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...
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...
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