UNMC Cycling Club: IJN Ride 4 Your Heart 2016

UNMC Cycling Club: IJN Ride 4 Your Heart 2016

On Sunday, 11th December 2016, the UNMC Cycling Club members took part in IJN’s 115km cycling event: Ride 4 Your Heart. This year, UNMC was proudly chosen as the annual cycling event’s venue sponsor. The objective of the event is to bring awareness to the importance of the most precious organ in our body – “The Heart”. As IJN puts it, “the heart is a giver of life – a healthy heart leads to a happy and fulfilling life. That is why it is imperative that we keep it strong with regular exercises and cardio activities – the most impactful is cycling.”   The 4 riders that participated from the Cycling Club are Malik Hisyam Zaihan, Keanu Nurherbyanto, Danial Azmi & Devraj Sathivelu (who’s also an alumni, graduated last year but joined to train with members on weekends and is a founding member of Cycling Club).   The flagoff was at 7am from the Trent building in an extremely large group of over 1000 cyclists.  . According to experienced cyclists, this happens to be one of the tougher cycling routes out there due to the treacherous hills on the main track.  . Malik (President of Cycling Club) gives an overview of the cycling adventure below:  . Flagging off and cycling out of Jalan Broga felt great because the traffic police completely closed off the roads for us and it felt magical to be cycling amongst a huge group of cyclists. The first challenge came at Peres which is after the Semenyih Dam (it’s the first long incline in the map), a long climb which takes approximately 45 minutes to clear. .  ...
DOTA 2 Tournament: Good Game, Well Played!

DOTA 2 Tournament: Good Game, Well Played!

As the semester approaches its end, what better way to celebrate than with a round or two of Dota. From the 6th to 8th December, UNMC Gaming Society organized a Dota 2 Tournament for Dota 2 enthusiasts to claim the University’s equivalent of the “Aegis of Immortal”. the Spectator Room The event was made known days before the actual event through posters placed around the campus, and ignited the gamer within the ‘all-serious-no-play student’ facades. The call to battle was heard, and they began to plan. Four teams, namely Legit As Puck, 4kScrubs, 322 and Undecided rose to the challenge, but only one will reign supreme. A double elimination match format was employed, and all games except the Finals, will be “Best of 1”, while the Finals will be a challenging “Best of 3” matches.  Thus, the battle began. The Opening Match on Day 1: The Pick and Ban Phase The opening game saw 322 going up against 4kScrubs. As with normal competitive matches, each team tried to outdo another by strategically selecting and banning certain heroes. As the pick/ban phase was over, to any Dota enthusiast, it was clear that 4kScrubs had a better team composition compared to 322’s line up. As expected, 4kScrubs dominated the game, dictated the tempo, and ultimately overtook competitors and advanced to the semi-finals. The 2nd opening game had Undecided battling against Legit As Puck. This time around, the team’s composition was fairly even, and would see a more dynamic game-play. Legit As Puck knocked Undecided into the Loser’s Bracket, together with 322. The semi-finals between 4kscrubs and Legit as Puck eventually ended with...
UNMC Woman Rugby Team Crowned Champion for IPT Touch Rugby Woman Tournament

UNMC Woman Rugby Team Crowned Champion for IPT Touch Rugby Woman Tournament

UNMC Woman Rugby Team (Royals) emerged as champion in the IPT Touch Rugby Woman Tournament held by FIT Touch Malaysia at Padang Alamanda, Putrajaya, on 26th of November 2016.     Each duration of the game was 15 minutes without any half time. Despite the muddy terrain and getting soak wet under the rain, the team had managed to perform excellently well. They had went face to face with Malaysia France Institute (MFI) during the finals and were victorious.     All of their hard work had indeed paid off. Congratulation once again to UNMC Woman Rugby Team (Royals) for pulling off such a wonderful victory!     Article by: Yap Jia Ming (SA Marketing and Communication Team) Photos by: UNMC Rugby...
UNMC takes on Asia Pacific Rugby Tournament 2016

UNMC takes on Asia Pacific Rugby Tournament 2016

On the 3rd of December, our UNMC Rugby Club’s gentlemen participated in the Asia Pacific Rugby Tournament at Padang Alamanda, Putrajaya. During the group stages, the team managed to win 3 games and only lost 1 game. “We topped our group because we had more points compared to the other teams, and thus we proceeded to the semifinals.” Unfortunately, the team lost with a score of 12-7 to Malaysia Institute of Aviation Technology (MIAT) in the semifinal match. It was a really tough game as both teams put up a good fight. “At the start of the game, we were leading by 7-0, but our opponent managed to recover towards the end of the match.” After the semifinals, there was a huge rebound in the Third Placing match, and our rugby team won by a whopping 22-0 against Darul Ehsan Cougars. Overall, UNMC Rugby Team managed to get Third Place in the Asia Pacific Rugby Tournament which, considering the stiff competition, was an amazing feat nonetheless. Heartfelt congratulations to our UNMC Rubgy Club! Photo Credits: UNMC Rugby Club Lim Hong Cheong SA Marketing &...
Fruity Fest: Staying Healthy

Fruity Fest: Staying Healthy

With sweet palate-inducing scents wafting off towards far distances as a whole variety of precious local fruit adorn the tables, that was the Fruity Fest! 30th November was an exciting day as the UNMC Sponsorship Student Club brought onto campus a highly ingenious all-you-can-eat fruit buffet! Nottingham Travels collaborated with the club in this event, giving out free drinks to the event’s participants in addition to the wide range of fruits available there. Owing to how unconventional the idea of a fruit buffet is, Aniq Faidi, Vice President of the UNMC Sponsorship Student Club, was interviewed about the club’s motivations for hosting this event and the various challenges they have faced while doing so.   Why is it that you guys decided to hold the Fruity Fest? Last year, our club held the Foodgasm event on campus, where we invited the FAMA (Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority) as well. They brought their fruits with the main intention of introducing local fruits to the international students. People got to taste them for free (during that event). After the events, FAMA proposed for us to collaborate once again this academic year to hold an event exclusively for fruits. During our early club meeting, we were largely agreeable with this proposal and decided to work towards it. It is good since we get to introduce international students from all around the world here (in UNMC) to Malaysia’s local fruits while promoting the benefits of (eating) fruits at the same time.   What challenges did you face while preparing or hosting this event? Unfortunately, FAMA couldn’t be involved on the event day itself since...
NUFC Nabs Third Place in MASISWA Futsal Tournament

NUFC Nabs Third Place in MASISWA Futsal Tournament

On the 26 November 2016, The University of Nottingham Futsal Club (NUFC) has participated in the MASISWA Futsal Male Tournament at KSL Sport Sri Gombak Futsal Centre. They have emerged victorious in the group stages and during the knockout stage, upon reaching the semi-finals, won a shared 3rd placing.   The Team Players: Mutaz Abdelrahim, Hakim Annuar, Yazid Yusof, Omar Al Shweekh, Ammar Taj, Adil Afdal, Ali Wail, Kavin Kumar, Syaqil Suhaimi, Ashley Kwaramba As they had never played futsal together as a team and have participated in the tournament without prior training, the result of the games have exceeded expectations. During the group stage, they were the top with two straight wins. Below are their results for the group stage: Team Scoreboard Team 1st Game NUFC 1-0 UNIKL BMI 2nd Game NUFC 3-1 FCUC   The team warming up before the matches. As they have fought their way through the group stages and reached semi final, it was a fierce battle between the team and UNIKL BMI. Unfortunately, UNIKL BMI has successful scored a penalty shot, leading with 1 point. Below are their results for the knockout stage: Team Scoreboard Team Round of 16 NUFC 3-1 Taylors Quarter-Final NUFC 3-0 Sunway Semi-Final NUFC 1-2* UNIKL BMI *penalty shot scored by UNIKL BMI The team huddling around, giving each other encouragement. Once again, congratulations to the team for their victory!     Article by: Yap Jia Ming (SA Marketing and Communication) Photos...
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