SA General Elections 2017/2018

SA General Elections 2017/2018

The opportunity to bring forth improvements for you and your fellow students is here! A month-long event, the Student Association General Elections for 2017/2018 will be open for nominations on Monday, 20th February 2017. If you think you are capable of making a positive impact for yourself and fellow students at UNMC, step up and run for the elections and be part of the team. The Student Association Executives will work to ensure that the students’ voices are heard and that their interests are taken seriously with regards to life at UNMC.     The role of the Student Leaders is to represent the student body on various issues, from welfare concerns to academic issues and much more. Multiple positions are open for the 2017-2018 election cycle. The following 8 positions are available for you to run for: 1) SA President 2) SA Vice President 3) Activities Officer 4) Sports Officer 5) Home Students Officer 6) International Students Officer 7) Education Officer 8) Sustainability Officer How does it work? After the nomination process, each candidate in the Student Association general elections will need to attend a candidate briefing to have a further understanding of the rules and regulation. There will be an on-going period of campaigning for 2 weeks. The final showdown, the hustings, will be held later in which each candidate will need to deliver his/her manifesto, outlining what that candidate would aim to do and how to achieve if elected into their chosen position. Voting by the students starts after that. The result of the voting would be announced on 20th March 2017.     The SA General Election 2017/2018...
Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Dong-dong-chiang! Firstly, the SA wishes everyone a prosperous and delightful new year, and welcome back to our beautiful campus for this Spring semester! In conjunction with the recent Chinese New Year, the SA collaborated with Nottingham Dance Club and our very own 24-Festive-Drums Team to bring you some exciting performances! The celebration kicked off with a graceful Chinese Fan Dancing performance by the NDC. This was followed by a heart-racing drum performance by the 24-Festive-Drums Team of UNMC. The drum team was founded in Malaysia in 1988. It was based on the 24 festive seasons recorded in the Chinese calendar (for example the Winter Solstice, Harvest Season, and Mooncake festival, etc.), and is unique to UoN Malaysia among all three institutions. Finally, our SA Executives went around distributing “Ang Pau”s which are red packets, the symbol of luck and prosperity in the Chinese culture, to our students who will hopefully be blessed all year round! Stay tuned for more events organised by the SA – such as the upcoming International Cultural Night (ICN)! Happy Chinese New Year & Gong Xi Fa Cai! John Lim Marketing &...
UNMC Cycling Club: IJN Ride 4 Your Heart 2016

UNMC Cycling Club: IJN Ride 4 Your Heart 2016

On Sunday, 11th December 2016, the UNMC Cycling Club members took part in IJN’s 115km cycling event: Ride 4 Your Heart. This year, UNMC was proudly chosen as the annual cycling event’s venue sponsor. The objective of the event is to bring awareness to the importance of the most precious organ in our body – “The Heart”. As IJN puts it, “the heart is a giver of life – a healthy heart leads to a happy and fulfilling life. That is why it is imperative that we keep it strong with regular exercises and cardio activities – the most impactful is cycling.”   The 4 riders that participated from the Cycling Club are Malik Hisyam Zaihan, Keanu Nurherbyanto, Danial Azmi & Devraj Sathivelu (who’s also an alumni, graduated last year but joined to train with members on weekends and is a founding member of Cycling Club).   The flagoff was at 7am from the Trent building in an extremely large group of over 1000 cyclists.  . According to experienced cyclists, this happens to be one of the tougher cycling routes out there due to the treacherous hills on the main track.  . Malik (President of Cycling Club) gives an overview of the cycling adventure below:  . Flagging off and cycling out of Jalan Broga felt great because the traffic police completely closed off the roads for us and it felt magical to be cycling amongst a huge group of cyclists. The first challenge came at Peres which is after the Semenyih Dam (it’s the first long incline in the map), a long climb which takes approximately 45 minutes to clear. .  ...
UNMC takes on Asia Pacific Rugby Tournament 2016

UNMC takes on Asia Pacific Rugby Tournament 2016

On the 3rd of December, our UNMC Rugby Club’s gentlemen participated in the Asia Pacific Rugby Tournament at Padang Alamanda, Putrajaya. During the group stages, the team managed to win 3 games and only lost 1 game. “We topped our group because we had more points compared to the other teams, and thus we proceeded to the semifinals.” Unfortunately, the team lost with a score of 12-7 to Malaysia Institute of Aviation Technology (MIAT) in the semifinal match. It was a really tough game as both teams put up a good fight. “At the start of the game, we were leading by 7-0, but our opponent managed to recover towards the end of the match.” After the semifinals, there was a huge rebound in the Third Placing match, and our rugby team won by a whopping 22-0 against Darul Ehsan Cougars. Overall, UNMC Rugby Team managed to get Third Place in the Asia Pacific Rugby Tournament which, considering the stiff competition, was an amazing feat nonetheless. Heartfelt congratulations to our UNMC Rubgy Club! Photo Credits: UNMC Rugby Club Lim Hong Cheong SA Marketing &...
UNMC Cafeteria: Food Inspection

UNMC Cafeteria: Food Inspection

On the 16th and 25th of November 2016, the SA conducted a Food Inspection in the UNMC Cafeteria together with Campus Services and the Health & Safety Office (H&S). The SA teams involved were the Sustainability Network, International Student Bureau, Home and Marketing & Communications. The objectives of the inspection were to ensure the quality of service offered by the vendors are of an acceptable standard in terms of hygiene and F&B ethical obligations, among other things. A specific checklist approved by the Campus Services office was used as the main guideline for the inspection. Two individuals from either SA, H&S or Campus Services teamed up to inspect the stalls and also the staff who were on duty. Some of the criteria would include the cleanliness of the workers (whether they dressed appropriately and used proper equipment such as aprons and covered shoes). A thorough inspection of the kitchenware and how ingredients were stored was also done as part of the strict criteria. SA and Health & Safety Office working together to examine one of the stalls at the cafeteria.       SA Executives, Home (left), ISB (right), and also Sustainability, were some of the evaluators in the Inspection. SA and Campus Services Officer tallying the scores of each inspection for the final outcome. The scores of each stall will indicate the overall cleanliness of the food and the environment in which they are prepared, and are as follows: Date of Inspection: 16th Nov 2016 1. RK Fatima: 81.67 2. Treehouse: 79.33 Date of Inspection: 25th Nov 2016 1. Pakistani / Arabic: 74.5 2. Malay: 72.5 3. Japanese:...
SA Fresher’s Week 2016

SA Fresher’s Week 2016

The annual SA Fresher’s Week from 26th of September to 29th of September saw over 500 participants from all three campuses come together for an exciting week of games, outdoor activities and, in the true spirit of Malaysia, a great variety of fusion and traditional cuisine from our many different cultures. Day 1: Several performances by our very own Nottingham Dance Society (NDC) and Music Society (Mussoc)! There was also a tutorial by the NDC during which we saw many talented dancers in the crowd 😉 Day 2: A night of cultural exchange themed ‘Colors of UNMC’ where traditional games such as Batu Seremban and Congkak as well as local cuisine were shared with all our participants. There was also a ‘Language Exchange’ session during which different cultures taught each other their own languages Day 3: Many of our participants had their first ice-skating and laser-tag experience at Sunway Pyramid! Day 4: The SA Carnival involved a variety of food and games – even a Karaoke Booth and a station where you get to throw water balloons at our SA Executives! There was also a ‘limbo’ station – look at how flexible this guy is! We hope everyone had a blast!   Lim Hong Cheong Head of Marketing & Communications (Photo credits: Yap Jia...
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