Besides touring campus grounds, on their down time, SRC engages with the valiant leaders of MMU Malacca, non-other than the Presidents of all clubs and societies on campus. The SRC’s 4th Presidential Council Meeting was held on Tuesday (17th April 2018) at CLC B2. This semester based meeting is held to ensure an engaging and continuous link between SRC and the clubs and societies on campus. In addition to keeping these club leaders informed on any and all upcoming events that are to happen on campus.
This particular meeting however had a different air to it. This time the attendees were a mixture of both outgoing and incoming leaders of respective clubs. It’s safe to say a combination of excitement for the year to come as well as a sigh of relief having gotten through the past year were feelings present in the room. Acknowledgement was made to all those that were about to take on leadership roles, congratulating them on their achievement also letting them know that SRC would always be there to guide them when needed.
Anyways, although lengthy, the session touched on many important things. The first being the upcoming and much anticipated MMU Awards. Our very own Chris Bong spoke on the different categories of awards up for grabs as well as the strict criteria’s that have to be met to qualify. She also spoke on the efforts taken to ensure total impartiality in choosing the winners of the awards. Moving on, Hameera Koh took the mic to address the upcoming Hola Bazaar that is MMU’s very first bazaar (happening in July) involving all the clubs and societies catering for all the students and staff of MMU. It’s about time the festive spirit was reinstated on campus.
Several important issues were brought up as well, including the lengthy and unreasonable application process to hand up banners or buntings around campus. As well as the real worlds significance of SAPS Points. (Honestly lah if anybody can tell me what SAPS point really I will give you sweet.) SRC mentioned that steps were being taken to cut the banner application process by 80% as well as to encourage possible employers to consider SAPS points as a selling point by way of job applicants.
Later on, our current President himself, Daniel Saw, together with his two Vice Presidents, addressed the room. Daniel spoke on the very real concern in the minds of all current club board members. “I hope my club does well without me!” Some might call it slightly conceded but I suppose it’s a very real concern. Blood, sweat and tears have been put into the running of one’s club and when it comes to it one can only hope that whoever takes over from them has the same if not more passion and drive to bring their society to newer levels. At the same time though consideration must be given to the fact that despite everything things move on. People almost always rise to the occasion and clubs and societies go on as they always have. Trust and believe largely come into play here.
The night was then brought to an end with the acknowledgement of SRC’s many efforts to improve student welfare including of course the improvement of the WIFI speed, the lifts on campus as well as the ongoing MMU ID Project.
This all goes to say that SRC and the leaders of MMU will always work hand in hand to ensure and continue to air of excellence within ourselves no matter the obstacles that may come our way.
P.S. To find out more about the above events do check out the respective facebook pages, MMU Awards as well as Hola Bazaar.
By Prisya Nair