ATC's 25th Grand Convocation Ceremony

Daniel Abishegam reports on Advance Tertiary College's 25th Convocation, attended by Dr Mary Stiasny and the Malaysian Deputy Minister of Education
The 2015 ATC Convocation Ceremony
The 2015 ATC Convocation Ceremony
It was a wonderful evening showcasing the best of ATC. The faculty and I will continue giving everything we have in preparing future generations of law graduates

On 13 January 2015, Advance Tertiary College (ATC) celebrated the success of its students at its 25th Grand Convocation Ceremony. The event was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in the heart of Kuala Lumpur under the bright lights of the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers, as if to indicate that the sky is truly the limit for the proud graduates that night.

Graduates from the University of London International Programmes Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme made up the bulk of the graduates. Others graduating were from ATC’s School of Business and Management and the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP).

2015 ATC Convocation

In attendance to join the graduates on this happy occasion, representing the University of London was Dr Mary Stiasny, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Chief Executive of the International Programmes and Simon Askey, the Acting Head of the Undergraduate Laws Programme. It was both exciting and gratifying that the graduates from the LLB programme received their scrolls from Dr Stiasny herself.

Also gracing the event, and in recognition of the enviable position ATC has achieved in the Malaysian legal education landscape, were numerous judges from all levels of the judiciary and the Vice-President of the Malaysian Bar. They were on hand to present many awards to the outstanding students from the class of 2014 and outstanding performers from Years 1 and 2 as well.

This year, ATC across its four centres in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore and Hong Kong, achieved an outstanding 34 Second Class (Upper) graduates. There were numerous First Class marks in individual subjects achieved as well. Ms Jeevitha Thurai emerged as the best Year 1 student and was awarded the Malaysian Law Scholarship to King’s College London. Her father, Mr Thurai Retnam, was present to receive the trophies and awards on her behalf.

Ms Tan Peek Shia emerged as the best graduating student from the class of 2014 and received a scholarship of RM 6000 to pursue the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) course at ATC itself. She was over the moon with her achievement and was gracious in thanking her family, ATC and the University of London for their role in her success.

"We applaud not only the graduates but their families who have been their support."

Mr P. Kamalanathan, the Malaysian Deputy Minister of Education, congratulated the graduates in his speech and wished them all the best in their endeavours. Mr Karim A.A. Khan QC of Temple Chambers addressed the convocation and reminded the law graduates of their role in society and how they must never forget their ethical duties to uphold the truth and justice.

“It was a wonderful evening showcasing the best of ATC. The faculty and I will continue giving everything we have in preparing future generations of law graduates to also taste the sweet nectar of success in this fashion. We applaud not only the graduates but their families who have been their support”, said Dr Danny Choong, Principal and Chief Executive Officer of ATC.

Apart from the University of London, Bachelor of Laws, ATC students achieved much success on the Certificate in Legal Practice and the various diploma and certificate programmes offered by the ATC Business School and these successes were celebrated as well.

The 25th Grand Convocation Ceremony concluded with a Gala Dinner at the KLCC Convention centre, with the students of ATC entertaining the graduates and guests as they had their dinner. It is hoped that the bond of friendship created amongst ATC’s class of 2014 will last a lifetime and will serve them well in their careers henceforth.

  • ATC is an Affiliate Centre for the University of London International Programmes.
  • Find out more about studying for a University of London degree in Malaysia.
  • Find out more about studying for a University of London LLB.
  • Read our profile on Malaysian scholarship winner, Jeevitha Thurai.