University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) School of Psychology turned 10 in September and a celebration was held on 20 October 2019 with staff, students and alumni to mark this anniversary. The school was founded in 2009, and its establishment was led by Professor Peter Mitchell, who was the first Head of School, alongside academics from the School, Dr Elizabeth Sheppard, Dr Neil Mennie and Rika Imada. Professor Mitchell was present to officiate the event.
It was the inaugural event, themed Golden Gatsby, was organised by the School, and held in collaboration with UNM Alumni and Donor Relations Office.
The evening kicked off with an outstanding performance by Sharpshooter, followed by the opening speech by the University Vice-Provost (Research and Knowledge Exchange) Professor Deborah Hall.
Other performances by students were songs titled Isn’t She Lovely and Fly Me to the Moon and an acapella performance by Psychotonic. The event also saw an alumni sharing session by Rehan Rahman and video message from the previous Head of School, Dr Elizabeth Sheppard.
The night got more exciting when Jay and Daisy, the King and Queen of the night were announced. The titles of King and Queen were won by an alumnus and staff of the University, Dr Ahamed Miflah and third-year student Balqis Hafni respectively. The School also proudly presented the Best Performing Students award to two excellent students, Shemone Anne Jeyame Felsinger and Kinenoita Irwantoro. In addition, an Outstanding Contributions Award and a Special Service Award were awarded to Professor Peter Mitchell and Rika Imada respectively before the night ended with a closing speech by the Head of School Dr David Keeble.
“The School of Psychology started as a small school with only 17 students, and after a decade, the School has now more than 400 alumni across the globe. I remember our students as highly intelligent and hardworking, and I am really proud of them,” said Professor Mitchell at the dinner.
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(Article image caption: Alumni group photo at the dinner)
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Posted on 24th October 2019