Last Updated 1st October 2021
Come October, the campus will come alive. We look forward to welcoming all our students back to the campus. Amidst the continuing threat, as we are preparing to reset our classes, I want to use this opportunity to share important reminders on safety and other priorities but more important to wish all of the best a great start to the new academic year.
Our semester will start as planned on Monday 27th September online, but we will offer hybrid classes to new and final year students, as well as to certain classes with students who require special equipment. Our faculty members are looking forward to welcoming back their students and are eager to re-engage with face-to-face teaching and learning.
I understand some of you may have some concerns about the reopening of campus, rightly so and it is no fault of yours. I am sure by now all of you have been well informed of the situation, and some may have been very careful given how fragile the environment; and how many times we have seen the on and off of what we can and cannot do for the sake of public safety.
Every member of this IUMW community has a responsibility to uphold the safety and make it possible for us to make use of the campus facilities. I want to assure you are not alone in this, as there will be faculty members, university staff and others.
I want to tell you about the measures the university has put in place to help keep us all safe. We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure that the health and safety of all those who will be coming back are not in any way compromised.
To begin with I want you all to know the following safeguards that will be put in place.
Anybody entering the campus including staff, students, and visitors, must be fully vaccinated, and proof of this will be requested at the main entrance. Anyone who is unable to show this proof will not be allowed to enter the campus. This is to safeguard all, and public health is our priority.
Our classrooms, library and social spaces will reopen where appropriate with additional safety measures in place. Any on-campus sessions will be in line with social distancing rules and be complemented by online lectures and seminars. We will have revised classroom layouts to accommodate social distancing. Our opening hours may also vary to comply with Government guidance, so please check before visiting.
Additional hand sanitizer stations will be in place around the campus. Teaching staff will wear face masks and stand the required distance back from the class. All students, staff and visitors will also be required to wear face masks.
There will be increased levels of cleaning, with a focus on key touchpoints, such as door handles, handrails and communal areas.
Everyone needs to put on their mask all the time and maintain social distancing of at least 2 meters. This includes walking outside with friends.
We will have our staff entrusted to enforce the rules and behaviors. We are asking you for your kind cooperation.
I know that many students will be looking forward to returning to campus life, but as we continue to live under the new norms, we should all be mindful about looking after the health and safety of ourselves and of those around us.
I am fully aware of the inconvenience, discomfort and every single reason why we should not return to normal. That is not going to happen, at least for the foreseeable future.
We must be more alert and disciplined as we go about working, socializing, and studying together. Returning to campus has become a privilege, and we want you to enjoy this, to take advantage of the networking opportunities with your friends, new and old.
The campus welfare is important to us, students, staff and the community is at the heart of everything we do here. We will continue to do all we can to minimise the risks and make the return of students as safe as possible for everyone. We’re excited to welcome our students back to campus and safety remains our top priority.
We want to assure you that we are here to ensure you succeed in your academic journey with us. We do want just as much as you to return to what we used to do and more. Work will commence soon to give the campus a new student Centre, new learning labs, new postgraduate Centre and many more in and around the campus. Watch this space.
All the best in your studies, and keep safe, always.
Last Updated 12th January 2021
We refer to the recent announcement by the Prime Minister on the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in several states in Malaysia, including the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
IUMW is directly affected by the MCO, therefore the campus will be closed from 13th January – 26th January 2021. Until otherwise advised, we will continue with online learning and assessments, with any face to face activities at this point not possible.
Student support services will also primarily be delivered online; with stricter movement control, there will be limited staff at the office to attend to matters that require physical support. This means there may be delays over certain matters, although we will try our best to accommodate all requests promptly.
Support and Guidance
We understand that online learning may be challenging to some so if you are having any difficulty, please reach out to the Student Services Centre at [email protected] who will channel your enquiry to the respective personnel.
The virtual counselling service is also available should you require help or having concerns over your wellbeing. You may contact them by writing to [email protected] or chat with the team on WhatsApp at 018-2845797.
To book a slot, please fill in the form at the link below – our registered counsellor will be in touch with you for confirmation.
*Confidentiality: According to the Malaysia Counsellors Act 1998 (Act 580), all materials and information discussed during the counselling sessions are strictly confidential, except when there is imminent danger of harm to the client or another person.
Please be assured that students are our utmost priority. The IUMW Student Council is working with the University to reach out to students who may not have good internet access or are facing other related issues to help make alternative arrangements. For current students, please check Registry Google Classroom and your student email for the latest updates. For questions and additional support, please do not hesitate to contact;
Teaching and Learning
The centre/faculties have made arrangements for final assessments to accommodate the current situation. We believe that the CMCO should not have a detrimental effect on students’ studies and progression hence, we are looking at every possible way to provide ample assistance. Extension to deadlines have been granted and lecturers are available for consultation via email or video call.
For assistance with academic matters, please contact your Programme Coordinator:
Faculty of Arts & Science
[email protected] – Communication (UG)
[email protected] – Communication (PG)
[email protected] – Communication (PG)
[email protected] – Biotechnology
[email protected] – Psychology
[email protected] – Computer Science / IT (UG)
[email protected] – Computer Science / IT (PG)
[email protected] – Project Management (PG)
Upon consultation with our UK partner university, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, the January 2021 semester for the Mobility is open for students. The Heads and Programme Coordinators will communicate with students on mobility preparation. Students are also to be reminded of the eventualities of a second/third wave and the responsibility of travel during this time. There are risks involved and the uncertainties on travel restrictions are to be considered.
The Education Malaysia has released a new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for international students planning to travel to Malaysia. The information is available on their website and is subject to change depending on the progress of the situation. It is important that you check with the Malaysian Embassy in your country, your government regulations, and airline requirements before making any travel plan to Malaysia. For international students, please refer to the International Student Officers (ISO), Mr Nizam and Mr Khusairi at [email protected], if you need any assistance.
Health & Safety
We encourage everyone to continue to adhere to all preventive and general hygiene measures by following the guidelines set by professional and regulatory agencies. Our priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, and the wider community. We will continue to work closely with authorities and keep our stakeholders informed of any changes as the situation continues to evolve.
Thank you, and stay safe.