Nottingham Charity Run 2017 by ACE Society

Nottingham Charity Run 2017 by ACE Society

Nottingham Charity Run 2017 (NCR) is the 9th annual event organized by ACE society of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). The Nottingham Charity Run 2017 took place successfully on the 19th of March.  This charity run is the event held with the purpose of raising funds and fostering awareness for a charitable purpose in Malaysia. The charity run event also coincided with the 10th anniversary celebration of the ACE society! This year, all funds raised were donated to SHELTER Home for Children, a registered welfare organization which was established in 1981 to help abused, abandoned, neglected or at-risk children. SHELTER started as a result of seven friends who wanted to help the children in a squatter settlement along Old Klang Road. What started as a humble small initiative with providing only tuition classes to children soon expanded into well-established organization in the present years. Following the initial startup, SHELTER ventured into being a positive influence on teenagers. A youth community centre known as ‘DropZone’ was initiated as a centre youths to hang out and focus on personal initiatives. SHELTER has since the early days provided a house for families or youth suffering from various difficulties to stay in their Section 12 house or also known as Shelter 1. Results of the run are at the end of this article. Here are some photos from the day of the charity run: #throwback             For more photos, head over to: https://www.facebook.com/pg/nps.unmc/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1266601026720739 Results: 5 KM (TOP 3) Placing Name & BIB Number Timing 1. Fidaus (F490) 25.25.42 2. Nor Izham (F484) 26.06.47 3. Ollie Ross 28.29.35 10 KM MEN...
Say YES to Malaysia Youth Entrepreneur Challenge Camp (MYECC) 2.0

Say YES to Malaysia Youth Entrepreneur Challenge Camp (MYECC) 2.0

Following a very successful run of MYECC held the year before in 2016, UNMC Youth Entrepreneur Society (YES) has once more brought the event back again to instill entrepreneurial qualities into its participants over a course of 3 days and 2 nights, held from the 7th – 9th of April 2017 within the university’s grounds. Opening its doors to university students all over Malaysia, the event garnered a welcoming response of 105 scholars of multiple disciplines from various institutions. Diligence in preparation for the camp by the organisers paid off as the camp had an eventful timeline, filled with multitudes of activities. After the opening speeches by the YES Club Advisor Dr Kenny Wong Meng Seng and Head of Business Engagement & Innovation Services Prof Denny Ng, MYECC 2.0 officially commenced. The event had prominent names and entrepreneur figures such as the CEO of the well-known video-on demand service provider iflix Malaysia Mr Azran Osman Rani, co-founder/CEO of Kaodim Mr Fui-Yu Chong and more to share their experiences working their way from pit-bottom to where they are as of today. Valuable insights and advices abounded the sharing and panel sessions like a newly discovered gold mine. Other big names from outstanding start-ups and companies such as MaGIC and Dah Makan offered their two cents to eager students who aspire to be entrepreneurs themselves. From then on, participants were drilled with exhilarating team building games and engaging business simulation activities across the entire duration of the event, which brought out the entrepreneurs within the participants. They were namely “Last One(s) Standing”, “Triple M (Mix, Market, Match) Challenge”, “Hunter Vs Hunted” and...
SWAG 5.0: Chronos

SWAG 5.0: Chronos

On 5th and 6th April, Nottingham Dance Club’s (NDC) annual dance production made a comeback with their time related theme, ‘Chronos’. They brought the audience on a journey back in time by visiting unique dance genres in different eras. Even better, an amount of the SWAG Showcase’s ticket sales was also donated to the BBB (Bricks by Bricks) Project by ACE Society. The showcase started out with the current era and went way back to 1920s-1970s, then crawled back to the 1980s – 2000s. Finally, it returned to contemporary times as an end note. With the buzzing, frenetic wave of dancers flitting in and out of the stage lights, as well as the timely music genre, the audience were given a palette of different dance types from Bollywood, Bboy, waacking, breakdance, Kpop, girl style, hip hop, contemporary, ballet and a whole lot more. Beginning with graceful ballet moves, the audience was then captivated by a catchy female Korean pop dance which reflected modern times, during which the Korean wave currently takes the world by storm. Then there was a contemporary duet dance, visualising strong and repressed emotions through their flexible and powerful dance moves. Along came the Roaring Twenties, and the spectators watched the rise of jazz and dance culture. An impressive salsa couple wooed the audience with their flamboyance, confidence and fine sense of timing. Another major highlight that got the audience roaring were the handsome guys from UNMC Fitness Club. They busted out dazzling dance moves with a twist of humour. After that, lively dynamic rhythms of selected music and choreography, accompanied with fashion styles that reflect each decade, continued to bring out the distinct variety of dance style throughout the ages....
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...
Indonesian Charity Food Fair: Spicy, Sweet and Savory

Indonesian Charity Food Fair: Spicy, Sweet and Savory

Many have enjoyed a dose of Indonesian goodness in the Trent building on the 23rd of March with the Indonesian Charity Food Fair. The types of food that were presented in the Indonesian Charity Food Fair were magnificently varied. It also has boasted quite a few impressive native snacks, along with a rather quirky game for all to enjoy. The food fair was an event set up in collaboration between the Indonesian Society and the ACE Society. It was set up with two goals in mind. Firstly, to introduce Indonesian food to everyone in UNMC campus and secondly, to give back to the society. All proceeds from the fair are donated to Yayasan Pemimpin Anak Bangsa (YPAB), a charity organization that works to provide education for the underprivileged in Indonesia. A few stalls were set up during the fair and the types of Indonesian food were introduced according to the following categories: heavy meals, light snacks and beverages. As below were some of the highlights of the fair: For heavy meals: Nasi Kuning, Mie Ayam and Bakso (the chili accompanying the noodles was personally guaranteed by the president of the Indonesian Society to be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for all those who enjoy spicy cuisine)   For snacks: Risol, the Indonesian croquette, crunchy crust filled with soft chewy vegetables and the Pisang Cokelat, the beauty that is banana fritters slathered in thick chocolate sauce.     For drinks, the Soda Gembira, a drink consisting of soda water, condensed milk and rose syrup and Teh Botol, the Indonesian national drink. The fair also featured a rather amusing and unusual game, where players are...
UNMC Rugby Club: Gold for the Girls

UNMC Rugby Club: Gold for the Girls

Last Saturday, on the 18th of March, the UNMC Rugby Club collaborated with Fit Touch Malaysia to organize a touch rugby tournament. The tournament was held on campus and consisted of 2 categories which were the IPT Women and the Open Men category. Our girls’ touch rugby team won all 4 group matches and proceeded to the semi final and final matches. In the finals, we played against Politeknik Shah Alam and won the finals after sudden death was triggered. The girls’ team became IPT Champions for the second time in a row after beating Politeknik Shah Alam in the finals. It was the second time the girls participated in a touch tournament and it was their second gold medal. We are proud of their achievement and hope there is more to come from the UNMC Rugby Club! Photo credits: UNMC Rugby...
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