psychology Day.