NDC Bond-Fire Night: Where New Friendships Form through Dance and Christmas

NDC Bond-Fire Night: Where New Friendships Form through Dance and Christmas

  On the 6th of December, the Nottingham Dance Club (NDC) had their very first bonding event for the academic year. The event was a fun get-together with a Christmas theme that fitted right into the spirit of the season. It is no doubt that NDC sure knows how to show people a good time! The event started out with a dance themed game entitled ‘A New Friend Found’. The objective was to dance in a complicated and mind-boggling sequence and meet a new friend at every turn. The next game had everyone’s vocal box warmed up as they had to find their group mates by singing out the lyrics that were allocated randomly. These groups then engaged in an epic shakedown in the following game, ‘Shake it Off’, where everyone were dancing furiously to the beat in order to shake off the sticky notes that have been placed on them by the opposing team. Next in the line-up was the Blind Santa game which had members rolling all over the floor to evade the ‘Blind Santa’. Players who were caught (Rudolphs) were then tasked to assist the Blind Santa to catch the others. However, they were only allowed to use the ‘Rudolph Language’, which comprised mostly of excited moaning that all the players were in peals of laughter. Not forgetting to mention, the dinner comprised of a truly impressive spread, which was largely atypical of usual UNMC event fare and it has provided another opportunity the new members to get to know one another and bond with the senior members as well. The most anticipated activity of the...
LIT Music Festival 2017: She’s on fire!

LIT Music Festival 2017: She’s on fire!

  The 30th November marked the commencement of the LIT Music Festival 2017 , in which was held at the Trent Building. This event was hosted by UNMC’s Music Society (MUSSOC). The performances were presented by the departments of MUSSOC such as the Ambassadors, Choir and Orchestra, as well as handpicked candidates. In addition to that, food trucks were made available for students as well. It is also noted that many students participated in the LIT Pun Competition online before the event officially started. Impressively, the seats were mostly taken before it kicked started at 7.30pm! The first performance was proudly presented by the orchestra of MUSSOC, in which they performed the songs ‘Playing with Fire’ and ‘Uptown Funk’. Next, we had Cheang Shi Yin performing the famed Disney song ‘Let it go’ and she also took the opportunity to showcase her guitar skills that had the audience amazed! This was followed by a game section entitled ‘Guess the Song’. It goes like this: Small parts of the songs are played and whoever manages to guess the song correctly would receive a free gift on the spot. In total, there were 5 lucky winners. Congratulations to them!   Next, a band with the name Wannabe performed ‘Fireworks’, which is then continued by Megan Lo, with the presentation of a jazz song titled ‘That’s life’. Subsequently, Red Note, in which is a band under MUSSOC Ambassadors, performed one of the hit songs of Jessie J, entitled ‘Price Tag’. Not forgetting to mention that the soloist- Noel Ng, sang a Malay song named “Terukir di Bintang”. The audience was also treated...
Engineering Sports Carnival: Where Sports Come Alive

Engineering Sports Carnival: Where Sports Come Alive

  The Engineering Sports Carnival was held at the sports complex from the 25th– 26th November 2017 and it lasted from 10am till 5pm, for two consecutive days. The selection round was first conducted and students have participated actively in this event. The event is hosted by ICE student chapter in collaboration IMechE, IChemE and IEEE. The competition itself was divided into two different phases. In the first phase, athletes from the Engineering Departments will compete against each other in a qualifying round, within their respective branches. Subsequently, during the second phase, the athletes will then proceed onto challenging the other engineering departments in the final games. However, it is to be noted the second phase will only be held during the next semester. The sports items included in this event are listed accordingly: Badminton, Basketball and Futsal. The carnival started with the Badminton tournament as the opening act for the morning which comprised of both singles and doubles event for men and women respectively, as well as mixed doubles. Whereas for the futsal tournament, it was carried in a manner that involved teams with a minimum of five male players. Last but not least, the basketball tournament will be commencing on 3rd December 2017, in which will be held at the Sports Complex, from 6PM to 10PM. So, do look out for further notifications in regard to this event, and we hope to see you there!   Written by: Goh Ke Xin Edited by: Lim Chung We...
Freshers’ Week 2017

Freshers’ Week 2017

Freshers’ Week, held from Monday (2nd October) to Friday (6th October) offered a myriad of exhilarating experiences mainly aimed to welcome our dear freshers to the new chapter of their lives that is UNMC. On the first day of Freshers’ Week, the ColourFest was held. During the event, the(previously) white shirts donned by our fellow participants were soon doused in an entire gamut of colours as they threw rangoli powder of various hues enthusiastically around the entire court. The ColourFest has brought opportunities for people to interact with one another while having fun. The varicoloured floor of the basketball court left in its wake was a vibrant testament to the excitement brought about during the first day of Fresher’s Week. An ice skating event was also held at IOI City Mall on Tuesday, the 3rd of October. Freshers had the chance to hit the ice rink with their best moves, or skitter meekly along as they begin to pick up the basics bit by bit. The Clubs and Societies (CS) Fair was held for two consecutive days beginning from Wednesday (4th October), where all active clubs and societies in UNMC could showcase themselves to freshers and returning students alike. Creatively attractive booths were set up with information about each club and society freely available. All students could join the clubs or societies they believe fit their interests to a tee during the fair. Last but not least was Myfest, which was held on Friday (6th October). A Pasar Malam (which means “night market” in Malay) was set up near the fountain area right outside the Trent building. A wide array of delicacies was served that night, with the gelato stall being one of the more popular stalls. Marvelously breathtaking traditional performances were...
Clubs and Societies Executive Camp 2017

Clubs and Societies Executive Camp 2017

  The Clubs and Societies Executive Camp (CSEC) was held for the second time from the 22nd to the 24th of September 2017. Over eighty leaders and representatives from UNMC’s clubs and societies joined hands together as one family in the camp at Pangkor, which lasted for three days and two nights. The camp is hosted to ensure that student leaders of UNMC are well-informed of the many event procedures in the Student Association (SA) and to provide a platform on which strong bonds are forged between not just the leaders of the clubs and societies, but SA staff and executives too. A trainer was hired to guide the student leaders through various challenges in an interesting manner. One of the highlights of the camp was the Explorace, which served to put their endurance and leadership skills to the test. Leaders of the clubs and societies were in for a pleasant surprise during the camp too. All of them were awarded medals as a token of appreciation for their collective efforts in helping UNMC win the Best Student Experience award last year. SA staff Mohamed Shazereen gave an encouraging speech, urging our student leaders to do even better this year. Jam packed with information sessions and fun activities, the student leaders had a productive and interesting weekend. Several campers have expressed immense satisfaction with the camp, despite the intensive training and challenges they have undergone. By the end of the camp, new bonds were made, old bonds were strengthened and greater understanding was forged between all participants of the camp. It is definitely heartwarming to see how united the student leaders have become and this served to instill confidence that...
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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