Weekly Sunday Roundup – Week 9

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News of the week


Festive celebrations mark UTown’s official opening

With more than a 1000 strong crowd gathered to celebrate the opening of University Town (UTown) at NUS, the lively atmosphere was graced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as students from diverse backgrounds and interest groups came together to showcase their community  and overseas learning experiences. The energetic and upbeat performances breathed life to the already vibrant landscape of UTown and prospective students can be assured to expect only more enriching programmes from the University that promises to maximise their tertiary education journey to the fullest. At UTown, it offers an attractive and conducive environment for all to study, participate in sports, arts and cultural activities and other exciting events for socialization.

Read more about the campus’ experiences here: http://news.nus.edu.sg/highlights/6889-festive-celebrations-mark-utown-s-official-opening



Tweet of the week

Victoria Desmond            ‏@victoriadesmond                            17 Oct

Students should never be put in a situation where they are in financial crisis due to the inadequacies of the system #nus #studentfinance





Instagram photo of the week




Credits to leehsienloong (Lee Hsien Loong): Met many students at #NUS #UTown opening tonight, including Jacqueline and her friends. Jacqueline is a history major who is enjoying her activities at UTown despite dystonia. What an inspiration to all 🙂 – LHL




Student group of the week

Project Inspiring India 


Inspiring India 2013 is a Youth Expedition Project initiated by a group of NUS students since 2011 to empower children from Living Hope Children’s Home (LHCH).  They will be embarking on this journey from 9th December to 23th December 2013.

The project seeks to reach out to underprivileged children residing at LHCH through its underlying project mission of promoting and improving education and skills development. It also seeks to provide opportunities for members of the team to explore social-economic issues in India and fosters youth development through this valuable experiential learning.

You can make a difference to the children by showing your support at their booth at the walkway outside Central Library between 23 – 25 October (Wednesday-Friday) from 10am to 4pm.

They will be selling pre-loved clothing, cookbooks (Recipes from the heart), Indian Snacks and more.

Funds raised will be used to purchase educational and programme materials for the children in LHCH!

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/inspiringindia




Curator for next week

Name: Jeslyn Goh

Biography: Studying Communications and New Media in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, she extremely loves social media, food and gets hungry way too easily.