LJMU working with YPC
20 October 2011
LJMU has further developed its relationship and portfolio of programmes with education provider Kolej Teknologi Yayasan Pendidikan Cheras - iTWEB (YPC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
YPC is a non-profit organisation that provides opportunities for students from less privileged backgrounds to undertake higher education through scholarships and financial assistance. As a result of its School Adoption Scheme, YPC has adopted 35 schools in and around Cheras, a district within the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
In February 2011 and in conjunction with its 10th Anniversary, Kolej YPC moved into a new purpose built campus with facilities for 4,000 students. Recognising the positive contribution of YPC to the nation, the new city campus was launched by the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia in Spring.
There are currently 1,300 students enrolled at YPC, with the focus being on the local, lower-income group. Strategic marketing and academic plans are in place to grow the student population to 3,000 students within 3 years. YPC has also been given approval to enrol international students with the first intake planned for August 2012.
As a result of Franchise Arrangements, two LJMU Faculties, Technology and Environment and Arts, Professional and Social Studies, have established rewarding working relationships with YPC. The following LJMU awards are now approved for full delivery at and by YPC:
- BSc (Hons) E-Business Technology and Management
- BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Visualisation
- BSc (Hons) Information Technology and Multimedia
- BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
- BA (Hons) Business Management
Julie Hargreaves, Head of Academic Partnerships and International Recruitment, commented:
"We are very proud of our association with YPC as it is helping to widen access to education for students who might not otherwise have had the opportunity to study. We look forward to working with YPC in their delivery of our franchised programmes and to developing further this important relationship."
For further information call Julie Hargreaves, 0151 904 6491 or email J.M.Hargreaves@ljmu.ac.uk