Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus A guide for new students 2017/18 - www.nottingham.edu.mystudy/offer-holders

Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus A guide for new students 2017/18 - www.nottingham.edu.mystudy/offer-holders
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w: www.nottingham.edu.my/study/offer-holders   A guide for new students 2017/18
Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus A guide for new students 2017/18 - www.nottingham.edu.mystudy/offer-holders
Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus                                                          Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
www.nottingham.edu.my/study/offer-holders                                                                        www.nottingham.edu.my/study/offer-holders

Hello and welcome                                                                                                Contents

                       I would like to take this                             It’s a great pleasure for           Accommodation and arriving 3 The essentials                                               27
                       opportunity to welcome                                me to welcome you to The
                                                                                                                                              University rules and regulations                             28
                       you to The University                                 University of Nottingham            at the University
                       of Nottingham Malaysia                                Malaysia Campus. As a full                                                                               Security on campus   29
                                                                                                                 What do I need to bring?                                       4
                       Campus. I hope your time                              campus of The University                                                                                 Key dates            30
                                                                                                                 Extra information for international students                   5
                       with us will be genuinely                             of Nottingham, we offer                                                                                  Useful contacts      31
                       transformational.                                     a British style education,
                                                                             delivered within a truly            Now that you’re here                                           8
                      The University of Nottingham                           international campus                What do I do when I arrive?                                    9     Get social           32
has a strong tradition of teaching and research           community, which is physically located close
which has placed it amongst the top universities in       to one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant cities
the UK and internationally; indeed, the QS World          – Kuala Lumpur.                                        Life at Nottingham                                          10
University Rankings 2013/14 ranks us in the
top 1% of universities worldwide. The Malaysia            The benefits of a university education are
                                                                                                                 in Malaysia
Campus continues to grow and mature, and you              considerable – you will develop subject specific       Finding your way around campus                               11
will now become part of our global community.             knowledge and skills through your academic work.       Academic essentials                                          16
                                                          But you will also have the potential to acquire a      Student services                                             18
Being offered a place at the University signifies         broad range of personal transferable skills through
that we feel you have great potential. We sincerely       the many extracurricular activities available in and
hope you will develop academically and personally         around campus.
during your time with us; we are justifiably proud
of what our students achieve whilst studying, and         Over 4,500 students from over 70 countries
the great things they go on to achieve afterwards.        are studying for a range of programmes from
                                                          foundation to PhD across 17 different schools
I also hope you will take advantage of the wider          and departments. You will be able to meet, work
opportunities available to you whilst you are at our      and socialise with people from different academic
Malaysia Campus, and that when you leave you              backgrounds, different cultures and different
will take very happy memories of your university          countries. I hope you will leave university with
days with you.                                            both a high-quality degree which is valued by
                                                          employers and with a new outlook on life, as well
Professor David Greenaway                                 as a greater understanding of different cultures,
Vice-Chancellor                                           races, religions and beliefs.
The University of Nottingham
                                                          Universities are many things – places for learning
                                                          and study, places for research, places for culture,
                                                          places for living – but above all, universities are
                                                          communities. Welcome to ours!

                                                          Professor Graham Kendall
                                                          Provost and CEO, The University of
                                                          Nottingham Malaysia Campus
                                                          Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The University
                                                          of Nottingham
                                                                                                                 Front cover image: Students in the amphitheatre outside the Trent Building.

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Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus                                                           Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
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    Accommodation and                                                                                                 What do I need to bring?
    arriving at the University
    University accommodation                                  These activities are a good way to meet other           Here are some suggestions for what to bring               Useful
    When you receive a room offer from the                    students, and we encourage you to join in. When         to university, based on feedback from previous            Computer or mobile devices
    University you should do the following:                   you move in, your hall manager will give you a          new starters.                                             Bringing your own computer or mobile device,
                                                              copy of the rules and regulations for life in your                                                                such as a smartphone or tablet, is useful but
    • Read it carefully, taking note of the terms             hall. Please familiarise yourself with these.           Essential                                                 not essential.
      and conditions and the deadline for payments                                                                    Identification
      – rooms are only confirmed on receipt of the            Off-campus accommodation                                Bring at least two pieces of ID (such as your             USB memory stick
      payment required                                        Off-campus accommodation is not handled by              passport, driving licence or University acceptance        A memory stick is useful for backing up your work.
    • Return any signed forms, and any other required         the University. The off-campus accommodation is         letter). These will be useful if you haven’t managed
      information, and make the necessary payments            close to the University campus, allowing student        to open a student bank account before you leave           Extras
      to the University by the specified deadline – if        residents to fully integrate with the activities held   home, or if you are likely to travel abroad.              Homely things
      you have trouble getting your room acceptance           on campus. There is transport to and from the                                                                     Posters, photo frames, cushions and throws can
      back to the University by the deadline, please fax      off-campus accommodation.                               Bed linen, towels and hangers                             help you feel more at home in your room.
      or email the Accommodation Office, otherwise                                                                    Most people bring their own bed linen, although
      they will allocate your room to another student.        Disclaimer                                              it can be provided in on-campus accommodation             Food to share
                                                              The off-campus accommodation is a private               if you need it. You can either bring your own             Offering biscuits, sweets or chocolates is a nice
    It is the University’s policy that students who are       arrangement between the student and the service         towels and hangers, or you can buy them from              way to get chatting to people.
    allocated accommodation in halls of residence are         provider of off-campus accommodation. The               a nearby supermarket.
    allowed to stay for only one academic year.               University is under no obligation to either party on                                                              Games
                                                              any matter. The University acts as a facilitator to                                                               Bring any games you have – they’re great for
    On-campus accommodation                                   provide information to students about off-campus         Top tip!                                                 cheap but fun nights in.
    The on-campus halls of residence have a variety           accommodation and will not be held liable in any
    of room configurations and rental rates and are           way to either party.                                     Please ensure you have enough money for                  Fancy dress
    rented on a self-catering basis. There are small                                                                   your day-to-day living expenses for the                  If you’ve got any fancy dress outfits, you’ll have
    pantries available on each floor – these are                                                                       duration of your course. We would also expect            plenty of opportunities to wear them, particularly
    designed for preparing drinks and snacks                  When do I need to arrive?                                you to pay your tuition fees for each academic           during your first week!
    and as meeting points for students. As we                 Before registration, you will receive information        year within the deadlines stipulated by the
    anticipate that you will use the catering services        explaining when you need to arrive on campus.            Finance Office, so remember to plan ahead.
    in the Student Association Building, the pantries         Normally, students are only allowed to check into        If you need information about the financial
    are not designed to be used for cooking all               on-campus accommodation one week before                  assistance which may be available to you,
    your meals.                                               registration day. Malaysian students will only           please visit our website:
                                                              be allowed to check in during Accommodation              www.nottingham.edu.my/study/
    Every hall of residence has a warden who is a             Office working hours (Monday to Friday from              fees-and-scholarships
    member of University staff and an on-campus               9am- 5.30pm). If you are an international student,
    resident. The wardens are there to assist you with        please refer to the airport pick-up information
    any issues that arise while living at the University,     which will be sent together with your visa
    and any other aspect of student life. They are also       approval letter.
    responsible for organising social and sporting
    activities for the halls.

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    Extra information for
                                                                                                                    Visas                                                     Employment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Before you arrive
                                                                                                                    As an international student studying in Malaysia          International students who enter Malaysia on a
                                                                                                                    you will be granted a student visa/student pass           student visa have few opportunities to undertake

    international students
                                                                                                                    for one year (or part of a year), depending on            paid employment. Although there are some legal
                                                                                                                    the country which issued your passport. You               opportunities to work, the Malaysian Immigration
                                                                                                                    are responsible for the timely submission of the          Department has set limitations for international
                                                                                                                    documents needed to renew your student pass.              students undertaking any form of paid employment
                                                                                                                                                                              while studying in Malaysia. You are only allowed to
                                                                                                                    Renewing your student pass                                work 20 hours per week in a restricted category of
    Health insurance                                          Your Healthcare Card                                  You must submit your passport and other                   jobs during long vacations. If you are interested in
    As an international student, in compliance with the       • You will receive a Healthcare Card as part of       documents to the Student Visa Office three                undertaking employment at any stage during your
    Malaysian Ministry of Education’s Code of Ethics,           your health insurance within approximately 30       months before the expiry date of your student             studies, please consult the Student Visa Office
    you will need to be covered by medical insurance            days of signing up and a link to the policy with    pass. There will be a separate charge for the             at the Student Services Centre in the Student
    throughout your period of study here. Medical               a list of panel hospitals will be emailed by the    extension of the student pass and multiple entry          Association Building.
    insurance is organised for full-time international          International Office.                               visas. If you submit your documents after the
    students through EMGS. Group Hospitalisation              • This card entitles you to cashless admission to     deadline, you will be liable to pay any extra fees        t: +60 3 8725 3715
    and Surgical Policy is through AXA Affin General            most of the panel hospitals during emergency        incurred for late submission. If you have any
    Insurance Berhad.                                           admissions however some hospitals may require       queries about student visas, please contact the           Under no circumstances should you undertake
                                                                a minimal deposit.                                  Student Visa Office:                                      unofficial employment as this could result in your
    Key points                                                • If you lose your card, please contact the Student                                                             student visa being revoked.
    • Your medical insurance will come into effect              Support Officer at the International Office         t: +60 3 8725 3715
      from the point of registration at The University of       (based in the Enquiry Centre on the ground floor    e: apply.visa@nottingham.edu.my
                                                                of Block A) to arrange to have it replaced. There
      Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) during                                                                                                                                The Malaysian currency is denoted with the
      the registration week and is valid as long as you         is a charge of RM5 for a replacement card.
                                                                                                                    Passports                                                 expression ‘RM’ which stands for ‘Ringgit
      have a student pass from UNMC.                                                                                You should carry your passport at all times as            Malaysia’ and is still unofficially known as the
    • Outpatient specialist treatment, dental treatment,      Your Healthcare Card will contain the
                                                                                                                    immigration enforcement officers carry out random         Malaysian dollar. One unit of currency is divided
      optical treatment and pre-existing conditions are       following information:
                                                                                                                    checks at public places. If your original passport        into 100 sen (cents). The ringgit bank notes are
      all excluded from the policy. Observation tests,        • name
                                                                                                                    has been submitted to the Malaysian Immigration           issued in six denominations: RM100, RM50,
      lab examinations, general physical or medical           • passport number
                                                                                                                    for the extension of your student pass, make sure         RM20, RM10, RM5 and RM1. The coins are
      examinations, diagnosis and X-ray examinations          • period of insurance
                                                                                                                    you carry a certified true copy of your passport          minted in denominations of sen: 5 sen, 10 sen,
      for investigatory purposes are not covered either.      • policy number
                                                                                                                    and your student ID. If you lose your passport,           20 sen and 50 sen. Foreign currencies can
    • An excess of RM50 per claim is applicable for all       • helpline number – you should save
                                                                                                                    you should:                                               only be changed to RM at banks or licensed
      medical expenses.                                         this in your mobile phone
                                                                                                                                                                              money changers.
    • Please be aware that this policy does not cover                                                               • lodge a police report within 24 hours of
      100% of your medical expenses.                                                                                   the incident                                           Tipping
                                                                                                                    • submit a copy of the police report to your home         Most hotels and restaurants include a 10%
    You should refer to your detailed policy                                                                           country’s embassy/consulate in Malaysia as part        service charge and 6% government tax on bills.
    for further information.                                                                                           of the new passport re-application process             Tipping is not customary in Malaysia but if you
                                                                                                                    • notify the Student Visa Office, either in person        wish to show your appreciation of good service,
    For more information about the Group                                                                               at the Student Services Centre in the Student          a small tip will be welcome.
    Hospitalisation and Surgical Insurance, please                                                                     Association Building or by calling 03 8725
    contact Anushia Thamotharem:                                                                                       3715, to transfer endorsement of the student
                                                                                                                       pass to your new passport at Malaysian
    t: +60 3 8924 8684 (during office hours)                                                                           State Immigration
    e: anushia.thamotharem@nottingham.edu.my
    w: www.nottingham.edu.my/international/

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Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus                                                           Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
    www.nottingham.edu.my/study/offer-holders                                                                         www.nottingham.edu.my/study/offer-holders

                                                                                                                          Now that you’re here
    Driving in Malaysia                                       Key points for driving in Malaysia
    It is possible to drive in Malaysia with a valid          • Traffic in Malaysia drives on the left-hand side of
    driving licence from most countries for your first          the road and most vehicles use right-hand drive.
    three months here. After three months you will            • Traffic is heavy during the morning and afternoon
    need to either have an international driving permit,        rush hours and slows down considerably when
    which is usually valid for one year (international          it rains.
    driving permits must be obtained in your home             • Front and back seat belts are mandatory.
    country before you come to Malaysia), or obtain a         • Mobile phones cannot be used while driving.
    Malaysian driving license. Only PhD students can          • Laws against drinking and driving are strictly
    convert their home country licence to a Malaysian           enforced with stiff penalties.                            For most people, arriving at university is exciting but
    driving licence. All other students may have to           • It is compulsory for all motorcyclists to wear an
    undergo a driving test in Malaysia to obtain a              approved crash helmet.                                    also a bit daunting. We’ll do everything we can to
    Malaysian driving license. If you intend to drive, it                                                                 make your first week go smoothly. Remember there
    may be worth checking to see if you are entitled
    to obtain a Malaysian driving licence. For more
                                                                                                                          are people here to help.
    details, see www.jpj.gov.my

    You are legally required to carry your driving
    licence with you at all times while driving in
    Malaysia. Failure to produce your licence when
    stopped by police may result in a fine.
    Please be careful when driving as the rules
    may be different from those in your home
    country. If you are involved in an accident,
    avoid confrontational behaviour. Should you
    be threatened, leave the scene and report the
    incident to local police within 24 hours.

    It is possible to drive in Malaysia with a valid
    driving licence from most countries for your
    first three months here.

                                                                                                                      Students in the Central Plaza.

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What do I do when                                                                                                        Life at Nottingham
I arrive?                                                                                                                in Malaysia
Below you will find guidance on what you                   High Achievers’ Scholarship, Sibling Scholarship
should do when you arrive. If you are an                   or Alumni Scholarship and any private
international student, you should also refer to            sponsorship agreements
                                                                                                                         Unpacked? Tick. Met your neighbours? Tick. Registered
the international student section on page 20.
                                                          Collect your student ID
                                                                                                                         and sorted the other formalities? Tick. Once you’ve
                                                          The student ID is a multifunctional card that is               started to get your head around how things work, take
Check in to your accommodation                            issued to all students. This card is specific to
Go straight to your check-in location, which will         The University of Nottingham and contains a
                                                                                                                         some time to read about the inner workings of student
have been emailed to you by the Accommodation             combination of Mifare proximity chip, magstripe                life at Nottingham. This section will help you make the
Office in advance.                                        and barcode technologies. The card contains key
                                                          information that is utilised by a number of systems
                                                                                                                         most of your time here. Enjoy!
When you get there, you will need to complete the         around the University, such as the cardholder’s
following steps:                                          name, photograph, library category, library card
• Show proof that you have paid the                       number and student number. The functions of the
  accommodation fee                                       student ID are as follows:
• Collect your room keys and a checklist of your          • Means of identification
  room inventory                                          • Library card
• Read through and sign your room                         • Building access card
  inventory checklist                                     • Sports Centre card
• Inspect your room/flat/house to make sure it is         • Online library borrowing
  in good condition and report any problems to            • Photocopying authorisation
  the Accommodation Office within 24 hours of
• Read the terms, rules and regulations set out in
                                                          Attend the induction programme
                                                          It is very important for all new students to attend
  the form
                                                          the induction programme arranged by the
• Sign and return the completed room inventory
                                                          University. The inductions will be scheduled one
  checklist and Student Undertaking Letter to the
                                                          day after your registration.
  Accommodation Office
                                                          During the inductions you will find out about
Register and enrol                                        all aspects of living and studying in Malaysia,
When you register, please bring:                          including: what to expect during your study with
• your original unconditional offer letter                us; safety regulations; accessing the library and
• two passport-sized photos (with your name and           IT facilities; your academic timetable; immigration
  course of study on the back of each photograph)         laws; medical treatment and insurance;
                                                          counselling; transport; and advice on what to
• an A4 copy of the personal details page of
                                                          do in an emergency.
  your passport
• a bank draft or cheque for payment of your              You will receive induction information during
  tuition fees, or a copy of your bank draft or           your registration. Details will also be on the offer
  telegraphic transfer payment advice if you have         holders section of our website:
  already paid                                            www.nottingham.edu.my/study/offer-holders
• a letter confirming your sponsorship details (if
  you are a sponsored student) – this includes the                                                               Students studying outside the
                                                                                                                 Student Association Building.

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Finding your way                                                                                                  Academic and administrative                               Please be aware that you will not be able to
                                                                                                                  buildings                                                 access the first floor, apart from Teaching
                                                                                                                  Academic staff, faculty offices and laboratories          Computer Room 3, outside of normal working

around campus                                                                                                     (Blocks B to E)                                           hours (ie between 6pm and 9am on weekdays,
                                                                                                                  The academic staff, the faculty administrative            and all day on weekends and public holidays).
                                                                                                                  offices and the laboratories are located in Blocks        The helpdesk, inside the Information Services
                                                                                                                  B to E. You will find it useful to familiarise yourself   Office, can be reached during office hours.
                                                                                                                  with the location of your faculty office, the dean of
                                                                                                                  your faculty and key academic staff such as your          As a student you will be able to access the
This map opposite and the tables below show you where the most important buildings                                                                                          computer rooms 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
                                                                                                                  tutor and course director.
on campus are. An explanation of how to find your classroom is also below.                                                                                                  Please note, outside of normal working hours
                                                                                                                  There are also a few lecture and seminar rooms            (see above) you will need your student ID to
                                                                                                                  in Blocks B to E. You are advised to familiarise          access them.
                                                                                                                  yourself with these before your first lecture
                                                                                                                  or seminar.                                               Rules
                                                                                                                                                                            Under no circumstances must food or drink be
                                                                                                                  Central teaching buildings (Blocks F1 and F3)             consumed in any of the computer rooms. All users
                                                                                                                  The central teaching buildings are the location           of the University computer network must abide by
                                                                                                                  for most of the lectures you will attend. Between         the IT Code of Practice (see page 32). If you fail
                                                                                                                  the two teaching complexes there are six tiered           to comply with these regulations, you may have
                                                                                                                  lecture theatres and twelve lecture rooms of              your computer network privileges removed.
                                                                                                                  varying sizes. Water fountains are located in the
                                                                                                                  entrance lobbies.                                         Library (Block G)
                                                                                                                                                                            You can only access the library via the bridge
                                                                                                                  We strongly recommend that you familiarise                between the central teaching buildings and the
                                                                                                                  yourself with the layout of the central teaching          computer centre. You will need to enter and exit
                                                                                                                  buildings before lectures start so that you can           through the security gates to ensure that all books
                                                                                                                  arrive on time without disturbing others.                 have been properly issued out. Bags are not
                                                                                                                                                                            allowed in the library.
                                                                                                                  Please remember:
                                                                                                                  • to keep noise levels to a minimum when you              The main circulation desk is on level B
                                                                                                                    are in the central teaching building atrium as          (access level) and books and journals are located
                                                                                                                    lectures and seminars may be going on in some           on all levels. Please familiarise yourself with the
                                                                                                                    of the rooms nearby                                     layout of the library so that you know where your
                                                                                                                                                                            subject books are located. A short-loan collection
                                                                                                                  • you are not allowed to eat or drink in the lecture      is located behind the main circulation desk on
                                                                                                                    rooms or lecture theatres                               level B. Items in this collection are available for
                                                                                                                  • to discard rubbish when you leave the lecture           overnight loans only.
                                                                                                                    rooms and use the waste bins provided in the
Finding your classroom                                    As an example, room HB02 is situated in Block H,
                                                                                                                    atrium and the entrance lobby                           The reference desk, also on level B, offers
When you get your academic timetable, you                 floor B, room number 02.
                                                                                                                                                                            reference services and staff there can answer your
will see that the classrooms, laboratories and
                                                          Please note that Block F has three sections, and        Computer centre (Block F2)                                questions and help you to use a range of printed
lecturers’ rooms are labelled in letters and
                                                          the ‘F’ is followed by a number to indicate the         The computer centre, located adjacent to the              and electronic library resources.
numbers eg BA18 or F3B02.
                                                          section – so F3B02 means Block F, section 3,            central teaching building, houses the main
                                                          floor B, room 02.                                       University servers and telephone exchange,                A high-demand collection is also located on level
• All buildings on campus are labelled with a letter
                                                                                                                  together with the teaching computer rooms, the            B. This collection contains books which have been
  (from Block A to Block N).
                                                          If you can’t find the room you’re looking for, please   open access computer rooms and the IT helpdesk            recommended by teaching staff as essential texts
• The floors/levels of each building are also
                                                          ask – we are all here to help you.                      facility. Vending machines and a water dispenser          on the course reading lists or reference books
  labelled with a letter (A for ground floor, B
                                                                                                                  are available in the lobby. We also have male and         which are heavily in use by students. Books in the
  for first floor, C for second floor, and D for
                                                                                                                  female prayer rooms on the ground floor.                  high-demand collection are for reference only in
  third floor).
                                                                                                                                                                            the library. There are plenty of spaces within the
• All rooms are labelled with a number.
                                                                                                                                                                            library for you to work, either at the work desks or
                                                                                                                                                                            at the study carrels located on most levels of
                                                                                                                                                                            the library.
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  Learning Hub B, a newly refurbished flexible study       Rules                                                  Recreational buildings                                    • Student Association Office
  area with integrated IT and audiovisual equipment,       • When using the library please remember that it       Sports Centre (Block K)                                   • Student Finance counters
  can be found on level B. Learning Hub devices              is a place of work and most users are there to       The sports complex provides facilities for lots of          (within the Student Services Centre)
  such as a smart pen, remote control and USB                study in a quiet environment. Any student found      activities. For more information, see page 37.
  adaptor (toggle) can be borrowed from the main             making excessive noise will be asked to leave                                                                  • Student Services Centre
  circulation desk. A second Learning Hub, Learning          the library.                                         Student Association Building (Block H)                    • Wellbeing and Disability Support Office
  Hub A, is located on level A; again, devices can         • It is forbidden to use a mobile phone in the         The Student Association (SA) represents all
  be borrowed from the main circulation desk.                library except in the designated ‘phone zone’.       students at the Malaysia Campus and arranges a            You will also find an activities area, foosball and
  A water dispenser can be found in the lift lobby           Please ensure your mobile phone is either turned     variety of events and activities throughout the year.     pool tables, a gaming room, a dance studio, music
  of level B.                                                off or set to silent mode.                           Their offices are based on the first floor of the         rooms, a student lounge, reading spaces and two
                                                                                                                  newly extended Student Association Building.              TV rooms equipped with Astro (satellite). If you
  On level C there is a small computer room which          • It is forbidden to consume food and drinks in
                                                             the library.                                                                                                   wish to use any of these facilities, please contact
  contains around 20 terminals connected to the                                                                   On the ground floor of the Student Association            the Student Association Officers.
  University network.                                                                                             Building you will find:
                                                           The Graduate School (Block B)                                                                                    For more information about the SA, please see
  Books, journals and online public access                 The Graduate School is located on the ground           • two ATM units (Maybank and Affin Bank)                  page 38.
  catalogue stations (for searching the library            floor, in BA02A. It offers a range of facilities for   • a book store
  catalogue only) are available on all levels.             postgraduate students, including a seminar room                                                                  Student Services Centre (Block H)
                                                                                                                  • catering outlets (including vegetarian food)
                                                           which seats up to 60 people, a lounge area with                                                                  The Student Services Centre provides a
  Your student ID is also your library card, so please     comfortable sofas and tables, wireless internet,       • a convenience store                                     one-stop-shop to help you with university-related
  ensure that you have it with you at all times while      board games and magazines.                             • a newly constructed cafeteria housing                   administration such as accommodation, campus
  in the library. You will also need your library card                                                              12 new stalls offering Malaysian and                    services, finance, sponsorship, international
  to borrow books using the self-service machine           Facilities within the Graduate School are                Western food                                            student support services, registry services and
  located on level B, and to borrow a laptop at the        bookable, free of charge, and can be used by                                                                     visa matters. The Student Services Centre is
                                                                                                                  • newly fitted learning and social spaces
  main circulation desk. Please do not use a friend’s      postgraduates and early career researchers for                                                                   located on Level B, Block H and operates from
  identity card to borrow library items and do not         reading or study groups, practising presentations      • a photocopying centre                                   9.30am-5pm on weekdays. It is closed
  lend your card to anyone else for this purpose.          or any kind of study.                                  • a sports shop                                           on weekends and public holidays.
  Anyone found loaning their card for this purpose                                                                • a telecommunications shop
  may have their library privileges removed.               For more information about the Graduate School,                                                                  Campus Cash Card System
                                                           please see page 32.                                    The opening hours of the cafeteria and shops are          Campus Cash Card System is a cashless
  Laptops are available to borrow from the main                                                                   subject to change based on demand and also                payment instrument that provides payment facility
  circulation desk. These can only be used within          Estate Office (Block N)                                vary during the month of Ramadan. The cafeteria           to the campus community with added benefits
  the library, and for a maximum of three hours.           The University Estate Office is located on the         is usually open 8am-10pm daily, although                  and privileges such as discounts at participating
  Keep the laptop with you at all times as you are         ground floor of Block N. The office is responsible     availability may be shorter on weekends, public           merchant outlets and ad-hoc incentives by the
  personally responsible for it                            for the maintenance and development of the             holidays and term breaks.                                 University. Under the Campus Cash Card System,
                                                           University’s estate. The helpdesk is available for                                                               you may purchase any merchandising on campus
  For more information on the library, visit               any student to report defects of the building.         On the first floor of the Student Association             including food and beverage using the card.
  www.nottingham.edu.my/is/libraryservices                                                                        Building you will find the following student
                                                           t: +60 3 8924 8073                                     support services and offices:                             Reload touch points will be at the Student
  Opening hours                                                                                                                                                             Services Centre Finance Counter, Trent Building
  The circulation desk is staffed 8.30am-9pm,                                                                     • Accommodation Office                                    Finance Office, the Library and the Front Office of
  Monday-Friday, and 10am-6pm at weekends.                                                                          (within the Student Services Centre)                    Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC). Cash card
  It is closed on public holidays.                                                                                                                                          users will also be able to check balances via the
                                                                                                                  • Alumni and Donor Relations Office
                                                                                                                                                                            web portal.
  The reference desk is staffed on weekdays only,                                                                 • Careers Advisory Services
  11am-3pm.                                                                                                       • Campus Services                                         For any further enquiries, you may contact
                                                                                                                  • Health Centre                                           Campus Services at:
                                                                                                                                                                            campus.services@nottingham.edu.my or
                                                                                                                  • Security Office (manned 24 hours a day)                 unmccard@nottingham.edu.my
                                                                                                                  • Sponsorship Office
                                                                                                                    (within the Student Services Centre)

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 www.nottingham.edu.my/study/offer-holders                                                                                                      www.nottingham.edu.my/study/offer-holders

                                                                                                                                                Academic essentials
     Central Plaza                                         Community Hall (Block A)

                                                                                                               Life at Nottingham in Malaysia
     The Central Plaza is the space enclosed by the        The Community Hall, also known as the Great
     main academic buildings and features a fountain       Hall, is used for special occasions such as
     and amphitheatre. It is a space where students        graduation, musical performances, careers fairs
     and staff can congregate and can be booked            and information days.
     for suitable formal or informal concerts and
     functions. You are encouraged to take advantage       Residential buildings
     of this facility for social events and book the       Halls of residence
     amphitheatre through the Student Association.         The halls on campus are just a few minutes’ walk
                                                           from the campus’ academic and recreational                                           Your school                                               Your degree structure
                                                           facilities. To find out more about life in halls,                                    There are 17 schools and departments at The               Foundation programmes
                                                           please see pag                                                                       University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus                  The foundation programme runs full-time for either
                                                                                                                                                which form our three faculties. Each of you will          two or three semesters, comprising of 6 modules
                                                                                                                                                have a home school or department (referred                each semester.
                                                                                                                                                to as schools in this guide) responsible for
                                                                                                                                                administering your course. This is where the              Two-semester programme
                                                                                                                                                majority of your tutors will be based. Your personal      The two-semester programme is suitable if
                                                                                                                                                academic tutor will most likely be based within           you have completed at least 12 years of formal
                                                                                                                                                your school.                                              education but need to enhance your skills in order
                                                                                                                                                                                                          to undertake an undergraduate degree.
                                                                                                                                                The school is your hub of academic information.
                                                                                                                                                Any issues with your course should be discussed           Three-semester programme
                                                                                                                                                with your personal tutor, the school office or            The three-semester programme is ideal if you
                                                                                                                                                another school tutor who teaches you. Each                have completed a minimum of 11 years of
                                                                                                                                                school has a student-led society which will host          formal education.
                                                                                                                                                social events throughout the year and organise
                                                                                                                                                sports teams which play in the intramural leagues.        After you have successfully completed the
                                                                                                                                                .                                                         foundation programme you can go on to study one
                                                                                                                                                                                                          of our undergraduate degree programmes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Undergraduate programmes
                                                                                                                                                 Good to know…
                                                                                                                                                                                                          An undergraduate degree typically takes three
                                                                                                                                                                                                          years to complete, during which time you will
                                                                                                                                                 If you’re only studying at the University for part
                                                                                                                                                                                                          normally study 120 credits per year. Modules are
                                                                                                                                                 of your course on a study abroad or exchange
                                                                                                                                                                                                          usually either 10 or 20 credits and can last for one
                                                                                                                                                 programme, the Study Abroad Team in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          semester or a whole academic year. Your degree
                                                                                                                                                 International Office will provide you with lots of
                                                                                                                                                                                                          will normally consist of core compulsory modules
                                                                                                                                                 information specific to you about the structure
                                                                                                                                                                                                          and optional modules. At the beginning of each
                                                                                                                                                 of your time here, module enrolment and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          academic year, you will need to choose your
                                                                                                                                                 academic support.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          optional modules, if applicable to your course.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Your school’s website will provide information on
                                                                                                                                                                                                          compulsory modules; you may also be able to take
                                                                                                                                                                                                          optional modules from other schools.

                                                                     Students relaxing in the Central Plaza.

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Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus                                                                                          Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
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                                                                                                                                                      Student services
     Postgraduate taught programmes                            Moodle

                                                                                                                     Life at Nottingham in Malaysia
     Postgraduate taught degrees are usually taken             Moodle is the University’s online learning
     over one year full-time, while some can be taken          environment. It allows you to access lecture
     part-time over a longer period of study. Your             notes, find links to external learning resources,
     degree will usually consist of core compulsory            access self-test exercises and assessments,
     modules and, depending on your course, you may            participate in online learning activities, submit
     be able to choose some optional modules. Your             assignments and collaborate on group projects.
     school’s website will provide information on your         You can log in using your University username and
     module options.                                           password the day after you have completed your
                                                               registration online.                                                                   Academic Services                                         CAS provides:
                                                                                                                                                      Alumni and Donor Relations                                • access to part-time employment and work
     A list of all modules offered at the University           w: moodle.nottingham.ac.uk                                                             The Alumni and Donor Relations Office                       experience opportunities before you graduate
     can be found at                                                                                                                                  provides support to alumni and keeps them in              • careers advice and guidance
     modulecatalogue.nottingham.ac.uk/malaysia                 Inter-campus exchange programme                                                        touch with the University by offering a variety of        • graduate vacancies and contacts with employers
                                                               Our exchange programme provides you with an                                            alumni events and services such as:                         who target The University of Nottingham
     Your learning: what to expect                             opportunity to experience life as a student at our                                                                                               • information about opportunities for graduates
     The learning methods used and the number of               international campuses in the UK and China. You                                        • Alumni Exchange magazine                                • programmes which will raise your awareness
     hours that you will be required to study while at         will have the chance to spend a semester or a                                          • career masterclasses                                      of the graduate market and develop your skills to
     university will depend on your course. Learning           year of your degree studying in either Nottingham                                      • community-based welfare events                            enhance your employability
     methods could include lectures, seminars, field           or Ningbo; your time there will count towards your                                     • ementoring
     trips or laboratory classes. In addition you will be      degree. Please note that being able to take part is                                    • library service                                         The CAS office is located in rooms HB18
     expected to study independently. This may involve         subject to your programme or course being taught                                       • social and networking events                            and HB18f on the first floor of the Student
     reading, completing coursework, revising and              at our international campuses.                                                         • talent roadshows                                        Association Building.
     preparing for exams and presentations.
                                                               For more information, contact the                                                      This office also coordinates and promotes                 t: +60 3 8924 8376
     Assessment                                                International Office.                                                                  philanthropic giving.                                     e: careers@nottingham.edu.my
     Many of your modules will be assessed via                                                                                                                                                                  w: www.nottingham.edu.my/careers
     examinations and essays. However, you may                 t: +60 3 8924 8778                                                                     Find out how the services of the Alumni and
     also be assessed through presentations,                   e: international.support@nottingham.edu.my                                             Donor Relations Office can help you and how you           English language support
     practicals (in a lab or clinic) or through other                                                                                                 can help nurture the graduates of tomorrow.               The Centre for English Language Education
     methods such as online assessments, group                                                                                                                                                                  offers a programme of in-sessional English
     projects and reports, or oral examinations.                                                                                                      t: +60 3 8924 8305                                        language courses to help you improve the skills
                                                                                                                                                      e: alumnirelations@nottingham.edu.my                      needed for your studies.
     Support                                                                                                                                          w: www.nottingham.edu.my/alumni
     Lecturers will be happy to meet you on a                                                                                                                                                                   These weekly courses are free of charge and
     one-to-one basis and will usually have set hours                                                                                                 Careers guidance                                          cover a range of topics appropriate for students
     for appointments.                                                                                                                                The Careers Advisory Service (CAS) has an                 at all levels of study. The main in-sessional
                                                                                                                                                      important role to play in your development. The           programme runs throughout the academic
     Study skills                                                                                                                                     service will not only help you to find employment         year and bespoke courses and workshops are
     In addition to the course-specific information                                                                                                   but also develop the skills needed to plan and            intermittently offered from April to September.
     provided by your school, you should also take a                                                                                                  manage your future. We encourage you to register          All students will receive an email at the start of
     look at the study skills guidance provided by                                                                                                    with CAS soon after you arrive.                           each semester outlining courses and schedules.
     the University.                                                                                                                                                                                            The email will also provide information on how to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                register for these courses.
     w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/studyingeffectively

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Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus                                                                                           Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
 www.nottingham.edu.my/study/offer-holders                                                                                                         www.nottingham.edu.my/study/offer-holders

  Graduate School                                           Wireless network                                                                       IT helpdesk                                               All postgraduate students will graduate at

                                                                                                                  Life at Nottingham in Malaysia
  The Graduate School’s Research Training                   The University wireless network is available in all                                    The IT helpdesk is where you should report                the February ceremony and all undergraduate
  Programme provides free training for University of        the common areas on campus except the halls                                            any problems with computers or printers in the            students will graduate at the July ceremony. More
  Nottingham registered postgraduate researchers            of residence and the sports complex. You can                                           computer rooms as well as seek advice about               detailed information will be given closer to the
  and some taught masters students to develop a             make use of this facility through laptops or                                           the use of the University computer network and            graduation date. If you have any questions, please
  range of transferable skills: communication (oral         mobile devices.                                                                        email accounts (for example, passwords and                contact graduation@nottingham.edu.my
  and written), career management, networking                                                                                                      usernames). You can also seek advice from the
  and team work, learning and teaching, research            Student Network Services                                                               IT helpdesk on software problems relating to              International Office
  methodology and management, information                   If you live in a hall of residence or in                                               Microsoft Office and any generic applications, and        The International Office, located in the Enquiry
  technology and personal effectiveness.                    accommodation within a 5km radius of the                                               with the telephones on the computer network (for          Centre (Block A), is responsible for all
                                                            campus, you will be able to connect to the internet                                    example, in laboratories and common areas).               non-academic issues relating to international
  The Graduate School offers several opportunities          via Extreme Broadband. Extreme Broadband                                               For subject-specific software enquiries, please           students. These include recruitment, student
  for funding. Find out more by getting in touch or         is a commercial service and is not part of The                                         see the relevant person in your faculty or school.        visas, international student advice, management
  checking the website.                                     University of Nottingham.                                                                                                                        of recruitment agents, international student
                                                                                                                                                   t: +60 3 8924 8199                                        welfare and the management of overseas student
  t: +60 3 8924 8633                                        For students in halls of residence the service                                         e: itsupport@nottingham.edu.my                            exchange programmes. Although every effort will
  e: graduateschool@nottingham.edu.my                       includes a dedicated free standard 128Kbps                                                                                                       be made to ensure that the International Office
  w: www.nottingham.edu.my/researchfunding                  internet access line. Premier packages (512Kbps                                        Please note that problems with the Student                is open from 9am to 5.30pm there are times
  w: www.nottingham.edu.my/graduate-school                  and 718Kbps) are available at an additional cost.                                      Network Services should be reported to Extreme            when most staff will be overseas on recruitment
                                                            For enquiries, contact Student Network Services                                        Broadband, not the IT helpdesk.                           missions and the office may be closed.
  IT services                                               (SNS) via:                                                                                                                                       For more information, please see
  Information Services provide access to a wide                                                                                                    Administrative services                                   www.nottingham.edu.my/international
  range of information sources and services to              SNS Counter, Redang Block                                                              Examinations Office
                                                                                                                                                   Exams will take place at the main campus in               Student Registry Office
  support the learning, teaching and research of            Monday-Friday, 9am-5.30pm
                                                                                                                                                   Semenyih. Please note that if you are taking MBA          The Student Registry Office will oversee most
  the University. Please familiarise yourself with the      t: +60 3 8624 8085
                                                                                                                                                   exams, these will be conducted, simultaneously, at        of the administrative matters that concern you
  availability of computers on campus and develop           e: sns@nottingham.edu.my
                                                                                                                                                   the campus for full-time students and at the Kuala        while you study here. This may include issuing
  the habit of using them regularly. It is essential that
                                                                                                                                                   Lumpur Teaching Centre for part-time students.            confirmation letters, processing withdrawal
  you register with the University email service as         If you have any problems connecting, please
                                                                                                                                                   The exams usually start at 9.30am, 2pm, 5pm or            and suspension applications, producing official
  it is the main method by which the University will        contact Extreme Broadband (and not the IT
                                                                                                                                                   7.30pm and may be held on Saturdays.                      transcripts and certificates as well as maintaining
  communicate with you.                                     helpdesk).
                                                                                                                                                                                                             the student records database and updating
                                                                                                                                                   The semester exams will be in January and                 student details such as contact details. The
  Details on how to register for the computer               w: www.extremebb.net
                                                                                                                                                   May of every year and the reassessment and                office is made up of other departments such as
  network will be given to you during registration.
                                                                                                                                                   block module exams will take place in August              the Timetabling Office, Examinations Office and
  Assistance on how to register with the computer           IT Code of Practice
                                                                                                                                                   or September. International students may be               Graduation Office.
  network is also available at the IT helpdesk (see         You will be required to strictly adhere to the
                                                                                                                                                   allowed to take their reassessment exams in
  page 33 for contact details).                             University’s IT Code of Practice – failure to do so                                                                                              The office is also responsible for:
                                                                                                                                                   their home country only during the August or
                                                            may result in your access to the network being                                                                                                   • the University’s academic calendar, which can be
                                                                                                                                                   September reassessment exam period. This
  University computer network                               removed for a period of time. Please protect                                                                                                       viewed at www.nottingham.edu.my/calendar
                                                                                                                                                   must be at a centre approved by the University
  The University computer network includes all of           your username and password and under no
                                                                                                                                                   and is not extended to students on the                    • managing and updating the specifications of
  the computers on campus, except those in the              circumstances allow anyone to use your
                                                                                                                                                   foundation programme.                                       courses and modules offered by the University at
  halls of residence. The main student access points        computer login details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               the Malaysia Campus
  are all of the computer rooms in the computer                                                                                                    The Examinations Office has the task of
  centre, although there are also specialist,                                                                                                      organising and administering all written exams for        For course specifications please see
  subject-specific terminal rooms in Blocks D and                                                                                                  the courses offered by the University. If you have        programmespec.nottingham.ac.uk/malaysia/
  E. Computer terminals, other than those in the                                                                                                   any questions, please contact                             asp/course_search.asp
  computer centre, are not available to the general                                                                                                exams@nottingham.edu.my
  student population. Your school will tell you which                                                                                                                                                        For module specifications please see
  computer rooms you may access.                                                                                                                   Graduation Office                                         modulecatalogue.nottingham.ac.uk/malaysia/
                                                                                                                                                   The Graduation Office will organise your                  asp/main_search.asp
                                                                                                                                                   graduation ceremony after you have successfully
                                                                                                                                                   finished your studies with the University.                If you need any assistance, visit the Student
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Services Centre on Level B, Block H, or
                                                                                                                                                                                                             contact us via email.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             e: student_registry@nottingham.edu.my
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     Timetabling Office                                        Counselling service                                      Disability service                                        Klinik Mewah
     The Timetabling Office is in charge of the teaching       The University’s counselling service has an office       The campus in Semenyih has been designed with             Klinik Mewah is located at Jalan Semenyih,
     timetables for all the courses offered at the             on the first floor of the Student Association            students with disabilities in mind. The disability        Semenyih Town and can be visited when the
     University. Most of the teaching is conducted on          Building. A counsellor is normally available             service is also able to advise students who have          University’s Health Centre is closed. It is open
     campus with the exception of selected MBA                 Monday to Friday, 9am-5.30pm.                            physical disabilities, dyslexia, long-term medical        Monday-Saturday, 7.30am-10.30pm.
     (part-time) classes, education and applied                                                                         conditions and other similar conditions.
     psychology postgraduate modules which are                 The counselling service offers confidential advice                                                                 t: +60 3 8723 5229
     taught at our Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre                to any student who feels they need to talk to            We would encourage you to let us know about
     (KLTC). If you have any queries, please contact           someone about a problem. The counsellor is               the nature and severity of your disability so that        KPJ Kajang Specialist Hospital
     timetabling@nottingham.edu.my                             available for you if you feel unhappy, or if generally   we can help you. Not all forms of disability are          KPJ Kajang Specialist Hospital is one of the panel
                                                               things are not going right for you.                      easily recognisable and you can be assured that           hospitals appointed by EMGS. Most students
     The Timetabling Office also manages the central                                                                    the disability service will be confidential if you        seek treatment at this hospital for severe or
     room booking system which allows staff and                If your problem relates primarily to academic
                                                                                                                        request this.                                             emergency cases as the medical expenses for
     students to book the seminar rooms for meetings           matters then please contact your tutor in the
                                                                                                                                                                                  inpatient treatment are covered by insurance*.
     and activities. All student bookings must be made         first instance.
                                                                                                                        To receive help from this service, you must be a          The hospital can be found at Jalan Cheras, 43000
     via the Student Association.                                                                                       registered student at the University. You may also        Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
                                                               Some students may encounter difficulties during
                                                               their stay at the University, which may be related       be required to provide documentary evidence
     Finance services                                          to issues such as:                                       of your disability, such as a letter from a GP or         If you are an international student, you will
     Finance Office                                            • depression                                             specialist. If you are dyslexic you will need to have     be required to pay a deposit of RM500 upon
     For enquiries about tuition fee payments, bank            • family problems                                        an assessment by an educational psychologist.             registration to the hospital for either outpatient
     transfers, refunds, official receipts and any             • gender/sexuality issues                                                                                          treatment or inpatient treatment. After all treatment
     payment-related matters, please contact the               • health problems                                        The disability service is currently being offered         and investigation has been carried out and the
     student account officers.                                 • homesickness                                           through the counselling service.                          final bill produced, the hospital will refund the
                                                               • loss of direction and purpose                                                                                    balance of the deposit paid if there is any.
     Student Services Centre, Level B, Block H                                                                          Room HB22, first floor, Student                           The hospital is open 24 hours a day.
                                                               • poor academic performance
     t: +60 3 8725 3414                                                                                                 Association Building
                                                               • poor coping strategies
     e: finance-office@nottingham.edu.my                                                                                t: +60 3 8924 8060                                        t: +60 3 8769 2999
                                                               • relationship problems
                                                               • stress and anxiety                                     e: disabilities@nottingham.edu.my
     Scholarship and Sponsorship Office                                                                                                                                           * Subject to approval from the insurance company (AXA Affin
     This office is responsible for the payment of             • trauma and crises                                                                                                General Insurance Berhad).
                                                                                                                        Health services
     course fees, stipends, insurance coverage and
                                                               Our counselling team are trained to help you cope        Our comprehensive network of professional staff
     the welfare of international students under certain                                                                                                                          Health insurance
                                                               with these and related issues and you are advised        is committed to ensuring you are safe and well
     scholarship bodies. If you are a sponsored                                                                                                                                   If you are a local student, you will be covered for
                                                               to take advantage of their expertise if you have a       while you study.
     student, you should liaise with the sponsorship                                                                                                                              Group Personal Accident which includes death
                                                               problem. Making use of the counselling service is
     unit officers regarding your funding and                                                                                                                                     and total permanent disability due to accident.
                                                               a stepping stone to dealing with your problems in        Health Centre
     insurance coverage.                                                                                                                                                          If you are an international student, you will be
                                                               a positive way.                                          The Health Centre is on the first floor of the
                                                                                                                                                                                  insured for a Group Hospital and Surgical
     Student Services Centre,                                                                                           Student Association Building and can deal with
                                                               t: +60 3 8924 8060                                                                                                 Insurance Programme and Group Personal
     Level B, Block H                                                                                                   minor health problems. It is open Monday-Friday,
                                                               e: counselling@nottingham.edu.my                                                                                   Accident. International students should also see
     t: +60 3 8924 8052/8063                                                                                            8.30am-4.30pm and Saturday, 8.30am-12pm.
                                                               w: www.nottingham.edu.my/counselling                                                                               the extra information on page 11.
     e: sponsorship@nottingham.edu.my                                                                                   The centre is operated by Kumpulan Medic, an
                                                                                                                        independent health provider, and a fee will be
                                                                                                                                                                                  For more information about the health services,
     Wellbeing and Learning                                                                                             charged for consultations. The Health Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                  please contact:
                                                                                                                        is also able to dispense medicines and arrange
     Support Services                                                                                                   laboratory tests if required, both of which will be
                                                                                                                                                                                  t: +60 3 8924 8052 (local students)
     Those of you who are just starting life at university                                                                                                                        t: +60 3 8924 8684 (international students)
                                                                                                                        charged at cost.
     may find that the pressures on you are different
     from those experienced by returning students. At
                                                                                                                        t: +60 3 8924 8089
     times you may be homesick – it’s quite normal to
     miss family and friends. Within the University there
                                                                                                                        International students who need a medical
     are many people experienced in dealing
                                                                                                                        check-up are advised to have their examination
     with students in your position so please take
                                                                                                                        at this health centre.
     advantage of the support on offer if you feel
     that you need help or advice.

Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus                                                      Welcome to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
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     Drug use                                                  International student                              Sports facilities                                         Safety when swimming
     You are reminded that the use of any illegal drug         support services                                    Facilities include:                                      Please remember that swimming pools can be
     is against University regulations and students            The international student support services         • a gymnasium                                             dangerous and you should take care at all times.
     found to be using illegal drugs will be subject to        promote the wellbeing and social interaction                                                                 Anyone found acting recklessly will be asked to
                                                                                                                  • a multipurpose astroturf, comprising a
     disciplinary action, which can involve a fine or          of international students. International Student                                                             leave the pool area.
                                                                                                                    hockey pitch and two futsal or nine-a-side
     expulsion from the University. Please remember            Support Officers can provide official letters to     football pitches
     too that the trafficking and use of illegal drugs is a    help provide official documentation on living                                                                The University cannot guarantee that there will be
     capital offence in Malaysia.                                                                                 • a multipurpose main hall, comprising six                a lifeguard on duty at all times and you should be
                                                               expenses, invitations for visas and opening bank     badminton courts, two basketball courts, a futsal
                                                               accounts.You are welcome to visit the officers,                                                              aware that you use the pool at your own risk. A
     If you are experiencing a drug-related problem,                                                                court, a netball court and two volleyball courts        notice will be displayed at the entrance to the pool
                                                               who can advise you on any problems you have
     we would urge you to seek advice from the                 with living and studying in Malaysia, and on the   • an outdoor multipurpose court, comprising four          area when a lifeguard is not on duty.
     doctor at the health centre and/or the student            professional support services available at the       basketball courts, four futsal courts, four netball
     counsellor (see page 34 for details of the                Malaysia Campus. They are based in room AA16,        courts and four volleyball courts                       General rules and regulations
     counselling service).                                     Enquiry Centre, ground floor, Block A.             • an outdoor multipurpose field marked out                • Please sign in and out and leave your student ID
                                                                                                                    for football and cricket                                  at the reception counter, otherwise you will not
     HIV/AIDS                                                  t: +60 3 8924 8193/8750                                                                                        be able to use the sports facility.
     HIV/AIDS is becoming a serious issue in Malaysia.                                                            • two outdoor tennis courts
                                                               e: international.support@nottingham.edu.my                                                                   • If you make a booking please arrive 10 minutes
     It is transmitted through sexual contact and                                                                 • two squash courts                                         before your time slot or your booking will
     also through the transfer of bodily fluids such                                                              • a 25m swimming pool                                       be cancelled.
     as blood. Although practising safe sex, with the
                                                                                                                  • lockers
     use of condoms, can minimise the likelihood of                                                                                                                         Tournaments
     contracting HIV/AIDS, this is not a guarantee.                                                               • sale and rental sports equipment
                                                                                                                                                                            Students at The University of Nottingham
     The best way to guarantee that you will not                                                                                                                            Malaysia Campus compete in a number of major
     contract this disease is to avoid sexual activity                                                            The fitness centre also offers a variety of
                                                                                                                                                                            tournaments, including:
     unless you are certain that your partner is free                                                             cardiovascular equipment, resistance machinery
                                                                                                                                                                            • The University of Nottingham Tri Campus Games
     from the infection.                                                                                          and free weights. The sports facilities are open to
                                                                                                                  all staff and students at the University and are free     • Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and
     If you come into contact with blood or other bodily                                                          of charge. Activities should be pre-booked via the          Universities (MAPCU) Games
     fluids from a person who may have HIV/AIDS                                                                   Sports Centre Management Office at the entrance           • Majlis Sukan Institusi Swasta
     please report it to the doctor so that appropriate                                                           of the Sports Centre.                                       (MASISWA) Games
     monitoring and treatment can be undertaken. If                                                                                                                         • Sukan Institusi Pengajian Tinggi (SUKIPT)
     you know or suspect that you are infected by HIV/                                                            Sports Centre opening times
     AIDS, we would urge you to discuss the issue                                                                 The Sports Centre is open 9am-10.30pm,                    Jogging track and grounds
     with the student counsellor.                                                                                 seven days a week. Please note that some                  You are welcome to use the jogging track
                                                                                                                  outdoor facilities may only be available during           around the lake. However, please be aware that
                                                                                                                  daylight hours.                                           it is not illuminated so take care if you use it while
                                                                                                                                                                            it is dark. We also recommended that female
                                                                                                                  Swimming pool opening times                               students do not use the jogging track alone,
                                                                                                                  On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the                      especially when there are only a few people
                                                                                                                  swimming pool is open 12-10.30pm and is closed            around the campus.
                                                                                                                  for cleaning and maintenance 9am-12pm. On
                                                                                                                  Tuesday and Thursday, it is open 9am-10.30pm
                                                                                                                  and on Saturday and Sunday it is open from 9am-

                                                                                                                  There are men-only, women-only, and staff-only
                                                                                                                  swimming sessions – details of these are shown
                                                                                                                  at the Sports Centre entrance.

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