> Enriching learning experiences in United Kingdom
THE 11th IMS Meducation Tour 2016 was another enriching learning experience for 21 medical students of Management & Science University (MSU). The trip to United Kingdom was another of the international destinations for this year. Before this, similar crosscultural projects under Global Leadership Programme (GLP) were conducted including trips to Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, India, China and Cambodia.
The GLP activities are MSU’s mobility effort at providing the challenging international exposure to students before they graduate. These will essentially help students towards preparing themselves to become holistic and enterprising graduates upon graduation.
The programme was one of the main activities organised by MSU towards developing the personal skills of the students as well as providing students with the international exposure element crucial to the student’s development. These value-added community programmes were aimed at exposing students at the international level and also focus towards enhancing the social responsibilities of MSU as an institution that cares.
The backpacking type trip took the students to the School of Medicine, University of Dundee and Ninewells Hospital. It is aimed to expose students to the latest health sciences and medical technology. Other activities organised include meet and greet sessions with the university’s members and campus tours.
The Ninewells Hospital is a large teaching hospital, based on the western edge of Dundee, Scotland. It is internationally renowned for introducing laparoscopic surgery to the UK as well as being a leading centre in developing fields such as the management of cancer, medical genetics and robotic surgery.
The students also visited several other important landmarks in UK such as Old Trafford Stadium (also known as the Theatre of Dreams, home of Manchester United), Windermere, Loch Lomond, Oban, Glencoe, Fort William, Edinburgh Castle, Surgeon Museum and Harry Potter Studio.
They also took part in Malaysia Fest 2016 at Trafalgar Square with a showcase of Malaysian cultural dance and silat – a Malay martial arts. This was the first time that university students from Malaysia held a performance here under a programme organised by Tourism Malaysia.
As one of Malaysia’s best teaching and learning university, MSU gives priority to quality education and the importance of learning experiences towards producing quality and holistic graduates. Besides incorporating international exposure in the students’ learning experience, extensive industrial training components and personal enrichment competency elements are also blended into the programme of study to ensure the graduates’ employability.
Until now, MSU graduates remain the popular choice among employers. A graduate tracer study conducted by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education shows a 98.6% employability rate of graduates entering the work environment. – the highest among all higher learning institutions in Malaysia.
Participants of the programme during a visit to the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.