STUDENT SUPPORT

ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORTATION

At Asia Metropolitan University (AMU), students are provided with comfortable and affordable accommodations choices. The accommodation units consist of apartments, condominiums and houses and all accommodation are designed for sharing basis. Each accommodation unit is provided with comfortable facilities such as beds, study tables, fans, chairs, wardrobe sets and kitchen cabinets.

All AMU accommodation are located close by the campuses and clinic attachment areas while some of them are within walking distance (less than 1.5km).

Students who wish to stay in the private accommodation units may make arrangements directly with the landlords or contact the service of our logistic department.

Student Affairs and Development Units will assist the students who need special services such as medical attention, complaints and other service related matters. Besides that, in order to ease the strain of travelling, we will also provide the students with free shuttle bus services from the hostel to the campus and clinical attachment areas.

STUDENT AFFAIRS & DEVELOPMENT

We are focused on strategically shaping and moulding the composition and profile of our students through counselling and personality development programmes.

STUDENT COUNSELLING

Teams of knowledgeable and experienced full-time education counsellors are engaged to guide students on their future career paths. Counsellors will guide the students to overcome academic, personal, stress and manage time efficiency, self-motivate, improve self-esteem and any other related issues. Confidentiality and codes of ethics are observed at all times. In addition, counsellors will also conduct personality tests such as Self-Directed Search, Inventory Personality Sidek (IPS), Junior Essence Personality Inventory (JEPI), Inventori Personaliti Warna and etc. to enable students to have a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses.

Objectives :

  • Lead students in handling challenges and crises through individual counselling, group counselling and psychological assessment
  •  Guide students towards positive behaviours
  •  Conduct training and workshops on leadership and time management
  •  Strengthen and enrich learning and communication skills to enhance proactive characters
  •  Execute graduate preparatory programmes and workshops to prepare fresh graduates
  •  Facilitate formation of groups for peer guidance, unity and care

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STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

The Student Development Unit is responsible for the student’s development through various soft skill programmes. The unit primary focus is to enhance the student’s professional progress and competence, communication, innovative, personal grooming, leadership and interpersonal skills.

Objectives :

  • To provide opportunities for personal and group development, experiential learning, and practical application that complement the broader academic mission
  •  To engage participation and involvement in workshops
  •  To foster team spirit among members of clubs and associations
  •  To cultivate corporate social responsibility and community service
  •  To develop soft skills, such as communication, time management and etc. to boost their self-confidence
  •  To empower young people to create positive attitudes and change through various workshops

 

Soft Skill, Communication and Leadership Development Programmes

  • Student Representative Council General Election
  • Young Leader Excellence Camp – Proud To Be Leader
  • AMU Co-Curriculum Day (Registration for New Members)
  • “Malam Penganugerahan Siswa”
  • Love @ AMU
  • Senior Meet Junior Programme – AMU 1Love
  • AMU Merdeka Celebration
  • Explorer Camp – Flame of Success

Soft Skill, Communication and Leadership Development Programmes

 

  • Student Representative Council General Election
  • Young Leader Excellence Camp – Proud To Be Leader
  • AMU Co-Curriculum Day (Registration for New Members)
  • “Malam Penganugerahan Siswa”
  • Love @ AMU
  • Senior Meet Junior Programme – AMU 1Love
  • AMU Merdeka Celebration
  • Explorer Camp – Flame of Success

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CSR Programmes

  • AMU Community Service
  • We Serve Because We Care – Orphanage / Old Folks’ Home
  • Appreciation for Nurses In Conjunction With World Nurses Day
  • AMU Grand Ifthar with Orphanage, Single Mother In Collaboration With Parliament Of Hulu Langat
  • Program Bakti Siswa AMU
  • Annual Christmas Party for Underprivileged Children

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Academic Motivational Programmes

  • Revolutions Towards Dynamic Camp – Academic Low Achiever Students
  • AMU English Week 2011
  • Motivation Talk – Turn Failure to Be Winner
  • FESCA – Festival of Cultural and Art
  • AMU Unity Celebration

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Religious/Cultural

  • Maal Hijrah Talk & Making Porridge Programme (Asyura Programme)
  • Ponggal Celebration & “Kollam” Competition
  • AMU Chinese New Year Celebration
  • Majlis Sambutan Maulidur Rasul
  • Ceramah Isra’ Mikraj
  • Indian New Year Celebration
  • Rosary Catholic Students
  • Pesta Gawai & Kaamatan (East Malaysia)
  • Ramadhan Activity (Tadarus Al-Quran, Terawih Prayer, Hajat Prayer & Tazkirah Ramadhan)
  • Ramadhan Cultural Festival AMU “Together We Unite With The Holy Spirit of Ramadhan Al- Mubaarak”
  • AMU Mid-Autumn & Cultural Month (Mooncake Festival)
  • Lantern Pilgrimage

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EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT UNIT (EPU)

This unit serves as a one-stop center for students and prospective employers. The year-long activities include Career Talks, In-house Interview Sessions, Career Fairs and Employment Preparatory Programme. The objective is to build a strong foundation for students to be career-ready and well-accepted in the job market.

With the mission to be an ideal and strategic unit within the institution that is engaged and able to provide quality services to students, alumni and prospective career providers alike, EPU offers career-related services with emphasis on enhancing the students’ employability. This is accomplished by exploring career opportunities both in the local and overseas job market.

As of today, the unit has successfully placed graduates within Malaysia and Singapore. The employability rate of graduates is within a range of 80-90%. This is achieved within a period of one year post convocation. Many successful nursing graduates are employed with prominent hospitals in Singapore and other countries.

Our ever-expanding list of prospective employers includes those from the health and medical services sector as well as other industries related to health sciences. At the end of 2011, this list has more than 100 employers from around the country. EPU manages an interactive job portal – MAGiC, specifically catered for AMU graduates in search of employment. In the past year, thousands of job opportunities had been posted via MAGiC for the graduates to select and apply.

The EPU has also successfully placed our graduates at established companies in prominent countries such as Singapore and internationally.

 

Through the years, many prolific names in the corporate world, including established organisations and multinational corporations, have employed AMU graduates. AMU works closely with ARFF to place our graduates as well as on job training. These include:

Malaysia

Mohammad Amirullah bin Azlan

Diploma in Nursing (Course)
Staff Nurse (Designation)
Hospital Pakar Perubatan Bagan, Penang (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

From my first year to my final year I’ve learned a lot at AMU especially when I went for my practical training at variety of hospitals such government and private health care institutes. Moreover I used to join a lot of activities organized by Student Affairs & Development Department such as Medic Assist and Free Medical Check-up events whereby I learn to develop my skills in medical field. I learn to interact and help community by applying my skills and knowledge.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse and is it rewarding for you?

I enjoy my current job as a staff Nurse in Orthopaedic Unit whereby I could apply my skills, experience and knowledge on how to help and save my patients lives. I truly enjoy my profession.

Norshafila Diana bt Mohd Rathi

Diploma in Physiotherapy (Course)
Medical Laboratory Scientist (Designation)
Gribbles (M) Pathology Sdn Bhd. (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

I choose AMU because of its recognised qualification and practical experience. The programme structure and supportive learning environment (classrooms session and online resources) are especially beneficial for who have already started their profession.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse or medical practitioner and is it rewarding for you?

I have gained a lot of valuable experience and knowledge as a medical laboratory scientist. As for me, I would like to advance and gain more responsibility and autonomy in the field and eventually would like to move into technologist position. As Medical Laboratory Technologist position, I would venture my specialization in a variety of areas such as clinical chemistry technology, microbiology, molecular biology and immunology.

Gunamathy D/O Ramakrisnan

Diploma in Occupational therapy (Course)
Occupational Therapist (Designation)
Persatuan Daybreak at Lahat, Perak (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

I believe that AMU programme will equip me to face the challenges as an occupational therapist and provide me further with the right knowledge to perform my role. I was attracted with programme structure itself and it also offers opportunity for me to learn through peer and various workshop sessions.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse or medical practitioner and is it rewarding for you?

I enjoy working as an occupational therapist because it is role that allows me to help people across the lifespan and participate in the things the patient wants and needs to do throughout the therapeutic process.

Muhammad Farid Amir bin Abdul Rahman

Diploma in Physiotherapy (Course)
Physiotherapist (Designation)
AC Treatment Centre, Butterwort, Penang (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

Yes, I have gained and learned a lot at my campus and all the co-curriculum activities that I participated such as Medical Check-Up, Medic Assist and other student development programmes. Those activities and learning was very helpful in order to shape my skills and knowledge in the field of Physiotherapy.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse or medical practitioner and is it rewarding for you?

Yes I do enjoy my current job as a Physiotherapist. I can say my dream came true. Thank you AMU!

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Siti Khadijah Binti Norrulashikin

Diploma in Physiotherapy (Course)
Junior Physiotherapist (Designation)
Tags – Spine & Joint Specialists™-, Johor Bahru (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

Yes. My dream was to be a physiotherapist and studying in AMU really made my dreams come true. And now here I am as a physiotherapist and graduated medical practitioner from AMU.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse or medical practitioner and is it rewarding for you?

I enjoyed a lot being a physiotherapist as I can serve people with all my skills and knowledge. I am very happy that I got a job that is related to what I have learned.

Singapore

Thiviya A/P Panircherbam

Diploma In Nursing (Course)
Wellness Consultant (Designation)
Atos Wellness, Singapore (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

My ambition is to become a nurse and I choose AMU because its offer Diploma in Nursing. AMU are the only college that have the right theory and practical to educate a student to become a successful nurse. This has been proven when I had accomplished my studies and passed my LJM exam, has been offered with (Wellness Consultant Position) by Atos Wellness, Singapore. AMU has not only provided me with the right education but also directed me to the right path to enhance and grow my career.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Wellness Consultant and is it rewarding for you?

It’s really rewarding for me to be a wellness consultant because it is combination of both fitness and nutrition principles when comes to helping patients. As a wellness consultant I enjoyed myself to provide guidance on proper nutrition diet plan and also choosing the foods that help to treat and prevent certain diseases. I also advice patients on workout plan and right physical therapy for their injury or lead them to better fitness lifestyle.

Sharmiela Devi A/P Larans

Diploma In Nursing (Course)
Staff Nurse (Designation)
Changi Hospital, Singapore (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

I would say I’m really lucky to be a staff nurse that was qualified from AMU. AMU has showed me a better way to be a staff nurse. I’m not only proud to be a staff nurse but very happy and proud to say I’m AMU qualified staff nurse.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse and is it rewarding for you?

Being a nurse was my dream and AMU has made my dream came true. Currently I am staff nurse and  I able to provide help and be useful to society.

Shuwelling Tan

Diploma In Nursing (Course)
Staff Nurse (Designation)
Changi Hospital, Singapore (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

Pursuing a career in nursing has been my dream. However I would have never imagined that this path would lead me to AMU. AMU has helped me to fulfil my dream and the program had matched my first choice.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse and is it rewarding for you?

AMU gave me a hope and guidance as I went through my journey in medical line. I thanked God and my parents for who I am right now. I cannot thank AMU enough for helping me to reach out my dream in becomes a qualified and certified nurse. I have fulfilled my long term goal and I am grateful to AMU for giving me this priceless gift of medical education.

Cheng Chia Ying

Diploma In Nursing (Course)
Staff Nurse (Designation)
Changi Hospital, Singapore (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

Yes, this is probably an invariable truth and my diploma was really beneficial for my career accomplishments. Thank you for guiding me to become a professional and become a part of health care team.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse and is it rewarding for you?

Really enjoy every minutes of life being a nurse. Whatever I learnt I can apply anytime and help whoever needed my assistance. I am proud to be a nurse.

Yau Mygail

Diploma In Nursing (Course)
Staff Nurse (Designation)
Alexandra Hospital, Singapore (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

Yes, studying in AMU was beneficial for my career accomplishments. Thanks to the Employment Placement Unit (EPU) in AMU, I had my first job as Staff Nurse in Singapore and I appreciated this opportunity.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse and is it rewarding for you?

I enjoyed being a nurse even though it is a very challenging job. I personally like to care for sick people and seeing them recovering from illness. I felt so great whenever see my patients smiling back especially when I could comfort them during the treatments and eventually seeing them recovering.

Che Nur Afiqah Binti Che Abdullah

Diploma In Physiotherapy (Course)
Wellness Consultant (Designation)
Atos Wellness, Singapore (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

Yes, AMU provides me with knowledge, skill and experience for me to grow and develop myself in the field of Physiotherapy.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Wellness Consultant and is it rewarding for you?

I am working as a Wellness Consultant and I really love this profession and it is rewarding for me.

Esther Lee Bai Mei

Diploma In Nursing (Course)
Staff Nurse (Designation)
Changi General Hospital, Singapore (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

Yes, AMU has provided me a good opportunity to start my nursing program! I appreciate all my Nursing lecturers, Clinical instructors who have taught me with the passion in their heart. As a fresh graduate it is not that easy to get an opportunity e to work in overseas. I would like to express my special thanks to Employment Placement Unit (EPU) in AMU for helping me to get a job in Singapore.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse and is it rewarding for you?

I do enjoy the process of learning. This is a very educational and helpful course. I will use my nursing skills wisely till the end of my life especially to care the sick people, my family, friends and even myself. I’m proud to become a Nurse because it is a professional career which could contribute to the society.

Nirmala Dewi Korsarnathan

Diploma In Nursing (Course)
Staff Nurse (Designation)
Changi General Hospital, Singapore (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

Yes, it surely was beneficial for me because I could obtain a good job in overseas even before my result was released.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse and is it rewarding for you?

My ambition since young is to be a nurse and now I am a nurse and have a good career. I’m so happy the title of registered nurse and it is a big reward to me.

Ch’ng Sin Ying

Diploma In Nursing (Course)
Staff Nurse (Designation)
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

Yes. Lecturers and clinical instructors of AMU had given me so much of inputs. AMU has not only provided me theory, education skills and knowledge, but they also taught me  other skills as well such as communication skills, how to prepare for interview and other communications skills. It’s because of AMU, I have today’s career and I am successful person. I am proud to be AMU’s staff nurse. I will recommend to people out there joining AMU.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse and is it rewarding for you?

Yes indeed. To become a nurse was my ambitious and my passion. When I see sick people recovered, I am rejoice and happy. No words could describe that feeling. I am glad that I can share my knowledge to some of my patients and helping them for fast recovery. I have no regret in becoming a nurse. If there’s an opportunity, I want to upgrade myself to be a senior staff nurse.

Ritha K. Ravichandran

Diploma In Nursing (Course)
Staff Nurse (Designation)
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

Yes, studying in AMU was very beneficial for me in my career accomplishment with the help of EPU. With EPU help I have attended interview in Singapore and I was offered with a nurse job. Thanks a lot to EPU Department.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse and is it rewarding for you?

Nursing was my preferred career since I was young because I love to treat sick people. With my nursing knowledge it is has been rewarding to me and I could help a lot of patients.

Frances Tang Gee Fang

Diploma In Nursing (Course)
Staff Nurse (Designation)
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

AMU has a good learning platform for my professional achievement and it allows me to complete my dream of becoming a professional nurse. AMU has a good education approach and well-equipped equipment for students to improve their learning method and also practical skills. Of course I would thank to all my lecturers and my parents who gave me encouragement and support all this while and gave me the confidence to become a good nurse.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse and is it rewarding for you?

Become a professional nurse has completed my dream and I am rejoiced. As a nurse, we must face all kind of challenges and pressure, so we must constantly improve self-psychological. We must learn on how to tolerance and have a better communications with family, friends and patients. I am glad to be a nurse and very happy to help those in needs.

Jamelah Binti Lukin

Diploma In Nursing (Course)
Staff Nurse (Designation)
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

I had improved my spoken English tremendously ever since joined AMU and now I could speak fluently with patients and doctors very well. AMU has provided me a better career and inspired my life to purse medical pathway.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse and is it rewarding for you?

I am glad to be a nurse and it has always been my passion to work in medical field. Apart of that I could also find job in any department in the hospitals and that is because of the well-recognised diploma from AMU.

Yee Ting Ting

Diploma In Nursing (Course)
Staff Nurse (Designation)
Jurong Health Service (JHS), Singapore (Organization)

1. Was studying in AMU beneficial for your job currently?

Yes, studying in AMU was beneficial for my career accomplishments and also lighten up my life. I appreciated my  nursing lecturers, CI in posting area and also EPU Unit, for helping me in my University’s life. Because of them, now I am a part of health care members and can contribute to society.

2. How much do you enjoy being a Staff Nurse and is it rewarding for you?

I do enjoy being a nurse and it is not a job but it is meaningful  ways of helping those who needed. The skill that I learned, could be used for lifelong and eventually I can take care of my family and patients as well.