Curtin Malaysia and UOB Malaysia collaborating to promote financial literacy and careers in the finance sector

Miri – 2 April 2024 – The Faculty of Business of Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) is collaborating with United Overseas Bank (UOB) Malaysia to empower students with essential financial knowledge and skills. This initiative addresses rising concerns surrounding financial scams, and promotes financial literacy among students at the university.

The cornerstone of this collaboration was an informative talk on financial scams designed to educate students about the various tactics used by fraudsters and how to safeguard their finances.

The talk was conducted by Alexius Duat Anak Bujang, Branch Service Manager of UOB Miri, who provided valuable insights and practical tips to help students recognise and avoid common scams prevalent in today’s digital age.

In addition to the talk, UOB Malaysia also set up a booth at the campus where members of the campus community could enquire and engage with staff of UOB Malaysia to gain a deeper understanding of the bank’s products and services, learn about effective money management strategies, and receive personalised financial advice tailored to their needs and goals.

Furthermore, for students keen to work in the finance sector, representatives from UOB Malaysia were on hand to discuss potential career paths, share their experiences, and offer guidance on the skills and qualifications required to succeed in the dynamic field of finance.

Commenting on the collaboration, Yip Ka Yii, the Faculty of Business’s Associate Dean of External Engagement and the event coordinator, said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with UOB Malaysia to provide our students with access to invaluable resources and opportunities that will enhance their financial literacy and professional development.”

“This partnership underscores our commitment to delivering a holistic education and preparing our students for success in an increasingly complex and competitive world,” she added.

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Yip Ka Yii (second left) presenting a token of appreciation to Alexius Duat while an officer from UOB Malaysia looks on.

Group photo with attendees at the end of the talk on financial scams.

Good response from students at the UOB booth on campus.