SA General Elections 2017/2018

SA General Elections 2017/2018

The opportunity to bring forth improvements for you and your fellow students is here! A month-long event, the Student Association General Elections for 2017/2018 will be open for nominations on Monday, 20th February 2017. If you think you are capable of making a positive impact for yourself and fellow students at UNMC, step up and run for the elections and be part of the team. The Student Association Executives will work to ensure that the students’ voices are heard and that their interests are taken seriously with regards to life at UNMC.     The role of the Student Leaders is to represent the student body on various issues, from welfare concerns to academic issues and much more. Multiple positions are open for the 2017-2018 election cycle. The following 8 positions are available for you to run for: 1) SA President 2) SA Vice President 3) Activities Officer 4) Sports Officer 5) Home Students Officer 6) International Students Officer 7) Education Officer 8) Sustainability Officer How does it work? After the nomination process, each candidate in the Student Association general elections will need to attend a candidate briefing to have a further understanding of the rules and regulation. There will be an on-going period of campaigning for 2 weeks. The final showdown, the hustings, will be held later in which each candidate will need to deliver his/her manifesto, outlining what that candidate would aim to do and how to achieve if elected into their chosen position. Voting by the students starts after that. The result of the voting would be announced on 20th March 2017.     The SA General Election 2017/2018...
Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Dong-dong-chiang! Firstly, the SA wishes everyone a prosperous and delightful new year, and welcome back to our beautiful campus for this Spring semester! In conjunction with the recent Chinese New Year, the SA collaborated with Nottingham Dance Club and our very own 24-Festive-Drums Team to bring you some exciting performances! The celebration kicked off with a graceful Chinese Fan Dancing performance by the NDC. This was followed by a heart-racing drum performance by the 24-Festive-Drums Team of UNMC. The drum team was founded in Malaysia in 1988. It was based on the 24 festive seasons recorded in the Chinese calendar (for example the Winter Solstice, Harvest Season, and Mooncake festival, etc.), and is unique to UoN Malaysia among all three institutions. Finally, our SA Executives went around distributing “Ang Pau”s which are red packets, the symbol of luck and prosperity in the Chinese culture, to our students who will hopefully be blessed all year round! Stay tuned for more events organised by the SA – such as the upcoming International Cultural Night (ICN)! Happy Chinese New Year & Gong Xi Fa Cai! John Lim Marketing &...
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...
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...
Cultural Mashup 2016: The Showcase of Beautiful Diversity

Cultural Mashup 2016: The Showcase of Beautiful Diversity

‘Cultural Mashup 2016’ organised by the Pakistani Cultural Society on Friday (25/11/2016), has once again showcased the dynamic diversity found in our beloved campus! Generally, dance is seen not only as an art form to some individuals but also a sport that requires tremendous effort as well. It is a way to express one’s self and one’s culture and tradition. Through a “mashup”, as suggested by the event title itself, each country had to perform a native dance of another country. The dancers of this event all tried to embody someone else’s culture and immersed oneself into it. Starting with an upbeat Sri Lankan dance, the crowd was clearly hyped with their roars and chanting. Highly stylized in terms of gestures, music and dance, the performance was wonderfully putted together. Followed by a traditional Sudanese dance performed by our Malaysia. Bangladesh came up next shaking it and belly dancing to Egyptian music. Next on the line of performance as Mauritius making an interesting interpretation of the Maldivian dance. Then, India blessed us with a tropical performance brought all the way from Mauritius. It was upbeat and the crowd was in awe. The hosts, Pakistan, performed the music and dance of the African diaspora. Continuing the dance mashup was Sri Lanka as Bangladesh, the costumes and hand movements were striking. Then, the UK performed as India of which the host jokingly mentioned, “after 69 years of independence the British can’t seem to let the Indians go”. Well, who could let India’s lavish theatrical style pass by? Next was Egypt performing the infamous twerking as UK, providing us with some pop culture. The...
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