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A new First Class Honours record for SIM – UOL

12 Sep 2017

The University of London’s Class of 2017 at SIM has set a new record! Out of 2,100 students who completed their studies, 224 have achieved First Class Honours, surpassing last year’s record of 191 Firsts.

This year also saw the first cohort of BSc International Relations students complete their studies. Alicia Lum, formerly from Victoria Junior College, was crème of the crop with a First Class Honours. Faculty and staff were rooting for her, especially after she topped the world for the Security in International Relations examination in 2016. She currently works at the Metta Welfare Association in community engagement.

Alicia Lum (second row, fourth from the left) at the SIM Achievers’ Event in Nov 2016,
along with other SIM students who topped the world in their respective papers.

Another student who obtained First Class Honours was Christianto. He did the SIM Diploma in Management Studies and went on to pursue the SIM-UOL BSc Economics and Finance. He followed after the footsteps of his elder sister, who is from the Class of 2016. 

Christianto (second from right) at his sister’s UOL graduation in April 2017.
Grandparents and parents flew to Singapore for the event. Also in the photograph are SIM staff and faculty.


Of the 224 Firsts, nine pursued programmes which come under the academic direction of Goldsmiths, University of London, while 215 were from programmes led by the London School of Economics.

The University of London is the first international university partner of the Singapore Institute of Management to offer foreign degrees locally, a breakthrough that transformed the Singapore education landscape. SIM and UOL celebrated its 30th year of partnership in 2016, and took its relationship further this year by launching an SIM-UOL Regional Centre.

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