SEVENTY HELP University students bound for the United Kingdom have gotten their vaccination appointments, which the university has helped to arrange for them.
The students are from the A-Levels, UK Law Degree Transfer Law programme, and the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting who are furthering their studies in the UK.
Knowing the urgency of getting the students vaccinated before they leave, the Student Placement Centre (SPC) at HELP was tasked to pass their details to the authorities, so that they will not miss their September intake in the UK.
This comes as a relief to the students and their parents who have been anxious over travel uncertainties.
“It is our moral duty to serve and help,” said HELP corporate communications director Juliet Chan.
She expressed gratitude to Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah and Protect Health Corporation chief executive officer Dr Anas Alam Faizli for their assistance with the vaccination dates.
Sanford Lopez, a student from the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Accounting (FBEA), said: “HELP’s management was quick to assist me with my enquiries. Furthermore, while waiting for my transfer to the University of West of England (UWE), the SPC helped me a lot in terms of preparation.
“Thanks to HELP University and Ms Yenny Chong from SPC, I was able to secure a vaccination appointment quickly. With their assistance, I was able to be vaccinated much faster than expected.”
Sanford’s mother Cornelia Keyworth is grateful. “I understand it was not an easy process for HELP, but I am grateful to HELP for going through all the hassle to secure an appointment for my son. I am also happy that HELP is assisting my son in his preparation for his studies in the UK amidst this rough period.”
Second year Law student Lim Li Qin, who is also transferring to UWE, said: “I was worried about the situation as I wanted to be vaccinated before I study abroad. It is fortunate that I had chosen to enroll with HELP University as they have constantly provided assistance and information regarding this issue.
“The university sent appeals to the ministry to secure us vaccination appointments before we head out to the UK. The university has always placed our health and wellbeing first, and this is a perfect example.”
Dania Hanim Hisham, who will be completing the final year of her Economics degree at the University of Essex, said: “I want to thank HELP University for prioritising the well-being of the students, and for getting the vaccines for us as it could be a hassle to get the vaccination in the UK.”