Language Exchange Program

Language Exchange Program

On 3rd April 2017, a closing ceremony for the Language Exchange Program was held to give out certificates to 34 students. Participants that are eligible for the certificates are required to carry a total of 8 weeks of LEP (4 weeks in autumn and 4 weeks in spring) and a minimum attendance of 12 hours for each semester. The Language Exchange Program initiated by The International Student Bureau is a free platform provided to all students of UNMC to practice foreign language speaking skills through reciprocal learning. The applicants are are grouped in teams consisting of two or more speakers of different languages, in which they have to meet and practice each other’s languages  for a minimum of 3 hours per week. Out of total response of 329 applicants, only 78 were accepted in to the program. During the course of the autumn semester, only 59 out of 78 applicants have been active and progressed to the next session of LEP in the Spring semester. Towards the end of Spring semester and end of LEP, only 34 students were eligible to earn the LEP certificate.    ...
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 Cafeteria: Food Inspection

UNMC Cafeteria: Food Inspection

On the 16th and 25th of November 2016, the SA conducted a Food Inspection in the UNMC Cafeteria together with Campus Services and the Health & Safety Office (H&S). The SA teams involved were the Sustainability Network, International Student Bureau, Home and Marketing & Communications. The objectives of the inspection were to ensure the quality of service offered by the vendors are of an acceptable standard in terms of hygiene and F&B ethical obligations, among other things. A specific checklist approved by the Campus Services office was used as the main guideline for the inspection. Two individuals from either SA, H&S or Campus Services teamed up to inspect the stalls and also the staff who were on duty. Some of the criteria would include the cleanliness of the workers (whether they dressed appropriately and used proper equipment such as aprons and covered shoes). A thorough inspection of the kitchenware and how ingredients were stored was also done as part of the strict criteria. SA and Health & Safety Office working together to examine one of the stalls at the cafeteria.       SA Executives, Home (left), ISB (right), and also Sustainability, were some of the evaluators in the Inspection. SA and Campus Services Officer tallying the scores of each inspection for the final outcome. The scores of each stall will indicate the overall cleanliness of the food and the environment in which they are prepared, and are as follows: Date of Inspection: 16th Nov 2016 1. RK Fatima: 81.67 2. Treehouse: 79.33 Date of Inspection: 25th Nov 2016 1. Pakistani / Arabic: 74.5 2. Malay: 72.5 3. Japanese:...
Visit from UoRM

Visit from UoRM

On the 5th of October 2016, the Student Association Executives had the honor of welcoming four representatives from the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) to our university. UoRM is the first overseas campus of the University of Reading in the UK, located in Johor. The purpose of this visit was to learn about the Student Association and understand how each Executive plays a role in the university. With UoRM’s growing student population, the institution is interested in starting their very own student union. During our meeting, we discussed about past experiences, successes and failures, and the challenges executives are usually met with while being part of the SA. Not only did we exchange notes on the roles of the SA staff members and executives, we also had the opportunity to bring the UoRM representatives for a short campus tour and ending the day with late lunch at Secret Recipe. (pictures) We hope the representatives of UoRM had a pleasant visit to our university, despite the 4-hour long drive to and fro Johor and Semenyih. Here is to University of Reading Malaysia and their endeavor of establishing a successful student association!   Sasha Amira Home Students...
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