The UNIMAS Student Representative Council
is the official students' union
of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
(UNIMAS), representing the interests of its members to the university and the outside world. It is better known in UNIMAS by its acronym, MPP UNIMAS
. It exists to represent UNIMAS students in University decision-making, to act as the voice of students in the national higher education policy debate, and to provide direct services to the student body.
The university was officially incorporated on 24 December 1992. With about 30 academic staff, the University opened its doors to the first batch of 118 students on 8 August 1993. The students were registered in the two pioneering faculties, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Resource Sciences and Technology.
The first ever campus election was held on 24 November 1993 and the cabinet members of the first UNIMAS Student Representative Council was officially installed on 29 November 1993. Throughout the years, the number of seats have changed due to the changing number of faculties the student represented. The first batch of the UNIMAS Student Representative Council has a total of eight cabinet members and the current cabinet has twelve members - the smallest number among all 20 Student Representative Councils from Malaysian public universities.
Reflecting the federated nature of UNIMAS itself, MPP UNIMAS is both an association of UNIMAS' more than 7,000 individual students and a... Read More