Embark on a journey of self-discovery

Have you ever wondered who you really are and how you have turned out?
Have you ever wondered whether others may share some experiences that you had?
Have you ever felt that no one understands you?
Have you ever felt uncomfortable speaking in a group?

Spend 6 weeks (1.5 – 2 hours per week) discovering what makes you tick by taking time to reflect on your life and sharing your stories. 

It is also a wonderful opportunity to practise your communication skills in a safe supportive environment of between 6-8 receptive participants.

Each participant writes a two-page story on a particular theme each week, brings the story to class and reads it to the group.

Writing and sharing life stories with others is a way to discover your life afresh and to put life events into perspective.

While connecting with one another in this journey of self-discovery, participants feel enlivened by the group experience and gain a greater appreciation of their own lives and of the lives of others.

Time:  Wednesdays for 6 weeks commencing February, 11.30 am to 1 pm
Venue:  Counselling and Psychological Services, UHC

Email munritan@nus.edu.sg for a short screening if interested.

MOE Teaching Internship Programme 2011

MOE invites all FASS undergraduates to sign-up for their Teaching Internship Programme (TIP) 2011, a structured programme which provides candidates the chance to gain a realistic insight into the teaching profession through a 5-week internship in a secondary school or Junior College/Centralised Institute.

All FASS undergraduates except those from Japanese Studies and Social Work  are welcome to apply.

 List of Participating Schools for Uni TIP 2011.

Deadline for applications extended till Friday, 4 March 2011.

EDM - NUS extension of deadline


newnation.sg Writing Competition

The online publication, newnation.sg, focuses on current affairs analysis and coverage for young adults. It is launching a writing competition targetted at tertiary students and would like to invite undergraduate students from NUS to participate. 

This is a weekly writing competition, so students will get a chance to win $60 every week. In addition, their editors will work with the students to ensure their pieces are of a minimum standard before publication. All pieces that reach this minimum standard will get published, although eventually only one student wins the $60 each week.

The first deadline if on the 28th of Jan 2011 and the winner of the competition will be announced on the 30th Jan 2011.

For more details, click here.

Ministry of Finance Recruitment Talk

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is holding a recruitment talk for students in USP and USP’s partner faculties.

MOF fulfils a multi-faceted role as a central planning agency within the public service. This strategic position will provide you a bird’s eye view of government operations as a whole, making MOF the ideal place to launch into a career in the civil service.

Come and learn about the various career paths in MOF and network with MOF Management, USP alumni and HR staff.

(Please note that positions are only to Singaporeans and Singapore PRs)

Date : Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011

Time : 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Venue : USP Conference Room, BLK ADM Level 7

Click HERE to register, by Friday 21 Jan, 12 noon

For enquiries, please contact: Daniel (65164730 / usplyb@nus.edu.sg)

Ministry of Finance Talk

Experience ways to relax and replace stress

This semester’s meditation series begins with an introductory session to meditation by facilitator Ms Anne Chiang, who has many years of experience with several forms of meditation. We are thankful to Ms Chiang for volunteering her services to our students.

Interestingly, the meditation series has helped many students to perform better and gain valuable insights into their personal lives. Many of  them have also been regularly attending the sessions since the series started some years ago.

A number of exciting meditation sessions are being lined up for this semester, including meditations that involve sounds, colours and dance.

So start the year right and come for the introductory session this Thursday, 20 Jan, to find out more!


Finding Peace: The Meditation Series, A/P Millie Rivera, 7 Feb 2010

Department of Japanese Studies receives donation from JCCI for new Field Study in Japan Programme

Dr Chris McMorran (left) receives congratulations from Japanese Ambassador to Singapore Yoichi Suzuki
Dr Chris McMorran (left) receives congratulations from Japanese Ambassador to Singapore Yoichi Suzuki

The Department of Japanese Studies received a generous donation of $20,000 from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), Singapore, to support its newly-developed Field Study in Japan.  Each summer, a department faculty member will lead 10-15 Japanese Studies majors on a Field Study for approximately two weeks.  

During this time, students will attend lectures, go on excursions, and conduct group-based or independent research related to the Field Study theme.  Students will have the opportunity to ground classroom theories in actual experience in Japan, receive training and experience in fieldwork, and develop their interest in Japanese language and culture.  

The inaugural Field Study theme is Ecotourism and Development.  In sites around Northern Kyushu, students will investigate the intersection of state-led development projects, growing environmental concerns among consumers, and entrepreneur-led ecotourism initiatives.  Dr Chris McMorran (Visiting Fellow) will lead the first Field Study in May 2011.  

The JCCI donation will help reduce the cost of the Field Study for each student.  With the goal of one day enabling every Japanese Studies major to spend time in Japan prior to graduation, the Department hopes that this JCCI donation will help make Japan more accessible for those who otherwise cannot afford the opportunity. 

Ambassador Suzuki, members of the JCCI Advisory Board, and 2010 recipients of JCCI donations, awards and scholarships.
Ambassador Suzuki, members of the JCCI Advisory Board, and 2010 recipients of JCCI donations, awards and scholarships.