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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

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Mary

Mary

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2023

Communication / Media

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 24 NOV 2020

Experience is Believing of the No. 2 Prestigious Uni

[A POST BY AN EX-STUDENT FROM UNIVERSITI MALAYA]
I was a student from Universiti Malaya, Malaysia's no. 1 university. I’m now in UTAR for my second degree, and honestly - I don't know what has the public been complaining about. The lecturers are so helpful. When I was in UM, the lecturers there were very arrogant and weren't always helpful. But UTAR is otherwise; the lecturers are really humble. Secondly - the office staffs in UTAR. I can't describe how astonished I am at the efficiency of UTAR staffs. A lot of the issues I was faced with was solved within 3 DAYS. Back in UM, I'd have to wait 1 week (FASTEST) to months for a response, and they weren't always helpful and solving. (staffs in UM are well known for being rude and arrogant. Don’t believe me? Ask any UM student around.) Next, clubs and societies, learning environment and social life. To be honest, the clubs in UTAR are much more varied than the ones in UM. Definitely more open and has much more freedom to explore. Learning environment is just as UTAR had lauded itself to be – conducive and productive, everyone here is hardworking, it’s actually motivating. Social life – well, there are all kinds of people everywhere, to be honest, regardless of what university you’re in. My advice – learn how to adapt and socialize with the people. A lot of learning opportunities here on how to deal with people. Last but not least - course fees. I don't understand why people are judging UTAR for their cheap fees? Aren’t affordable fees a good thing? For my current course in UTAR, which I won't name due to privacy, it actually costs the same as a Computer Science course in UM. Well, I know that such little differences don’t apply for every course, but I’d say that if you can’t get yourself into a public university (or if you got yourself an offer to a pariah university), UTAR would be your next good, affordable choice, should it ever be a second option, especially from the private U category. I have a firm belief that in this day and age, education should be affordable to everyone. No one should ever reach a point of being in debt or bankruptcy just because of pursuing an education. If it costs you to a point where it not only burns a hole in your pocket but into your skin as well – that’s not education you’re paying for; that’s paying for someone’s livelihood who might use it to get themselves a Birkin bag that just sits in a bullet-proof glass case.
Having experienced the life in UTAR for some time now, it has now made me wonder are people now too privileged to a point where they can complain about even the cheap fees in UTAR? Isn’t it strange – I thought having cheaper fees was something that we all should be grateful for. There’s many out there who can’t even afford high school education. At the very least, you won’t have to worry about graduating with debts on your shoulders. Let me stress that cheap fees and quality education are two different things. I’m rather sad at how UTAR has been on the receiving end of all the negative perception.  Funny thing, I used to view UTAR negatively too. But after having been a UM student who has had the very best out of the country’s most ‘prestigious’ university, and experiencing UTAR now from its inside, all I can say is that experiencing is believing. The next time people tell you, or so happen that you come across any articles online dissing about UTAR, I’d suggest you enrol yourself here and experience it for yourself, you privileged little one. Experience the country’s second most prestigious university before you judge.

[A POST BY AN EX-STUDENT FROM UNIVERSITI MALAYA] I was a student from Universiti Malaya, Malaysia's no. 1 university. I’m now in UTAR for my second degree, and honestly - I don't know what has the public been complaining about. The lecturers are so helpful. When I was in UM, the lecturers there were very arrogant and weren't always helpful. But UTAR is otherwise; the lecturers are really humble. Secondly - the office staffs in UTAR. I can't describe how astonished I am at the efficiency of UTAR staffs. A lot of the issues I was faced with was solved within 3 DAYS. Back in UM, I'd have to wait 1 week (FASTEST) to months for a response, and they weren't always helpful and solving. (staffs in UM are well known for being rude and arrogant. Don’t believe me? Ask any UM student around.) Next, clubs and societies, learning environment and social life. To be honest, the clubs in UTAR are much more varied than the ones in UM. Definitely more open and has much more freedom to explore. Learning environment is just as UTAR had lauded itself to be – conducive and productive, everyone here is hardworking, it’s actually motivating. Social life – well, there are all kinds of people everywhere, to be honest, regardless of what university you’re in. My advice – learn how to adapt and socialize with the people. A lot of learning opportunities here on how to deal with people. Last but not least - course fees. I don't understand why people are judging UTAR for their cheap fees? Aren’t affordable fees a good thing? For my current course in UTAR, which I won't name due to privacy, it actually costs the same as a Computer Science course in UM. Well, I know that such little differences don’t apply for every course, but I’d say that if you can’t get yourself into a public university (or if you got yourself an offer to a pariah university), UTAR would be your next good, affordable choice, should it ever be a second option, especially from the private U category. I have a firm belief that in this day and age, education should be affordable to everyone. No one should ever reach a point of being in debt or bankruptcy just because of pursuing an education. If it costs you to a point where it not only burns a hole in your pocket but into your skin as well – that’s not education you’re paying for; that’s paying for someone’s livelihood who might use it to get themselves a Birkin bag that just sits in a bullet-proof glass case. Having experienced the life in UTAR for some time now, it has now made me wonder are people now too privileged to a point where they can complain about even the cheap fees in UTAR? Isn’t it strange – I thought having cheaper fees was something that we all should be grateful for. There’s many out there who can’t even afford high school education. At the very least, you won’t have to worry about graduating with debts on your shoulders. Let me stress that cheap fees and quality education are two different things. I’m rather sad at how UTAR has been on the receiving end of all the negative perception. Funny thing, I used to view UTAR negatively too. But after having been a UM student who has had the very best out of the country’s most ‘prestigious’ university, and experiencing UTAR now from its inside, all I can say is that experiencing is believing. The next time people tell you, or so happen that you come across any articles online dissing about UTAR, I’d suggest you enrol yourself here and experience it for yourself, you privileged little one. Experience the country’s second most prestigious university before you judge.

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Chong

Chong

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2019

Mechanics (Physics)

Foundation in science

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 27 NOV 2019

High standard examination

Even in level of foundation(science-P), the quality of exam paper is high, this definitely helps when foundation graduates enter respective degree courses. Hence this creates competitive study atmosphere.

Even in level of foundation(science-P), the quality of exam paper is high, this definitely helps when foundation graduates enter respective degree courses. Hence this creates competitive study atmosphere.

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Chong

Chong

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2021

Accounting

Accounting

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 17 JUL 2018

University life

The academic and administrative staff are very helpful and informative. Students here comprise of different social backgrounds and cultures, students from different culture can learn and enhance their understanding regarding others culture. The facilities here are handy and helpful like online library and other learning platform like WBLE. 

The academic and administrative staff are very helpful and informative. Students here comprise of different social backgrounds and cultures, students from different culture can learn and enhance their understanding regarding others culture. The facilities here are handy and helpful like online library and other learning platform like WBLE.

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Ng

Ng

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2020

Mathematics

Actuarial Science

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 16 JUL 2018

University Life

In UTAR, I make a lot of new friends from different courses not only limited to my own course,know how to communicate with others, learn variety of useful skills, more independent,earn more experience besides bookish knowledge, earn working experience 

In UTAR, I make a lot of new friends from different courses not only limited to my own course,know how to communicate with others, learn variety of useful skills, more independent,earn more experience besides bookish knowledge, earn working experience

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Sim

Sim

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2018

Business Studies

Bachelor of International Business (Hons)

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 16 JUL 2018

Great thing in UTAR

When l started my first intake, l was alone in the class. I hope to meet new friend but l always cannot make it as l was too shy. Luckily, l had joint the PMP Programme which was very helpful in the way of how to communicate with people and make new friend.

When l started my first intake, l was alone in the class. I hope to meet new friend but l always cannot make it as l was too shy. Luckily, l had joint the PMP Programme which was very helpful in the way of how to communicate with people and make new friend.

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BEATRICE

BEATRICE

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2022

Accounting

Bachelor in Accountancy and Management

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 16 JUL 2018

University Life Experience

Clubs and societies often organize beneficial events in which students can have the opportunities to make new friends and gain experiences. Besides, academic staffs are helpful and experience in helping with students' academic. Facilities such as gym center help students to build their fitness and improve health. Students can able to study with a better environment.  

Clubs and societies often organize beneficial events in which students can have the opportunities to make new friends and gain experiences. Besides, academic staffs are helpful and experience in helping with students' academic. Facilities such as gym center help students to build their fitness and improve health. Students can able to study with a better environment.

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Goh

Goh

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2020

Media

Corporate communication

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 16 JUL 2018

Activities in University

Clubs and societies in the University are very active and students are willing to participate in all kind of events. This allow students to gain different, fun, and great experience from the events that we joined. Therefore, it is happy to say that this University are active in activities. 

Clubs and societies in the University are very active and students are willing to participate in all kind of events. This allow students to gain different, fun, and great experience from the events that we joined. Therefore, it is happy to say that this University are active in activities.

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Lim

Lim

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2020

Media

Corporate Communication

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 16 JUL 2018

Overall Experience

Affordable tuition fees with high quality with global recognized quality. The lectures & tutors also quite well experienced. There are also many activities, club and societies that students can take part in. 

Affordable tuition fees with high quality with global recognized quality. The lectures & tutors also quite well experienced. There are also many activities, club and societies that students can take part in.

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Muhammad Akmal

Muhammad Akmal

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2020

Media

Corporate Communication

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 16 JUL 2018

A real life experience

The syllabus taught are relevant to the students future undertaking upon graduating. Academic staff are experienced in their field and shares a lot of knowledge and experiences with the students. Students are exposed with the right environment and are guided to be better in their studies. 

The syllabus taught are relevant to the students future undertaking upon graduating. Academic staff are experienced in their field and shares a lot of knowledge and experiences with the students. Students are exposed with the right environment and are guided to be better in their studies.

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Cheong

Cheong

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2022

Chemical And Materials Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 16 JUL 2018

Student life

It is easy to make friends in this uni as group projects and assignments are good platforms to meet new people and bond with each other. The ample amount of clubs and societies here also aids in making new friends. 

It is easy to make friends in this uni as group projects and assignments are good platforms to meet new people and bond with each other. The ample amount of clubs and societies here also aids in making new friends.

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