SA Annual Ball 2018: Night of the Stars

SA Annual Ball 2018: Night of the Stars

  The SA Annual Ball 2018 started with a harmony of notes and instruments that rhymed to the exciting soundtracks from three major films: “How to Train Your Dragon”, “Enchanted”, and “Avengers”, performed by our very own UNMC Orchestra. Our emcee for the night was none other than Ali Wail, who also won the Oscar award for Best Male Personality, unsurprisingly with his witty jokes and charming smile! Music kept everyone company as the night went on, with guest performances by our students Khairul Anuar, Kareshma and Leo. The 24-Drums didn’t shy away from the spotlight either with their spot-on rhythmic beats! After the opening speeches by Professor Graham Kendall (Provost) and Ehab Mohammed Ashraf (Head of Ball), the Oscars were awarded throughout the night for the following categories: Staff Oscars Best FYP / Dissertation Supervisor: Jessica Price Best Teacher / RA: Alfred Lim Chee Keong Best Lecturer for Academic Feedback: Nishanth Chemmangattuvalappil Most High-Tech Lecturer: Mustafa Al-Shagga Most Captivating Lecturer: Vivek Thuppil Most Inspiring Lecturer: Shivani Sivagurunathan Best All-Rounder Lecturer: Vengadeshvaran Sarma Best Personal Tutor: Alice Cin Kong Best School/Department: School of Psychology Best Support Staff (Students’ Association, Sports Complex): Mohd Shazereen Kamarudin (SA Office) Best Support Staff (Careers, IT, ADRO, Student Registry, Finance): Kevin Lim (Careers) Best Welfare Support Staff (Well-being, Accommodation, Security, Visa): Revathi Gopal (Well-being) Lifetime Achievement Award: Svenja Hanson   Clubs and Societies Oscars Financial Growth: Rotaract Club Most Active CS: AIESEC Biggest Contribution to Student Body: ACE Best Cultural Society: Japanese Society Best Academic Society: PharmNotts Best Upcoming Society: Philosophy Society Best Student Campus Experience: Nottingham Dance Club Best Contribution to Community: ACE Best...
SA General Elections 2018: Results

SA General Elections 2018: Results

The SA General Elections 2018 came to an end and, after 5 days of voting, 979 students comprising of 23.4% of the students in the University of Nottingham Malaysia used their right to vote to choose the individuals that they want to represent them as their SA Executives for Academic Year 2018/19. SA Executives for 2018/19 are: SA President : Am Abdul Aziz SA Vice President : Re-open Nominations SA Activities Officer : Sara Siddiqi SA Home Students’ Officer : Andy Tan SA International Students’ Officer : Samawiyah Ulde SA Sustainability Officer : Ahmed Juman Rasheed SA Sports Officer : Mariyam Nadha Ibrahim SA Educations Officer : Re-open Nominations (no candidacy) Below is the breakdown of all voting outcome, following the Instant Run-Off Voting System that was introduced this year by the Student Council: 1. SA President 2. SA Vice President 3. SA Activities Officer 4. SA Home Students’ Officer 5. SA International Students’ Officer 6. SA Sustainability Officer 7. SA Sports Officer This year, the elections committee also carried out a survey to try to understand why the voter turnout has decreased from the past year. There were close to 80 respondents for the survey. A majority seemed to suggest there was a lack of awareness and ‘hype’ for the elections. While some mentioned the new Instant Run-Off voting system would be better only if there were a greater pool of candidates, others felt it had not been sufficiently explained. However, as this is its first-time implementation, an overall understanding of how the system works should improve gradually in the following year. It was also identified that low voter turnout could be the result of lack of engagement with the candidates. More could be done in terms of promoting...
SA General Elections 2018 / 2019

SA General Elections 2018 / 2019

Nominations for SA General Elections 2018/2019 are now open! This year, all you need to do is fill the form below and send a soft copy of your manifesto to the Student Council Vice Chairperson to nominate yourself. Apply now and be the change that you want to see in University of Nottingham Malaysia! https://goo.gl/8Aax69   The following is the timeline for SA General Elections 2018! Make sure to keep yourself available for the Hustings and the results announcement! Like and follow @SAGeneralElections on Facebook for more updates as the election period progresses!...
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