SHINE FAQ

What is SHINE 2.0?
SHINE 2.0 will be the new name for the SHINE Award Programme as it is an enhanced version focusing on the intentional advancement and delivery of life skills into the curriculum and a more self-directed experiential learning journey for students. The Life Skills Modules will form the foundational pathway and pre-requisite to SHINE 2.0. These pre-requisite modules offer a glimpse of SHINE 2.0 and expose students to basic foundation to life skills.

The delivery of SHINE 2.0 will ensure that students who graduate from it will not only have a tool box of life skills, but to also be highly sought after by Top Employers. It will continue to encourage student participation in activities beyond the curriculum to develop and acquire the Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities.
Can I quit or transfer from the current SHINE Award Programme to SHINE 2.0?
The Core Empowerment Series is now integrated into the curriculum under the Taylor’s University Curriculum Framework. It will now be called Life Skills Modules where it will be positioned in the University Core Module (UCM / MPU). SHINE 2.0 is only applicable for First Year and First Semester Undergraduate. Student will be required to take these modules and will be given the opportunity to customize their own SHINE Learning Journey. Existing students in SHINE Award Programme are not allowed to transfer SHINE Learning Journey to SHINE 2.0.
 
What are the differences between SHINE Award Programme and SHINE 2.0?
In SHINE 2.0, the Core Empowerment Series is now integrated into the curriculum under the Taylor’s University Curriculum Framework. All First Year and First Semester Undergraduate student will be required to take these modules which emphasizes on experiential learning. The Life Skills Modules will form the foundational pathway and pre-requisite to SHINE 2.0. Hence, the SHINE 2.0 Learning Journey remains the same as SHINE Award Programme which is three (3) years.
 
Can I join Life Skills Modules?
Life Skills Modules is applicable for all First Year and First Semester Undergraduates from 2018 onwards.
 
What happens if I have not completed my core empowerment series?

SHINE Batch September 2014 - August 2016 :

For students who have not completed The Core Empowerment Series, you will be eligible for 2nd Transcript but wont be eligible for SHINE Award as it is a part of the requirement for Award application.

SHINE Batch 2017:

Students have been informed during SHINE intake that failure to completeLearning Package 1 by end of September 2017 will lead to withdrawal fromthe SHINE Award Programme. We also strongly encourage those who have not completed Learning Package 2 (21st Century Leadership Principle), Learning Package 3 (PIP) & Learning Package 4 (CCEW) to complete by June 2018. However, students who have yet to complete iLEAD, Distinguish Speaker Series (DSS) and Global Persepective Seminar (GPS) are required to complete by December 2019 to be eligible for SHINE Award.

For more info on the dates of the workshop and SHINE Award Criteria, please visit https://shine.taylors.edu.my

What about the SHINE Award criteria and 2nd Transcripts for SHINE 2.0?
SHINE 2.0 requires students to articulate and submit reflection upon their self-directed experiences for the respective key areas instead of multiple reflections and students will no longer be rewarded with SHINE Points for their reflection submission. There will be only one tier of SHINE Award. To achieve the SHINE Award, students are required to complete the submission containing evidences of the 6 core self-directed experiential journey in the SHINE Portal and also their SHINE Learning Journey e-portfolio. The involvements will be attested in the 2nd Transcript. 
What about current SHINE Award Programme reflection submission?
SHINE Students in the existing SHINE Award Programme need to complete the compulsory reflection submission to achieve the SHINE points and activity requirement in each Learning Package for the SHINE Award. The SHINE Award remains with 3 tiers; SHINE Platinum Award, SHINE Gold Award and SHINE Silver Award.
What is SHINE Opportunity Day?
The SHINE Opportunity Day is a day where all partners / organisations / opportunity providers will be in campus to connect and engage with students. Similar concept to a fair that focuses in giving students a teaser of opportunities and how it will look like if they decided to take it on board and to ensure a good funnel of students into SHINE 2.0.
Can we join the SHINE Opportunity Day?
SHINE students are encouraged to join the SHINE Opportunity Day that takes place in June and October every year, where they can choose opportunities to reach their personal goals and use this platform to create an Action Plan to achieve SHINE Award and other self-directed opportunities into their SHINE Learning Journey.
I was terminated/withdrawn from the current SHINE Award Programme, can I join SHINE 2.0?
SHINE 2.0 is only open for First Year and First Semester Undergraduate students. The SHINE 2.0 Learning Journey has been crafted in a way that students will be required to complete Life Skills Modules as part of the academic and pre-requisite for SHINE 2.0 which emphasizes on experiential learning. Students who has been terminated/withdrawn from the programme will no longer be eligible to sign up for Life Skills Modules.
When can I apply for the SHINE Award and 2nd Transcript?
You are permitted to submit SHINE Award and official 2nd Transcript request once at the end of your final semester of academic year. If you are unable to meet the required criteria in your SHINE Award application (at any stage); or should you require mentoring advice, please email to sac@taylors.edu.my and you will be provided with appropriate feedback.
When will I be receiving the SHINE Award and 2nd Transcript?
Complete the SHINE Award criteria and as well as providing a link of your e-portfolio relating to your employability via SHINE Portal – this section is assessed by the SHINE Portal Administrator. The SHINE Award and 2nd Transcript will be presented to students during the yearly Student Development Recognition Ceremony. However, if you are not able to join the Student Development Recognition Ceremony, all SHINE Award and 2nd Transcript request shall be processed and given within one (1) month of the request submission.

 

The SHINE Award Centre
 
Address: Block C , Level 2 
Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus
Phone: 03 5629 5309
Email: sac@taylors.edu.my