UUM ONLINE: A total of 500 Discover UUM Volunteers, which comprise of university students, offer their services to assist in overseeing Discover UUM 2016 programme.
The launching ceremony of Discover UUM Volunteer Team was officiated by UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak at the Foyer of the Chancellery building yesterday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Dato' Seri said, doing volunteer work without expecting anything in return would be the most rewarding experience for the students since not everyone is capable of performing volunteer work. It takes a noble and sincere heart to work for this cause and the volunteers will join in the efforts to promote the magnificent and picturesque university campus especially to the visitors and guests in conjunction with Discover UUM 2016 event.
"We have received positive feedback and compliments from visitors and many have mentioned that the campus looks more like a resort and they are certainly captivated with the beauty of the nature surrounding the campus.
The efforts to promote UUM would be difficult without the help of many people. Thus, the establishment of Discover UUM Volunteer Team will indirectly help the university as the volunteers are also involved as the working committee for Discover UUM 2016 programme.
Prof. Dato' Seri added that, nowadays, promotion activities are not limited to the use of billboards or newspaper advertisements since the use of the latest technology such as the social media also plays important roles in promoting UUM.
"I sincerely hope that the Student Affairs Department will recruit more volunteers, not just for this programme but also to assist in other university programmes in future.
The Volunteer Team will assist in helping out to oversee programmes that have been lined-up for Discover UUM 2016 and works are underway to clean-up the intersection of Sungai Sintok and Sungai Badak. This is instigated with the intent to introduce a new activity in UUM specifically 'punting' (boating in a punt)”.
At the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor also presented the Discover UUM Volunteer shirt to the President of Student Representative Council (MPP), Muhamad Aiman Mohd Nahzeri.
Also in attendance were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Malek Abdul Karim; members of the University Management Committee (JPU) and senior university officers.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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