Visitors’ Experience Designathon 2017 competition

A team of 5 members from DISTED’s School of Business and Administration’s degree programmes participated in the recent Visitors’ Experience Designathon 2017 competition which organised by Penang Hill Corporation and aCAT Penang.

The objective of the event was to provide a platform for participants to develop fresh ideas that will help enhance the visitors’ queuing experiences while waiting to board the funicular up to Penang Hill.

Participants had to develop ideas that will increase the customers’ queuing experiences by applying design thinking methodologies.

Team DISTED of Ooi Xin Yi, Khor Zhi Yin, Khong Chu Ven, The Wen Ting and Ho Bing Xian won 2nd runner up and the champion went to Team KDU Penang University College. The second place went to Team Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Congratulations to all winners and all participants for a job well done!

2017 Amazing Malaysia Culture – The Official Cheque Handover Ceremony

The School of Business and Administration was delighted to hold the official cheque handover ceremony on 27 Oct, Friday at DISTED College R300F.

The total amount raised from the 2017 Amazing Malaysia Culture event was an impressive of RM11,600. This was equally divided between the two charity of choices, the The Pure Lotus Hospice of Compassion and The Penang Home for The Inform and Aged.

Ms Yew Ying Ying represented The Pure Lotus Hospice of Compassion and Mr Tan Chin Hwa from The Penang Home for The Inform and Aged received the mock cheques.

The fund was raised through the 2017 Amazing Malaysia Culture which organised by DISTED Diploma and Degree programmes’ students on 18 June at Occupy Beach Street.

Aside from raising fund for the needy, the objectives of the said event were to introduce the beauty of Malaysia culture through various activities namely the local delicacies like roti jala and muruku, traditional activities such as bamboo pole dance and other activities like Baba & Nyonya fashion showcase, ponggal pot painting, calligraphy writing competition and many more.

LiFE Academy Holiday Camps

10% discount applicable to DISTED College’s friends and family, 15% discount for group discount and 20% discount for DISTED staff children!

Looking for something fun for your children to do something during the holiday? Why not consider LiFE Academy’s “Leadership & Motivation” Teambuilding and Effective Speaking & Presentation Skills.

The leadership camp is designed to improve children’s self esteem while the presentation skills camp provides the opportunity for children to speak confidently.

Camps are fun and it’s important to keep the children on the go.

Call 011-1657 5088 or email to enquiry@lifeacademy.com.my

DISTED College’s Holiday Camps and Activities

During this upcoming year-end holiday, DISTED College will be organising several fun and interactive holiday camps and activities for children and teenagers of all ages.

DISTED College’s Holiday Camps and Activities provide the ideal place for kids to explore new ideas, learn new things whilst making new friends and have fun!

It’s important to keep the children busy and active over the year-end holiday!

10% discount applicable to DISTED College’s friends and family, 15% discount for group discount and 20% discount for DISTED staff children!

Call 011-33904971 or email to info@disted.edu.my NOW to REGISTER!

DISTED College Scholarships 2018

In conjunction with DISTED’s 30th Anniversary and beyond, we are introducing several brand new attractive scholarships in the year 2018 which reward and aid both the academically inclined and needy. Being a non-profit organisation, we strive to give back to society in any way we can and part of our commitment in doing so is through the funding of scholars. The scholarships being introduced in 2018 are as below:

  • High Performance Scholarship (to replace the existing Merit Award)
  • Bursaries for Students with disabilities
  • DISTED CARES (Community Assistance Rebates & Education Scheme) Financial Aid
  • DISTED Pre-University FULL Scholarship
  • DISTED Diploma FULL Scholarship

For further information, please refer to Ms. Jaclyn Lim, Mr Khor Tze Ping or Mr Andy Tai

FULL Scholarship _DIPLOMA

FULL Scholarship_PRE_U

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Chee Chen Ni being The Top in Malaysia for General Paper subject

Ms Chee Chen Ni was presented with the “Top in Malaysia Award” for securing the highest marks in Malaysia in the Cambridge International Examination at AS Level for General Paper in June 2017.

The charming and talented student formerly from Tenby International School was delighted to receive the news.

“I couldn’t believe it when DISTED College called me up and delivered the news,” she continued.

Chen extended her appreciation to DISTED College and its lecturers, especially Mr Suntheran who taught her the General Paper subject.

“Mr Suntheran had never once turn down assessing my essays I’ve written in my spare time. For that, he’s a crucial factor that contributed to this achievement,” she said.  “So I would love to share this achievement with him too!” she continued.

Being on the top is not easy, Chen had to compete with thousands of other students who also sat for the same exam.

“My brother told me this “success is built proportionate to your hard work”. This quote of his has inspired me in various ways.  Asides, I thank my family and friends for believing in me and I also would like to thank God for listening to my prayers and always being at my side.” She shared when asked about how she contribute to her achievements.

“My final goal is to gain admission into National University of Singapore’s School of Medicine”, she answered after being asked about her next step after her Pre-U studies.

Students who achieved exceptional results in the recent Cambridge examinations would be recognised at the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards Ceremony held at the Atlanta Ballroom, Armada Hotel Petaling Jaya.

Chen and her parents will be attending the ceremony to receive the recognition.

DISTED College & LiFE Academy inks Memorandum of Understanding with PCA

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between LiFE Academy and DISTED College, and the Penang Chefs Association (PCA) took place at the Heritage Club, Penang in conjunction with the International Chef Day 2017 on October 20, 2017.

This year’s International Chef Day, which is recognised annually on 20th October, is celebrated with the theme “Food for Healthy Heroes”.  This year the Penang Chefs Association is hosting and sponsoring healthy and wholesome meals to some 120 children at the Heritage Club. It is on the this auspicious day that Dr Seah Soo Aun, President and CEO of DISTED College and Chef Audee Cheah, President of the Penang Chefs Association will both initiate this agreement.

This first-of-its-kind MoU between the Penang Chefs Association and a renowned tertiary institution clearly reflects the industry’s recognition of LiFE Academy and DISTED’s strength in the field of culinary and hospitality management. PCA, through its extensive experience in the field of professional culinary, will provide industry-relevant review and input into the academic syllabus, as well as continuing and professional development courses offered through DISTED and LiFE Academy.

With this MoU, the PCA will now come together with DISTED’s 5-Star accredited School of Hospitality Management’s to endorse and recognise its academic diploma programmes in food and beverage as well as hospitality management.  On top of that, the PCA will work with DISTED’s LiFE Academy to accredit its professional and short-courses in culinary, bakery and kitchen management, amongst others.

Dr. Seah extended his appreciation to the PCA and Chef Audee, and believes that PCA through its strong leadership and extensive network will offer DISTED and LiFE Academy’s students the opportunity to learn and share experiences with many local and internationally-renowned chefs. This, he believes, is the platform that allows today’s youth to lock in their interests in the field of hospitality and culinary as young and talented chefs, as well as allow many professionals in this industry to hone and pursue professional up skilling and accreditation.

Fire Drill on campus

This was the 2nd time DISTED College conducted a fire drill on campus at Yeap Chor Ee Heritage Campus today at 10am. On Monday, DISTED’s hostel SPACE had conducted its 2nd time fire drill on site practice and then follow by The School of Hospitality Management on Wednesday.

DISTED College carries out the emergency procedures practice to be used in case of fire several times in a year to make sure everyone in the building knows how to get outside quickly in the event of drill/ fire.