Hello everyone. I'm Saedah Samat-Alkaff and I am proud to be graduating with the Class of 2021 in Bachelor of Music Education with Pyschology. 5 years of determination, perseverance, sacrifices as well as the positive support from my husband, friends, course mates and all my lecturers in SUSS have greatly contributed to my success today. Nelson Mandela once said 'Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world!'
To my fellow graduates, congratulations!!
Let's change the world!-->
Bachelor of Music Education
Hello everyone. I'm Saedah Samat-Alkaff and I am proud to be graduating with the Class of 2021 in Bachelor of Music Education with Psychology. 5 years of determination, perseverance, sacrifices as well as the positive support from my husband, friends, course mates and all my lecturers in SUSS have greatly contributed to my success today. Nelson Mandela once said 'Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world!'
To my fellow graduates, congratulations!!
Let's change the world!
Bachelor of Sports and Physical Education
Four years in the making. It was an incredible journey. Had to juggle between school, work and family. Becoming a first-time dad when I was in year two, the struggles and memories are indelible and they will forever be etched on my heart. The people in the attached photo pretty much sum up my journey in SUSS. Without them, this journey would never be the same. Our paths have crossed for a reason and for that I am thankful.
Master of Non-Profit Management
It's a wonderful achievement to cross the finishing line to graduation. Undertaking the Masters in Non-Profit Management no doubt has given me invaluable insights into the non-profit sector. It has also transformed my perspectives. I find myself being indignant about the injustices in Singapore, wanting to do more for the underprivilege or to help families who face challenges meandering through the red tape of policies, and being very conscious of the importance of sustainability in all that we do.
I think the greatest challenge was time management because it was very stretched to cover full time work responsibilities, course work and assignments, care for 2 elderly parents, and my own family. The stress and demands were exacting and it's indeed a miracle to be able to graduate. "Thank you'' is just not sufficient to convey my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to my husband, my best friend, and my sister for all their encouragement, support, love, and care. If not for their unstinting support, I would not have achieved success. I would also like to thank my thesis supervisor, Dr Carol Mak, as well as Adrian and Greg from SG Assist, who gave me a lot of support. Working with them showed me the great need that we face in Singapore to cultivate a gracious and compassionate society and to revive our lost ‘kampong spirit' culture.
Master of Counselling
It feels surreal to graduate, can't believe it has been 2.5 years in the blink of an eye! Spending whole Saturdays (and sundays even) together was unbelievable; i'll always remember how anxious we were that we would be called on to present, the small kettle that kept us warm, the teachers who cared for us while teaching us all they knew, and the group struggles of handing in assignments! Thank you classmates for making learning safe and not competitive, and my understanding family for my Saturday-absence! Y'all, we made it!
Bachelor of Early Childhood
Bachelor of Social Work
Education enables dreams and opens up new opportunities. Through SUSS, I get to fulfil my childhood aspiration of being a Probation Officer.
Education enables friendship. Through SUSS, I met supportive peers and mentors who encouraged and gave me strength.
I am thankful that SUSS has a flexible curriculum that enables me to continue the commitments I have as a mother of three, a wife, a daughter and as a founder.
I am also thankful that SUSS has given me the support to start a Social Enterprise, Social Gifting, which enable SUSS students to come together to do good for the community.
Thank you, SUSS, and everyone who has been part of this journey! We made it!
BSc Business Analytics
It's been quite a journey and I am filled with so much joy to finally graduate. It hasn't been easy juggling my time and energy between my commitments as a part-time student, a full-time software engineer, a sister, a daughter and a friend. When I reached the valleys of my journey, I was met with overwhelming emotions and fatigue. However, with every valley there was peak and there I found out how to persevere and nurture my strengths. I wouldn't have been able to do this alone. I would like to take this chance to thank my parents, siblings and friends for all their love and support. Thank you also to the lecturers of SUSS, who did their best to make night classes more interactive. Most of all, I thank God for His guidance and strength. It is indeed true that nothing is impossible through Him who gives me strength.
BSc Business Analytics
It has been an experience for me to complete my part-time studies all these years. With the support of my family, friends, colleagues and bosses, I managed to persevere and achieve this.
I would like to say thank you to those who have supported me and believed in me.
A special shout-out to the lecturers and staff at SUSS!
Congratulations to everyone who is graduating this year!
Congratulations to all fellow graduands of Class 2021 in achieving this milestone in life! It hasn't been easy but we have made it through! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all lecturers and fellow classmates for making my learning journey exciting and I was able to gain so much invaluable experience for the past few years. Last but not least, my family and husband for all the unequivocal support and love they have showered on me. I would not have made it so far without them! Thank you everyone and all the best!
I am elated to be graduated in achieving this milestone in my life. Juggling with full-time work and part-time studies was not an easy feat. Coming from an ITE and Poly background, this journey has taught me to be resilient and adaptable in different situations.
Importantly, do not let fear stop you from moving forward in your education and career journey. As I believe this would bring you to a better destination where I would belong at the end. Becoming of student for life has enriched my learning journey in SUSS, and I could apply the lesson that I learned to work and personal life.
I would like to thank my Mum, Sister, Yazid, Eryan, fellow professors, lecturers', groupmates, and friends for their support in believing in me and making the lesson engaging. Moreover, my Sister who was also a graduate from SUSS has been giving encouraging words and support to believe in myself when I faced challenges in both my work and studies. Ultimately, I will cherish the moments in SUSS and I planned to contribute to society by helping juniors through teaching and volunteering.
Notably, Yazid has been in the SUSS journey with me giving steadfast support when I encountered roadblocks in some module topics.
I'd like to express my gratitude to my family for their unwavering support over the past 3.5 years, especially to my wife, mother-in-law, and two wonderful children for their support and encouragement. I am grateful to have met excellent teachers and friends who have provided me with companionship and direction. Without any of them, I would not have been able to do it! I am grateful and strive to provide a good example for my children as they embark on their educational adventure.
I am currently employed as a production senior manager in a manufacturing company. Graduated with a bachelor's degree in business is a significant accomplishment for me; nonetheless, I will continue to develop professionally, as learning is a lifelong process. I'd like to use this occasion to encourage all students not to give up along the path and to strive for greater success via determination and a goal-oriented attitude. It is possible for everyone to succeed.
BSc Business Analytics
Congratulations to all SUSS graduates! Wishing all of you the very best in your future careers!
4 and half years ago when I embarked on this learning journey in SUSS as a part-timer, it was a goal set basically to demonstrate to my kids that disregard of how old we are, we can take small steps to reach our goal. There were sacrifices for our family and ourselves and with their motivation and accommodation despite lesser time spent with them over multiple weekends, I would like to show my appreciation and gratitude towards them. Additionally, with SUSS providing the platform for me to pursue my interest, I deeply appreciate and would like to thank the institution and the instructors for the support and patient extended to me .
BA Tamil Language and Literature
This picture was taken on the day when I received the news that I will graduating this year. It was my celebratory dinner for my long-awaited graduation. It has been a long 6 years where I am ever grateful for the greatest pillars of my life, my parents, my bundle of joys Zaheer and Haris who travelled this tough journey with me. I am grateful for you all. I had amazing bosses who always cheered me on whenever I withered. I had best friends who were my cheer leaders and you know who you are. I love you all and I wouldn't have accomplished this milestone without you all. As I look back, SUSS has given me various learning pitstops and I am thankful for all the friends I have made in class. As an educator, I am always on a constant run to widen my horizon of knowledge and am looking forward to pursuing further studies soon and can't wait it!
This is one of my greatest life achievements thus far. I started this journey in 2012 when I just started working full time. However, in 2013, I met with an accident and broke my leg, and it affected my work and studies. I failed miserably and took time off from school to recover myself. That was when I met my wife. She was very supportive of me continuing my studies and became my pillar of support. I restarted the course in 2015 and soon after I got engaged. In 2016, I got married and in 2017 my wife gave birth to our beautiful daughter. The challenge gets harder each year as I must balance working full-time, studying part-time and managing my small family.
I would like to give special thanks to my supportive wife, both my parents and my in-laws for always being there to help me in any way they could such as taking care of my wife and daughter when I need to go for night classes or busy with my assignments. I would not have been able to go through without the supportive environment in SUSS as well as at home. My hope is to inspire others especially my daughter, to belief that if you persevere and put your heart and mind to it, nothing is impossible. It may have taken me 6 years to complete my studies, but I did it with all the challenges that was put through me. The pain and struggles to gain knowledge cannot be compared to the lifetime benefits that will stay within us.
Thank you SUSS for being a big part of my life journey, not only in providing me with the education that I am passionate about, but also allowing me to be an inspiration to my daughter and be the living example to her that education is for life.
It has been a long journey for me but thanks to my strong support system, I managed to graduate. It wasn’t easy juggling my studies with two pregnancies on tow but really glad I pulled through. Thank you my Husband, Mother, Sister & my two daughters for going through this journey with me. To a better future ahead!
BA Chinese Language and Literature
To teachers, graduates and everyone,
Congratulations to all graduates of 2021. Eventually, we succeed through years of lectures, assignments and examinations.
Although “graduating” explained as successfully complete, but it doesn’t mean we stop learning. A Chinese idiom always reminded us that knowledge has no limit, Chinese character as “学无止境” and Chinese phonetic as “xue wu zhi jing”. We must live and learn from each other regardless of any age group.
I’m thankful for the chance to learn from SUSS teachers and schoolmates through years of learning journey. There was a “Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Appreciation” course that gave most meaningful life to me, especially human’s personality. A Tang dynasty Chinese calligrapher named Liu Gong Quan said that to achieve a straightness stroke neatly and beautifully without any curve or bend, it is equivalent to your upright character, Chinese original as “心正则笔直”, phonetic as “xin zheng ze bi zhi”.
This period of time is to pursue a better version of myself and not just paper qualification. I would like to express gratitude to my family, colleagues, HOPs, lecturers and schoolmates by guiding and supporting me throughout my schooling in SUSS.
My aspiration for the future is to contribute to society by inspiring individuals to keep exploring each prospective.
Wish everyone good health and all the best for your future endeavours.
It is unbelievable that I could complete my part-time Degree in Psychology in 4 years having juggling work and my 3 kids. Remembering the first step at the entrance of SUSS to start my first lesson, I told myself to be perseverant and achieve a goal set at age of 40. Continuous learning and determination and family/school support had given me strength in facing all challenges. A feeling of emptiness that I do not have to finish my day with assignments and reading make me decided to continue to support SUSS as a student ambassador and took on another course of study recently.
The sense of fulfillment and the learned knowledge and skills had helped me grow to be a better person as a mother and applied to my work. Thanks to my family, friends, and teachers for supporting me and lastly to fellow graduands,” You can do it!”
Bachelor of Communication
My journey at SUSS was challenging yet enriching. Juggling work and study is demanding and can take a toll on an individual. There were days when I felt like I was not going to make it to the end.
Therefore, to successfully complete and graduate from SUSS is such a gratifying and proud accomplishment for me!
BSc Biomedical Engineering
Last couple of years have been a roller coaster due to rise of pandemic which directly affected on our studies in many ways. However, with hard work and determination we were able to achieve our goals at last. I would like to pay my gratitude to my family, lecturers, colleagues, and all others who supported me throughout this wonderful journey. Dear fellow friends, dreams don't have to be stopped from here find ways and seek new vistas to embark on who you are while embracing our lives with passion and devotion. Go for it..
Congratulations to everyone graduated in 2021.
BSc Digital Media
I would like to thank my family and friends for all the support that they have given through my time in SUSS. I really appreciate all the support that I've received over the years and hope that everyone else will be successful in their future endeavors!
BSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Felt extremely relieved! But at the same time miss the time going for lesson every time during the night after my work. It is kind of tough and tiring too when I have managed work and study at the same time. With my friends and colleagues, it helps a lot along the way which gives me the drive to work towards my final milestones. To my fellow graduands you guys have done it even with these tough times, Yes! We are graduating!!! Would like to firstly thank my wife, Rolinda for constantly supporting me and understanding during my time in studies as well as my family morale support. My hope for the future will be having to be able to return to school for the rest to resume back the cohesive study atmosphere once again! #StarsbuckSUSS #SUSSRocks
BSc Digital Media
How do I feel about graduating? Fantastic! I've always believed in the lifelong learning approach that of SUSS. It has been nothing short of but a challenging and rewarding journey at SUSS. The school provides wholesome support for the students and implements industry-related workshops and programmes that students can join to enhance their learning journey at SUSS. I'm sure most adult learners will agree with me that balancing part-time studies with full-time work and some of us having family commitments is an energy-intensive journey. Now that we're at the end of it, I'd say this is not the end but let's celebrate the start of a new beginning. Most of us will be hopping on to new jobs and responsibilities. It may be challenging initially, but I'd say we're off to a great start! Thank you to all my coursemates, lecturers, student support and everyone else who have helped me during my studies. Thank you for being a supportive bunch. Here wishing all graduates the best of luck in their future endeavours. Well done for not giving up, and congratulations to all graduates of Class 2021! Yes, we made it! (:
Bachelor of Building and Project Management
Feeling so happy and extremely proud of myself to reach this milestone of my academic pursue. It was extremely challenging during the past 3 years. Overseas deployment, juggling between work and family, its never easy. And then COVID-19 came along which makes it even tougher.
One significant moment that remains vivid in my memory is during the exam period in Nov 2019. My dad passed away and I have to revise during the funeral wake and leave midway for exam. I am extremely grateful that my family gave me the strength and support to tide me thru the tough times.
I would like to thank my family which I just can't thank enough and also my peers that had fought along me thru numerous assignments and revisions. Congrats to all graduates! You deserve this moment!
BSc Human Factors in Safety
I have finally reached another significant milestone in life & it was absolutely surreal for me that I have made it thus far! Having to juggle between both cyclic shifts & part-time studies were a massive struggle for me in my mid-20's. Nonetheless, all the tears, endurance & sacrifices made during this journey were worthwhile.
Shout out to Sharifah Raihanah & Muhammad Anwar for being awesome study buddies throughout my years of study!
Most importantly, I would like to express my utmost gratitude to my brother & mentor, Asyraf, whom I would not have made it without his guidance & continuous support. 'Finish what you've started' were his words of encouragement that have kept me going till the end.
Lastly, to all fellow graduands: "Never forget that there is nothing you can't accomplish when you believe in yourself." Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
Cheers to your next journey!
Bachelor of Building and Project Management
CONGRATULATIONS TO GRADUATING CLASS 2021!! Special thanks to my family especially my kids, my best of friends [whom we met during the course], other course mates [met along the way] and lecturers for all the motivation and support!
Me Graduating @47, it's never too late ya! "Life is a journey not a race"!
BSc Facilities and Events Management
It was truly a satisfying experience to have graduated (finally!) from university. Five and a half years of sacrifices, perseverance, determination, uncertain...the journey was not easy. It is challenging being a mum trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. Add studying to the mix, and it's a whole new level of juggling. There were times where I felt tired and overwhelmed and doubted my ability to complete my journey at SUSS. I vividly remember those nights when I tirelessly did research for my assignments only after the kids have gone to sleep.
I would like to sincerely thank all who had been a part of this memorable journey, especially my family. They are a priceless gift, greater than anything that I can imagine. If it weren't for their endless support, tireless encouragement, backing me up during my ups and downs, I would not have claimed this victory as mine. Knowing that I have them to turn to gives me the strength to accomplish it all. I hope my success serves as an inspiration for my children!
To all my fellow graduates of Class 2021, congratulations for having achieved this milestone! Cheers!!!
Never talented in academic, graduating was definitely a great weight off my shoulders.
Through this journey, I've come to understand that hard-work beats talent and nothing is too hard to accomplish. I want to thank my parents for all their support and patience, and also allowing me to make my own decisions in life and always believing in my choices. Additionally, I want to thank the best study partner I could ever ask for, a fellow Graduate, Lee Chun How. He has always been so motivating and patient towards me. Without him and his endless patience & guidance, I would have never been able to graduate. I plan to put what I've obtained in school into real life scenario in the public sector & build a career by returning back to the society.
通过这次旅程，我开始明白，努力工作胜过天赋，没有什么是很难完成的。我要感谢我的父母对我的支持和耐心，也让我在生活中做出自己的决定，并始终相信自己的选择。此外，我要感谢我最好的学习伙伴，Lee Chun How。没有他和他无尽的耐心和指导，我无法毕业。
Bachelor of General Studies
To my dear parents, Hj Tahir & Hjh Junainah,
My dream has finally come true today and it has been possible because of your continuous support. Also to my brother, thank you so much for sending and fetching me from school, especially on Friday nights when it's hard to find a grab or taxi! I will remember each of your sacrifices.
I also would like to thank SUSS, all my great lecturers and group partners for all your hard work and dedication! I wish you all the best. Thank you once again to my lovely family for all of the love and support throughout these stressful years. I love you 3000!
Bachelor of General Studies
I feel a sense of achievement for completing my bachelor in 4.5 years. Able to juggle between full-time job and part-time studying is not easy. Thanks god that i managed to pull it through. I want to thank all fellow graduand, family, friends and my lecturer for guiding me with all the remarkable knowledge and fruitful experience. Will surely miss the online quiz, discussion, TMA, exams etc. Hoping for a good career and future ahead. Thanks!
Master of Early Childhood Education