SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2016) - Loughborough University, which was recently ranked UK's top four university in the Guardian League Tables 2017, behind Oxford University, Cambridge University and the University of St. Andrews, today announced its 2015 - 2016 class of graduates from PSB Academy, Singapore.
This year's graduating batch from PSB Academy boasts two students, who have topped their classes in both Singapore and UK cohorts of about 500 students -- both of them earned first-class honour degrees from Loughborough University. About 80 students attended the ceremony at CHIJMES this afternoon.
Aung Kyi Kyi, 29 (pictured), holds a full-time position as an Executive Assistant at the National University Hospital, and hopes to someday pursue a Master's degree that will further enable her to climb the corporate ladder in the Operations and Administrations industry. "I have come this far, partly due to lecturers who have been so committed to guiding students like me. I hope that this degree will open doors for me to enter a managerial role in my company, I look forward to what the future brings," says Kyi Kyi.
As a finance officer at the National University of Singapore, it was important to Priyanka John that she was able to toggle between a working professional and a conscientious student seamlessly. For this very reason, the part-time degree programme presented itself as an almost divine opportunity because it allowed her to do retain her job while still working towards a better version of herself. "With this degree, I feel that so many career options in the Finance industry are now open to me, and now I have proven to myself that I have to aptitude to explore new opportunities in this professional field," says the 26-year-old.
Loughborough University established its first and only offshore programme with PSB Academy in year 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies degree. The university subsequently expanded its range of offerings at PSB Academy with concentrations in Human Resource Management and Banking and Finance. More than 750 students, enrolled through PSB Academy, have graduated with an honours degree from Loughborough University since.
Graduates from this year's ceremony will be receiving their degrees from Guest-of-Honour, Christopher Pook, Regional Director for Department for International Trade (DIT) at the British High Commission, Singapore, along with the university's associate dean, professors, PSB Academy staff and family members in attendance.
"Our students, graduates, staff and partners are at the heart of all we do. They're the key to our continuous success at preparing industry-ready graduates, some of whom we are proud to celebrate with today. Within this close-knit community, shared across our UK shores with PSB Academy, there is an atmosphere of determination and a will to succeed, which creates an environment that motivates everyone to be the best they can be," said Professor Jim Saker, Associate Dean (Enterprise), Professor of Retail Management at Loughborough University.
"We are proud to be partnered with one of UK's leading universities -- they have been consistently rated as one of the best, with an international reputation for research that matters and excellence in teaching. We are certain that our graduates today, most of whom so bravely juggled with both work and rigorous study commitments as part-time students, are well-equipped to overcome industry challenges in this age of disruption, and continue to soar to new heights in their careers," said Joao Ponciano, Dean and Senior Vice President, PSB Academy.
For more information, please visit Loughborough University at PSB Academy.
Photo (credit: PSB Academy): Aung Kyi Kyi, 29, one of two students from PSB Academy who topped the cohort in Singapore and UK, graduated with 1st class honours for her Bachelor in Business Studies course offered by Loughborough University
About PSB Academy
Productivity is at the heart of PSB Academy. Once known as the Productivity and Standards Board, PSB Academy today ranks as one of Singapore's leading private education institutions. Our full-time and part-time diploma, degree and post-graduate programs focus on what really matters: performance in the real-world. We aim to appeal to millennials looking for an industry-ready education as well as early to mid-career professionals looking to upgrade themselves.
We have over 300 part-time and full-time lecturers delivering lessons to over 11,000 local and international students. PSB Academy is currently situated at two campuses in Singapore: PSBAcademy@Delta and PSBAcademy@Shenton. Learn more at: www.psb-academy.edu.sg.
About Loughborough University
Loughborough is one of the country's leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.
It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named the best in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey. Loughborough was ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2017 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2017 and was also named University of the Year in the In the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.
Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education's 'table of tables' and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.