28 September 2011

By the light of the silvery moon

They were from Pakistan, Yemen, India, Iran, Botswana, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan and Indonesia and were spotted parading around with lanterns under a full moon. Sounds like a vampire’s prowl? No, they were just Sunway University students having fun at a Lantern Walk Mid-Autumn Festival outing at Sunway South Quay. The students also enjoyed dinner hosted by Elizabeth Lee, the Executive Director of Sunway Education Group as part of the Sunway University event.

Maitumelo Daisy Motlaleng from Botswana enjoying the moonlit walk with her lantern.

Sunway Anime Convention Twice as Fun

The 2011 Animangaki organised by the Sunway University’s Anime Club (SUAC) was once again a huge success as die-hard anime and cosplay fans from all over Klang Valley made an appearance in this exciting convention.

This year, the gathering was twice the fun as 2,000 people attended to this convention that was held for two days despite running concurrently with the Malaysian Info Toys Fair and the Anicom: Cosplay Competition. Themed “Summer” to illustrate the fun and excitement that accompanies the summer festivals in Japan, the SUAC were determined to introduce new activities to satisfy the passionate crowd. This year, the Touhou Room was introduced, where participants could play games, check out figurines, purchase posters as well as partake in mini-games.

19 September 2011

Volunteering for a Cause

After facilitating the exciting business simulation game and planting 150 “Tengek Burung” trees at the Raja Musa Forest Reserve, the enthusiastic Lancaster University students were hard at work behind the scenes at the Dewan Sivik, Petaling Jaya for two days in preparation for the “I Believe” Benefit Concert organised by StART Society recently.

The Sunway–Lancaster Exchange students who are here for the Summer Programme together with an International Opportunities intern from Lancaster University who chaperoned the British students to Malaysia were present on both the 12th and 13th of September to help the StART Society with the ticketing booth, lighting and sound, distribution of programme booklet, props, ushering, food and beverages, taking care of the children, as well as sales of t-shirts.

15 September 2011

Lancaster and Sunway students enjoy a game

Bright-eyed exchange students, 28 to be exact, from Lancaster University who were in Sunway University on a Sunway-Lancaster Summer Programme (Sep 4 – 24) this year, found themselves in a game during their stay at Sunway. It was a Business Simulation Game that they facilitated for a group of younger students enrolled in the Foundation in Arts (FIA), a Pre-University programme which is the foundation programme tailored for the Lancaster collaborative degree programmes offered at Sunway University.

The aim of the game was to develop communication, teamwork and entrepreneurial skills around challenging yet hypothetical activities of buying and selling as well as coming up with solutions to real-life problems and situations that can be found in Kuala Lumpur. It forced the FIA students to think in a business way to come up with solutions. The groups had to present their ideas to the rest of the participants at the end of the game.