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Malaysia Campus second time overall winner of Games

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University of Nottingham Malaysia won the tenth Nottingham Tri Campus Games hosted by the University of Nottingham UK held from June 25 to 29, making it a second win following the previous victory in 2015 in the UK. 

The Malaysia 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.

According to Provost and CEO Professor Graham Kendall: We are proud of our students' success, both in their academic endeavours and also in many other activities they undertake. Malaysia’s triumph in the Tri Campus Games, where we competed against the UK and China campus, is a reflection on the broad range of skills of our students where the tri campus offering is able to significantly enhance student experience.

"Organising an event such as this is no easy task and all those involved should be congratulated on a well organised event that was played in good spirit and enjoyed by all. It demonstrates how the three campuses can work together in a competitive, yet harmonious way.

I would particularly like to congratulate the Malaysia team on their achievement, both those that competed and worked tirelessly in the background. It is a significant moment for us," Professor Kendall 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 representing three international campus based teams.

The team was led by University of Nottingham Malaysia Sports Manager Muhammad Affendi Faizal Zubir.

The Malaysia Campus hosted the Tri Games in 2010, 2013, 2016 and will be hosting the games next year. The games are hosted on a rotation basis between the University Nottingham campuses in Malaysia, the UK and China.

(Image caption: University sports complex team with Sports Manager Muhammad Affendi Faizal Zubir)

More information is available from Muhammad Affendi Faizal Zubir on or Josephine Dionisappu, PR and Communications Manager at University of Nottingham Malaysia on, +6 (03) 8924 8746.

Notes to editors: 

The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the 2017 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 20 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally.

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Posted on 2nd July 2018

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