Night at the Museum’ on 13 Apr 2012 for potential Geography/History Teachers

Dear  students,

MOE will be holding a Geography teacher recruitment networking session entitled “Night at the Museum”. 

For your info participants will learn more about the current school humanities scene through sharing sessions by Humanities teachers, as well as go through an interactive Heritage Trail in the Singapore Living Galleries, so as to learn the diversity of the learning of Humanities that could take place beyond the classroom. 

Here are the details of the event:
Date: 13 Apr 2012 (Fri)
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road

 Please confirm your attendance at Registration is compulsory. As seating is on a first-come-first served basis, please register early to avoid disappointment.

For more information – see poster below:

Looking for students to help turn science into art!

Culture of Art and Science: Cabinet of Curiosities


Welcome to an open, collaborative experiment that reunites art and science. Surprising discoveries, funny errors, unexpected correlations, astonishing or symmetric numbers, pictures of the day: All are possible components. This collection of art and science will be related to the daily work of the Centre of Quantum Technologies.  Interested students — like you — scientists and artists will decide what will be included in the collection.


Students are welcome to take part in the two-parted workshops to discuss what might be contained in a contemporary collection of curiosities from the field of quantum physics. We will discuss the interpretation, sense and non-sense of technical images; aesthetic qualities formulas; the relation of creation and representation; and other artistic and philosophic issues. Interested students can also make their own impact on this conceptual artwork.


The dates are:

Monday, 2 April, 6-8pm

Monday, 16 April 6-8pm

at CQT Seminar Room, S15-03-15


If you are interested, do drop us an email at .



What is a Cabinet of Curiosities?


The idea has its inspiration from 14th century Europe with the rarity- or curio-gallery. It arose during an “era of astonishment” — the Renaissance — an age when art and science developed together. The collections then contained both natural products and artefacts, and were not separated into categories of art or science. The selected objects were presented in fancy showcases, similar to cupboards and furniture. The whole installation was seen as “Theatrum mundi”, a general view on the whole world and human understanding.


About the Art/Science Residency Programme


This event is organized by the Art Interactive & Digital Media Institute of NUS to help promote the arts among university students. As part of the programme, five international artists will each do a one-month residency, specializing in one of the four themes — quantum physics, water, biology and acoustic ecologies. 


During their stay, artists will reside in University Town where they can mingle with students. They will conduct their work at relevant NUS research centres while engaging students, the arts community and the public.


The programme is funded by the National Arts Council and Ruhland’s residency is supported by the Centre for Quantum Technologies.

Deanery Connect (26 March 2012)

This session chaired by Professor Robbie Goh (Vice Dean of Special Duties and International Relations) had many interested students curious about what the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has to offer for their student exchange programmes (SEP). Students were informed of the many different opportunities for them to have an overseas experience. These include summer schools and immersion programmes at NUS partner universities. Such programmes are much shorter in duration spanning a few weeks instead for up to a year for the SEP. This allows students who are unable to secure a place for the SEP to gain valuable insight to the different cultures and learning experiences.

Students were made aware of the requirements and drawbacks with applying to the popular universities (e.g. North America, UK and Australia), but were reassured that there was no real hindrance for students to go for such exchange programmes and that collaborative efforts are currently underway for more students to go overseas. The aim is to allow about 70 percent of FASS students to experience studying overseas through SEP, summer schools and immersion programmes. Students also met the SEP coordinators, Ms Shirley Koh and Miss Letitia Thng who were on hand to clarify any doubts about the SEP application process.

Students listening intently to Prof Goh
Prof Goh explaining the overseas opportunities for students
Prof Goh and Ms Shirley Koh addressing questions from students

Deanery Connect Sessions: Feedback on 6 Feb & 8 March 2012

Two Deanery Connect sessions were organised on 6 February (chaired by Assoc Prof T C Chang) and 8 March (chaired by Assoc Prof Winston Goh), where students who participated in the open dialogue provided valuable insights and feedback into how FASS could ‘enhance student life’ as well as improve undergraduate policies in the Faculty.

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 Session coming up in March and April 2012

– Click here to read up on the notes of the Deanery Connect Session, 6 Feb 2012
– Click here to read up on the notes of the Deanery Connect Session, 8 March 2012 

Coming Up

–          Deanery Connect with Vice Dean of Special Duties and International Relations, Professor Robbie Goh – 26 March 2012 – click here for more information

–          A Special Session for FASS Economics Majors – 12 April 2012 – more information coming soon.

Creative Industries Apprenticeship Scheme

If you are a graduating student or a fresh grad, Singapore Media Academy has recently re-launched the Creative Industries Apprenticeship Scheme, it is designed to help trainees acquire practical industry experience thereby boosting their employability. Within the programme, there is a structured training based on the Creative Industries Workforce Skills Qualifications (CI WSQ) framework to help the trainees acquire industry relevant skills and knowledge.

The Creative Industries Apprenticeship Scheme is full time employment (not an internship), and if they are shortlisted and hired by a host company under the scheme, the apprentice will receive sponsored CI WSQ trainings at SMA during the first 6 months of their employment. Read more about the apprenticeship scheme here.