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Students and staff of the National University of Singapore (NUS) welcomed some 31,000 prospective students and their families to the annual NUS Open Day with a wide array of activities at the NUS University Town (UTown) and the Bukit Timah Campus.
With over 100 talks by professors, staff and students on topics ranging from admissions requirements, course offerings and international programmes, as well as 27 special classes where prospective students experienced being a NUS “Student for a Day”, UTown offered plenty of opportunities for prospective students and their families to interact with members of the NUS community to learn more about the University’s diverse and vibrant learning environment.
NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost Professor Ho Teck Hua also spoke at two lectures where he gave students 10 reasons to join NUS.
The 33 programme booths scattered across UTown were bustled with visitors eager to find out more about NUS’ transformative education experience, including career preparation, overseas internship stints and residential life.
Staff from the School of Continuing and Lifelong Education and Institute of Systems Science also engaged with adult learners to explain the broad spectrum of programmes specially designed for them.
Beyond learning about the full suite of academic offerings available, the bigger and better Student Villages this year were a thriving hub of lively performances and games put up by NUS student groups and clubs.
Through the various activities which prospective students participated actively in, they were introduced to the wide selection of student societies and clubs which they can be a part of, to cultivate their interests in other areas in addition to developing academically at NUS.
At the Innovation Hub, visitors caught a glimpse of the interesting research conducted at NUS. NUS researchers exhibited a range of innovations such as a drone delivery system for disaster relief, a solar street light which can operate in areas without an electricity grid, and clinical wearables for patients which provide doctors with timely information about their physical conditions.
Over at the Bukit Timah campus, some 450 visitors who attended the NUS Law Open Day interacted with law professors and students, and experienced a mock courtroom trial.