The Faculty of Applied Communication (FAC) welcomed 40 excited and eager students and two teachers from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Seksyen 9, Shah Alam to its faculty in Cyberjaya. The visit was conducted in fulfilling the school’s request to learn more about the communication programme. Ms. Suhana Mohamed Salleh, the Programme Coordinator for Bachelor of Communication (Strategic Communication) (Hons) delivered her talk by explaining the world of strategic communication, especially why the programme is exceptional and different from other communication programmes in other varsities.

Ms. Suhana also highlighted the strengths of the programme, particularly the qualified and vastly experienced lecturers.The visit was continued with a session of two games- The Five Headed News Reader and Human Chain Messages. Both games applied some of the many elements of the communication process, which are effectiveness, accuracy and creativity and the session was enjoyable to the students.

Aside from that, there was another programme, ‘English Language & Self-Development Workshop’ hosted by FAC lecturers in Melaka recently. The one-day programme involved a total of 56 students from SMK Rahmat, Kuala Sungai Baru in enhancing their knowledge of the language skills (vocabulary, writing and grammar) and to boost their self-development for communication efficiency and personal growth.
The first session of the workshop was conducted by Ms. Aimi Hazwani Abdullah, Ms. Chua Yong Eng, and Ms. Isma Suhaila Ismail, while the second session of the workshop was conducted by Ms. Norishamsawati Ishak. Both sessions were assisted by Dr. Rohaidah Mashudi, Ms. Siti Rasyidah Sanudin, Mr. Izwardi Mohd. Yusof, and Ms. Nor Huda Abdul Hamid.

During the workshop, the trainers put their ideas and creativity to make their sessions become enjoyable. The students were clearly having fun when they had to do the word-guessing, word-matching, error-analysis, and creative writing activities. Students also had a chance to experience using the newspapers during their creative writing activities, participating in goal-setting and time-management activities, and playing The Numbers Game, which added more fun to the sessions!