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Discover HASS (Issue 3 - Jan 2013)



Priority Placement Opportunities for Students

Many organisations are now selecting only a small number of education institutions to promote their work placement, career and scholarship opportunities. HASS has recently managed to secure priority placement for our students, with several such organisations, including the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), Keppel Corporation Ltd, and European Union Centre. If you have contacts which you feel we should explore, please let me know


Support from Corporate and Private Donors

I am delighted to note that education and research in humanities and social sciences is becoming increasingly interesting in the eyes of donors. Over the last few months, we managed to secure several donations from organisations such as Keppel Corporation, Dou Yee Enterprise, as well as an S$2 million endowed gift from Mr Wang Hairong, a private donor, for our Summer School in China programme. 

Thank you to all our donors for supporting and believing in our work!


Outreach activities for Admission Exercise AY2013

This is the time of the year again when faculty and staff get into full swing of student outreach activities.

I need not tell you that the competition for top students among our local universities is quite intense. It is clear that over the years more students have chosen to enroll in overseas universities, and those who have opted to pursue their tertiary education locally now have a much wider range of choices to choose from.

For universities competing to attract top students, it’s no longer enough to have a glossy brochure or a standard exhibition booth. We must have our best faculty and staff out there engaging potential students at activities such as NTU Let’s Talk 2013 (26 January), Life@NTU (9 March), Junior College talks, specially designed lectures for JC students, and scholarship interviews. 

Engaging students at Let’s Talk NTU 2013, on 26 January 2013

Scholarship interviews, incidentally, is an excellent way to reach out to the good students. I urge all colleagues who are involved in this exercise to take pride in sharing about the best aspects of our programmes. It is important to highlight that HASS students have access to a rich array of courses in all three Schools and the balance of breadth and depth in our approach to learning.

Interacting with students at talks and mock lecture

I would like to put on record our thanks to those colleagues who have agreed to conduct admission talks and serve on scholarship interview panels. This is important work and your contribution is very much appreciated.