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University of London celebrates 30 years in Malaysia


The thirtieth anniversary celebrations in Kuala Lumpur also saw the launch of the University of London's Business Placement scheme in Malaysia.

30th anniversary event in Malaysia

The University of London staged a special event at the British High Commissioner’s Residence in Kuala Lumpur last month to mark 30 years of University of London engagement with Malaysia. Mr Raja Singham, Founder and Managing Director of BAC Education Group, gave a talk on the Future of Work to an audience of Teaching Centre colleagues, alumni and wider stakeholders. Simon Askey, Dean of Undergraduate Laws, gave a speech and moderated proceedings. Joanne Harris, Associate Director: Student Experience, was also in Kuala Lumpur to develop a raft of new Business Placement opportunities for our students, as a fitting adjunct to our anniversary.

Looking to the future – introducing business placements in Malaysia

The University was delighted to announce plans to launch its award-nominated Business Placement scheme in partnership with high profile companies in this major territory. The scheme is an initiative that is growing year-on-year and is one component of the University’s commitment to enhancing the employability of our students around the world. Malaysia will be the sixth country in which we offer business placements, meaning even more of our students will gain work-based opportunities that help them to stand out in their future career ambitions.  

The growing list of companies we hope to welcome to the scheme includes Azmi & Associates, CCA Law, Jardines, Karunamoorthy & Associates, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, Shearn Delamore & Co, Wong & Partners, and ZICO Law.

30th anniversary celebrations in Malaysia

Joanne Harris, who leads on the Business Placement scheme, was particularly impressed with the future placement providers and the promise of career boosting experience for our students. She said: "It was a pleasure to meet with such high profile organisations and soon-to-be placement providers, especially in the context of celebrating 30 years of positive collaboration between the University and our valued stakeholders in Malaysia. I am excited on behalf of all our students in Malaysia and the opportunities that will be availed to them. I am sure that the placement providers will also benefit from the outstanding calibre of our students and the enthusiasm, willingness and work ethic they offer. I very much look forward to the next stages of planning."

We warmly invite any companies interested in becoming a placement provider to get in touch (in the 'Select Course' drop-down menu, please select ‘Other – not a course related enquiry’). We would be happy to discuss the scope for engagement with the Business Placement scheme.  

Special thanks to Malcolm Yiong, Market Development Manager (South East Asia), who organised the event.