Geography Students on Field Trip in Fiji

Students from USP and NUS during the field trip. Inset: Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Law, Professor James Terry from NUS, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Regional Campuses), Dr Esther Williams, and Mr Nimerota Jim Brown, President USPSA Federal Council at the dinner reception. (Photo courtesy of the University of South Pacific)

15 students from the Department of Geography, led by A/P James Terry, were in Fiji to participate in a five-day field trip together with students from the University of South Pacific. This field trip was part of an honours-level module, “Field Investigation in Physical Geography”.

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Singapore Writers Festival 2011 – Call For Volunteers!

Hello Friends and Fellow Lovers of Literary Arts!

The Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) depends on volunteers like you to assist with several aspects of the Festival, including front-of-house management, venue operations and artist liaison. No prior experience is required – we welcome you as long as you are responsible, friendly and armed with keen initiative and genuine interest in gaining experience working in a festival while meeting people from all around the world.

If you have prior experience in the SWF or experience leading a small team of volunteers, we would be happy to have you on board as a venue manager.

Volunteering with us is a fantastic way to meet and work with new people; watch free events and experience what it is like to be part of the SWF!

Volunteers need to be 16 years old and above and able to commit to at least 2 weekend days.


  • Singapore Management University (Campus Green; School of Information Systems; Li Ka Shing Library)
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • National Museum


22 – 30 October 2011

90% of programmes take place over the 2 weekends and on the Deepavali holiday, with trade events and some book launches on the weekdays.

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Enhancing Your Self-Esteem

If you missed the Meditation Workshop last week, here’s the opportunity to reconnect with yourself and find your relationships with others blossom!


Finding Peace: The Meditation Series, A/P Millie Rivera, 7 Feb 2010
The Best Reason to Meditate
Meditation helps reduce pain

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Deanery Connect Session Feedback: 1 Sept 2011

At the recent Deanery Connect Session held on 1 Sept 2011, chaired by Assoc Prof T.C. Chang, students who participated in the open dialogue provided valuable insights and feedback into how FASS could ‘enhance student life’.

It is in this spirit that the notes of the session will be posted here for students’ viewing. Hopefully, other students who have yet to participate in such sessions would see the benefits of doing so, and come forward to share their views.

We look forward to having the continued support of FASS students at the upcoming Deanery Connect Sessions (next: 3 Oct 2011).

A/P TC Chang, Vice-Dean, External Relations and Student Life, engaging students at the Deanery Connect Session, 1 Sept 2011

Notes of Deanery Connect Session, 1 Sept 2011
Feature story on Deanery Connect, April 2010
FASS Deanery members

Renewal of Joint Degree Programme Agreement with the Australian National University

Dr Andrew Walker, Associate Dean (Education), ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and Prof Brenda Yeoh, Dean, FASS, NUS
Dr Andrew Walker, Associate Dean (Education), ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and Prof Brenda Yeoh, Dean, FASS, NUS

On 21 September 2011, the renewal agreement for the NUS-ANU Joint Masters Degree in Southeast Asian Studies was concluded with the signing of the agreement by Prof Brenda Yeoh, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), NUS. Dr Andrew Walker, Associate Dean (Education) of the Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and Pacific was in Singapore as ANU’s representative.

FASS and ANU are well known globally for teaching and research in Asia Pacific studies. To promote further understanding of Asia and the Pacific, in particular Southeast Asia, the FASS and ANU entered into an agreement to offer a Joint Masters Degree in Southeast Asian Studies with effect from the first semester of academic year 2004/2005. The FASS, through its Department of Southeast Asian Studies, and the Faculty of Asian Studies at ANU administer the joint degree.

In this programme, which is a full-time one year course, students will spend their first semester in NUS and the second semester at ANU, where they will complete their research project under joint ANU-NUS supervision.

For more information on the Joint Masters Programme, visit the programme page on the  Department of Southeast Asian Studies website.