Building more meaningful relationships at university can transform a student's overall experience. Events, such as the recently held 'Biotechnology Bonding Day', can go a long way in helping to build those friendships at university, and to build networks in and around campus.
The event, organised by the International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) Biotechnology Club, was led by Muhammad Azri Amran. Held at the Perdana Botanical Garden, it was attended by 55 Biotechnology students from across all levels of study at IUMW. The objective of the event was to enhance networking and strengthen the bonds amongst all students, in particular to bridge the gap between the seniors and junior students.
The event began with a welcoming speech and ice-breaking session, conducted by IUMW's academic team from the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (FSTEM); Shahril Efzueni Rozaliwith, Dr. Abdul Rahim Abd Rachman, Hadri Hadi Md. Yusof, Dr. Nanthini Jayaram, and Nurul Nadiah Abd Razak.
The day was filled with fun but challenging team-orientated tasks and activities for students and staff to work together. The event was a huge success with a lot of entertaining activities for everyone. In addition to social benefits, the team building sessions helped to improve a whole range of skills, such as problem-solving, creativity, and the art of effective communication.
The event paved the way for the creation of a closely knit community on campus. Based on the success of the event, FSTEM is planning more fun and innovative activities for students to enjoy.