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Receive and process land applications from clients Review applications to ensure compliance with land use legislation. Maintain records of land use and areas for potential developing

Perform site inspections

Submit applications to Council whether to approve or reject the applications

Advise applicants of rejected applications

Sultan Zainal Abidin Secondary School 2004 - 2005

Temporary Teacher

Responsibilities: Prepare lessons, making them interesting as possible, prepare homework or assessment, mark homework, identify the needs of individual students, prepare resources for the classroom, treat students with respect and teach them to treat others with respect.

Bintang Cabin Sdn Bhd 2003 - 2004

Admin Clerk

Responsibilities: Answer multiline phone and route the phone calls to the appropriate people, greet customer or visitors and set up meetings and appointments, ordering all needed office supplies, organize maintenance and check up on all of the office equipment, make copies, send faxes, send and receive any documents from customers such as invoice and delivering order and prepare quotation base on customer specifications.


Master in Business Administration 2009 - 2010

Nottingham Trent University

Modules include: International Business, Marketing, Finance, Project Management and International Human Resource Management

Dissertation: A study of green consumer behaviour among undergraduate and postgraduate students

BA in Economics 1999 - 2002

The National University of Malaysia


Fluent in Malay and good level of written and spoken in English

Computing Skills: Word, MS Access, Excel

Full, clean driving licence


Dr Nestor Valero-Silva Prof Dr Mohd Fauzi Mohd Jani

Nottingham Business School Faculty of Economics and Business

Nottingham Trent University The National University of Malaysia

Burton Street, Nottingham 43600 Bangi, Selangor

NG1 4BU Malaysia


I really enjoy living abroad but sometimes it is very hard and I miss my family and friends. I have been living in the UK for two years and the best thing about it is learning English. At the beginning, I feel happy and good arrived at the UK. Everything is new and amazing, it feels like a holiday and I can ignore any small problems. I feel relaxed and didn't have to work anymore. However, after a while, I feel a bit pressured. I start to miss my family, my favourite foods and depressed about my English ability. What is more, the weather was dark and too changeable so it affected my mood as well. I often carry umbrella because I don't know when it will rain. A few days of grey skies made me depressed and realised that I was far away from my family.

I spent many hours on contact my family back home to comfort myself so that I could express myself properly in my language. After two months I decide to join Pre-sessional Course before further my studies in MBA. Through this English course it helps me to improve my English and I can share experience with other international students. I could learn and know more about British culture and lifestyle and food. At the end of this course, the university held a trip to Cambridge. It was beautiful and fantastic scenery place especially the 'punting' activity. This is one of my dreams that one day I could visit one of the famous universities in the UK which is Cambridge.

I keep continue improving my English skills by reading books. It includes my favourite magazine, 'Readers Digest' which I buy monthly. I also find reading newspaper like 'The Guardian' help me to develop my vocabulary and the structure of the sentence. I also encourage myself to watch BBC News so that I can identify different accents with a subtitle at the bottom of the television. At the weekend I like listening radio while I am cooking. It helps me to become familiar hearing different accents and try to understand what they say.

Settling into a new culture can be very difficult. Although some culture shock is inevitable, I think there are many ways to make living abroad easier. Firstly, it is a good idea to find as much information as possible before move to another country by reading books or searching the internet. We can read the useful booklet 'How to live in Britain' from British Council. We also need to speak to other people who have lived abroad and share their experiences. It is important to learn the language and taking lessons is advisable. When living in a new country, if possible try and make friends with local people so we do not become lonely or isolated. However it is useful to keep contact with our family and friends in our own country. Finally aim to be open-minded about the whole experience. That way you will be prepared for when you arrive.


I came to the UK almost two years ago following my husband who is studying PHD at Loughborough University. My employer approved me retained from my job as a civil servant in Malaysia when I enrolled on a full time MBA course. However, the course needs me to do a lot of writing and essays that I would not good at them. I'm worried about my ability to write in English as English is not my native language. I found that there are three areas that I need to be focus in a way to cope with university level study, there are speaking, reading and writing. I think the strength in my English skill is listening. I can understand the lesson in class and what people outside in the class speak. However, the main weakness in my English language skills comes from the grammatical error when I start to speak. It is obvious when I want to give any opinion regarding a topic. Sometimes when I speak I use the wrong tenses, preposition or linking words.

In terms of vocabulary, I found the problem is I usually not use a wide range of words. I learnt something from this course which I need to emphasis on speciality or frequency of words. I log any words that encounter frequently in lectures and reading and if I not understand the meaning, I will ask native speakers or check with dictionaries to make sure that I'm understand and learnt that words. When I was given the first assignment, I have difficulty in paraphrasing where it requires me to do an interpretation of an author's ideas and then present it in my interpreted version or my own words. I need to identify whether there is any key terms or technical words that I would have to keep and use. Before doing paraphrasing, I need to fully understand the writer's main or view point so that I can make a good paraphrase. This skill requires me to have a lot of English vocabulary if I need to think of other ways of expressing the key information, words or phrases from the text. However, I believe that if I keep reading articles, journals or any academic writing I will get familiar with certain academic vocabulary but it takes time and a lot of hard work.

Join MBA realize me that I have to speak or communicate with people a lot because almost lectures have group discussion where I need contribute any ideas or notions before present in a class. I think my English is better than before I join this course. In addition, resources like NOW and e-mail helps develop my skills in exploiting ICT. There are a wide range of journals, articles, books and database that would be able for me to exploit once I can search efficiently. It helps me to find information for assignment or read the previous dissertations. In addition, I believe that attendance is one of the best ways to prevent failing and so far I attend all lectures no matter how difficult for me to understand it. Actually attending lectures gives me a better understand of the module.

Sometimes I often feel that I have wasted time especially if I spend a lot of time in a library. If I plan to do something it is always change. This course offers amount of work that I not expected to do by giving deadlines and exams. Sometimes I lose focus in a class when the deadline is near. Moreover, it is hard to handle stress. I know I'm stress if I have difficulty in sleeping, get headaches or forget something that I should have done. I also would like to learn how to organise and deliver a short talk or presentations in this course. I believe that practise speaking in front of the class can built up my confidence level and learn how to project my voice in front of the audience. I expect to improve my English skills by learning how to cope with fast speech by listening for key words. It is very important to have a skill of taking lectures note by listening for key words especially for this course.


In terms of assertiveness skills, I have difficulty when trying to voice my opinion or thoughts in a meeting. When I spoke to my own subordinates I was quite assertive but realized that I was changed when I was in a senior relational context. I was struggled surfaced while in meetings with senior management. I found that I have difficulty with assertiveness in communication especially with senior management. Sometimes I can feel the pressure to perform to superiors where I was monitored more closely. Therefore, it affect my ability to communicate relaxed and freely.