IGS students take to London, KL for Global Campus

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A TOTAL of 50 students from the International Graduate Studies (IGS) College left for London and Kuala Lumpur yesterday to undergo the college’s first project dubbed the Global Campus.

According to a press statement from IGS College, 12 of the students flew to London while 38 went to Kuala Lumpur.

Global Campus is a core module which has been incorporated in degree courses by Malaysia-based Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.

The project focuses on employability skills, networking and innovations, creativity and industry workshop and visits.

In an interview with some of the participants who went to London, they said exposure and visits are important in order to attain in-depth knowledge about the subject being studied.

Ak Hj Ahmad Dzulhimam Pg Hj Baharudin, 27, said that going to London will give him an opportunity to establish connection with experts and broaden his ideas on technology.

“An IT student needs to have a better understanding and ideas about IT. This could be achieved by taking closer approach to countries that are advance in the field,” said the final year students of Software Engineering and Multimedia.

Another final year student, Sheena Hasri, said that in order to improve our knowledge students need to learn from other people who are skillful in the field.

“Knowing that London has established many well-known technologies, it would be sufficed to learn it from them and apply it to our study. In times, we can develop the knowledge and apply it in Brunei,” said the 22 year-old student.

The student’s itinerary in London includes talks by industry speakers and visit to HSBC, Adidas, Apple, Bank of England, Jaguar, Aardman Animations, BBC, Google and other world famous historical and cultural landmarks.

Meanwhile, students who are going to the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Kuala Lumpur will get an in-depth look at how students experience university life.

The students will also learn the fast-paced environment of the capital city of Malaysia.

The students will be in London for a month while students in Malaysia and Brunei will finish the project within two weeks.

On the other hand, 47 students are undergoing the programme in the country. These students will partake in the special task of identifying neglected or sore spots in Bandar Seri Begawan and to propose a beautifying or restoration solution.

Besides students from Brunei, the programme is also be participated by students from other countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Korea and Kazakhstan.

The Brunei Times