SGS APPRECIATES CONTRIBUTION MADE BY PEER SUPPORT GROUP (PSG)
Serdang, 10 March 2015 – In recognition of various contributions made by the Peer Support Group (PSG), School of Graduate Studies (SGS) of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) awarded certificates of appreciations to 14 members from the organization.
PSG was established in January 2012. A brainchild of Prof. Dr. Bujang Kim Huat (Dean of SGS), this group is honoured to be the first PSG in Malaysia having members from various nationalities. Since its existence PSG has been bridging the gap between SGS management and students effectively.
Peer Support Group is an organization comprising of students from various backgrounds and nationalities. Accommodation needs, immigration requirements, cultural differences and academic expectations and challenges are amongst the main concerns addressed by this organization in helping international students cope with the transition of studying abroad in Malaysia.
“The certificate serves to recognise their (PSG) contributions and voluntary work during their membership.” said Professor Dr. Bujang Kim Huat, Dean of SGS. He also invited them to join another organization, Alumni Support Group (ASG) upon the completion of their study.
Towards the end of the ceremony, PSG came up with a video presentation showcasing their various involvements in voluntary and charitable activities. Among them were Tree Planting, Tree Labeling and Mobility Programme to the National University of Singapore (NUS). The video can be accessed at SGS Gallery via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVv1iKIQPzs.