Say YES to Malaysia Youth Entrepreneur Challenge Camp (MYECC) 2.0

Say YES to Malaysia Youth Entrepreneur Challenge Camp (MYECC) 2.0

Following a very successful run of MYECC held the year before in 2016, UNMC Youth Entrepreneur Society (YES) has once more brought the event back again to instill entrepreneurial qualities into its participants over a course of 3 days and 2 nights, held from the 7th – 9th of April 2017 within the university’s grounds. Opening its doors to university students all over Malaysia, the event garnered a welcoming response of 105 scholars of multiple disciplines from various institutions. Diligence in preparation for the camp by the organisers paid off as the camp had an eventful timeline, filled with multitudes of activities. After the opening speeches by the YES Club Advisor Dr Kenny Wong Meng Seng and Head of Business Engagement & Innovation Services Prof Denny Ng, MYECC 2.0 officially commenced. The event had prominent names and entrepreneur figures such as the CEO of the well-known video-on demand service provider iflix Malaysia Mr Azran Osman Rani, co-founder/CEO of Kaodim Mr Fui-Yu Chong and more to share their experiences working their way from pit-bottom to where they are as of today. Valuable insights and advices abounded the sharing and panel sessions like a newly discovered gold mine. Other big names from outstanding start-ups and companies such as MaGIC and Dah Makan offered their two cents to eager students who aspire to be entrepreneurs themselves. From then on, participants were drilled with exhilarating team building games and engaging business simulation activities across the entire duration of the event, which brought out the entrepreneurs within the participants. They were namely “Last One(s) Standing”, “Triple M (Mix, Market, Match) Challenge”, “Hunter Vs Hunted” and...
SWAG 5.0: Chronos

SWAG 5.0: Chronos

On 5th and 6th April, Nottingham Dance Club’s (NDC) annual dance production made a comeback with their time related theme, ‘Chronos’. They brought the audience on a journey back in time by visiting unique dance genres in different eras. Even better, an amount of the SWAG Showcase’s ticket sales was also donated to the BBB (Bricks by Bricks) Project by ACE Society. The showcase started out with the current era and went way back to 1920s-1970s, then crawled back to the 1980s – 2000s. Finally, it returned to contemporary times as an end note. With the buzzing, frenetic wave of dancers flitting in and out of the stage lights, as well as the timely music genre, the audience were given a palette of different dance types from Bollywood, Bboy, waacking, breakdance, Kpop, girl style, hip hop, contemporary, ballet and a whole lot more. Beginning with graceful ballet moves, the audience was then captivated by a catchy female Korean pop dance which reflected modern times, during which the Korean wave currently takes the world by storm. Then there was a contemporary duet dance, visualising strong and repressed emotions through their flexible and powerful dance moves. Along came the Roaring Twenties, and the spectators watched the rise of jazz and dance culture. An impressive salsa couple wooed the audience with their flamboyance, confidence and fine sense of timing. Another major highlight that got the audience roaring were the handsome guys from UNMC Fitness Club. They busted out dazzling dance moves with a twist of humour. After that, lively dynamic rhythms of selected music and choreography, accompanied with fashion styles that reflect each decade, continued to bring out the distinct variety of dance style throughout the ages....
Language Exchange Program

Language Exchange Program

On 3rd April 2017, a closing ceremony for the Language Exchange Program was held to give out certificates to 34 students. Participants that are eligible for the certificates are required to carry a total of 8 weeks of LEP (4 weeks in autumn and 4 weeks in spring) and a minimum attendance of 12 hours for each semester. The Language Exchange Program initiated by The International Student Bureau is a free platform provided to all students of UNMC to practice foreign language speaking skills through reciprocal learning. The applicants are are grouped in teams consisting of two or more speakers of different languages, in which they have to meet and practice each other’s languages  for a minimum of 3 hours per week. Out of total response of 329 applicants, only 78 were accepted in to the program. During the course of the autumn semester, only 59 out of 78 applicants have been active and progressed to the next session of LEP in the Spring semester. Towards the end of Spring semester and end of LEP, only 34 students were eligible to earn the LEP certificate.    ...
UNMC Cafeteria: Second Food Inspection

UNMC Cafeteria: Second Food Inspection

On the 24th of March 2017, the Welfare Network of the Student Association conducted the second hygiene inspection in the UNMC Cafeteria together with Campus Services and the Health & Safety Office (H&S). Compared to the previous inspection, several questions on the checklist was modified and altered for a more precise inspection. Upon receiving approval from the Campus Services office, it was used as the main guideline for the inspection. Five individuals from the Welfare Network Team, two from both the H&S Office and Campus Services respectively took part in this inspection. Below is the breakdown of results from this month’s food hygiene inspection: 1) Vegetarian Total: 60% a) Personal hygiene: 61.54% – Aprons and gloves were not worn. – Covered shoes were not worn. b) Food: 53.85% – Raw food was not covered and protected from possible contamination. – Raw food was not handled with gloves. – Unfit food was disposed of inappropriately. – Trash cans were uncovered. c) Operation: 55.56% – Cookware were not cleaned regularly. d) Storage: 70% – Stored food was not properly wrapped 
and kept.   2) Pakistani / Arabic Total: 70% a) Personal hygiene: 65.38% – Some employees wore slippers. – Some employees had long nails. – Aprons were not worn. b) Food: 76.92% – Raw food were not handled with gloves. c) Operation: 77.78% – Small equipments and utensils were not washed and cleaned between uses. d) Storage: 55% – Food and paper supplies were left on the floor.   3) Treehouse Total: 63% a) Personal hygiene: 69.23% – Hair covers were not worn. – Aprons and gloves were not worn. b)...
YouReka 2017

YouReka 2017

On the 25th March 2017, JCI Youth UNMC has organised YouReka, an event focused on entrepreneurship with a series of talks and interactive sessions, at MaGIC Cyberjaya. The event gathered tech start-up founders, youth entrepreneurs, and social entrepreneurs from various backgrounds with the aim to inspire the creation of ideas as well as positive social impact. The first speaker invited onto the stage was Dato’ Ruby Khong who is currently the project consultant of  Kechara Soup Kitchen. She emphasised that having a sustainability plan, leadership by example and being visible on platforms as the three critical qualities one should possess. ‘When you serve, you serve without discrimination, that’s the true essence of volunteerism.’ – Dato’ Ruby Khong Following that was ‘The Picha Project’ with their representative speaker, Swee Lin. She shed light on the current refugee situation in Malaysia. With the thought of wanting to empower the marginalised community, specifically, refugee families, The Picha Project was founded. Next up was Hugh Koh, the founder of Pestle & Mortar– a streetwear clothing label with vision to be one of the largest South-East Asian clothing brand. The idea was to create an apparel to represent one’s cultural identity. He elaborated on the importance of networking and marketing as the biggest leverage to scale up any business. After 3 speakers, there was a 30 minute panel discussion on the topic of entrepreneurship featuring Hugh Koh, Rashid, Swee Lin and Kim. “In this digital age, there’s no reason to NOT start something.” – Kim Then, Rashid Shukor, the head of special projects at Grab – Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform, explained about the different services Grab could offer and told his experiences...
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