Dr Julian Ng poses with Warnborough's Malaysian learning centre representatives

Welcome for Malaysian Learning Centres

Nine Warnborough College (UK) approved learning centres in Malaysia came together on December 4th, 2016 to meet with VP Dr Julian Ng. These learning centres are something that we are quite proud of as they represent Warnborough’s commitment to VET (vocational education and training).

Each centre focuses on a niche area of VET (for example, in music or cuisine production, art design, IT, engineering or language). Qualifications offered by the centres are validated by Warnborough College (UK), and they range from Levels 1 (Certificate) to 3 (Advanced Diploma).

Dr Julian introduced the Warnborough ethos to the representatives of each centre, and held a Q+A session, after which an official banner was presented to each centre. Warnborough College is committed to helping the centres develop their VET provisions and to provide opportunities to better the lives of their students.

The Canterbury Arts Conference (CArtsCon) was introduced formally to the group, and it is an event which is relevant to quite a few of the centres. It provides a wonderful opportunity for students and staff to present at an international conference to gain exposure and experience, and to bolster their resum├ęs.

We look forward to hosting the centres when they come for graduation and CArtsCon in July 2017.

Finally, much thanks to COSC and A&E College for hosting this event.

Dr Julian Ng with Monique Santiago-Miranda, Sr Helen Malubay, Dr Rochi Marcelo, and Dr Manny Martinez

Visit to St Paul University

Warnborough Vice-President, Dr Julian Ng, visited St Paul University Quezon City (SPUQC) from the 26th November to the 1st December. SPUQC is part of the St Paul University System of institutions, and its headquarters are based in Tuguegarao, Luzon. Warnborough Council members are familiar with this location as many were present at St Paul’s 100th anniversary celebrations in 2007, during which the foundations of a Cathedral were revealed. Warnborough is proud to have contributed to the building of this Cathedral.

Over the years, SPU and WC have embarked on various joint programmes in nursing and business administration, and in distance learning.

This trip, Dr Ng met with SPUQC Vice-President of Academics, Sr Helen Malubay to discuss possibilities for expanding the partnership. Themes for partnership discussed included transnational education (TNE) opportunities and dual award programmes.

Dr Ng met also with Dr Rosalie Marcelo, the Director for Admissions and Linkages, to discuss the way forward for cooperation. Present too, was Dr Manny Martinez, the MBA Program Director, and Monique Santiago-Miranda, to discuss the possibility of study tours across the Warnborough University Alliance (WUA) network. Dr Ng gave some input into the strategic design of a new MBA programme targeted at high-flying executives. A sharing session with English language teachers allowed Filipino teachers to access ideas and tips for teaching English as a Second Language.

Former SPUP alumni president, Marites Guttierez, hosted a function at her elaborate resort, Canyon Cove, where many ideas were shared about the enhancement of SPUP’s global vision with parallels to the Warnborough experience.

Watch this space for details of the new partnership.