Nation’s Cup 2017: End of Another Chapter in SA History

Nation’s Cup 2017: End of Another Chapter in SA History

    As we all know and are tired of hearing, all good things must come to an end. Nations Cup spanned a glorious 3 weeks of sweat, tears, blood and pain and at the end of it all we all look back with fond smiles and laughter. New friends were made, new cultures were explored, new sports were tried out and for an unfortunate number of us, new crutches were bought. Mohannad (Dinho) began the Nations Cup closing ceremony bringing these sentiments to mind and echoed the theme of Nations Cup 2017; Friendship through Sport! He also took a moment to wish a speedy recovery to all the heroes of Nations Cup who were injured. He then took a few longer moments of silence to recall the rest of his speech. The individual awards were distributed for the best male and female players of each sport.      During a short break from the award distribution the NDC performed a medley of dances of varied genres that had the audience screaming for their favourite performers. However, the club that elicited shocked gasps from the crowd was our cheerleading team, The Beast with their stunts that all but defied gravity. They had the audience perched on the edge of their seats expecting disaster and earned the loudest applause of the night with their wonderful execution,  despite a few near saves. Omar, the SA Sports Officer and man behind Nations Cup 2017, then gave a short but heartfelt speech on the sentiments behind Nations Cup; to do the best you can and make the presence of your nation felt at...
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. .  ...
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 &...
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...
Education Network Training 2016/2017

Education Network Training 2016/2017

The Education Network training is conducted every year for all the representatives under the Education Network. The event was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, the 18th of October. The session included briefings about Learning Community Forum important guidelines, duties of the respective representatives, and how to go about solving everyday issues brought up by students.           At 6.45pm, the crowd gathered in, pamphlets handed out to them as they settled down into their seats with the departments they belonged to – these being the Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering. The emcee, and host of the night, none other than the Education Officer herself, Tormalli V Francis, was getting ready to welcome the representatives to this training program.           The session started at 7pm, with Tormalli giving a brief introduction to the main aims of the Education Network and introducing the department representatives, and the school representatives. She then welcomed the next speaker for the evening, Ms. Vanitha Ponnusamy, the Campus Senior Tutor, to the stage. Ms. Vanitha highlighted some extremely key points in her speech, including some things to keep in mind when bringing up issues to a higher authority. Firstly, she stated that class, school and faculty representatives do not need to wait until an LCF meeting to bring up issues which may be resolved with the module convener. If the problem does not get fixed by the convener, then it may be taken up to school’s senior tutor and then to the director of the school. Secondly, she addressed the...
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