The Science of Happiness: Stress and Anxiety No More

The Science of Happiness: Stress and Anxiety No More

The Science of Happiness was an event organised by the Nottingham Buddhist Society on 16 November 2017 to raise mental health awareness and enable people to have a clearer understanding of their own mental well-beings and enhance them. Participants of this event also had the opportunity to learn how to support other people with mental health issues, specifically in relation to depression and anxiety disorder. The eventful night first started off with an outstanding short sketch performed by the drama team. The sketch performed effectively outline the effect of anxiety and depression, emphasising their effect on the individual level. It could be seen that the sketch spoke directly to the hearts of many students who attended the events, who are no strangers to work-related stress themselves. The first main speaker, Sis. K. C. Chiang, a practicing clinical psychologist, was promptly introduced. Whilst exuding an aura of professional warmth, she cheerfully shared useful information about depression and anxiety disorder with the audience. She emphasised greatly upon the fact that depression is an actual illness; that depression is not just an emotion which negatively affects one’s body when not dealt with properly. Her speech was both intriguing and enlightening, especially the part where she explained how most people are unable to differentiate between anxiety and anxiety disorder. Not only did Sis. Chiang generously share about ways to tell the crucial differences between phenomena and disorder, she was also more than willing to impart knowledge about dealing with individuals suffering from anxiety disorders! The next presenter, Bro. Aggaphala Yap, a certified counsellor also worked well in engaging the audience with his informative session...
Freshers’ Week 2017

Freshers’ Week 2017

Freshers’ Week, held from Monday (2nd October) to Friday (6th October) offered a myriad of exhilarating experiences mainly aimed to welcome our dear freshers to the new chapter of their lives that is UNMC. On the first day of Freshers’ Week, the ColourFest was held. During the event, the(previously) white shirts donned by our fellow participants were soon doused in an entire gamut of colours as they threw rangoli powder of various hues enthusiastically around the entire court. The ColourFest has brought opportunities for people to interact with one another while having fun. The varicoloured floor of the basketball court left in its wake was a vibrant testament to the excitement brought about during the first day of Fresher’s Week. An ice skating event was also held at IOI City Mall on Tuesday, the 3rd of October. Freshers had the chance to hit the ice rink with their best moves, or skitter meekly along as they begin to pick up the basics bit by bit. The Clubs and Societies (CS) Fair was held for two consecutive days beginning from Wednesday (4th October), where all active clubs and societies in UNMC could showcase themselves to freshers and returning students alike. Creatively attractive booths were set up with information about each club and society freely available. All students could join the clubs or societies they believe fit their interests to a tee during the fair. Last but not least was Myfest, which was held on Friday (6th October). A Pasar Malam (which means “night market” in Malay) was set up near the fountain area right outside the Trent building. A wide array of delicacies was served that night, with the gelato stall being one of the more popular stalls. Marvelously breathtaking traditional performances were...
Clubs and Societies Executive Camp 2017

Clubs and Societies Executive Camp 2017

  The Clubs and Societies Executive Camp (CSEC) was held for the second time from the 22nd to the 24th of September 2017. Over eighty leaders and representatives from UNMC’s clubs and societies joined hands together as one family in the camp at Pangkor, which lasted for three days and two nights. The camp is hosted to ensure that student leaders of UNMC are well-informed of the many event procedures in the Student Association (SA) and to provide a platform on which strong bonds are forged between not just the leaders of the clubs and societies, but SA staff and executives too. A trainer was hired to guide the student leaders through various challenges in an interesting manner. One of the highlights of the camp was the Explorace, which served to put their endurance and leadership skills to the test. Leaders of the clubs and societies were in for a pleasant surprise during the camp too. All of them were awarded medals as a token of appreciation for their collective efforts in helping UNMC win the Best Student Experience award last year. SA staff Mohamed Shazereen gave an encouraging speech, urging our student leaders to do even better this year. Jam packed with information sessions and fun activities, the student leaders had a productive and interesting weekend. Several campers have expressed immense satisfaction with the camp, despite the intensive training and challenges they have undergone. By the end of the camp, new bonds were made, old bonds were strengthened and greater understanding was forged between all participants of the camp. It is definitely heartwarming to see how united the student leaders have become and this served to instill confidence that...
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....
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