24,000 visitors experience NUS’ vibrant campus life at its annual Open Day

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Kent Ridge and Bukit Timah campuses were bustling with activities on 11 March 2017, when about 24,000 prospective students and their families spent a fun-filled day at the NUS Open Day 2017.

Apart from getting the latest updates on NUS’ new education programmes as well as work-study, study abroad and career preparation opportunities, visitors experienced first-hand the colourful and vibrant student life on campus.

The full-day event featured 126 informative talks on NUS’ admission requirements as well as the exciting range of educational offerings that students could pursue during their time at NUS.

Prospective students also had the opportunity to interact with professors, students and alumni at 24 programme booths set up by NUS’ undergraduate faculties and schools, as well as special programmes.

Prospective undergraduate students were impressed by the breadth of subject choices offered by NUS and the wide range of global learning opportunities such as the highly popular NUS Overseas Colleges programme.

Adult learners also visited NUS Open Day 2017 to find out more about the courses offered by NUS’ youngest faculty, the School of Continuing and Lifelong Education.

One of the highlights of this year’s NUS Open Day was the science busking performances put up by NUS Science Masters students from the Innovations in Science Teaching module.

From playing with mashmallow “cannons” and creating an “elephant’s toothpaste” to learning about the science behind a good cup of coffee, visitors learnt about science concepts through a series of fun and interactive activities.

NUS Engineering also showcased the Bumblebee – an autonomous underwater vehicle – as well as other vehicles designed and built by its students.

At the Student Village, the enthusiastic crowd was entertained throughout the day with lively performances by student groups such as the NUS Dance Blast!, KE Titans, and NUS Lindy Hop.

Some visitors took time to enjoy the sprawling NUS Kent Ridge campus by hopping onto campus tour buses, where NUS student ambassadors shared interesting anecdotes of their experiences as NUS undergraduates.

Over at the Bukit Timah Campus, visitors to the NUS Law Open Day got to experience a mock courtroom trial and speak with professors, students and alumni to find out more about the interesting courses offered by NUS Law.

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