Help Centre UNAIR Draws Ideas through Essay Competition

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Judges and staff of Help Center with 7 finalists after the presentations. (Photo: UNAIR NEWS)

UNAIR NEWS – Abundant but unrecognized ideas of students made Help Center UNAIR hold a competition to draw them in. Similar as last year, 2015, Help Center held another essay competition. The theme was “Creating Healthy and Happy Campus”. It drew great enthusiasm of students to participate.

According to Dr.Sri Endah Nurhidayati, S.Sos, M.Si as the head of the committee, the theme was aimed to find ideas on how to create healthy campus either physically or mentally and also create excellent atmosphere of learning.

“We in Help Center want to involve the students in giving ideas on the campus environment. So it won’t be deemed intimidating but it is fun with quality. That is what we want to achieve this year,” said Endah.

The selection process was started with essay selection, then seven best essays will go to final round on Wednesday, August 31. The final round was in a form of presentations of the seven essays.

“We asked the participants to make idea mapping and presented them, so they have to draw or write their idea on a paper. We did not let them use power point so they can elaborate their idea without using technology. We want to know how they presented their idea with limited resources,” said Endah.

Dra. Liestianingsih Dwi Dayanti, M.Si., as the the head of the judges in final round said that they found difficulty to find the winner as all the seven finalists presented their ideas well and innovatively. According to Listianingsih, there are three main points of scoring, idea, systematic composition and performance. The idea must be original, applicable and contributive to UNAIR. The systematic idea mapping will show their ability in transferring their ideas into illustration or writing and performance is related to public speaking, which supports the scoring.

“Basically all the ideas were good and varied. Substantially, the quality of essays is better than last year’s. Hopefully in the future there will be more students participating in generating ideas for UNAIR,” said Listianingsih.

The final round held for three hours, the winners are: Siffian Assauri (1st Place, FST), Faizha Fitri  (2nd Place, FV), Ali Mustofa (3rd Place, FV), Dio Wicaksono (4th Place, FISIP), Jiana Rofik (5th Place, FKM), Anda Saputro and Ahmad Afifudin (6th Places, FV and Fpsi). (*)

Author: Okky Putri Rahayu
Editor: Nuri Hermawan

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