15 August 2014

Sunway University Students Travel to Hong Kong for Research

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Final year students pursuing the BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management at Sunway University’s Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management (CTHCM) recently went on a field trip to Hong Kong. The trip was planned to enhance the students’ learning experience for their Strategic Management Module.

Prior to the trip, students were assigned a 7 to 8 weeks pre-departure research and literature review on their chosen topics, which led to the formation of their various groups. The chosen topics included Tourism Development in Hong Kong; Assessing Heritage Planning/ Preservation in Hong Kong; and How to Improve Long Stay Tourism in Hong Kong.

Students [at the back] with the management team of The Excelsior [front from left] Kit Tong, Director of Market Analysis; Doris Ip, Director of HR; Eric Kee, Hotel Manager and their lecturers Daniel Chong and Adeline Kok of Sunway University

11 August 2014

Sunway University Students’ Recipe for Success

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Sunway University’s Team headed by Patrick Siau, Teaching Fellow and Head Chef together with Soon Pau Voon, Teaching Fellow came out tops in this year’s Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) Culinary Challenge (FCC) in Singapore. The team comprised of students and one Teaching Fellow of Sunway University’s Culinary Arts programme from the Centre for Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Management (CTHCM) took home 3 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze. This is the highest achievement by students from CTHCM.

Twenty year old Evelyn Chung Hui Jin who partnered Low Wai Mun to win the gold in the Class 11, Two to Tango attributed her achievement to, “Support and guidance from my chefs and the great teamwork with my partner”. In this Apprentice Team Competition, two apprentice chefs were required to prepare an appetizer and one hot main course of fish or seafood for four people within an hour.

From left: Low Wai Mun, Evelyn Chung Hui Jin, Lai Weng Choon, Chong Wei Tzeh, Allison Chin Li Jing, Allen Lim Fuye and Queeny Cheong Peg Gie.

7 August 2014

Sunway Welcomes a New Batch of JCF Community Scholars

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The Sunway Education Group welcomed a new batch of Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) Community Scholars at a recent gathering at Sunway University. The gathering of new, existing and graduated scholars was targeted to help the new community scholars in getting to know each other. It also provided an opportunity for the seniors to share and encourage the juniors in their educational journey at Sunway University.

In her welcome speech, Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group, citing higher education as the hope for a better and brighter future said, “All of you here this morning will be our next generation of leaders. The future can be bright and success possible. Always remember, you have unlimited potential, we are just here to help you on your way”.