FASS Forward to the Exams 2017


Dear FASS Freshmen,

As we approach the end of the semester, the Dean’s Office is organising a 2-hour session next week to help you prepare for your first exams at FASS. Specially designed for students in their first year, FASS Forward to the Exams features 4 lecturers and 4 senior-year students across different disciplines, who will share their insight on how to deal with your exams in an interactive seminar setting.

If you would like to obtain first-hand study tips and advice from lecturers on how to cope with exams, this session is just for you! Together with senior students from Sociology, Psychology, History and Geography, our very own FASS lecturers from Philosophy, Economics, English Language & Literature and Southeast Asian Studies will be there to share their personal experiences, study tips and exam strategies!

  • Date: Wednesday, 1 November 2017
  • Time: 4-6pm
  • Venue: FASS Seminar Room B (AS7 Level 1)
  • Format: 40-minute Panel session and Small-Group Q&A

Click HERE to register! Limited spaces available! For enquiries and more information, please contact Lynn (lynnseah@nus.edu.sg or 66013496).

Invitation to the 15th Edition of TAPMI QoTB® || Singapore Qualifier

Greetings from T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal, India!

Founded in the year 1984, TAPMI is an AACSB accredited B School. TAPMI has been in the forefront of management education by conducting student events that enrich and support learning. TAPMI QoTB® is one such unique event which has captured the imagination of quizzing communities internationally.

TAPMI QoTB® is Asia’s biggest on campus business quiz competition where the best minds from all over the world battle it out to be the coveted QoTB® champions. It is held against the backdrop of a beautiful Konkan beach along the western coast of India.

The quiz master for the grand finale is Mr Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam of TATA Crucible fame. The winning team would be flown to India to participate in the Grand Finale, the winner of which stands to gain prize money up to INR 1 Million.

It would be a pleasure to have National University of Singapore’s participation at the TAPMI QoTB® Singapore  edition to be held on 28th October, 2017 (Saturday).

Kindly note that there is no registration fee and no limit on the number of teams that can represent an institute.

Date: 28th October (Saturday)

Venue: Singapore Management University

Register at:  http://www.tapmi.edu.in/flagship-events/quiz-on-the-beach/ 












Please use the link above to register yourself for the greatest quizzing extravaganza in this calendar year.

Please Visit: http://www.tapmi.edu.in/flagship-events/quiz-on-the-beach/

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YouTube link: https://youtu.be/5u8EdCahjzc

Instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/quizonthebeach



FASS Career Preparation Workshops

Career Preparation Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills

AY17/18, Semester 1

Choose any ONE of the sessions:
Registration deadline: 12 Oct 2017, Thursday

Workshop 4
19 Oct, Thur, 10am to 12pm
Sign up

Workshop 5
25 Oct, Wed, 2pm to 4pm
Sign up

Location: Tokyo / Paris Room, YIH, Level 3

Limited spaces available! Attending the Career Preparation Workshop is a requirement for FASS students who intend to embark on FASS Internship Programme (FASS IP).

* Please bring along your resume to the workshop to maximize your learning experience.
You may refer to page 31 of the NUS Career Guidebook for a sample resume template.

Internship with Police Intelligence Department

Police Intelligence Department
Singapore Police Force
Internship Programme 2018

Recruitment Criteria

  • The Internship Programme is opened to NUS, NTU and SMU students only.
  • Recruitment is only open to Year 3 students from the following faculties:
    – NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    – NUS Faculty of Science
    – NTU School of Biological Sciences
    – NTU College of Science Deans Office
    – NTU College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
    – SMU School of Social Sciences
  •  Shortlisted applicants can expect to be subject to interviews and security clearance

Internship Details

  • Unstructured i.e. internship need not be limited to the vacation period
  • The intern need not come into office everyday Monday to Friday but PID can stipulate the number of full work days per week or specific days that the intern must report to office

Duration & Deliverables of Internship

  • Duration of the internship is 6 months long
  • The intern is expected to produce a minimum of one report and one presentation.

Synopsis of Research Area for Intern

  • Conduct open source research into the broad area of genetic research and look into developments in the areas listed below (not an exhaustive list).
    – Genetic editing
    – Genetic modification
    – Synthetic biology
    – Stem Cell research
    – Genetic testing
    – Bioethics
  • Highlight the potential implications to law and order (in particular, relating to policing concerns) and the legislative framework.
  • The research should also cover perspectives of various stakeholders, interest groups, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and any other relevant groups.
    Application Details
  • Submit the internship application form, your resume and a one-page write-up (in Times New Roman, font size 12) on the above-mentioned research area to:
    o Tan_Ting_Ting@spf.gov.sg ; and
    o Melanie_Lansakara@spf.gov.sg
  • Include your faculty, major and minor (if any) in your resume.
  • Application will close on 31 Oct 2017, 2359hrs. Your application will not be considered if the write-up exceeds one page.

Commentary: Passion made possible, a tagline that targets Chinese tourists

Friday, 29 September 2017

Channel NewsAsia Online

This was an article contribution by Assistant Professor Sin Harng Luh from the Department of Geography at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in which she took a deeper look at Singapore Tourism Board’s new tourism tagline ‘Passion Made Possible’. On the page catering to the China market of the VisitSingapore website, there are four words in Chinese ‘Xin Xiang Shi Cheng’, loosely translated as one’s heart is thinking of the Lion City, in place of the English slogan on the top banner of the webpage. Asst Prof Sin opined that the new, well-thought and nuanced Chinese slogan seems to reflect the immense importance that the Chinese tourism market represents to Singapore. She also shared her views on the shift in our tourism marketing and policies; what the Chinese tourist is looking for in Singapore when on holiday; and the potential costs and risks in the push to harness the economic value and opportunities of the growth of Chinese outbound international tourism.

Indian Heritage Centre launches first book (Home, Page B9)

Friday, 22 September 2017

 The Straits Times

 It was reported that the Indian Heritage Centre has launched its first book titled Singapore Indian Heritage which traces the cultural heritage of the Indian community in Singapore and casts light on its plight during the Japanese Occupation. Edited by Associate Professor Rajesh Rai, Deputy Head of South Asian Studies Programme at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the 556-page publication combines academic research with catalogue entries of the centre’s collection of over 300 artefacts, photographs and documents. The hardcover tome comprises a series of essays and photos, and tells of the journey of Singapore’s Indian community from pre-colonial times, its contributions to nation-building and its current-day dynamics.

Click here to read the article.

Fake news mind traps (Opinion, Page A22)

Friday, 22 September 2017 

The Straits Times

This was an article contribution by Assistant Professor Elmie Nekmat from the Department of Communications and New Media at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Dr Carol Soon, Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of Policy Studies at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS. The authors noted that human beings have inherent biases that affect their ability to discern the truthfulness of a piece of information. Understanding the cognitive biases – confirmation bias, motivated reasoning and optimistic bias – that shape responses to information is a necessary first step in deciding how to counter fake news.

Click here to read the article.

Get a unique job experience at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore








ICCS, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore is a bridge between Italy and Singapore organizing Missions & Delegations, Fairs, Seminars, Talks & Round table sharing with our Singaporean partners  the potential of Italian companies in all business sectors,  lifestyle and culture.  The internship program (usually 3 months program)) aims at helping students to improve and consolidate the academic background with practical experience, assisting the Chamber in some of the following tasks, using some of your best skills:



  • database management
  • research and market analysis
  • feasibility studies on sectors and specific companies needs, handling requests for assistance from Italian subjects



  • support marketing promotional events
  • Arrangement of B2B meetings
  • writing articles for the quarterly newsletter
  • assisting in feeding daily the web-site with relevant news form Italy and Singapore



  • Supporting the SG (the Supervisor) and the staff in organizing events, seminars, talks and round table on different sectors and topics.



Any period commencing from 15th October 2017 for a period of 3 to 4 months negotiable.

Office hours are 9 to 6 every day excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays



  • shorter periods of time accepted;
  • must be Singaporean
  • this is an unpaid internship, you will be provided with an EZ Link card for your travel expenses within Singapore during your internship. The monthly allowance for travel is SGD50.00 and for meal is SGD200.00.
  • Interns shall comply with rules and regulations of the Chamber as per dress code, work hours, confidentiality, access to information, safety and security, and medical leave.


At the end of the internship, the Supervisor will complete a final evaluation and testimonial describing the intern’s experience and performance by issuing an official reference letter


For more information please contact: GINA YEO: singapore@italchamber.org.sg; or tel: +65 62230356