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University of Nottingham awards staff at Appreciation Dinner

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University of Nottingham Malaysia presented the Long Service Awards to celebrate the commitment and contribution of staff who have been working at the University for 15 years.

The awards were presented to the staff by University of Nottingham Malaysia Provost and CEO Professor Graham Kendall on 23 November at the University’s Staff Appreciation Dinner.

Professor Kendall said during his speech: “We are very proud of our long-serving, loyal staff who have been with the University for the past 15 years. The fact that they have stayed with us for so long, I feel, demonstrates that the University of Nottingham Malaysia is an enjoyable place to work, which both challenges and develops our staff. We appreciate that these staff have shown the dedication and commitment over such a long time.

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to show our appreciation to our colleagues. It is right that we mark these significant achievements. It is often said that the most valuable resource that a company has is its staff. This is certainly true at Nottingham and the fact that some of our staff have dedicated 15 years of their professional life to the University deserves to be applauded,” Professor Kendall added.

Members of staff who completed 15 years of service are:


  • Dr Rohaizan Osman, Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics
  • Dr Gnanam Gnanagurunathan, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Sugunamalar Vijayaratnam Teaching Fellow, The Centre for English Language and Foundation Education (CELFE)
  • Dr Chung Jenn Hwan, Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science
  • Shazril Azly Bin Ahmad, IT Support Officer
  • Dr Svenja Hanson, Associate Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Margaret Rozario, Team Leader, Library


  • Eric So Eng Soon, Assistant Manager, IT Services
  • Tew Peng Kooi, Head of General Studies
  • Woo Ko Choong, Assistant Professor, Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Staff Oscars

The event also witnessed the presentation of Staff Oscars, which was presented to by staff based on a nominations. The receipients for 2018 are:

  • Best Support Staff (Non-Technical)- Roshanini Mat Idrus from Faculty of Science

  • Best Support Staff (Technical) – Alex Wong Pak Kui from IT Services, who was also awarded with the All Rounder Staff award

  • Best Academic Staff – Dr Winnie Yap Soo Ping from School of Biosciences

  • Best Head of Department – Salma Abdul Kadir from Faculty of Science

  • Best Department/Faculty – Faculty of Engineering

  • UNM Spirit Award – Professor Ir Dr Dominic CY Foo from Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

  • UNM Kindness Award – Michelle Pelly from Human Resources

  • UNM Most Valuable Person Award – Mohd Shazreen Kamarudin from Student Association


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(Image caption: Recipients of Staff Oscars with Professor Kendall (in the middle) at the presentation ceremony, (from left to right): Dr Winnie Yap, Salma, Professor Dominic, Alex, Mohd Shazreen, Professor Andy Chan, Michelle Pelly and Roshanini )

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Posted on 26th November 2018

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