PR:Proffesionalism In Networking
What is Public Relation?
Public Relation (PR) is the practice of managing communication between an organization and its public (ref:Wikipedia).
Basically, this PR department’s job scope revolves around the works of having communication with outside parties or any student bodies within UTP, supervisor of the Residential College, management of UTP, the village committee (ViCom), and also students.
PR department in RCSU has its own job scope:
· Deals with outside party regarding any events involving RCSU
· Cooperates with any other student bodies for event collaboration
· Arranges visits to other universities
· Represents RCSU for any events which requires speaker
· Assists President and Deputy President of RCSU in handling Village Committee
· Deals with Village Committee for any events conducted by them
· The welfare of students in the residential college is the number 1 priority for all RCSU
members, regardless of their department
Historically, Public Relation (PR) department is one of the new departments in RCSU among other departments as it was established on 2008. Recently, PR department has come out with an outstanding motto which is,’ PROFFESIONALISM IN NETWORKING’. Everyone in the PR department specifically, needs to be professional in handling any kind of works relating to the student. The PR members hope that, by emphasizing this motto, RCSU and the students at UTP will be much closer in relationship and communication, locally or internationally.
To enhance the local network among the students in UTP, PR is responsible to monitor the Village Committee (ViCom) for every village. UTP itself comprises of six villages which are Village 1, Village 2, Village 3, Village 4, Village 5, and Old Village. For each village, there is an organization so-called Village Committee (ViCom). The organization of ViCom is designed to be systematic where the organization itself is led by Penghulu and Penghuluwati. Four main departments in RCSU organization are compulsory to be set up in each of the ViCom organization such as Public Relation, Promotion and Publication, Economy and Entrepreneurship, and lastly, Welfare department. This is to make sure that the organization of ViCom which is under RCSU is standardized. Every ViCom for every village must deal and inform us, the PR members in RCSU for any events conducted by them. This is to ensure that all the events organized by them, is to be known by RCSU members themselves. There will be one representative from PR department to be allocated in every ViCom to assist them in managing the village and conducting the events under their village.
Here is the list name for all the Public Relation Department members:
: Muhammad Syawatul Eqwan Mohamed Sapii
Head of Department
: Nur 'Amirah binti Hassan
Assistant Head of Department
: Mohamad Saufi Bin Sulaiman
: Mohd Safwan bin Muhamad Diah
: Adibah Hani Binti Azit
: Ida Ameera binti Ramli
: Muhammad Muzammil bin Abdul Munir
: Siti Zubaidah binti Adnan
: Mohd Shahrul Ezwan bin Ismail
: Devashne Selvanathan
Furthermore, in enhancing the quality of professionalism among RCSU members, PR Department has held a program which is called, the Twinning College with other universities. This program is a medium for RCSU of UTP and other student bodies at any other universities, to exchange and share any ideas regarding the issue and matters on residential management. Other than that, the objective of this Twinning College is to create and build a strong relationship among each other. RCSU members should realize the needs to explore the surrounding and the outer world in purpose to enhance our current system in UTP. By sharing session among the representatives from two sides, hopefully the new ideas gained can be implemented at UTP thus enhancing the UTP residential college management.
On 22nd August of 2009 (1st Ramadhan of 1430), all RCSU members have visited Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) located at Bangi, Selangor. This visit to UKM is very memorial and beneficial for all the RCSU members to learn something new. For the previous year on 2008, RCSU had made a visit to other university which is Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) of Transkrian. PR department is now on their way to improve the twinning college program by doing some progress to do the International Twinning College Program. Hopefully this first International Twining College is going to be at Bangkok, Thailand the next semester.
By aiding the students’ affairs in every village, PR Department of RCSU has done a money changer system. This system is to help the students at every village to convert their notes to coins for the washing machine. If let say the students do not have coins in term of fifty cents, they cannot wash their clothes by using washing machine provided at every village. To help the students settled this problem, money changer is provided at every village just to convert the money in term of notes to coins. The money changers are directly under the PR department to handle.