2010 in 2020? Semester naming shorthand in NUS

In various places, you may see 2010. Since this year is 2020, it would appear that this 2010 a mistake. However, is not. In NUS, we use the following shorthand for semesters:

  • AY19/20 Sem 1: 1910
  • AY19/20 Sem 2: 1920
  • AY19/20 Special Term 1: 1930
  • AY19/20 Special Term 2: 1940
  • AY20/21 Sem 1: 2010
  • AY20/21 Sem 2: 2020
  • AY20/21 Special Term 1: 2030
  • AY20/21 Special Term 2: 2040
  • AY21/22 Sem 1: 2110
  • etc.

You will see this shorthand in LumiNUS and other NUS websites and online services.

Semester shorthand in LumiNUS

There are also esoteric codes such as 2000, 2011, etc. but these apply to specific faculties/schools (e.g. Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) or postgraduate terms as their semesters may not align with typical undergraduate semesters.

Semester codes in LumiNUS

Turnitin & iThenticate service degradation – Submissions & Similarity Reports not viewable

Turnitin and iThenticate experienced service degradation from Wed 9 Dec, 2313 hrs to Thu 10 Dec, 0533 hrs.

During this time, you may have found that you are unable to view submissions and/or Similarity Reports, as well as experience slowness when accessing the service.

Turnitin announces that this has now been resolved, and apologises for the inconvenience.

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Turnitin service degradation

Turnitin experienced slow report generation, which began on Thursday 5 November at 1850 hrs. The issue was resolved on Saturday 7 November at 0736 hrs.

While the main issue is resolved, Turnitin is facing delays from the backlog of papers.

Please send a support request to Turnitin only if your similarity report has not been generated 24 hours after submission. (Their normal turnaround time is up to 24 hours.)

Separately, Turnitin experienced slow submission on Friday 6 November from 0017 to 0317 hrs. This issue has been resolved, and Turnitin is continuing to monitor.

Turnitin apologies for the inconvenience.

CIT Help upgrade on Wed 26 Aug from 0400 to 0800 hrs

CIT Help will undergo an upgrade on Wednesday 26 August from 0400 hrs to 0800 hrs (4 hours).

CIT’s various help desks will not be accessible during this period:

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  • CIT Services Help
  • Online Exam Support
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We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.