Endless Support in a Diverse Community at WOU

The university values diversity and welcomes all students as they begin their academic careers, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or educational background.

WOU Chief Executive and Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Lily Chan was delivering her recorded welcoming speech to 56 students during the on-campus learning (OCL) orientation held at the seaside main campus on 2 September 2022.

Students are queuing to register for the orientation.

Fifteen of the new students are from the School of Digital Technology (DiGiT), two are from the School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences (SEHS), while the remainder are from the School of Business and Administration (SBA). 

Prof Chan said the programmes and courses are designed to demonstrate the employment opportunities to students and support them in their professional development.

The methodologies and approaches utilised to impart knowledge are crucial to producing students for lifelong learning, which is essential in the current digital era.

The students of the OCL September 2022 semester.

She emphasised the university’s tagline, “Think Tomorrow”, which reflects on the effort to provide students and the workforce with all the pertinent skills.

WOU’s School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences (SEHS) Dean, Assoc Prof Dr Thomas Chow Voon Foo gave the students the assurance that they would always have the assistance of dedicated faculty members who would act as their mentors, teachers and allies throughout their academic journey.  

“They are your greatest resource, therefore diligently reach out to them if you have any concerns regarding your studies. We are here to support and encourage you all as you commit to study at WOU,” he said.

Dr Chow (6th from the right) with the students and their Dean’s List for January 2022 semester.

Following the remarks, Dr Chow presented the certificates to the Dean List’s recipients. The Dean’s List was awarded to a total of 21 students for their outstanding performance in the January 2022 semester.

The new students were briefed on WOU’s learning support and services that includes FlexLearn (learning management system), Helpdesk, Library Services and others.

Winners of an activity during the orientation.

In addition, Penang Regional Centre Assistant Manager Rina Julian Nazrin Julian introduced the students to her team of educational counsellors, while SBA senior lecturer and OCL coordinator Yap Li Lian introduced them to their respective Academic Advisors.

Among those present were DiGiT Senior Lecturer Dr Lee Heng Wei, along with lecturers and other course coordinators.

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