Psychology Assistance Session for CORS Bidding

Dear Freshmen,

As Semester 1 of AY2013/2014 approaches, you may start to worry about CORS bidding and wonder how to secure your modules for your first semester in NUS. You may also have several unanswered questions pertaining to Psychology as a major.

To ease your transition into University life, NUS Psychology Society is organizing a Psychology Assistance Session to guide you as you bid for your modules for the first time in Round 1C and answer any queries you may have. Come join us! Feel free to invite your friends along, especially if they are interested to major in Psychology as well! 🙂

Psychology Assistance Session

Date: 1-2 August 2013, Thursday-Friday

Time: 10am to 2pm
(You are not required to stay throughout.)

Venue: AS7-02-01A
AS7 Level 2 Computer Lab

Location Directions (Please refer to the files attached if you encounter problems viewing the directions)

Kindly come prepared with the following:

– A list of at least 5 modules that you want to take in this upcoming semester
– Your NUSNET ID and password

Computers are provided in the computer lab on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Feel free to contact us if you have any queries or if you are not able to find the venue.

Ace – 9187 2110
Bryan – 9791 0948

See you there!

Warm Regards,

NUS Psychology Society

Disclaimer: This session is an initiative organized by the NUS Psychology Society, not the Psychology Department. We are unable to guarantee that you will get the modules that you want through this session, but will try to provide assistance and advice to the best of our abilities! 🙂

FASS Orientation 2013

In the past, some students have had to stay back a semester because they did not read enough modules, read the wrong modules or have not met university requirements for some reason. Some of these cases could be avoided if the students were more familiar with curricular and major requirements. Don’t let the same situation happen to you—come for the Orientation Talks, empower yourself and make the best of the FASS curriculum!

Freshmen, if you haven’t signed up for the talks, do it now by emailing your name, contact and matric no to: fasccomms (at!)

For more information on FASS Freshmen Orientation, click here.

NUSSU Rag Day 2013

Calling all alumni come join us to celebrate NUSSU Rag and Flag’13!

NUSSU Rag Day this year will be held on the August 7th 2013, Wednesday. This year marks the 55th year of NUSSU Rag and Flag and to celebrate this momentous occasion, NUSSU Rag Day 2013 will be held at a new venue, University Town Green. This year’s Rag Day promises to be yet another splendid display of the vibrancy in our NUS culture, with students from various faculties and halls coming together, embracing their differences to deliver a sensational performance. The theme for Rag and Flag this year is “Extending Love, Experience NUS”.

You are cordially invited to be our guest for the NUSSU Rag Day 2013. It would be a great honour if you could join us in this milestone event. There will also be an option to pledge a sum of money to play your part in keeping the rag tradition alive. The money raised would be used to offset the logistical costs of organizing the event. The  programmes for the day are as follows:

Time Event
9.30am Guests to be seated
9.45am Arrival of NUS President + VIPs from NDOC
10am Main performances 
10.45am Arrival of GOH Education Minister Heng Swee Kiat + Opening Ceremony for Rag 
11.15am Main performances 
12.45pm GOH takes his leave
1pm End of Main performances
1.05pm Filler Performance 
1.50pm Alpha Verve cheerleading performance
2pm Prize presentation
2.30pm End

Would appreciate if you could RSVP by 31 July 2013  via the google spreadsheet Seats are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis. More admin details will be sent to you upon confirmation and allocation of your seats.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event!

Alumni Day @ Kent Ridge 2013

Greetings from the NUS Office of Alumni Relations!

Alumni Day @ Kent Ridge is an annual tradition that welcomes alumni young and old back to the Kent Ridge Campus for a day of fun. This year, we are back at NUS’ University Town for a Carnival/Concert for the entire NUS community of alumni, students and staff!

Join us for workshops on a variety of topics from career development and photography to study skills with Adam Khoo! For movie fans, we will be screening ‘The Hobbit- An Unexpected Journey’ (PG-13).

All of these activities will lead into our outdoor concert featuring some of the best NUS alumni and student talents! Don’t forget also to check out the rest of our games and activities that will be happening throughout the evening!

Register for the event and receive a goodie bag with meal coupons (*terms & conditions apply)

Click HERE to register and find out more about the programme!


Dear Student,

CP2201 is available through CORS bidding. The enrollment for CP2201 is limited.

For this coming semester’s course we are proud to announce an exciting list of speakers who have founded interesting and successful companies. Several are former NUS and SoC graduates.

  1. Hoong An Wong, Founder of HungryGoWhere – Singapore’s favourite food website
  2. Rama Mamuaya, Indonesia’s top blogger – market opportunities in Indonesia
  3. Darius Cheung and Varun Chatterji, founders of TenCube – acquired by McAfee, and founders of BillPin and
  4. John Wu, Investor and ex-Chief Technical Officer of AliBaba and early leader on search for Yahoo
  5. Roger Chang, founder of Pirate3D –Kickstarter for 3D Printers
  6. Don Sim, founder of Daylight Studios – mobile social gaming
  7. Danny Wilson, founder of Pixelmetrix – new media
  8. Zwee (Zihuan) Wee, founder of Savant Degrees – digital experiences
  9. Lai Kok Fung, founder of BuzzCity – mobile advertising
  10. Pete Kellock and Terence Swee, founders of muvee – mobile video editing
  11. Juzar Motiwalla, venture investor and Board Member of companies in Silicon Valley and Asia

There will be a visit to one of the more remarkable incubators in this region – Joyful Frog Digital Incubator. There will be a talk from StarHub’s Innovation Unit on market opportunities in Singapore and the region. StarHub is a sponsor for CP2001.

More details can be found at

CP2201 is offered in Semester 1 (2013/14). The course will be held on 4 Tuesdays, on August 20th and 27th, September 3rd and 10th, and is scheduled for 6 to 9pm in the Executive Conference Room (ECR), in building COM2, 04-02.There will be a site visit to an exciting incubator on Friday 6th September evening.  The course is to be taken for 2 Credits on a CS/CU basis (no sit-ins are allowed). Attendance for the sessions is mandatory.

If you have any questions, please email Professor Juzar Motiwalla directly at


Best regards,

Toh Mui Kiat


Undergraduate Scholarships Administered by the Chong Pang Citizens’ Consultative Committee

The Chong Pang CCC is offering five undergraduate scholarships to 2nd year university students. Three of the scholarships will be offered under the Dymon Asia Scholarship for Social Impact and two under the Chong Pang Scholarship for Social Impact.

The deadline for the application is 31 August 2013.

Please click on the link below to download the scholarship description and the joint application form.

AR2222 History and Theory of Western Architecture Writeup

Dear students

The Department of Architecture is offering up to 20 places for the module “ AR2222 History and Theory of Western Architecture” in Semester 1 2013/14 for ARS3, ARS4 and SOC4 students except for Economics students.

Click here for the the write up of the module for your reference.

If you are interested in taking up the module, you may bid for the module in CORS starting Round 2A on 5th August .

EG2604 – Innovation Programme AY2013/2014 Sem 1 – Open to ALL students

Dear Students,

We are pleased to inform you that EG2604 (Innovation Programme) is a module with 4 Modular Credits offered by the Faculty of Engineering and is open to ALL NUS students.

Students outside Faculty of Engineering are encouraged to take this module, find partners in Engineering, to find and solve problems together.

The Innovation Programme (IP) is designed to provide undergraduates with an experience of engaging in a semester-long innovative activity.  Students taking part in IP will engage themselves on a hands-on basis to create an outcome that has a practical significance. Students, under the guidance of a group of mentors will choose the subject of this engagement, find and define the problem they want to solve, defend it, and see through the completion of the solution. The mentors will monitor the progress and give advice in project development.

The detailed programme schedule can be found at the Innovation Program website:

The schedule for the module is as follows

Date: Mondays, Semester 1

Time: 10:00am – 12:00 pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Engineering

The 1st class is on 12 Aug 2013. Even if you have not decided to take this module, you are welcome to attend the 1st class to find out more!

Registration Information

1.  The Innovation Programme (EG2604) is open for registration via CORS from 1 August 2013 (from Round 1C onwards).  Students are allowed to drop the module registered within the following dates:

  • Drop without penalty: until 25 Aug 2013
  • ‘W’ (Withdrawal) grade takes effect from 26 Aug 2013 0000hrs onwards
  • ‘F” (Fail) grade takes effect from 30 Sep 2013 0000hrs onwards

2.  Other Information:

–         Students can earn 4 MCs which can be counted either as UEM (Unrestrictive Elective Module) for all students, or as Breadth module for non-FoE students

–         Grades awarded will either be CS (Satisfactory) or CU (Unsatisfactory).  This module does not count towards the 12MC for S/U modules.

Thank you.