The SA Annual Ball 2018 started with a harmony of notes and instruments that rhymed to the exciting soundtracks from three major films: “How to Train Your Dragon”, “Enchanted”, and “Avengers”, performed by our very own UNMC Orchestra.
Our emcee for the night was none other than Ali Wail, who also won the Oscar award for Best Male Personality, unsurprisingly with his witty jokes and charming smile!
Music kept everyone company as the night went on, with guest performances by our students Khairul Anuar, Kareshma and Leo.
The 24-Drums didn’t shy away from the spotlight either with their spot-on rhythmic beats!
After the opening speeches by Professor Graham Kendall (Provost) and Ehab Mohammed Ashraf (Head of Ball), the Oscars were awarded throughout the night for the following categories:
Best FYP / Dissertation Supervisor: Jessica Price
Best Teacher / RA: Alfred Lim Chee Keong
Best Lecturer for Academic Feedback: Nishanth Chemmangattuvalappil
Most High-Tech Lecturer: Mustafa Al-Shagga
Most Captivating Lecturer: Vivek Thuppil
Most Inspiring Lecturer: Shivani Sivagurunathan
Best All-Rounder Lecturer: Vengadeshvaran Sarma
Best Personal Tutor: Alice Cin Kong
Best School/Department: School of Psychology
Best Support Staff (Students’ Association, Sports Complex): Mohd Shazereen Kamarudin (SA Office)
Best Support Staff (Careers, IT, ADRO, Student Registry, Finance): Kevin Lim (Careers)
Best Welfare Support Staff (Well-being, Accommodation, Security, Visa): Revathi Gopal (Well-being)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Svenja Hanson
Clubs and Societies Oscars
Financial Growth: Rotaract Club
Most Active CS: AIESEC
Biggest Contribution to Student Body: ACE
Best Cultural Society: Japanese Society
Best Academic Society: PharmNotts
Best Upcoming Society: Philosophy Society
Best Student Campus Experience: Nottingham Dance Club
Best Contribution to Community: ACE
Best Society: IEMSS
Best Personality (Male): Ali Wail
Best Personality (Female): Karyn Teck
Best Dressed Male of the Year: Baktiyar Badar
Best Dressed Female of the Year: Afreen Fathima
Best Couple: Nauman and Vidhushi
Most Likely to become a Billionaire: Pranav Rawlani
Joker of the Year: Rayan Abid
Best Dressed of the Night: Hasan Isam Elfaki
Mr. Nottingham: Ehab Asyraf
Ms. Nottingham: Tormalli Vigilia Francis
The evening ended with a free-for-all dance floor with the top songs playing, all nominated by our students!
For many who attended, this will be the last ball before they graduate and move on to their next chapter in life.
It was a night full of wonder, laughter and fantastic food!
More importantly, it was a night of the stars, and truthfully enough, everyone shone brightly before the flashing cameras!
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