Collaboration between Psychology and Biosciences Societies: Christmas Dinner !

Collaboration between Psychology and Biosciences Societies: Christmas Dinner !

  A collaboration between Psychology Society and Biosciences Society brought about this year’s first Christmas Dinner, a lovely event meant for gathering to bond with and get to know fellow students from both the Psychology and Biosciences courses over a delicious meal. On the evening of 7th December 2017, the UG room was transformed into a festive yet minimalist dining area and social space, with an extremely generous spread of dishes. The event was declared opened by Dr. David Keeble, Head of School of Psychology, as he gave an opening speech, as well as presented an award to the top student Jasmine. The moment everyone had been waiting for had finally arrived: The buffet has officially opened! Students and lecturers alike made their way to queue up for the glorious food. Everyone had a cozy time chatting with friends while eating, and some were even playfully spraying each other with artificial snow, which led up to the chaotic group photograph. The final activity of the night was a rousing game of charades which left the players in peals of laughter. A guitar was brought out and a festive jamming session of Christmas songs ensued as the night would to a close. Everyone enjoyed themselves at the dinner, as they spent time with each other over a scrumptious meal under a joyful Christmas atmosphere.     Writer: Madhara Photographer: Madhara Editor(s): Iyath, Lim Chung We...
Racquets & Shuttles : UNMC Intra-Badminton Tournament 2017/18 !

Racquets & Shuttles : UNMC Intra-Badminton Tournament 2017/18 !

  A showcase for the talents of UNMC! The UNMC Intra-Badminton Tournament 2017/2018 was held on the 4th and 6th of this December! Organised by the UNMC Badminton Club, the tournament took place in the Multipurpose Hall of the University’s Sports Complex, where each day from 6pm to 10pm, badminton players gathered to showcase their amazing skills and challenge fellow sportsmen and sportswomen in a friendly spirit. The categories played out were men singles, men doubles, and mixed doubles; with some participants playing in multiple categories. The event started off with a good flow, however towards the end, it was evident that more rest was needed for players in between schedules. The Badminton Club was generous with their participants and gave out cash prizes for the Champions, 1st and 2nd runners-up in all three categories; with the Singles and Doubles Champions walking away with a whopping RM 120 and RM 280 respectively. The winners for each category are as follows: Champions Men Singles: Eh Jia Yang Men Doubles: Darren Chin Zhan Xuan / Guok Kah Sin Mixed Doubles: Nigel Chong / Chong Xin Yi   1st Runners-up Men Singles: Huan Choon Cherng Men Doubles: Desmond Teo Kai Xiang / Muhamad Hishamudin Mixed Doubles: Law Shi Tang / Hoo Y Mien   2nd Runners-up Men Singles: Lim Yuan Feng Men Doubles: Jason Ha Jian Heng / Ho Qie Hao Mixed Doubles: Darren Chin Zhan Xuan / Shaziyah   Fourth Place Men Singles: Desmond Teo Kai Xiang Men Doubles: Law Shi Tang / Lock Choon Hui Mixed Doubles: Muhamad Hishamudin / Nurul Aina Overall, the tournament was a success, and there...
NDC Bond-Fire Night: Where New Friendships Form through Dance and Christmas

NDC Bond-Fire Night: Where New Friendships Form through Dance and Christmas

  On the 6th of December, the Nottingham Dance Club (NDC) had their very first bonding event for the academic year. The event was a fun get-together with a Christmas theme that fitted right into the spirit of the season. It is no doubt that NDC sure knows how to show people a good time! The event started out with a dance themed game entitled ‘A New Friend Found’. The objective was to dance in a complicated and mind-boggling sequence and meet a new friend at every turn. The next game had everyone’s vocal box warmed up as they had to find their group mates by singing out the lyrics that were allocated randomly. These groups then engaged in an epic shakedown in the following game, ‘Shake it Off’, where everyone were dancing furiously to the beat in order to shake off the sticky notes that have been placed on them by the opposing team. Next in the line-up was the Blind Santa game which had members rolling all over the floor to evade the ‘Blind Santa’. Players who were caught (Rudolphs) were then tasked to assist the Blind Santa to catch the others. However, they were only allowed to use the ‘Rudolph Language’, which comprised mostly of excited moaning that all the players were in peals of laughter. Not forgetting to mention, the dinner comprised of a truly impressive spread, which was largely atypical of usual UNMC event fare and it has provided another opportunity the new members to get to know one another and bond with the senior members as well. The most anticipated activity of the...
LIT Music Festival 2017: She’s on fire!

LIT Music Festival 2017: She’s on fire!

  The 30th November marked the commencement of the LIT Music Festival 2017 , in which was held at the Trent Building. This event was hosted by UNMC’s Music Society (MUSSOC). The performances were presented by the departments of MUSSOC such as the Ambassadors, Choir and Orchestra, as well as handpicked candidates. In addition to that, food trucks were made available for students as well. It is also noted that many students participated in the LIT Pun Competition online before the event officially started. Impressively, the seats were mostly taken before it kicked started at 7.30pm! The first performance was proudly presented by the orchestra of MUSSOC, in which they performed the songs ‘Playing with Fire’ and ‘Uptown Funk’. Next, we had Cheang Shi Yin performing the famed Disney song ‘Let it go’ and she also took the opportunity to showcase her guitar skills that had the audience amazed! This was followed by a game section entitled ‘Guess the Song’. It goes like this: Small parts of the songs are played and whoever manages to guess the song correctly would receive a free gift on the spot. In total, there were 5 lucky winners. Congratulations to them!   Next, a band with the name Wannabe performed ‘Fireworks’, which is then continued by Megan Lo, with the presentation of a jazz song titled ‘That’s life’. Subsequently, Red Note, in which is a band under MUSSOC Ambassadors, performed one of the hit songs of Jessie J, entitled ‘Price Tag’. Not forgetting to mention that the soloist- Noel Ng, sang a Malay song named “Terukir di Bintang”. The audience was also treated...
A Courageous Act of Kindness- Jom Botak 2017: Shave lah!

A Courageous Act of Kindness- Jom Botak 2017: Shave lah!

  ‘Jom Botak 2017: Shave lah!’ is a student led event which was hosted by ACE Society in support of cancer awareness and fundraising. For this year, its beneficiary is CAKNE, in which is a support group for children who are undergoing cancer treatment at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre. This event was organized with the aim to create a real and lasting awareness among the student body and staff members as well as on cancer, along with the distress and obstacles faced by patients going bald. The event consisted of 3 interesting categories, namely: Go Bald Auction Go Bald Challenge Go Short (Exclusive for ladies) In particular, Go Bald Auction is where individuals put themselves on an auction for a certain amount. People will then have the choice to bid for the people they want to see shaved bald. Once the target amount has reached, they will have to go bald. Whereas for the Go Bald Challenge, it provides opportunities where participants can challenge themselves by going bald with a fee. Furthermore, there was also an auction placed on an AIA Vitality Football autographed by the international football star – David Beckham! Special thanks to Mr. Muhammad Najib Sahari for his generous donation! The event lasted from 26th October to 9th November and it was held at the SA Circle from 10am to 5pm. A total of 49 participants have engaged in this event and it was successfully wrapped up. Not forgetting to mention, special thanks are also given to ‘its hair art THE HAIR STUDIO’ for their dedication in this event; they provided assistance in the...
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...
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