Meet your future

At DISTED College, the New Year ushered in the first cohort of new students in 2012 for a rewarding education that connects them to their future success in career and life.

On January 3, an orientation was held at the DISTED Yeap Chor Ee Campus on Macalister Road for new students of Cambridge A-Level, South Australian Matriculation, professional accountancy, business, computer science, IT and English courses.

New hospitality students attended an induction progrmme at the brand new DISTED School of Hospitality China Street Ghaut Campus, which marks an achievement and a milestone of recognition by the industry and the community of its hospitality education that has been accorded a 5-star excellence rating by MyQuest 2010/2011.

New students of DISTED attending an orientation briefing.
New students of DISTED attending an orientation briefing.

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Former SMJK Union students including Emelyn Lee Pey Wei (right) starting higher education at DISTED.
Former SMJK Union students including Emelyn Lee Pey Wei (right) starting higher education at DISTED.

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Sharing a happy moment on orientation day are new DISTED students (from left) Hooi Chung Wai, Ooi Yong Hou, Rachel Ong Hong Shing and Divya Buxani.
Sharing a happy moment on orientation day are new DISTED students (from left) Hooi Chung Wai, Ooi Yong Hou, Rachel Ong Hong Shing and Divya Buxani.

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“DISTED is a great stepping stone to meeting my future.

“My school seniors told me the college provides good education with conducive learning environment and high calibre lecturers,” said Emelyn Lee Pey Wei, an ex-student of SMJK Union.

“I’m taking up the Cambridge A-Level as it’s a solid pre-university programme that is internationally recognized for university admission. It fits into my plan to study actuarial science.

“Apart from studying hard, I intend to get involved in extramural activities too to hone soft skills such as communication skills, teamwork and time management,” she said.

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New hospitality students posing with DISTED School of Hospitality head Susie Khoo (standing, fourth from right) at the DISTED School of Hospitality China Street Ghaut Campus.
New hospitality students posing with DISTED School of Hospitality head Susie Khoo (standing, fourth from right) at the DISTED School of Hospitality China Street Ghaut Campus.

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DISTED School of Hospitality head Susie Khoo (left) showing her new students the mementos of Hard Rock Hotel Penang, which is a member of the DISTED School of Hospitality Industry Advisory Panel, displayed at the DISTED School of Hospitality China Street Ghaut Campus.
DISTED School of Hospitality head Susie Khoo (left) showing her new students the mementos of Hard Rock Hotel Penang, which is a member of the DISTED School of Hospitality Industry Advisory Panel, displayed at the DISTED School of Hospitality China Street Ghaut Campus.

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DISTED president Dr Koo Wee Kor advised the fresh students to make the best use of the opportunities provided by the college to acquire well-rounded skills, knowledge and values that would stand them in good stead in their future endeavours.

“At DISTED, you’ll gain a fruitful and wonderful education experience that is both relevant and excellent, that will support your aspirations, and make you a complete student.

“You’ll get to hear of INSPiRE, Community CONNECT, Let’s Go Green and eLearn initiatives.

“All these initiatives are very student focused to simultaneously drive industry relevant education, create community caring culture, inculcate strong environmental responsibility and leadership, and build a mindset of life-long learning in our students as well as our staff and the community around us,” Dr Koo said.

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The new students getting better acquainted with each other the fun way.
The new students getting better acquainted with each other the fun way.

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Fostering camaraderie during an orientation game.
Fostering camaraderie during an orientation game.

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The orientation programme, conducted by the student services department headed by student affairs officer Tony Toh Chi Eng, saw the students having a good time playing induction games apart from attending briefings.

“The orientation activities are meant to introduce the new students to college life and to forge fraternity and esprit de corps among them.

“We like to give them a meaningful start as they embark on the exciting journey of charting their future through higher education,” Tony Toh remarked.