SACE International has become my programme of choice as I like how the application of the knowledge gained is emphasised throughout its syllabus by including graded assignment varying from investigation folios to presentations. In my humble opinion, I find that SACE offers a valuable exposure that prepares students to the type of learning and lifestyle that students will experience in universities.

Since I went for an April intake (conveniently during the time of MCO), my first lecture had to be conducted online. Admittedly, it was a very unusual at first, being unable to see my lecturers and peers in person and only hearing their voices through the laptop speakers. As far as my learning experience goes, it was great. The lecturers conducted their lectures effectively, distributed essential learning materials to students and openly welcomed students to contact them if they had any problems. However, I personally found it challenging to focus on the lectures at times as I was too relaxed in the comfort of my own home. Despite that, this was the new norm and everyone including myself had to make their own adjustments to learn effectively.

Thankfully, at the start of July, students were allowed to come back to campus for lectures while adhering to the S.O.P guidelines and maintaining social distancing. Since then, my learning experience improved after returning to campus as the classroom environment was suited better for me to focus and the face to face interaction between students and lecturers definitely made the lectures more engaging.

Overall, I enjoy learning in the SACE International programme and would like to thank the lecturers and staff of DISTED college for a wonderful learning experience and effective coordination especially during MCO.

Joel Goh Poh Shen

SACE INTERNATIONAL 2020

One of the predominant reasons I chose the DISTED DBS programme is because of their twinning option to Staffordshire University in England. In addition to that, the cost of this course was most worthwhile among the other colleges in my area, plus I was offered a scholarship, which further sweetened the deal.

Although I am only in my 3rd semester, I have already learned and experienced an abundance of lessons that will aid me in my future. Just within a year, I have grown fond of my lecturers who have efficiently guided and taught me the syllabus to successfully achieve the learning objectives, properly equipping me with the skills and knowledge I need.

Even though this pandemic, I was able to effectively learn through online classes and discussions. In fact, I was able to concentrate and absorb information better in the comfort of my own home, along with the consistent efforts of the lecturers as well.

Low Teck Shen

Diploma in Business Studies

I enjoy my online learning experience at DISTED, it’s convenient and flexible. With the correct tools, you can enjoy learning new knowledge and skills be it at home or in school. Nevertheless, it was a difficult and challenging transition to me when the class first switched to online learning. We need to acquire new knowledge and skills to adapt to the changes. It’s a whole new learning concept to me, you need to listen carefully, ask the right question, convey the message effectively and many more.

I truly appreciate all my psychology lecturers who has put up the effort and time to prepare the online classes. They are always attentive to our needs be it in class or after the lesson. They reply my message instantly and spend time guide us through these difficult time.

During the lockdown I found that self-discipline is the utmost important requirement for studying and learning, especially for online learning at home. You still need to attend the online classes on time!

Wong Ke Xin

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

In light of the enforcement of the MCO, all classes at DISTED have shifted to online learning. I was struggled with the sudden changes in the beginning because we were so get used to live interaction. With live interaction, people not only listen to what you say, they will also perceive the greater meaning of the tone, emotion and body language. Now with online learning, I need to improve my verbal communication skill in order to convey message and receive the lecture effectively. Further, I’m blessed that I have a group of friendly and dedicated lecturers who always there to back me up.

The most important thing I’ve learnt from DISTED online learning to be ready to accept and adapt to changes. I was so get used with live interaction, online learning is a different method to me. I have to learn how to adapt to the changes and acquire skills and knowledge which needed for the changes.

At last, I miss my lecturers and friends so much. I understand that even with the MCO lifted, we are ought to practice social distancing. As such, I would like to give you all a Social-Distanced Big Bear Hug!

Lee Zhing Tian

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

During the Covid-19 lockdown, we’re unable to continue with our normal daily routine like attending classes and hang out with friends. All live interaction activities are prohibited and we’re ought to practice social distancing. I’m truly glad that the School of Psychology was able to attend to the situation fast and shifted all face-to-face classes to online learning so that we are able to continue our courses and complete my undergraduate studies on time.

Although this is the first time Disted School of Psychology conducted online learning, the lecturers are doing their very best and carrying out their essential duties to make sure lessons are on-going. Big thumbs up to our school and the dedicated lecturers. Thank You for all the efforts!

Christina Wong Sze Mun

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Before I become the Green Hero, I was just an ordinary student like you in college. The process of bringing to GreenHero to where it is today and more to come is because of the experience I have gained from the college itself. The clubs I joined such as DISTED Student Representative Council and also DISTED Model United Nation has helped me brushed my soft skills such as public speaking, leadership, debating, critical thing, event management and communication skills.

Besides that, Mrs Elaine Chan, Mrs Tan Pei Shi and other lecturers have helped me a lot in crafting my entrepreneurship skills since I started Green Hero back in college. Their advice and mentoring have lead me to speak in TEDX twice and also became the champion of Malaysia Student Entrepreneur Award 2019 to represent Malaysia both in Macau and Singapore.

I just want you to know, if you have a dream a student for your future, start building them while you are studying in college so that you can gain more experience and failures in life. The more you fail, the better you learn. The more you gained experience, the better you are at making better decisions in the future. Start now, and become awesome later as time passed by.

Calvin Chan

BSc (Hons) International Business Management