The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) won the 7th Nottingham Tri Campus Games hosted by the University of Nottingham, UK from June 21 to June 26, 2015, making it a first time win for UNMC.
UNMC team won the competition, defeating teams from the University of Nottingham campuses in the UK and China. A unique event within the higher education sporting calendar, The Tri Campus Games brings together students from the University’s three international campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia annually.
“It was a euphoric experience as everyone jumped to their feet and each award was received by a roaring cheer from participants of all three campuses. We made history by bringing home the trophy for the first time,” said Muhammadh Aqeel Shums Deen, Student Association President of UNMC.
"We are very proud of this outstanding achievement by our students who have returned home with the trophy after competing against some excellent athletes from the UK and China campuses” said Professor Christine Ennew, CEO and Provost of UNMC at the closing of the Games.
“Today our students have demonstrated great team spirit, a healthy attitude to competition and have focused their energy and skills on sporting success. And they have done so in a way that is consistent with the motto of the games friendship through sport!,” Professor Ennew said.
The Games included teams competing in football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, squash, tennis, table tennis and Frisbee. The Games attracted nearly 200 students from over 20 different nations competing in three international campus based teams.
The Malaysia Team won gold medals in the men and women’s tennis, men and women’s squash, men’s badminton and men’s football and women’s squash and the mixed volleyball match.
The team was led by Maheswaran Ganesan, Team Manager and Sports Officer at UNMC, Intan Liyana Idris, Assistant Team Manager and Mavis Tsang, Director of Student Experience of UNMC.
UNMC hosted the Tri Games in 2010 and 2013 and will be hosting the next the games next year. The games are hosted on a rotation basis between the University Nottingham campuses in Malaysia, the UK and China.
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UNMC's 15th Anniversary
One of the world's truly global universities, with campuses in Malaysia, the UK and China, 2015 marks the 15th year since setting up as UK's first full-fledged international campus in Malaysia and all three campuses continue to enrich the lives of students across the world through global education, ground-breaking research and community engagement.
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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of‘Research Project of the Year’ at the THE Awards 2014. It is ranked in the world’s top one per cent of universities by the QS World University Rankings,and 8th in the UK by research power according to REF 2014.
Impact:The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future.
Posted on 3rd July 2015