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...
Get hyped with ‘Unmute x Levi’s’!

Get hyped with ‘Unmute x Levi’s’!

  Unmute is an event organised by the universitiy’s very own music society, in which has lived up to its name as the central plaza (fountain area) was truly ‘unmuted’ by UNMC’s most talented artists on the night of 10th April 2018. With Levi’s as the co-organiser, there were multiple booths made available during the event, and the first one to catch my attention was the recycling booth. The whole idea of the booth, as well as its purpose, was to encourage people to bring their seemingly old and boring denim jeans to D.I.Y them, thus making them to be both wearable and stylish. For instance, some would paint all over their jeans, but the results were astonishing. Right next to the recycling booth, you would find that vending machine. With just some changes, you may pick a number to dispense and try out your luck. The envelopes contain various items, such as laces and RM200 vouchers. In addition to that, one would probably wonder why Levi’s has made an appearance for the event, and the answer to that question is that they attended as a panel of judges who would be in charge picking the ultimate winner of the competition. Moreover, Levi’s are on tour with a famous Malaysian band known as ‘An Honest Mistake’, moving from one university to another in order to select a winning team from each educational institutions so as to be qualified for a chance to compete Levi’s products for which its worth is up to a total of RM2000, headlining a special showcase at the bee and finally recording a single with...
SWA6? Checked!

SWA6? Checked!

SWA6: Academy! has made its comeback on the 4th and 5th April of 2018 at the Great Hall. For those who are wondering what is SWAG all about: It is an annual dance production, in which is the biggest dance showcase brought to you by our very own Nottingham Dance Club (NDC), where it presents a plethora of dance performances by the choreographers-in-charge and students, as well as renowned guests performances. In addition to that, for both the years 2017 and 2018, it has been awarded for the ‘Best Student Campus Experience’ by the Students’ Association. What a feat! 2018 has marked its 6th annual production (hence SWA6), and they have had prepared a whole line up of interesting performances, consisting of various genres, such as Hiphop, K-Pop, Bollywood, Tap Dance, Girls’ Style and others as well. At the end of the performances, we conducted a simple evaluation by interviewing several students for their opinions in regards to the production. The questions asked were: Did you enjoy your SWA6 experience? If so, why? What was good about the production and/or what could have been done better? Overall, based on the data collected, most of the participants were satisfied with the performances and specifically commended that the K-Pop and Girls’ Style performances have caught their attention the most. In addition to that, the majority of them also came into an agreement that choreography were mostly ‘interesting’, ‘nice’ and ‘well-organised’. On the other hand, they have also stated that several areas of the production could be improved, such as the opening performance, in which the lighting was slightly unclear for the...
Malaysian Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Camp (MYECC) 2018

Malaysian Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Camp (MYECC) 2018

  The Youth Entrepreneurship Society’s annual flagship event, the Malaysian Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Camp (MYECC) was a 3-day event which commenced on the 23rd of March 2018. Participants from acclaimed universities across Malaysia travelled to UNMC for 3days and 2nights of fun, challenges and business training, which would all culminate in a final business pitching challenge. Partner universities includes: INTI University, HELP University, UCSI, TAR University College, Asia Pacific University and many others! The event opened with a speech by the Club’s Advisor Dr. Kenny Wong, who urged the leaders and business people of tomorrow to work hard, be daring, step out of the comfort zone and strive for success. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, the floor was opened to the first guest speaker of the day, Ms. Goh Ai Ching., co-founder of Piktochart.com. She shared her road to success and the defining factors of her life. According to her, their success is based on dedication and following your true passion. She also emphasized the importance of learning constantly and shared her resolve to take a leaf out of Elon Musk’s book and read at least one book a week (Elon Musk reads 10 but we all have to start somewhere). The second speaker, Mr. Kenny Hew, founder of Foodadvisor.my too spoke of his hard road to success and reiterated the message of determination and perseverance in the face of obstacles and perhaps multiple failures. The third speaker was Mr. Aw Tai Hau the founder of Pott glasses, a retailer of glasses made for an Asian fit. He spoke at length on his secret to success; marketing and branding...
Around the world in 2 hours: Inter-Cultural Night (ICN) 2018!

Around the world in 2 hours: Inter-Cultural Night (ICN) 2018!

  I’ll try as much as I can to describe two hours of events, that no words can fully describe them. An event that does not only educate you about a lot of different cultures, but also reminds you of home. A rollercoaster of feelings from curiosity to nostalgia. Let us first address the glamorous decorations and colours that cheers you up after a long day of classes. In addition to that, it was also topped with two beautiful hostesses that had awesome stage presence and always cheered the crowd with their jokes. Now let us start by the top three performances which were decided by a board of judges who were all part of the UNMC’s ICN this year which were Tormali Francis (SA President), Mr. Shazereen (SA Officer), Hisham (SA Homes Officer) and Monima Mohsen, a student that was picked from the audience. Now, in third place came Mauritius. They were wearing costumes that was full of flowers and large straw hats which perfectly illustrates the life on an island as mesmerizing and with loads of natural beauty. With the implementation of their country’s culture and traditions, their dance was full of joy and fun. In second place was Maldives, an island in which heaven was modelled after, gave also a well-rehearsed dance with perfect execution of harmony. The dance and the music did not just get most of the hall clapping with the rhythm, but it also showcased the importance of fishing is to their culture as they pulled out a paper boat and acted it out. Before the announcement of the first placing country, here are...
Choir & Chamber Music Orchestra (CCMO) 2018!

Choir & Chamber Music Orchestra (CCMO) 2018!

  Once again, it is time to embark on an adventurous musical journey with soaring voices and instrumental ensembles. The annual Choir & Chamber Music Orchestra event (CCMO) organized by UNMC Music Society was held on the 5th and 6th March 2018 at the Great Hall and took the audience on a journey of magic, music and enchantment. Judging from the long queue that stood outside the hall waiting to enter, one could tell that CCMO had indeed been a well-anticipated event. A few moments after 7pm when everyone was seated, the host of the event (Justin) announced the start of the event by briefing the attendees with a few customary rules and invited the performers in to take the stage. The choir and orchestra performed the following numbers: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star + The Second Star To The Right Stars Little Mermaid Medley Mulan Medley Hopes & Dreams Dream a Little Dream of Me Sakura No Shiori How To Train Your Dragon Fantasia 2000 Kaze No Toorimichi Sword Art Online Medley Deliver Us When You Believe Ori and The Blind Forest Mary Poppins Medley Enchanted Your Name Medley The Prayer The night started of on an awe-inspiring note with the choir’s rendition of “Stars” which was solely accompanied by eerie music drawn from glass and water. While we have all experimented with this phenomenon in our childhood, the performance’s blend of spine chilling vocals and ringing melody had the audience on the edge of their seats, hearts reaching for a distant star. Between each song, the deep, imposing voice of the MC rang out through the hall as...
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