Chillax Lah…

Chillax Lah…

Busy with your academics and commitments? On edge due to piling assignments and looming deadlines? Maybe even tired of the daily grind? No worries! Sustainability Network has got you covered. Chillax Lah…! is a week-long event organized by the Sustainability Network with the main goal of promoting mental wellbeing amongst the students as well as spreading a happy and content environment around the campus. The 14th of November would mark the third day of the Chillax week. A Mental Health Awareness Booth was set up in the SA Foyer from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Another one-hour long Mindful Session had also taken place 30 minutes later at F1A22. In addition to that, H1B21 and H1B18 was specially allocated for the Chillout Zone and Nap Room respectively. The Chillout Zone is a safe space provided for students to take a break from the daily stressors of life as they hang out and surround themselves with adorable plushies that are prepared just for them.  On the other hand, the Nap Room is a blessing for the sleep-deprived. It is the perfect atmosphere for students to enter dreamland with the soothing pink hues and the comfortable mat. Drinks were served as well. Besides, mental wellbeing shouldn’t just be a one-week dedication. Students are encouraged to be mindful of their own mental health and keep their stress in check. Remember, you matter!...
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...
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:...
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