Career Catalyst: Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills Workshop

This workshop is especially conducted for Cohort 2015 students (students who entered NUS/FASS in AY2015/16), who have completed CFG1010/CFG1020 Roots & Wings. Yours is an early version of Roots & Wings which does not include a career preparation component. This component is included in later versions of CFG1010/CFG1020. For Cohort 2015 students, this is a pre-requisite for FAS2551 and FAS2552. Student who have completed RVR’s WR1401 are waived from this pre-requisite.

All FASS students may sign-up for this workshop. Cohort 2015 students have priority placement.

Invitation to students for them to get to know local university (Page 16)

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Berita Harian

The NUS Malay Language Society will be organising an event titled “Jom ke NUS” (“Let’s go to NUS”) which aims to encourage students to continue their studies to the university level, as well as provide them with a networking platform. It will hold roadshows on 19 and 25 January 2017 at Tampines Junior College and Singapore Polytechnic, respectively, where NUS students will share their campus experiences. There will also be a “Jom ke NUS” Tour on 11 February 2017 where participants can go on campus tours of the University.

Click here to read the article.

FASS Bookshare – 2 March (Thursday), Noon, at the RD Seminar Room on L6, AS 7

FASS Bookshare is back for 2017! Check out the Bookshare catalogue here and reserve your seats here.


11:45am-12pm: Registration and Refreshments

12-12:05pm: Lionel Wee introduces the authors and books

12:05-12:20: Khairudin Aljunied presents Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective

12:20-12:35: Tim Bunnell presents From World City to the World in One City: Liverpool Through Malay Lives

12:35-12:50: Jamie Gillen presents Entrepreneurialism and Tourism in Contemporary Vietnam

12:50-1:05: Q & A session

1:05: Light Bites


MOE Teaching Internship Programme – open for application

The MOE Teaching Internship Programme is now open for application. If you have always wanted to experience the life of a teacher, here is your chance to do so! Teaching interns will have the rare opportunity to experience what it takes to be a teacher– from drafting lesson plans, classroom teaching, attending meetings, organising school functions to taking charge of a CCA.


For more information or to apply, please visit


Application closes on 28 Feb (Tuesday), 11.55pm.



How students’ aspirations exacerbate social inequality (Opinion, Page A22)

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Straits Times

In today’s edition of The Straits Times, there was an article contribution by Assistant Professor Nina Guyon from the Department of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She discussed how differences in students’ aspirations affect social inequality in school, in light of the latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa). Asst Prof Guyon shared findings from her research, using data on 14 year-old students in France, which show that an aspiration failure reinforces social inequalities at school. She noted that overall, academic aspirations are not consistent with professional aspirations and this is especially so for students of low socio-economic status (SES). She added that low-SES students have a clear disadvantage from the beginning and their lower aspirations drag them down even further, even when these are not justified. She opined that this inefficiency calls for government intervention to help disadvantaged students aspire to their true potential to increase upward mobility.

The article is part of a monthly series “Ask: NUS Economists” by the NUS Department of Economics. Each month, a panel will address a topical issue.

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NUS academics record 63 Chinese community inscriptions in new book (Page 11)

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Lianhe Zaobao

It was reported that Professor Kenneth Dean and Dr Hue Guan Thye, Head and Senior Research Fellow, respectively from the Department of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, have launched a new book titled Chinese Epigraphy in Singapore 1819-1911. The researchers took four years visiting about 400 temples, clan and guild halls, as well as clan and industry associations to collect materials for the book. The two-volume book, jointly published by NUS Press and Guangxi Normal University Press, is available in English with Chinese translation.

Are we being too strict with our children? (Page 21)

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Lianhe Zaobao

This was an article contribution by Assistant Professor Ryan Hong from the Department of Psychology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in which he discussed whether Singaporean parents are too strict with their children because of their high expectations of them. Asst Prof Hong cited the findings of an NUS research study of primary school children and opined that children need continual encouragement and support in the course of their studies in order for them to reach their full potential.

Internship for FASS Student at National Library Board

    1. Institution/Faculty: NUS/FASS
    2. Internship Period: AY2017/18 Semester 1 (7th Aug-9th Dec 2017)
    3. Number of Interns Required: 1
    4. Work Location: Oral History Centre (OHC), National Archives of Singapore, 1 Canning Rise S(179868)
    5. Working Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8.30am-6pm. Friday, 8.30am-5.30pm
    6. Project Scope: OHC Projects on Chinese-dominated Business and Banking & Finance
      1. Conduct at least 90 hours of recording with potential interviewees on Chinese-dominated Businesses and Banking & Finance
      2. Write synopses on the interviews conducted and other documentation work
      3. Review OHC’s current Chinese-dominated Businesses and Banking & Finance through research and suggest areas for future expansion
      4. Deposit the interviews collected with OHC as part of the nation’s posterity
      5. Write synopses for OHC’s external collection
      6. Edit transcripts
  • Pre-requisites:
    1. Effectively bilingual, good command of spoken and written English and Chinese
    2. Basic research skills – both primary and secondary
    3. Strong communication skills – verbal, non-verbal and written
    4. Integrity – Ability to handle confidential information
    5. Resourcefulness – Ability to find ways to gather information and overcome challenges
    6. Genuine interest in meeting with and listening to life stories of individuals

Monthly Allowance: $1000

Send application to: Sophia XIONG Assistant Manager | Talent Acquisition & OD People Management & Development National Library Board. Email: