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Khong Charmaine
Khong Charmaine
"Murdoch University Student (2021) I had previously attained a Diploma in Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Through that, I gained direct entry into the 2nd year of my Degree programme with Mur..." Read More

Khong Charmaine

Khong Charmaine

Programme taken: Bachelor of Communication in Global Media and Communication and Strategic Communication (Double Major)

Murdoch University Student (2021)

I had previously attained a Diploma in Hotel & Leisure Facilities Management from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Through that, I gained direct entry into the 2nd year of my Degree programme with Murdoch University in 2019 and expect to graduate in 2021.

I chose to study with Murdoch University as it has reputable alumni in the fields I hope to join upon graduation. Besides, many companies do acknowledge graduates from the University, where the modules offered in its Degree programmes focus on practicality, with insights into the industry. Murdoch University’s flexible study schedule and the way it encourages independent learning suit me better, given the limited time I have juggling different commitments.

Additionally, I am the current President of the Murdoch Singapore-Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (IPRS) Student Chapter. All students who take Public Relations (now referred to as Strategic Communication) Degrees will receive a one-year membership to the IPRS Student Chapter upon graduation. Personally, being in the committee has given me great networking opportunities and strengthened my leadership skills. I can look back proudly on these experiences as I advance in my career. As such, it has been one of my biggest takeaways from the programme.

Murdoch University is competitive in terms of Degree recognition, educational experience, modules and double major options offered, and affordability and I would recommend the University to students and working professionals.

Jeslinder Kaur
Jeslinder Kaur
Junior Client Executive, Public Relations Industry
"Murdoch University Student (2021) Murdoch University is credible, well-recognised and puts in great effort to aid its students in their areas of interests. Murdoch goes the extra mile to ensure students are well-equipped with l..." Read More

Jeslinder Kaur

Junior Client Executive, Public Relations Industry

Jeslinder Kaur

Junior Client Executive, Public Relations Industry

Programme taken: Bachelor of Communication in Global Media and Communication and Strategic Communication (Double Major)

Murdoch University Student (2021)

Murdoch University is credible, well-recognised and puts in great effort to aid its students in their areas of interests. Murdoch goes the extra mile to ensure students are well-equipped with learning materials and have the chance to connect with industry experts, resulting in a strong learning culture.

Given my strong experience in client servicing and passion for the arts, I decided to embark on a Double Major Degree in Communication and Media Studies, and Public Relations. The communicative arts have the power to enhance our world, whether it is business-to-business or business-to-consumer.

Modules like Media Relations, and Issues and Crisis Management play an integral role in my daily operations of client servicing. With my strong academic foundation, I can easily visualise the associated theories coming alive. This bridges the gap when dealing with client feedback and helps me to problem-solve promptly.

I am proud to be associated with Murdoch University and to use my learnings to impact the real world. Given the extreme flexibility we had to complete modules at our own pace, I would highly recommend Murdoch. The modules were also practical, which aided us in transitioning quickly to a fast-paced (work) environment. This Degree has moulded me into a fine communications maven, to better service my future clients.

Ali Izrael Muhamad
Ali Izrael Muhamad
News Producer, Channel NewsAsia
"Murdoch University Graduate (2020) I chose the Bachelor of Communication in Communication and Media Studies and Public Relations due to my interest in learning about media and how it works. Studying the topics in-depth has allo..." Read More

Ali Izrael Muhamad

News Producer, Channel NewsAsia

Ali Izrael Muhamad

News Producer, Channel NewsAsia

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and Public Relations (Double Major)

Murdoch University Graduate (2020)

I chose the Bachelor of Communication in Communication and Media Studies and Public Relations due to my interest in learning about media and how it works. Studying the topics in-depth has allowed me to understand how the media landscape functions. My first choice was Murdoch University as it is one of the top 100 young universities in the world.

My job entails writing news scripts for presenters to read on air. Two modules which have helped me in my job are Media Governance and the Public Sphere, and Audiences, Users and Participants. The programme has helped me to identify sources when I am writing my assignments, and to gauge if the website that I am researching on is credible – so that I know what to include in the script.

The lecturers at Murdoch University are capable and very passionate about their jobs. They go all out as teachers, and are compassionate, kind and trustworthy. I must commend my PR lecturer for how well she taught the PR modules and for making her students feel confident in their abilities. I would recommend the University as it is reputable, and the modules will aid the students in their professional lives.

Marcus Ong Zheng Jie
Marcus Ong Zheng Jie
"Murdoch University Student (2020) It was a natural choice for me to choose Murdoch University as it is recognised as one of the top universities in the world. I was drawn to the option of being able to broaden my career options..." Read More

Marcus Ong Zheng Jie

Marcus Ong Zheng Jie

Programme taken: Bachelor of Communication in Journalism and Strategic Communication (Double Major)

Murdoch University Student (2020)

It was a natural choice for me to choose Murdoch University as it is recognised as one of the top universities in the world. I was drawn to the option of being able to broaden my career options by completing two majors in one degree, with my preferred choice in Journalism and Public Relations.

I like that the lecturers are highly qualified industry professionals who show a deep passion for what they are teaching, and I appreciate their caring disposition and teaching style as it helps students better understand complex topics and nuances.

In addition, thanks to Murdoch University’s unparalleled industry links, students who are enrolled in the Public Relations Major like myself will automatically receive student membership in the Murdoch University Singapore-IPRS Student Chapter, where we get to tap into the knowledge and experience of industry professionals. I have found this initiative very useful as I was able to discover more about my field of interest and acquire knowledge outside the traditional realm of the classroom through the student-centric activities spearheaded by the Student Chapter.

Murdoch University offers the opportunity to learn beyond your chosen specialisation via breadth units designed to introduce new knowledge and develop a rounded perspective that will help in preparing students for the multidisciplinary world. I was able to gain a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on various topics by working with students from other specialisations to explore problems and create solutions that are relevant and applicable in the real world.

Low Kai Ying
Low Kai Ying
Assistant Community Manager, Media industry
"Murdoch University Graduate (2020) While building my career, I decided to study part-time to improve my progression opportunities. As one of the few institutions offering a shorter programme for my chosen Degree and a part-time..." Read More

Low Kai Ying

Assistant Community Manager, Media industry

Low Kai Ying

Assistant Community Manager, Media industry

Programme taken: Bachelor of Communication in Global Media and Communication (Single Major)

Murdoch University Graduate (2020)

While building my career, I decided to study part-time to improve my progression opportunities. As one of the few institutions offering a shorter programme for my chosen Degree and a part-time option accommodating my work, I opted to study a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies (Single Major) with Murdoch University through Kaplan in Singapore.

The Degree programme enabled me to balance work and school, inspired me to be more analytical and gave me an in-depth understanding of the media industry. Its core units have encouraged me to think out of the box and consider critical topics and the underrepresented in our society. These are relevant to my current job scope where I manage social media accounts of several brands.

I found Murdoch’s lecturers to be nothing short of encouraging. They were supportive, presented insights and shared work experiences of their own while encouraging self-study and independence without being over-accommodating. This was especially important as it challenged me but I was never overwhelmed by the workload.

Murdoch University provides the right study-life balance for students. With its variety of programmes available, I have personally recommended it to many of my colleagues and friends.

The Degree programme pushed me to work harder, enhanced my writing skills, encouraged my critical thinking and improved soft skills such as time management and team work. After graduating, I was promoted to an Assistant Community Manager.

Vanessa Vaune Moses
Vanessa Vaune Moses
Public Relations Manager, PR & Corporate Communications
"Endeavouring to improve my education and hone my competitive edge, I sought a Double Major to broaden my career options within various industries and expand my horizons. I chose Murdoch University, a renowned institution that offered a Communicati..." Read More

Vanessa Vaune Moses

Public Relations Manager, PR & Corporate Communications

Vanessa Vaune Moses

Public Relations Manager, PR & Corporate Communications

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and Public Relations (Double Major)

Endeavouring to improve my education and hone my competitive edge, I sought a Double Major to broaden my career options within various industries and expand my horizons. I chose Murdoch University, a renowned institution that offered a Communication and Media Studies and Public Relations Double Major Degree programme.

The programme was taught by quality lecturers who were supportive and adept in their knowledge. They imparted skills directly applicable to my career in the PR industry and encouraged us every step of the way.

Of the various modules taught, I found the Campaign Management module to be most effective in my role as a Public Relations & Marketing Executive. It provides professional PR skills through practical experience, requiring us to work in teams to craft our own PR strategy and communication plans.

Thanks to the recognition of Murdoch University and my Double Major qualification, I have personally noticed that, since graduating, I was offered more employment opportunities than before and had no difficulty securing jobs. As such, I definitely recommend Murdoch University.

Rachel Yohannan
Rachel Yohannan
Sub-Editor, The Smart Local
"Northumbria University Graduate (2019) I chose Northumbria University as their grading was purely assignment based, meaning only projects and essays to focus on instead of cramming for exams. Their Mass Communication Degree pro..." Read More

Rachel Yohannan

Sub-Editor, The Smart Local

Rachel Yohannan

Sub-Editor, The Smart Local

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication with Public Relations (Top-up)

Northumbria University Graduate (2019)

I chose Northumbria University as their grading was purely assignment based, meaning only projects and essays to focus on instead of cramming for exams. Their Mass Communication Degree programme was also well-known, and was a great choice for me as I have always wanted to be a writer and enjoy expressing myself through the written word.

The curriculum has taught me many things, such as Public Relations and Advertising, which simulate real-life experiences. Even though I am not in either of these sectors, it is good to know how they operate as it makes working with them much easier. The lecturers also had prior industry experience and shared their insights with us.

Our assignments required some critical thinking but with a flexible schedule, they were manageable without procrastination. I had ample time to work on these assignments and also take on freelance writing work, alongside other hobbies.

I would highly recommend the Northumbria University Mass Communication Degree programme given the unique competitive advantages it provides you. As you will complete it earlier compared to your peers, you can begin accumulating more work experience sooner.

Oh Jia Wei Alvin, Timothy
Oh Jia Wei Alvin, Timothy
Head of Marketing, Global Software Company
"Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019) The Northumbria University Bachelor Degree in Mass Communications with Public Relations was an easy choice. The programme had a very clear direction and was in-line with ..." Read More

Oh Jia Wei Alvin, Timothy

Head of Marketing, Global Software Company

Oh Jia Wei Alvin, Timothy

Head of Marketing, Global Software Company

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication with Public Relations (Top-up)

Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019)

The Northumbria University Bachelor Degree in Mass Communications with Public Relations was an easy choice. The programme had a very clear direction and was in-line with my goal to provide more academic depth to my profession in Marketing.

The curriculum was intense but manageable for a full-time working adult like myself as it allows one to take their time to process concepts and theories, before applying them in a creative manner. It provided the flexibility of time to conduct my reading and research, resulting in me developing a stronger argument in my thesis and essays.

With a campus located in the heart of the city and a style of learning that suits mid-career individuals, the Northumbria University Bachelor Degree in Mass Communications with Public Relations is a practical and relevant choice for marketing professionals. I have already recommended this programme to others as it has helped to validate my skill sets.

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