The Polytechnic Admissions Talk 2012 took place on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 at LT9. Bryan Loh and Cheryl Hoon, started off the event by introducing themselves as Ngee Ann Polytechnic Mass Communication graduates, who have recently graduated from FASS, NUS in 2011. They shared their experiences and views on the similarities and differences between polytechnic and nus campus life. Bryan Loh graduated with First Class Honours in Sociology and Cheryl Hoon graduated with Second Upper Honours in Sociology in 2011. Both of them are currently Research Assistants at the Department of Sociology, FASS, NUS.
Following that, Dr Luisa from the Centre for English Language Communications, presented the importance of the Qualifying English Test (QET) for all students who do not possess the necessary English Language qualifications to enter FASS, NUS. The purpose of the QET is to discern the level of English Language support appropriate to the students, for example, whether the student will benefit from a Basic English course or an English for Academic Purposes course, which will help them meet the language needs of their other courses.
Associate Professor Paulin Straughan presented a talk on the Faculty curriculum structure, course offerings, study abroad opportunities, funding and scholarships and career choices to all students who were present. She also addressed questions from the audience, who comprised of both students who have been offered a place at FASS as well as their parents and friends. They also had the opportunity to meet and mingle with other FASS students who were also from our local polytechnics, to find out more about student life at FASS, over lunch.
The video recording of the talks are now available here.