University of Nottingham Malaysia

Happenings: Giving back to society

“With a generation of younger folks who have thrived on the success of their companies, there is a big opportunity for many of us to give back earlier in our lifetime and see the impact of our philanthropic efforts” - Mark Zuckerburg

Make A Difference (MAD) Money Fund

In September 2015, we established the Make A Difference (MAD) Money Fund in conjunction with The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) 15th anniversary. The fund has been launched to provide financial support to student initiatives that have a positive impact on the wellbeing of others locally, regionally and globally.

The fund provides between RM500 to RM5000 for each project, and is awarded to projects two times per semester.  

The University is also allocating 2% of its catering revenue in support of the fund, in addition to donations from alumni and friends of the University. 

If you would like to donate to the fund, please select ‘Donation – MAD (Make A Difference)’ from the drop down menu on our online e-payment page and email your details. Your contribution will enrich student experiences and create a better society.

 Jom Botak Campaign for National Cancer Council Malaysia

Professor Christine Ennew, Provost and CEO of UNMC had her hair shaved at the Jom Botak Campaign organised by the ACE Society in November 2015 in support of breast cancer awareness month. The event raised RM20,000 for the National Cancer Council Malaysia (MAKNA).

“Our students have been fundraising to help MAKNA enhance treatment and support for cancer patients from disadvantaged backgrounds, giving them the best possible chance to fight this devastating disease. They have worked tremendously hard and I wanted to offer them my support in the best way I could,” said Professor Ennew.

The Jom Botak Campaignwas funded by the Make A Difference (MAD) Money Fund.


Student Association President Aqeel Shums Deen (left) and  Vice President Afrah Ismail (middle) with Professor Christine Ennew 


Jom Botak simply means to go bald, an initiative by the National Cancer Council Malaysia (MAKNA) to get involved in the fight against cancer. For more information on starting your own Jom Botak campaign please consult: 

Obesity Awareness Week

Cascade awards are funded by alumni and friends of the University to support projects that enhance the skills, confidence, social awareness and employability of students, while making a significant impact on communities, both locally and globally. 

One of the projects funded by a Cascade award was the Obesity Awareness Week run by the Department of Biomedical Sciences at UNMC in November 2015.

The week included a poster competition and exhibition that involved 350 individuals and 20 entries with fantastic innovative ideas to combat obesity and live healthily. The project was developed to address Malaysia’s current health situation in which two in five adults in the country are overweight. The key objective is to promote healthy living among UNMC students and importantly, stimulate interest in young people to brainstorm innovative health education strategies to combat obesity.

Cascade awards up to £25,000 to student projects and all awards are decided by a panel of alumni donors. To contribute to Cascade, visit our donation page.


(From right)  The winner of the Obesity Awareness Week poster competition Celestine Chan Rui Ting from the School Biosciences receiving the prize from Professor Christine Ennew, Provost and CEO of UNMC.
Posted on 20th January 2016

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