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International Students Handbook2009 / 10A Guide to Life at UNMCwww.nottingham.edu.my

www.nottingham.edu.my

ContentsWelcome Messagefromthe InternationalOffice CampusGuide AfterArrival Accommodation,Reporting,Registration &WelcomeProgramme PersonalMattersHealth Insurance Banking Passport&Visas CostofLiving 02

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LivinginMalaysiaMalaysianCulture Religion Weather&Climate PublicTransportation DrivinginMalaysia Currency Employment PhoneCalls&Internet Food&Dining Shopping Entertainment PublicHolidays FestivalsInMalaysia

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Support&Services AcademicTutorSystem CareersAdvisoryService Counselling&Disability InternationalStudentSupportServices Emergency/SecurityServices FinanceOffice LibraryHelpDesk ITSupport Scholarship/SponsorshipOffice StudentRegistryOffice StudentAssociation UsefulContacts InternationalStudentsChecklist SemenyihTownMap

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WelcomeWelcome WelcometotheUniversityof NottinghamMalaysiaCampusTheUniversityofwarmlywelcomesyoutoaninternationalised toprankedUniversity!Ourglobalcommunityincludesstudentsfromover70countriesandstafffrom over20countries,whichwillprovideforarichstudentexperience.Webelieve thattheinvaluableexperiencesgainedfromformingmulti-culturalfriendships hereatNottingham,willmakeanindeliblemarkinyourlife. Weencourageyoutotakeadvantageofthemanyservicesavailabletoassist inyourtransitiontouniversitylifeandthemanyopportunitiesbothonandoffcampustobroadenyourculturalexperience. Moving to a new environment can be quite a thrill, however, some answers maybeelusiveandlittlethingscangetyoustressedout.Donotworryasthis ispartofadaptingtoanewcountry.TheNottinghamcommunityisheretohelp makeyourtransitionassmoothaspossible. Thishandbookisspeciallydesignedforyou,ourinternationalguest.Wehope thatitwillhelpyoutosettleinandbeginyournewacademicyearwithease. Andonceagain,welcometothebeginningofanexcitingjourney!

Messagefrom theInternationalOfficeDearInternationalStudents, WeattheInternationalOfficewelcomeyoutojoinourhappyfamily!Wearedelightedtoseeyou droppingbyourofficetosayHi!tousonceyouhavearrivedoncampus. TheInternationalOfficeislocatedonthesecondfloorofBBlock(BlueFaade).Welookafterall aspectsoftheUniversitysinteractionswithinstitutionsandstudentsfromoutsideMalaysia. Whatwedo:

Welcome

InternationalStudentrecruitment InternationalStudentwelfareandadvice Studentvisas Medicalinsurance Bankingissues Themanagementofoverseasstudentexchangeprogrammes

Wehopetomakeyoufeelathome.Ifyouneedanyhelporadvice,donothesitatetocontactus. ItisourpleasuretoassistyouthroughoutyourstayattheMalaysiaCampus!

Bestwishes, TheInternationalOffice

Location 2ndFloor,BlockB(BlueFaade) Contact No (03)89248000 Operation Hours 9.00am-5.30pm(Monday-Friday)

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Campus GuideCampus GuideWhereistheCivilEngineeringLab? WhereistheHealthCentre?Oh,no WhereamI?AmIlost? Do not panic; the Malaysia Campus Mapinthishandbookisdesignedto assist you in finding your way when youarenotfamiliarwiththecampus surroundings.When you get your academic timetable, you may wonder how to locate your classrooms, laboratoriesandthelecturersroomslabeledin lettersandnumbers,forinstanceBA18,F3B02 orHB03.Itisassimpleasthis:Allbuildingson campus are named a letter (Block A Block N). All levels/ floors are also named a letter, for instance, A - Ground Floor, B 1st Floor, C 2ndFloor,D3rdFloor.Ofcourse,allrooms arelabeledinnumbers(01,02,03etc).Block Fhas3sections.Hence,thebuildingisnamed aletterfollowedbyanumber(1,2,or3)which indicatesthesection.Ifyouwouldliketolocate room F3B02, you have to proceed to the 3rd sectionofBlockF,1stfloor,roomno.02. Alwaysaskforhelpifyoucannotfindyourway, weareallheretohelpyou.

Campus Guide

AcademicEnglish& LearningSupportUnit Accommodation AdministrationOffice Accommodation MaintenanceOffice AdministrationBuilding Admissions&Local Marketing AnalyticalLab ATMMachines Cafeteria CareersAdvisoryService CEOsOffice CentralTeaching1 CentralTeaching2 CivilEngineeringLab CoffeeBar

Block Level G D I1 I2 A A N H H H A F1 F3 D H A A A,B,C B A A A B C A A,B,C A A

Combustion&Engine TestLab ComputerCentre ConvenienceStore CounselingService DanceStudio DisabilityOffice DepartmentofApplied Mathematics Departmentof Chemical& Environmental Engineering DepartmentofCivil Engineering Departmentof Electrical&Electronic Engineering

Block Level N A F2 H H H H B C A,B A B B B B A

Departmentof Mechanical,Materials &Manufacturing Engineering EEGeneralTeaching Lab EngineeringComputer Lab EngineeringFaculty Store EstateOffice FacultyofEngineering ProjectLab FacultyofScience Laboratories FinanceOffice Foundation&Electrical Lab

Block Level B B

D D N N D C A D

A B B A A B B A

D D

A A

GamesArea GeotechLab GraduateSchool HealthCentre InformationServices Office InstituteofWork, Health&Organisation (i-Who) InternationalOffice IslamicCentre LaundryService LeverhulmeCentre ForResearchon Globalisation& EconomicPolicy(GEP) Library LightStructureLab

Block Level H B N B B A H B F2 B E B M I1 E A C A A A

MA/MScWorkroom MBAWorkroom Mechanical,Chemical, ThermoFluids& SolidsLabs MicroProcessorLab NanoSuper-Capacitor PilotPlant NottinghamUniveristy BusinessSchool NottingHillCaf OpticsLab PharmacyResource Unit P.GResearchCentre PhDWorkroom PhotocopyCentre

Block Level E A E A C A D D E A D C B E H A A A A A B B A A

G N

A,B,C,D A

Photocopyroom SamplePreparationLab SchoolofApplied Psychology SchoolofBiosciences SchoolofComputer Science SchoolofEducation SchoolofLaw SchoolofPharmacy Scholarship/ SponsorshipOffice SecurityOffice Sensors&SystemsLab SportsComplex StudentAssociation Office/Centre

Block Level G C N A E A B B E E B A H N H H A B A A A B B B A B

StudentRegistryOffice StudentVisaOffice Telecommunication Centre TelevisionRooms TheGreatHall UniversityBookStore VideoConference Room WardenRoom WetChemistryLab

Block Level A B B A H A H A H F2 L N B A A B A B

Faculty Offices FacultyofArts& Education FacultyofEngineering FacultyofScience FacultyofSocial Sciences

Block E C B E

Level A A A A

Hall of Residences TiomanHall LangkawiHall RedangHall PangkorHall KapasHall

Block Level I1 A,B,C I2 A,B,C I3 A,B,C I4 A,B,C,D I5 A,B,C,D

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After Arrival1. Accommodation

Personal MattersPersonal Matters

After Arrival...

GostraighttotheAccommodationOffice. Proofofaccommodationfeepaymentisrequireduponcheck-in.Alternatively,payincashwhenchecking-in. Collectyourkeys,achecklistandaform. Gothroughthechecklistwhenyouenteryourroom. Inspect your room/flat/house and make sure it is in good condition. If not, immediately report to the AccommodationOffice. Readtheterms,rulesandregulationsintheform. AgreetoabidebytherulesandregulationsandtostayfortheallocatedperiodbysigningtheCheck-inForm. SubmitthecompletedCheck-inFormbacktotheAccommodationOffice.

2. International Office Aftersettlingintoyouraccommodation,reporttotheInternationalOffice. Collectyourwelcomepackandregistrationchecklist. AttendashortbriefingbystaffoftheInternationalOffice. Signupfor:TownTour&WelcomeEvents. SubmityouroriginalmedicalreporttotheStudentSupportOffice. GetaletterforOpeningaBankAccountfromtheStudentSupportOfficer. SubmityourpassporttotheVisaOfficeforstudentvisasticker.

3. Registration Registrationtakesplaceatthestartofeachnewacademicyear. StudentshavetosignaregistrationformwhichisyouragreementtoobservetheUniversityregulations. Kindlyrefertotheregistrationtimetableinordertoknowwhenandwhereyoushouldproceedforregistration. Theregistrationchecklistisimportanttoensurethatyouhavebeenthroughaproperandcompleteregistration process.

HEALTHHealth Examination Report YourORIGINALhealthexaminationreport,laboratoryresultsandchestX-rayfilmmustbesealedin alargeenvelopelabeledwithyournameandcourseandsubmittedtoMs.NorattheInternational Office,BlockB,Level2,UniversityofNottinghamMalaysiaCampusonthedayyouregister. Health Care University Health Centre (03-89248089) Minor health problems can be dealt with by the University Health Center located on the first floor of the Student Association Building (Yellow Faade). It is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday and 8:30am to 12:00pm on Saturdays. A fee will be charged forconsultation.TheHealthCentreisalsoable todispensemedicineandarrangeforlaboratory testsifrequired;bothofwhichwillbecharged atcost. 24-hour Clinic Klinik Mewah (03-87235229) Klinik Mewah is located at Jalan Semenyih, Semenyih Town. It is open 24 hours. If you encounter minor health problems during the health center off hours, you may visit Klinik Mewah. For International Students who have yet to complete your medical check up, you are advised to undergo a health examination inKlinikMewah.Youwillbechargednotmore thanRM200foracompletecheckup. KPJ Kajang Specialist Hospital(03-87692999)

What do I need for registration? Originalunconditionalofferletter. 2passportsizedphotographs(withyourname&courseofstudyonthebackofeachphotograph). Personaldetailspageofpassport(1copyinA4size). Bankdraft/chequeaspaymentoftuitionfees.Copyofbankdraft/TTpaymentadviceifalreadypaidearlier. Ifyouareasponsoredstudent,aletterconfirmingsponsorshipdetailsisrequired. Recipient of High Achievers Scholarships, Sibling Scholarship/ Alumni Scholarship a letter confirming scholarshipdetailsisrequired.

4. Welcome Programme ItiscompulsoryforallnewInternationalStud