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Vol 14, October 2018

 
UMT CONVOCATION CEREMONY 2018

Dear Graduands of 16th UMT Convocation Ceremony 2018,

Congratulations on your academic achievement at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu!

It gives us great pleasure to invite all of you to attend the 16th UMT Convocation Ceremony which will be held on 11th until 13th November 2018 at Dewan Sultan Mizan, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu.
To ensure the smooth running of the ceremony, kindly click on the link http://konvokesyen.umt.edu.my/ (15th October 2018 onwards) for detailed information on the ceremony and familiarise yourself with the instructions and procedures.

We hope you will be able to join the thousands of UMT graduands together with your family members and friends in this memorable ceremony. 
 
 
UMT EXPANDS ITS INDUSTRY LINKAGES, AN ACCELERATED PATH TOWARDS GRADUATES WITH ACCA PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
 
Students of UMT’s Bachelor of Accounting have a brilliant prospect to achieve three goals concurrently – a Bachelor of Accounting from UMT, passing ACCA professional examinations, and completing part of the Practical Experience Requirement (PER) for ACCA professional qualification.
 
Selected students now have a new alternative under the 2u2i programme, this time via the 3u1i mode named, “INternary”, a strategic collaboration between UMT and the globally acclaimed professional accountancy body, ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Through “INternary”, UMT students will have the opportunity to gain real work experience in the industry for a whole one year, which is claimable towards ACCA’s Practical Experience Requirement (PER), thus accelerating their professional qualification recognition from ACCA.
 
Within the ambit of the Ministry of Education’s 2u2i programme, the implementation of “INternary”, a study mode of three years on-campus and one year in industry, is also in line with the government’s aim to increase university-industrial relations. 2u2i is a work-based learning (WBL) program which provides industrial exposure to students throughout their study by way of collaboration between academia and industry. By experiencing WBL, students will be able to learn the details of accounting services with more depth in order to equip themselves with multiple skillsets such as communication, leadership, critical thinking and problem-solving.
 
This ACCA-UMT collaboration is synergistic with a prior joint effort also with ACCA under the program “ACCA Accelerate”, which enables students to register and sit for ACCA professional examinations before they graduate. Students selected for “INternary” will obtain combined advantages both from ACCA Accelerate as well as from the one-year industrial attachment. Even more attractive is the fact that their industrial placements will be in global accountancy firms that are also accredited as ACCA Approved Employers, facilitating the recognition of that one year experience as one step forward to achieving their professional qualification. Through continuous monitoring from the industry, UMT accounting students will be industry-ready and able to portray themselves as a more holistic graduate to their prospective employers. Currently, eight employers are committed in supporting the programme including KPMG, Ernst & Young (EY), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte, Baker Tilly, Grant Thornton, Maybank, and Paramount.
 
Ultimately, “INternary” provides selected UMT Bachelor of Accounting students a bright opportunity to achieve three main goals simultaneously – a Bachelor of Accounting from UMT, passing ACCA professional examinations, and completing one-third of the Practical Experience Requirement (PER) for ACCA professional qualification.
 

PROGRAMME DE MOBILITÉ ACADEMIQUE EN FRANCE

Bonjour, à très bon retour à l’UMT.

Quelle expérience ! Du 8 au 17 septembre 2018, 15 étudiants qui apprennent le français à l’Université Malaisie Terengganu ont passé un très bon séjour académique en France avec leur deux enseignantes : Mme. Sh. Muzdalifah Syed Ahmad et Mme. Rosyati Abdul Rashid.  Principalement, ce programme vise à améliorer la capacité de communiquer en français dans son véritable environnement. D’une part, les apprenants ont l’occasion de mieux connaître la culture française ainsi que de renforcer la motivation chez eux pour apprendre le français. D’autre part, ce programme vise aussi à augmenter la confiance chez les étudiants et à favoriser le travail en équipe.

À la suite du programme prévu, les participants ont passé cinq jours inoubliables de séjours linguistiques, y compris des activités culturelles, du 10 au 15 septembre, à l’Accent Français, Montpellier. Dans cette école de langue, les étudiants ont suivi plusieurs activités. Le matin, ils participaient le cours d’apprentissage des langues. Ils sont placés dans les différentes classes en fonction de leur niveau, du niveau A1.4 au B1.1.  Alors que dans l’après-midi, ils ont mené (faites) diverses activités liées à la culture française : découvert de Montpellier, cuisine française, pétanque et dégustation de produits locaux. Ils ont également effectué une visite guidée à St. Guilhem le Désert,  parrainée par l'ambassade de France en Malaisie.

Durant leur séjour à Montpellier, ils ont eu la chance de rester chez une famille d'accueil où ils pouvaient pratiquer la langue française dans un cadre informel et connaître de près la culture française.   En outre, les étudiants ont aussi profité de l’occasion pour promouvoir la cuisine malaisienne auprès de leur famille d’accueil : certains ont préparé du nasi lemak, du mee goreng et d’autres ont fait du rendang, du mee kari et ainsi de suite.

Deux jours avant leur retour en Malaisie, le 17 septembre, ils ont eu l’occasion de découvrir les lieux touristiques de Paris : ils ont visité la Tour Eiffel, la cathédrale Notre-Dame, le Musée du Louvre/…
Tout au long du programme, les participants ont vécu une toute nouvelle expérience significative et certains étaient capables de maîtriser un large éventail de compétences générales essentielles liés à la vie étudiante.

À cet égard, nous saisissons cette occasion pour remercier les différentes parties qui nous avions aidé à faire de ce premier programme un succès. Nous exprimons d’abord notre gratitude à la direction de PPAL pour nous avoir apporté un soutien solide et la confiance dans la réussite de ce programme. Un grand remerciement est également adressé à YBhg. Dato' VC, YBhg. Prof. TNC, Chancelier, Centre international, Trésorier, HEPA, Centre de Communication Corporat et Centre de Transformation de la Planification Stratégique et Risque d’UMT pour leur aide et leur soutien. Enfin,   nous aimerions exprimer notre reconnaissance à l’Ambassade de France en Malaisie, en particulier à l'attaché de Coopération Éducative qui a toujours été très favorable à notre programme.  Sans un solide soutien de toutes les parties et par la volonté d’Allah,  ce  programme n'aurait pas dû être un succès.  Merci beaucoup. 

Nous espérons que ce programme fournira des expériences et des leçons significatives aux participants du programme tout en étant  des diplômés compétents de l’UMT. Nous espérons également que ce programme recevra un fort soutien pour/ dans l'avenir.

 

UMT – PSU STAFF MOBILITY PROGRAM 2018

The 3rd UMT-PSU Staff Mobility Programme was successfully held on 26-29th July 2018 at UMT. This programme was initiated by the School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (PPSPA) UMT in 2016 at UMT, and alternately organized by the Faculty Of Science And Technology (SAT), PSU in 2017 at their Pattani campus, Thailand. The main objectives of this programme are to strengthen the friendship between the two universities, to learn and understand respective cultures and languages, to provide opportunities in academic and research collaborations. During this programme, 19 PSU staff visited the Mahseer sanctuary at Kenyir Lake by boarding the Siti Maya, UMT’s research boat laboratory. They were thrilled and had lots of fun with the trekking and Mahseer feeding activities. Later, several sports and fun games were played by the staffs of both universities to compete for the Dean’s Trophy. The ultimate victory went to PPSPA after much effort. Sporting spirit was shown by all the players from both universities! We thank UMT International Center for partially sponsoring the simple yet warm farewell party. We look forward to seeing our PSU counterparts again next year in Thailand!
 

FUNGI DAY 2018

Fungi Day 2018 wasorganised on 19th August 2018 by Laboratory for Pest, Disease, and Microbial Biotechnology (LAPDiM), School of Food Science and Technology. The first Fungi Day was held in 2014. This year, various programs have been organised in conjunction with this event such as seminar, mushroom cooking competitions, mycology exhibition and sharing sessions of interesting info on fungi kingdom. The program also involved the internship students who were undergoing industrial training at National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan and Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

Besides that, students from Panji Alam Secondary School, Kuala Terengganu were also invited in order to expose them to new knowledge on fungi through presentations by Professor Yu-Chung Chiang from National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan as well as other researchers from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu namely Dr. Andrew A. Ngadin, Dr. Siti Nordahliawate Mohamed Sidique, Dr. Wan Hafiz Wan Zainal Shukri and last but not least, a speaker from the Agrotech Mashaf Industry, Afizah Mat Sulaiman.

According to the head of the Fungi Day 2018 programme, Dr. Andrew A. Ngadin, fungi play an important role to balance the ecosystem, and it is also important to our economy. Fungi are often found in terrestrial and aquatic environments (marine and freshwater
), and are parts of a diverse community of “decomposers” that break down dead plants and animals. Fungi also transform organic matter into forms that can be utilized by other decomposers, and into food for plants. He added that his team intends to organize the same programme on a larger scale in the future and will involve other organisations such as IUCN, Species Survival Commission (SSC), Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball Specialist Group and Chicago Botanic Garden, USA to let more people to understand the importance of fungi in the ecosystem, conservation and introduce new policies to protect fungi. The latest plan by his team is to organize the Southeast Asia Fungi Red List workshop in 2019.
 
Our mailing address is:
The Chancellery, 
University of Malaysia Terengganu, 21030,
Terengganu, Malaysia
 






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