July 27, 2023, by Communications
Your university years: The future is yours to create
There is a saying that goes: “You are a product of your environment.” This speaks to the influence your surroundings have on your development and future success. For aspiring young minds currently at the crossroads of life, selecting a world-class university with highly ranked qualities is strongly correlated to being a highly employable graduate.
The highly ranked qualities in question are mirrored in the QS World University Rankings 2024 metrics which are the learning and teaching environment, research reputation, research impact, and internationalisation, as well as three new metrics recently added, sustainability, employment outcomes, and international research network, to reflect the industry’s current developments.
“Today, a university is about more than merely earning a degree. Knowledge is freely available online, but the university experience helps students develop important soft skills through personal engagement with students and staff from over 70 countries, work-like experiences that we offer with our partners, and study abroad opportunities that will not be available in an online experience,” explains University of Nottingham Malaysia Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing, Jagdish Singh Malhi.
He adds: “Our students benefit from the best teaching and learning environment to develop mastery in their respective fields of passion, accompanied by a safe environment to apply their newfound skills. Our recognition as a world top 100 university in the 2024 QS World University Rankings is a testament to our world-class teaching and learning environment and superior partnerships with industry and employers. It is no wonder that our graduates are highly employable and are in demand by the world’s top 100 global brands
Learn from the world’s greatest minds
One-third of UNM’s academic staff is international, representing 33 countries and bringing a global perspective to the classroom. This reflects the quality of UNM’s teaching staff and its position as the home of groundbreaking research for modern-day advancements. Students with access to great minds actively working on cutting-edge research in green technologies, medicinal and biomedical chemistry, food science, environmental sciences and energy, to name a few, bodes well in modelling Malaysia’s future high-value talent.
Extracurricular activities are relevant to your career goals
According to job discovery platform, Hiredly, fresh graduates and those with limited work experience can give their resume a much-needed boost by showcasing extracurricular experience. UNM’s list of over 80 student-run associations creates a world of opportunities for students to pursue passion projects that enhance soft skills and build an impressive track record of experience in project management and entrepreneurship, to name a few.
Industry ready before graduating
UNM’s unrivalled industry partnerships and engagement built over the past 23 years have amplified talent readiness and employability. Based on University of Nottingham Malaysia’s Graduate Destination Survey 2022, graduates can earn up to 50% more than the average graduate in Malaysia. UNM’s global reputation of excellence extends globally, with graduates being hired by the world’s top 100 global companies. Leading graduate employers include Accenture, CIMB, Ernst & Young, Experian, Huawei, IBM Malaysia, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Maybank, Mondelez, Motorola Solutions, Nestle, OCBC Bank, PwC, Public Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Shell, Top Glove, Wipro Unza, and many more.
Sustainability in action through education
Sustainability is the responsibility of every individual and organisation globally. Therefore, education institutions play a critical role in embedding awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among future talent. At UNM, summer modules such as the ‘Sustainability in Action’ module under the Nottingham Advantage Award, aim to raise awareness amongst the UNM Community through the WasteNott project which addresses waste management on campus, in Malaysia and globally. Through this, students learn how the zero-waste lifestyle and implementation of the circular economy concept can impact our environment, society and economy and achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
These aspects are critical to young people today who are looking for their place in the world and are determined to make an impact. The University of Nottingham Malaysia understands these needs and has curated a purpose-fit campus life experience for highly employable talent of the future.
Gain the knowledge and skills to thrive at university and beyond. If you are looking to pursue a UK education in Malaysia, visit the University of Nottingham Malaysia’s Campus Open Day this 19-20 August 2023. Learn more at nottingham.edu.my.