By: Tan Wei Yuan, Year 4, Sociology Major, FASS Club President (33rd Management Committee)
The FASS Student Leaders Camp took place from 28th to 30th September, at the Outward Bound School in Pulau Ubin. In its second year, it was attended by 28 FASS students from different societies within the Faculty, as well as students from the NUS SM2 programme.
We were broken into four different groups; namely Awesome, Batman, Coolcumber and Dolphins. Games and classes were planned and conducted to convey the principles of Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to us, challenging us to better ourselves.
One of the toughest challenges we faced was the final segment, a height element test which required some form of teamwork, organisation and a collective goal between all groups. Despite the difficulties we faced as a camp, we managed to pull through to meet our target. This was truly a remarkable achievement for a group partially divided by nationality and language, and without prior interaction with each other.
I strongly encourage all future members of societies to take this chance to experience this camp. Members of my team had successfully internalised some of the teachings in camp, which I believe to be of great benefit to the individual. I would like to hereby thank OSA and the FASS Dean’s Office for granting us this chance to participate in this event.