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!...
Food Inspection Report (November 2017)

Food Inspection Report (November 2017)

In November, a food inspection was conducted by 3 groups of people, each group consisting of 2 Student Association members and 1 staff member. (This inspection included Sonder but could not be completed because it was closed on the day of inspection) The results of the inspection are as below, in the form of the scores each stall garnered as well as comments made by the inspectors:- Western stall – 95% The stall owners only prepared food on the spot, no food prepared beforehand; no accurate data for how food prepared earlier was handled. The cabbages were not kept in the fridge (not stored well). Japanese stall – 94.60% The stall owners only prepared hot food on the spot, no food prepared beforehand; no accurate data for how food prepared earlier was handled. Malay stall – 93.60% (no comment) Subway – 93.50% (no comment) Dessert stall – 88.70% Employees wearing open- toed shoes; A worker was wearing slippers. Food served daily was not priced but fruits were. Uncovered food in the fridge and the fridge temperature was at 5 degrees Celsius. Chopped onions were not covered. Vegetarian stall – 88% Need to wear gloves and closed shoes. The temperature of the chiller was 5.5 degrees Celsius. Chopped vegetables were not covered. Arabic stall – 86.60% The prep table for the kebab meat was slightly messy. Secret Recipe – 86.50% Food storage very well kept and labelled. Snacks stall – 79.30% There was raw fish in the freezer left in an open container. One employee was not wearing slippers. Freezer slightly disorganized. Fridge temperature slightly too high at -4.5 degrees...
SA Postgraduate Officer Elections 17/18: An important role you must know!

SA Postgraduate Officer Elections 17/18: An important role you must know!

The Nominations for the post of SA Postgraduate Officer are now open! This is an opportunity for you to be part of the SA Executive Team and represent your fellow postgraduate students in the Student Association.   Postgraduate Students’ Officer 1)  Scope: (a)  Representational Officer ‐ i. Responsible for the representation of postgraduate students within the Student Association. 2)  Duties: (i) To be the representative of postgraduate students within the Student Association. (ii) To work with the SA Executive and other SA stakeholders to improve the student experience of  their members. (iii) To assist the SA Executive to represent postgraduate students to the university and other external organisations. (iv) To campaign on issues of concern, interest and relevance to postgraduate Students. (v) To be the Chair of the Postgraduate Students’ Network. 3)      Constituency: (a)  The constituency of the Postgraduate Students’ Officer shall be all full members of the SA who are registered for postgraduate study at the University of Nottingham. SA Postgraduate Officer Elections Timeline Nominations Period : 8:00am 4th October – 6:00pm 10th October 2017 Candidate Briefing : 7:00pm 10th October 2017  (H1B28) Campaigning Period : 9:00am 11th October – 9:00am 17th October 2017 Hustings: 13th October 2017 (TBC) Voting Period: 9:00am 17th October – 3:00pm 20th October 2017 Results Announcement: 7:00pm 20th October 2017 So what are you waiting for?! Fill out the nominations form below after reading all the rules and regulations to nominate yourelf in the Elections. Nomination forms will be accepted until 6 pm of 10th October 2017. After the deadline for nominations has passed, those who have been nominated will be called to sign the Candidate Briefing, thereby successfully being accepted as candidates for the Elections. Nominate yourself here! For further enquiries feel free to contact the Student Council Vice...
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)...
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