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12 March 2012

NUS Open House 2012 promises to be a colourful event full of fun and educational activities

NUS faculty, staff and students are gearing up to welcome thousands of prospective students, parents and families expected to visit the NUS Open House this weekend (17 and 18 March) at the NUS Sports and Recreation Centre (SRC) on the University's Kent Ridge Campus.

The NUS Admissions team as well as top professors from our 12 undergraduate faculties and schools will be in Hall 2 at the SRC to address any questions from prospective students and their families on the compelling educational experience at Singapore's flagship university. Visitors can learn more about the NUS student exchange with some of the world's leading universities, as well as the entrepreneurial internship programmes in exciting cities around the globe. Admissions and faculty talks will also run throughout the weekend.

Those keen to learn more about the new Yale-NUS College can visit its booth in Hall 2, and attend its talks during the Open House weekend. Yale-NUS is a unique and different residential liberal arts learning experience that draws from the best practices and traditions of Yale University and NUS, and contextualised for Asia in the 21st century. Yale-NUS professors and its admissions team will be on hand to answer queries from prospective students, while mini events such as "Yale-NUS and Your Career" will showcase illustrious alumni from Yale and other liberal arts colleges. They will share how their liberal arts education has propelled them forward in their broad-ranging careers. A panel comprising leaders from some of the globe's most desired employers will elaborate on why they would be keen to hire students with a liberal arts background.

Aspiring lawyers may be keen to know that the NUS Law School will be holding a concurrent Law Open House at our historic Bukit Timah Campus (BTC) on the afternoons of 17 and 18 March. Visitors can hop on the shuttle bus to BTC watch a mock trial at NUS Law, and experience the intellectual vibrancy at Asia's global law school.

University Town (UTown) will unveil its newest residential college, Angsana College to visitors this weekend. Angsana College joins Tembusu and Cinnamon (USP) Colleges in offering a learning-and-living campus experience unique to Singapore. Cinnamon (USP) College is home to the University Scholars Programme (USP), a top multidisciplinary honours programme that attracts some of the most talented students on campus. Open House visitors can take the Campus Tour buses to UTown to visit its residential colleges, the state-of-the-art Education Resource Centre, 24-hour IT Commons and its highly popular learning café with Starbucks. (Click here for other media coverage.)

Back on the main Kent Ridge Campus, enterprising students eager to hobnob with like-minded peers can make a stop at the N-House (eNterprise House), one of the stops on our Campus Tours. The entrepreneurial-themed block within the Prince George's Park Residences houses students and returning interns from our signature NUS Overseas College and innovative Local Enterprise Achiever Development (iLEAD) programmes. N-House activities include experience sharing by entrepreneurs, mentorship for startups, business idea pitching sessions, workshops and networking events.

To truly understand the total NUS undergraduate experience, visitors should make a stop at the NUS Students' Union Student Life Exhibition in Hall 5 at SRC. An exciting and colourful showcase of sports, community service, cultural, arts and special interest groups with a range of lively performances will give you a flavour of why NUS' campus life is renowned for its vibrant diversity.

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