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...
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