Sakinah Binte Jumahat, Ashira Binte Ahmad, Bridget Kang Xiang Ling, Choo Ler, Dardanelleis Balisi Lizaso (Doli), Siti Mariam Binte Mustaffa, Teo Hai Thoe (Jaslyn)
Master of Early Childhood Education with Practitioner Specialisation
Bachelor of Counselling
A big thank you to the Head of Programme, lecturers, school counsellor and life coach and fellow graduands for your guidance and journeying together!
Master of Social Work
Thankful for my study buddy of two years: Adriel Tham :) thanks for that awesome journey!! See you at our convocation!
Also this allows me to be an inspiration to my daughter that education is for life.
Ian Koh Deng Yuan
Master of Adult Learning
To the graduating Class of 2020, congratulations! Graduating may feel bittersweet at this moment: On one hand, we can't have a physical celebration (yet). On the other, it marks a new chapter in our lives.
I took on the Grad Cert in Adult Learning in 2018, hoping to learn something to enhance my on-the-job capabilities (I was in a university doing student management). What I learnt during the course blew me away and piqued my interest so much that I decided to continue with the Diploma, and subsequently the Masters. Ironically, I had never been a good student throughout my academic life because I was never interested in studying. The MATLG programme changed that, and I made the difficult decision to leave my job to devote myself to my studies. Looking back, it was a huge risk, but I have no regrets.
I'd like to thank my parents, relatives, ex-colleagues and friends for supporting me through my learning journey. I am also grateful for all my SUSS MATLG lecturers for motivating and inspiring me to give the best I can. Special thanks must also be given to my Head of Programme and Programme Executive for all the support rendered over the years. SUSS's faculty and staff are truly wonderful.
I was fortunate to secure a job in the Teaching & Learning field just before graduation. That said, the learning never truly ends. To my fellow graduates, take heart during this difficult period, because all bad things will eventually pass. Always remember that “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it” - Marlan Wright Edelman.
Jaslyn Peng Wenjuan
Master of Gerontology (Management)
Dear Lectures and classmates, we are smiling and experiencing the excited moments, we overcome the challenges faced in learning journey and obtained the achievement and success from SUSS, Miss you SUSS, miss you, my dearest classmates and lectures, stay safe and strong, active and successful in ageing!
Nur Liyana Binti A Wahid
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Management
The flexibility of SUSS's unique and enriching learning path that really drives one to be resilient and self-directed. It was a whole new level of juggling for me as I grow together with my evolving role as budding early childhood professional, a doting wife and subsequently a nurturing mother to a precious bundle of joy. Plus, I had to fulfil the added scholarly obligations I was awarded during my freshmen year.
I fondly recall bearing the animated startling kicks from the little one during my exams when I was in my third semester of pregnancy and tirelessly nursing him while I did the research for my assignments in the wee hours of the morning. I am indeed grateful to the amazing support system I had that made all my experiences worthwhile.
Ultimately, take my hat off to all the mothers out there who remarkably balance all their extraordinary roles in their life and want to tell them wholeheartedly; ‘You are doing great!'.
Nurhidah Binte Mat Noor
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Psychology
Four years of determination, perseverance, and sacrifices...my success would not be possible without my pillars of great support from the people around me!
I sincerely thank all who had been a part of my memorable journey till I achieved my bachelor's degree. May this journey be an inspiration to others out there who wish to pursue their dream! As for my four lovely children who witnessed this journey together with me, Ibu hope this inspires all four of you to succeed in your studies and life, too!
I will miss all the memories made throughout the time I studied at SUSS. Thank you SUSS for the opportunity!
Nurul Fazliana Binte Rahman
Bachelor of Social Work
I am beyond ecstatic to have accomplished my Bachelor in Social Work with SUSS. It becomes even more special as I have also accomplished many of my personal goals while studying in SUSS.
I got engaged and married during my first years in SUSS. I was completing TMAs on my wedding night! I then got pregnant and begin waddling in the seminar rooms, attending my night classes with a huge belly. I gave birth to my baby girl on my final year with SUSS. I was told by my gynae that I might not be able to make it for exams, but I was determined to go through it and persevered with so much determination. I trusted myself that I could take the risk and I did! These special and truly significant moments in my life has made education with SUSS an unforgettable experience. My baby now loves holding a pencil and became uncontrollably happy when she sees books and papers. Back when i was 'baking' her in my tummy, she was the most active only during my night classes in SUSS.
I would like to give special thanks to my supportive husband, my family, friends, my kind classmates and lecturers who accomodated me so much especially while i was heavily pregnant. I wouldn't be able to go through school without the supportive environment in SUSS as well as at home. My hopes is to inspire others especially my daughter, to belief that if we want to change the world, education is the most powerful weapon, a mind expanding gift that can broaden horizons, enrich lives and change the world if used correctly. Long days and night studying, all the pain and struggles to gain knowledge, is nothing compared to the lifetime benefits that will stay within us forever.
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.
Ong Yat Leng
Bachelor (Hons) of Social Work
To my fellow graduands,
As we graduate with our degrees and close this chapter of our lives, let us also not forget what spurred us to undertake our studies in the first place.
SUSS is special to me in that it gave me the opportunity to make a career switch into a totally different profession after almost 20 years of employment. Such a move would have been practically unheard of perhaps just 20 years ago.
Let us be grateful and give back to our juniors and society with our newfound knowledge and experiences. Congratulations to all graduands; and to my fellow graduands in social work, I hope to meet you out in the field very soon!
Sim Puay Hwee
Bachelor of Counselling
Finally, yes, finally, I have successfully pulled through four years of part-time study. I am grateful to Cecilia for admitting me to SUSS. It is a school filled with love and compassion which I have not experienced before in my years of studies.
Supatriana Binte Supaat
Master of Community Leadership and Social Development
Congratulations to the class of 2020! It is really an achievement that we have graduated. Looking back, we have juggled the commitments of family, work and studies. The unexpected Covid-19 has pushed us to adapt to online classes and examinations. These challenges were not easy, but we did it. We could not have done it without our supportive lecturers, course mates, family and friends.
I am thankful for the Social Resilience Enhancement Scholarship awarded by SUSS which has encouraged me to do better. I am grateful for the lecturers who have guided us to critically raise questions and search for our own answers. I will always remember the most fun, collaborative and caring course mates ever. With their company, my studies have been so enriching. Lastly, thanks to my husband, family and friends who have given me their utmost support. The Masters programme has given me the impetus to continue my lifelong learning and give back to the society.
Wong Pei Yi
Bachelor of Social Work
I am very thankful for all the lessons, the MOE Bursary, Counselling and Life Coaching that I received during each semester. I am also thankful for the support and help that my loved ones and friends have given me through the past 7 years. These taught me to prioritize my time, build great habits and stay focused on my goals. I'm proud of this achievement and this degree I feel that what I learned which will help in my career is going to give me a big advantage in my career now.