Highlights/ Achievements

TAR UC's Victorious Showing in Accounting Professional Avenue 2018

The Champion team (undergraduate category) with senior management of Penang Branch Campus (from left to right): Chong Khai Lin, Chin Khai Mun, Dr Lee Pey Huey, Deputy Head of Penang Branch Campus, Assoc Prof Dr Toh Guat Guan, Head of Penang Branch Campus, Ms Anitha Sundrum, Programme Leader (Degree Programmes) of the Department of Accountancy & Business, Penang Branch Campus and Chong Kez Sing.

 

The 1st Runner-Up team of the pre-university category (from left to right): Oo Chin Yi, Ooi Rie Jinn and Chiew Ann Qi, holding up their certificates and taking a group photo. 

 

The 2nd Runner-Up team of the undergraduate category (from left to right): Lew Qi Qing, Darren Cheng Chin Tatt and Yeoh Hao Jing feeling proud of their achievement.

 

The team that won 4th placing (undergraduate category) together with senior management of Penang Branch Campus (from left to right): Tan Jia Yi, Chin Poh Hoi, Dr Lee Pey Huey, Assoc Prof Dr Toh Guat Guan, Ms Anitha Sundrum and Teoh Xin Mooi.

 

 

3 teams from KL Main Campus and 5 teams from Penang Branch Campus participated in the Accounting Professional Avenue (‘APA’) Quiz Challenge 2018 organised by Universiti Sains Malaysia (‘USM’) on 13 - 14 April 2018. The objective of the competition was to expose students to accounting knowledge and concepts. The competition saw the participation of almost 40 teams from various institutions of higher learning vying for the prizes. Out of 8 TAR UC teams who participated, four teams won prizes and they are as listed below:

Undergraduate Category:

Champion – Team ‘We Are The Ones’ from Penang Branch Campus

Members of the team:

Chin Khai Mun  

Chong Khai Lin 

Chong Kez Sing

(All are Bachelor of Business (Hons) Accounting and Finance students)

 

2nd Runner-Up – Team ‘TARUC Inc.’ from Kuala Lumpur Main Campus

Members of the team:

Yeoh Hao Jing

Darren Cheng Chin Tatt

Lew Qi Qing

(All are Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) students)

 

4th Placing – Team ‘1997’ from Penang Branch Campus

Members of the team:

Chin Poh Hoi

Tan Jia Yi

Teoh Xin Mooi

(All are Bachelor of Business (Hons) Accounting and Finance students)

 

Pre-University Category:

1st Runner-Up - Team ‘Musketeers’ from Kuala Lumpur Main Campus

Members of the team:

Oo Chin Yi

Ooi Rie Jinn

Chiew Ann Qi

(All are Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting) students)

When interviewed, one of the Champion team members, Chin Kai Mun, said that success comes from hard work. “Over the years, the lectures and tutorials have strengthened our knowledge in accounting and finance and this has helped my teammates and I to perform well in the competition,” she said.

Chong Khai Lin on the other hand said that the attractive prizes, determination and motivation among the teammates drove them to win in the APA 2018 competition.

Finally, Chong Kez Sing, another member of the team, shared how she was able to tackle the questions despite being out of the syllabus. “As I was doing my ACCA professional papers in addition to my Bachelor’s degree at TAR UC, this helped me a lot when I attempted the questions posed during the challenge,” she said.

The Champion team bagged the Champions' trophy, cash prize of USD500 as well as certificates. In addition, each member of the winning team was offered a confirmed internship opportunity at Ernst & Young (Penang) from February to April 2019, in any department of their choice.