Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 6

The interns working hard to complete their project

The interns working hard to complete their project

By Merin Jacob

Saturday 1 September 2018

It is nearing the end of our second week in KL. It is a long weekend this week because Friday 31st August is Malaysia’s Independence Day. This three-day weekend was highly needed after perhaps the most intense day we’ve had at TIME so far. The goal today was to finish the project we were assigned earlier this week with the Coverage department. This project focused on two cities: Penang and Kota Kemuning. The group working on Penang was almost done hence two people in this group remained to work out the finance case whilst the others joined the Kota Kemuning group to help complete it faster. Read more ›

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Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 5

The team working hard trying to create the best marketing strategies for high fibre broadband

The team working hard trying to create the best marketing strategies for high fibre broadband

By Sotirios Athanasoulias

Tuesday 28 August 2018

We are already nine days in Malaysia. Nine days full of new experiences and positive vibes. This week we joined the Coverage department and we are learning how to survey residential areas for their fibre optic potential. Right off the bat we got to work on a live project based in Penang island. We had to divide the potential development areas, count the number of houses and classify them according to type. Other important tasks included making a survey and plans for positioning the cabinets in a cost effective way and proposing new infrastructure. I thought that our team worked really well together and with Jimmy’s (Leader of the Coverage department) guidance we ended up with an outstanding solution.

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10 things I wish I knew before joining the Business School

By Alicia Briedis and Andrew Donald

As students in the Business School, for the last two years we’ve learnt a fair amount about how to make the most of your time here. When first joining university, it can be hard to find the information and support you want. Working with the Student Experience team within the Business School for the last month helping to plan the Welcome Week events and timetables, we thought it would be helpful to compile a list of things we wish we had known before arriving.

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Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 4

The team joined the coverage department and are learnt how to survey residential areas for their fibre optic potential

The team joined the coverage department and are learnt how to survey residential areas for their fibre optic potential

By Umar Akram
Monday 27 August 2018

The second week of our internship with TIME will be spent with the Coverage and Rollout team, “the backbone” of the company. The first day with the coverage team could be summed up as being full on. Or described as being thrown into the lion’s den. Literally. During the preparation calls, the head of Coverage, Jimmy, was described as being the ‘money man’, today I understood why.

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Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 3

After cleaning out each of the elephant’s personal areas, the team got to feed and touch the elephants. What an experience! Here is Dina feeding Ellie the elephant.

After cleaning out each of the elephant’s personal areas, the team got to feed and touch the elephants. What an experience! Here is Dina feeding Ellie the elephant.

By Will Fennelly
Saturday 25 August 2018

There are many words which can be used to describe today and the rest of my time here in Malaysia, a select few of those words would be: incredible, surreal, spectacular… The list goes on, but most of all: humid. The humidity has been a real challenge for all of us; we’ve found ourselves running from one air-conditioned building to the next, and so on. Luckily this morning, after a 6am start, we had our first experience of a partially bearable outdoor temperature.

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Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 2

The team learning about how to market effectively to potential customers.

The team learning about how to market effectively to potential customers

By Inbrahim Fares
Thursday 23 August 2018

A great experience on our first week in TIME was visiting their Menara AIMS Data Centre in Kuala Lumpur city. It is owned by TIME and is currently one of the biggest data centres in Malaysia. Despite the high level of security in the building, we managed to get a tour of all the levels and learn about the centre’s safety measurements, cabling, cooling system and operation – all of which are important aspects of engineering.

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Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 1

Business School and Engineering students at the airport, ready for their trip to Malaysia.

Business School and Engineering students at the airport, ready for our trip to Malaysia.

By Olu Lawal
Wednesday 22 August 2018

It all started on Saturday 18 August at Heathrow Airport, when 12 of us headed to our internship at TIME dotcom Berhard, in Malaysia’s capital city: Kuala Lumpur. Our group is a mixture of Business School and Engineering students going into our final year of our undergraduate degrees at the University of Sussex.

Most of us did not even know each other before the internship and we all introduced ourselves to each other during the long flights to Doha (Qatar) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). This long journey was a great ice-breaker and gave us all the opportunity to get to know each other a bit.

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MBA Madrid study trip reflection

Sussex MBA students discover Madrid as part of their study trip

Sussex MBA students discover Madrid as part of their study trip

By Alinery Lalngilneii Lianhlawng

Sussex MBA students took a four-day study trip to Madrid in March 2018 to learn more about management in government, business and research and to meet with Sussex Alumni based in the city.

The Madrid trip allowed both full-time and part-time MBA students to participate, which made the entire team quite a big one. The destination and the date were perfect timing as everyone was so excited to be in the sun and have nice weather.

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My study abroad experience

Arkansas, US

Arkansas, US

by Evelin Potocnik, University of Arkansas, US

Without the Erasmus grant I wouldn’t have even thought about going abroad to the USA because I knew that the costs are very high. I wanted the experience but I didn’t want to go into debt for going on a year abroad, and Erasmus grant helped me to do so. For me, the study abroad experience was invaluable, because I took it as a ‘new start’; as a chance to do the things that I may have regretted not doing during my first two years at university. It was also a chance to try new things that might not be available at my university.

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Tips for reducing food waste from the Business School’s Green Impact team

A third of all food produced is wasted globally.

A third of all food produced is wasted globally.

By Claire Tymoshyshyn and Kirsty Bryant (members of the Business School Green Impact team)

How can we help to reduce the amount of food thrown into Landfill?

Globally, a third of all food produced is wasted, and in the UK, households – which are responsible for half of all food waste – bin over £12bn of edible food per year, at a cost of £700 to the average family. Food waste is also costly for local stores and councils, and ranks as one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases.

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