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...
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...
Boarding Flight ICN: International Cultural Night 2017

Boarding Flight ICN: International Cultural Night 2017

On Thursday, 9th March 2017, the Student Association’s ‘International Cultural Night’ (ICN) took place successfully. The event, which was creatively referred to as ‘Flight ICN’ throughout its promotion period, soared above all expectations to give students a feel of what was truly a trip around the world. Following the travel-inspired theme, the attendees were welcomed by two very charismatic emcees, Anis Sahoo and Nikko (Nkosi) Sikhosana. Sporting flight attendant costumes, the pair helped ensure that the flow of performances remained smooth and that all those abroad ‘Flight ICN’ were kept entertained throughout the night. Opening for the night was UNMC’s very own Kareshma Martin Patrick, who recently made her musical debut in the local reality talent show Akademi Fantasia. The lass’s strong vocals set the pace for the rest of the ICN, which was carried on by each country through their own incredible performances. First, as the ambassador of the hosting country, Sara Akashah binti Mohd Reduan of Malaysia started the night’s cultural showcase with a sweet rendition of a traditional Malay song. After being graced with Sara’s gentle voice, the stage then welcomed an impressive show of masculinity by the students from Egypt. The group of men swung their prop swords to a raucous beat, whilst still managing to demonstrate some fancy footwork. They were followed up by the cheeky performers from Mauritius, all dressed in floral traditional garb. The students’ rendition of what appeared to be the Sega dance was nothing short of spectacular, and the males of the troop earned a few laughs with their exaggerated dance moves. Sara representing Malaysian culture with her lovely voice...
UNMC Valentine Speed Dating

UNMC Valentine Speed Dating

In conjunction with Valentine’s Day, SA Sustainability Network took another creative spin and organised a fund-raising event named ‘Valentine Speed Dating’. A charitable cause, the idea of the event was to provide a chance for students to meet and interact with each other. Profits from the fundraiser are channeled to charity through the SA grant. There were a total of 42 people, 21 pairs of mixed genders, who participated.  As with a typical speed dating session, the participants were required to switch partners after every session, each lasting between five to ten minutes. The ladies were seated with numbered tables, whereas the men were assigned a random sequence of numbers, and would rotate between numbers accordingly after each session, for a total of 7 sessions. The event lasted for approximately an hour. Comment cards were placed on the tables so that they could write a few words about each session as it ended and then drop them off in the respective lady/gentleman’s envelopes on one side of the room. Many participants left each other honest and encouraging messages. Some even had the chance to exchange contact details on the comment cards. According to participants, they had enjoyed themselves and some commented that it was not as awkward as they had initially thought it would be. Some said it was just like any other social event which granted opportunities to get to know new people. A few even asked for the event to be continued next year. Hence, if you missed the event this year, do not fret as you may have your chance next year!   ATTN: The next SA event would be...
X