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.
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).Â
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.
She emphasised the universityâ€™s tagline, â€śThink Tomorrowâ€ť, which reflects on the effort to provide students and the workforce with all the pertinent skills.
WOUâ€™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. Â
â€śThey 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,â€ť he said.
Following the remarks, Dr Chow presented the certificates to the Dean Listâ€™s recipients. The Deanâ€™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 WOUâ€™s learning support and services that includes FlexLearn (learning management system), Helpdesk, Library Services and others.
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.