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

Google Chrome 88 incorrect time stamp glitch on Windows PCs, official workaround available

Google Chrome 88 introduced a bug that renders the time inaccurate when compared to what is displayed on the Windows PC on which the browser is installed.

Currently a workaround is available which will resolve this behavior. See steps below to complete the workaround:

  1. On your Windows device, open the settings application.
  2. Navigate to Date & time.
  3. Under Time zone, select a time zone different from your own.
  4. Under Time zone, reselect your original time zone.

Google are working on determining the root cause for this behavior, and a bug has been opened to investigate this. You may track the progress of the bug in Chromium bug tracker.

For more information, please refer here.

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.

For further information and system updates, please:

You may also visit Turnitin System Status.