About our UK University Partners

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University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire is a renowned institution located in the picturesque regions of Gloucestershire and Cheltenham. The university has a rich history dating back to 1847 and has since grown into a modern institution that is committed to academic excellence, research innovation, student well-being, and community engagement. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and research degrees in various fields, including business, arts, science, and education, all taught by experienced faculty members.

The University of Gloucestershire strives to provide an environment where students can thrive intellectually, socially, and personally. This is achieved through research centres that focus on real-world issues, state-of-the-art facilities, and inclusive learning settings. The institution also prioritises community engagement by partnering with local organisations and hosting outreach activities. These initiatives ensure that students can positively impact society while gaining valuable skills and experiences. With its commitment to academic excellence, research innovation, student support, and community engagement, the university continues to uphold its reputation as a leading institution of higher learning in the UK and beyond.

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University of Plymouth

School Technology and Engineering was short-listed by Times Higher Education for its ‘University of the Year 2022’ award and stands at the 401-500 rank in the 2023 World University Ranking.

Employers today prefer graduates with working experience, which can come through industrial training or internships. Keeping track of market trends, Peninsula College Malaysia decided to team up with UK’s University of Plymouth to provide degrees that are taught by practising experts and course designs that emphasise hands-on experiences.

High school leavers can now opt to study at Peninsula College’s The Ship Campus at Batu Kawan, Penang, be it foundation courses, diplomas or degrees. Depending on one’s financial appetite, students can also choose to complete their degree locally, in the UK or sign up for the twinning programme, to get the best of both worlds. Scholarships and financial aid are also up for grabs to help deserving students through their tertiary studies.

Professor Dr Ian Pashby

Advisor & Non-Executive Director
Peninsula Higher Education Group

Professor Ian Robert Pashby graduated from the University of Sheffield (UK) with a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy and then worked in research and development for Rolls-Royce (aero engines). He joined the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick (UK) as a lecturer, was awarded his PhD for research in the processing of materials and subsequently promoted to Senior Lecturer.

In 2000, he became Professor of Manufacturing Processes at the University of Nottingham (UK).

Professor Pashby moved to the University of Nottingham’s Malaysia Campus in 2007 to become Deputy Head. became Pro-Vice Chancellor and then CEO of the campus in 2008. Returning to the UK in 2013, he became Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Hull (UK). He moved back to Malaysia in 2017 to lead the Peninsula Higher Education Group as its Group President and in 2024 became the Advisor.