KDU Annual Battle Of The Best (BOB) Camp 2016 Doubled Participation Rock Both Campuses

Students joining Best of the Best (BOB) Camp 2016. A creative fashion show of sorts.
Participation in one of the workshops.  With music and dance entertainment, participants rocked out at the mini indoor concert finale.
With the aims of exploring secondary school students’ interests and strengths, as well as exposing them to new elements of learning, KDU University College and KDU College recently organised the Best of the Best (BOB) Camp 2016 at both its Utropolis, Glenmarie (UG) and Damansara Jaya (DJ) campuses concurrently.

The BOB Camp, an annual event, is open to Form 5, Year 10 and Year 11 students from government and private high schools in Klang Valley. The 2016 edition, held on 26 March, was definitely explosive - it saw double the participation of last year’s camp.

There were a variety of workshops and station games organised, all of which were facilitated by KDU academics, marketing staff and student-helpers. The workshops were prepared by various schools within KDU, and tailored to help the participants explore their interests and strengths in future studies, in a fun manner.  

There were 15 different workshops altogether across both campuses. Some of the workshops include Light, Camera, Music by the School of Communication and Creative Arts, where students received hands-on experience producing a music video, learning how to run a photo shoot and becoming a radio DJ, all of which happened right at KDU’s state-of-art suite of production studios; Hospitality Sophistication by the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, which led students to recognise the art and sophistication of hospitality through an interactive workshop; Mooting 101 by KDU Law School introduced students to the legal system and courtroom environment; and The G-Dragon Effect by the School of Communication and Creative Arts helped students to create their own brand through storyboards.

There were also a series of workshops titled Making Games for Newbies, 3D Sculpting, Digital Imaging and We CODE, facilitated by the School of Computing and Creative Media, which aimed to introduce students the basics of making a simple game, to start on the path to creating high-quality 3D sculptures, to know some of the basics of working with digital visuals, and to learn how to write they own apps in short time.

Besides that, the STEM Challenge by the School of Engineering, challenged students to design and build a contemporary engineering solution. The School of Business’ Do You Really Think You Can Sell Ice to Eskimos? workshop showed students how they can combine a product along with great business strategies to make it a popular selling one.

All the participants eventually rocked out their youthful enthusiasm in a mini indoor concert finale, when they all converged later in the evening at the multipurpose hall at the Utropolis Glenmarie campus.  Laughter, smiles and cheers were all abound, as participants enjoyed themselves with the many performances.  The KDU Performing Arts Society (PARTS) brought the house down with their heart-pumping entertainment; guest performers Exodus Hyperactive led the crowd into uproar with hip-hop songs; and live band performers Tributers mesmerized the audience with infectious pop songs.  

All in all, it was an amazing experience for the participants and the 2017 edition will be even more so!