FASS Office of Programmes and EU Centre in Singapore organize Creative Writing Competition 2013

FASS’ own Vina Jie-Min Prasad receiving her prize from His Excellency Dr Michael Pulch.

The FASS Office of Programmes, in conjunction with the European Union (EU) Centre in Singapore, organised the very first Creative Writing Competition in September this year. More than 40 entries were receive d from students across NUS and assessed by a panel of adjudicators that comprised of Associate Professor Reuben Wong (NUS-FASS’s very first Jean Monnet Professor and Director of Studies, College of Alice and Peter Tan), Dr Barnard Turner (Academic Convenor, NUS-FASS European Studies), and Dr Yeo Lay Hwee (Director, EU Centre in Singapore).

The three winning entries can be accessed below:

Winner                                : Mr. Lim Yejie’s (Business) entry
First runner-up                  : Miss Vina Jie-Min Prasad’s (History) entry
Second runner-up             : Mr. Lam Pak Nian’s (Law) entry

“This Competition was conceived as part of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness among our students towards the Euoprean Union and its progress, and we are delighted to have received numerous high-quality and creative submissions”, remarked Dr Stephen Lim, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies who currently oversees the FASS Office of Programmes.

The student winners received their awards on 6 December 2013 from His Excellency Dr Michael Pulch, Ambassador and Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Singapore, who also discussed the EU’s successes and future challenges through an informal dialogue session.

Dr Stephen Lim (Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies – Office of Programmes), Assoc Prof Reuben Wong (Jean Monnet Professor; Director of Studies, CAPT), Dr Barnard Turner (Academic Convenor of NUS-FASS European Studies), Mr. Lam Pak Nian (student winner; Faculty of Law), Miss Vina Jie-Min Prasad (student winner; FASS – History), Mr. Lim Yejie (student winner; Faculty of Business), Dr Yeo Lay Hwee (Director of EU Centre in Singapore)

[Subjectivities] New Southeast Asian Studies Undergraduate Research Journal

Calling for Submissions!

Subjectivities is a new research journal run by undergraduate students from the NUS Southeast Asian Studies Department. The journal will be published on a biannual basis, with each issue tackling a specific theme concerning the region. We will be inviting students, faculty members as well as external individuals to contribute their works on Southeast Asia.

In our inaugural issue, themed UNDERSIDES, we are calling for submissions of essays and creative works (eg. artworks, poems) on the un-discovered, un-spoken and under-cover aspects of the region we call Southeast Asia.

Guideline for All Essay Submissions

Word Limit: 1000-1200 words
Citation Style: MLA with footnotes

Send in your entries to editor.subjectivities@gmail.com.

Deadline: 24 Jan 2014 (Week 2)

You may also contact us at editor.subjectivities@gmail.com for more information about the submissions.