Nottingham Charity Run 2018!

Nottingham Charity Run 2018!

    On the 25th March 2018, the University of Nottingham Malaysia proudly hosted their 10th Nottingham Charity Run. As a pacer of the run, I had the privilege to be a part of the committee that worked hard to make this grand event a success. There a total of 3 categories consisting of various different distances, this gave some participants good early morning cardio and others a chance to push their limits. At 5.45AM, members of the fitness club gathered to discuss the routine for the warm up for the half marathon runners. This got their muscles ready and prepared for the intense running that started at 6.30AM. Members of the 24 season drums were present to instill a sense of readiness in the runners at the starting point before they began their half marathon journey. The registration and event crew members were friendly and helpful as they radiate the early morning spirit of happiness. There were a number of external participants along with Nottingham students that took part in the run. The second batch of runners started appearing around 6.20AM for the warm up by again the Fitness Club members. Being that their flag off time is at 7AM, participants were already filling their tummies with bread and energy drinks from 7 Eleven. There were different routes for different categories of participants. For me, I participated in the 10km run along with my friends, and let me tell you, it was one heck of a workout, especially at 7 in the morning. The surrounding was cooling before the sun appeared however, the air degraded in freshness due...
Brain+Skills= Inter-Faculty Championship 2018 (Part 2): Closing Ceremony!

Brain+Skills= Inter-Faculty Championship 2018 (Part 2): Closing Ceremony!

  On the 23rd of March 2018, the Inter-Faculty Championship has officially wrapped up with an astounding closing ceremony at the UG Room, in which was lined up with amazing vocal performances from Jiaye and Jing Xuan who performed the song ‘Tenerife Sea’ and Danielle Denis performed ‘Read all about it’. Not forgetting to mention that the most exciting part of the event, as well as its main objective, in which was the awarding ceremony.   Listed as below are this year’s winning participants!   Trivia Awards Arts and Literature: Third Place: Alpaca (Foundation) Second Place: Team English (FASS) First Place: Wakanda Foreva (Engineering)   Entertainment: Third Place: Girls Generation (FASS) Second Place: Alpaca (Foundation) First Place: Wakanda Foreva (Engineering)   Geography: Third Place: Alpaca (Foundation) Second Place: Nemean Lion (FASS) First Place: SS LOL XD (Engineering)   History: Third Place: Alpaca (Foundation) Second Place: Nemean Lion (FASS) First Place: SS LOL XD (Engineering)   Science: Third Place: The Psychos (Science) Second Place: Nemean Lion (FASS) First Place: SS LOL XD (Engineering)   Sports: Third Place: Yass Team (Science) Second Place: FASSter Than You (FASS) First Place: SS LOL XD   Nature: Third Place: Yass Team (Science) Second Place: Nemean Lion (FASS) First Place: Ipoh White Coffee (Engineering)   Music: Third Place: 3 Girls 1 Guy (Foundation) Second Place: Nemean Lion (FASS) First Place: Wakanda Foreva (Engineering)   Sports Awards Floorball: Best Male Player: Goh Kim Ham (Engineering) Best Female Player: Alyssa Lim Yi Chern (Science) Best New Male Player: Chew Yew Weng Arul Muni (Science) Best New Female Player: Tiasha Sharon Karunaratne (Engineering)   Football: Best Male Player:...
Brains+Skills= Inter-Faculty Championship 2018 (Part 1): Opening Ceremony!

Brains+Skills= Inter-Faculty Championship 2018 (Part 1): Opening Ceremony!

  The Inter-Faculty Championship 2018 is a collaborative event held by the Student’s Association’s Sports and Education Networks, in which comprises of 2 main competitive components, namely games and trivia. The 4 faculties that will be competing includes: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and the Foundations. The event has officially commenced with an opening ceremony which was held in the Great Hall on the 2nd of March, starting with a parade done by each faculty’s student representative, as well as the pledge taking ceremony. This was then followed by power-packed spectacular performances and exciting games as listed accordingly: UniPerArts’s Upcoming Production ‘Les Miserables’: Stars (Javert) by Thian See Xien Cheerleading Performance: http:/bit.ly/2FaQx6D Trivia: Pop the balloon to answer the question! Solo Performance: Bang Bang (Jessi J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj) by Kareshma Martin Sports Officer- Omar’s Speech   Finally, the opening ceremony ended with the Omar and Imsa, the Education Network officer, literally kicking their respective boxes to ‘kick’ start the event! We would like to hereby wish all participants best of luck in their matches, and may you be able to do your faculties proud!     Writer: Lim Chung We Photographer: Omar Samy Editor: Lim Chung...
Engineering Sports Carnival: Where Sports Come Alive

Engineering Sports Carnival: Where Sports Come Alive

  The Engineering Sports Carnival was held at the sports complex from the 25th– 26th November 2017 and it lasted from 10am till 5pm, for two consecutive days. The selection round was first conducted and students have participated actively in this event. The event is hosted by ICE student chapter in collaboration IMechE, IChemE and IEEE. The competition itself was divided into two different phases. In the first phase, athletes from the Engineering Departments will compete against each other in a qualifying round, within their respective branches. Subsequently, during the second phase, the athletes will then proceed onto challenging the other engineering departments in the final games. However, it is to be noted the second phase will only be held during the next semester. The sports items included in this event are listed accordingly: Badminton, Basketball and Futsal. The carnival started with the Badminton tournament as the opening act for the morning which comprised of both singles and doubles event for men and women respectively, as well as mixed doubles. Whereas for the futsal tournament, it was carried in a manner that involved teams with a minimum of five male players. Last but not least, the basketball tournament will be commencing on 3rd December 2017, in which will be held at the Sports Complex, from 6PM to 10PM. So, do look out for further notifications in regard to this event, and we hope to see you there!   Written by: Goh Ke Xin Edited by: Lim Chung We...
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...
UNMC Nation’s Cup 2017 Kicks Off to a Wild Start

UNMC Nation’s Cup 2017 Kicks Off to a Wild Start

  Ladies and gentlemen, the UNMC Nation’s Cup is up for grabs once again! The three week-long event kicked off its opening ceremony last night in a flamboyant manner promising of great things to come. This event aims to provide a platform for our talented athletes to pitch their sporting skills to the test against one another and to make their nations proud by winning medals. Most importantly, this event celebrates the very ethnic diversity and unity that the people in University of Nottingham Malaysia take pride in. Contrary to the norm, the first part of the opening ceremony this year was held indoors due to the torrential thunder storm that led many to worry that the event would be called off! However, true to the Nottingham spirit, nothing could put a damper on the morale of the student body and the indoor courts were filled to the brim with representatives and players from 20 different countries. This includes the “Rest of the World”, where people from countries with too few representatives can band together to participate as a team in Nation’s Cup. Keeping with the traditions of previous years,the ceremony began with a heart thumping 24 festive drums performance by the Chinese Cultural Society, followed by this year’s SA Sports Officer, Omar El Shweekh’s short introductory speech. The most iconic performance that night was the stunning mime carried out by the Student Association (SA) sports representatives. The essence of each sport was displayed artfully in this short skit which demonstrated not only the multitude of sporting opportunities available at UNMC, but the strength and hard work of the team that made this all possible too. The seamless choreography and...
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