Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) offers students plenty of opportunities to stay active. One of them is its annual NUMed Games. Introduced in 2014, the event has become a platform for students to participate in sports and outdoor activities, upholding the university’s vision of providing its students with a holistic educational experience.
Through the years, NUMed Games has earned a reputation as a highly anticipated and prestigious inter-university sports competition. Featuring many games such as futsal, basketball, volleyball, badminton, track and field, Frisbee, netball, table tennis, and tennis, the event brings together competitors from universities across Malaysia as they strive to secure their personal achievements while helping their universities to win the title. This year, the event welcomed the participation of 12 other universities, including Crescendo International College, International Medical University, MDIS Malaysia, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Monash University Malaysia, Perdana University, Raffles University Iskandar, Southern University College, Sunway College JB, University of Nottingham Malaysia, University of Reading Malaysia, and University of Southampton Malaysia.
According to Dania Bassim, the President of NUMed’s Student Association, NUMed Games promotes healthy competition and good sportsmanship among students of diverse backgrounds as they compete with one another in a variety of sporting events.
“NUMed Games is a platform for students to perfectly blend their academic life with challenging outdoor activities at the university. It does not only boost students’ lifestyles outside the classroom but also strengthens their interpersonal skills as they are exposed to invaluable opportunities to meet with students from other universities as well,” she added.
Besides the active participation of students from various universities, the success of NUMed Games also lies in the availability of a wide range of sports facilities at the EduCity Sports Complex, where the competition takes place annually. Located in EduCity, Johor, the complex encompasses an arena and pitches for field sports and athletics, an indoor arena and facilities for badminton and netball, a gymnasium and a 50-metre swimming pool.
Overall, NUMed is not only committed to delivering academic excellence but also students enjoy a vibrant mix of social, sporting and cultural offerings within the campus, thus providing the ideal avenue for students to get the most out of their educational journey.
NUMed is the first fully owned international branch campus offering a degree in medicine conferred by a UK university. Established in 2009, NUMed draws on the legacy of Newcastle University in the UK. Since its inception in 1834 as a medical school, the institution has always been at the forefront of research and teaching, and its reputation has been externally confirmed to be of the highest international quality.
To find out more about NUMed’s programmes, excellent facilities, and student life, visit the university’s Open Day on 16th & 23rd March 2019 or log on to https://www.ncl.ac.uk/numed/