What happens when a monster appears on the streets of Singapore? Will people panic? Will people run away? Will people stand together and fight the monster?And what happens when the streets of Singapore stand firm against this monster that they see? Will the monster run away? Will the monster die at the hands of the people? Or will the monster find a way to fit in?
USP Productions by USP students proudly presents "FRANK". FRANK is a modern day parable, giving a Singaporean spin to the Gothic horror classic Frankenstein. Amidst the hot-button issues of immigrants and race today, the play explores how our very own Singaporean society relates and treats the “Other”, as shaped by prejudices and misconceptions that get propagated through the institutions of media and society.
For more information about the plays and USP Productions, click HERE.
“UnConference” means Unconventional Conference.
It is a one-day discussion on the topic of “interdisciplinary education” – a buzz phrase today but what does it really mean? How about multi-disciplinarity? Is there still room for lone field expertise? Through unique discussion formats, participants get to gain new perspectives and ideas and opportunities to gather with students from NUS-USP, NTU-USP, SMU-X, SUTD and Yale-NUS!
Every year, we invite the parents of all USP students to our premises for an evening together. It is an opportunity for parents and the USP community to share information and ideas about USP’s development. The programme this year includes a tour around USP, dinner at our dining hall, mini showcases, and conversation with our directors, professors, residential fellows and staff.
We welcome everyone in the USP community to come together to enjoy this evening, and celebrate our community ties.
All students are welcome to join Miriam in the series of poetry workshop to explore:• What is the “responsibility of the poet”?• How do poetry and the arts fit into a social justice framework?• What are the ways fieldwork can inform and enrich creative writing and academic scholarship?• What less tangible “ways of knowing “ can poetry offer that other fields do not?
From 18 to 22 Sep, USP welcomes a visiting professor, Professor Peter Felten, from Elon University (USA). Prof Felten is a historian with an interest in Teaching and Learning, and Student Life issues. USP community is strongly encouraged to join this conversation with him on student life matters.
Enrich your learning repertoire outside the classroom, share ideas, philosophy on education and research through close interaction with USP Fellows at the upcoming tea session!
For the list of USP Fellows, click here.
"Save the Earth", "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle", "Stop eating animals" ... Ever questioned where you picked up these phrases? Or how everyone is around you keep talking about sustainability? Join us for this upcoming round of Conversations@8 where 4 USP Alumni* will be trashing out, pun intended, the issues behind the sustainability craze in Singapore. Be present with us to get an idea of what it is really like to build a career fueled by the green ideology.
*USP Alumni• Goh Ter Yang (Science + USP, Class of 2005) - NUS Office of Environmental Sustainability• Alexius Yeo (Geography + USP, Class of 2010 - Director of Carbon InQ and Founder of CNLE• Craig D’Souza (Food Science Technology + USP, Class of 2013 - Research Assistant of NERI, Project NUSoil• Aloysius Foo (History + USP, Class of 2015 - History Teacher/Head of JJC Environmental Conservation Club
Mr Ho Kwon Ping, a former journalist detained under the ISA turned an entrepreneur who founded the Singapore Management University and the Banyan Tree Group, will be speaking at this dialogue session on Alternate Views in Singapore together with USP Rector Ms Euleen Goh. The Sessions team invites all USP students and staff to come discuss topics such as Freedom of Speech in Singapore, Social Media Journalism, Fake News and others.
In the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme (CTPCLP), they nurture NUS undergraduates to apply community development mindsets and skills through hands-on projects in partnership with local community organisations.
To help students understand the programme objectives and format, students are invited to attend CTPCLP Info Session on 7 Sep (Thu), 6:30pm at the Chua Thian Poh Hall, USP.
More information on the CTPCLP, such as what other requirements there are, can be found in the CTPCLP Information Booklet and our website.
CTPCLP is based at and supported by USP.
In this workshop, students will discover their underlying motivations by getting to know themselves and learning to take control of their career. The workshop will address:
From 2018 onwards, PICSim will be replaced by the ‘Princeton Diplomatic Invitational’ (PDI), PICSim’s successor.
Students interested in PDI are invited to an exposure session conducted by last year’s USP team. The team will hold a ‘demo’ session to give students an idea of what PICSim (and PDI) is like. Students will also be given the opportunity try out the simulation themselves.
The session is important as the 2017 team will prepare you for what to expect from PDI 2018. Students interested in applying for PDI 2018 are strongly encouraged to attend the exposure session.