Weekly Sunday Roundup – Week 5

Weekly Sunday Roundup


News of the week

NUS ranked as top university in Asia

NUS has topped the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for the first time, making it the best university in Asia. NUS was also ranked 24th globally, moving up one spot from last year.

More news can be found at


NSmen to get academic head start at NUS

NUS will be launching a pilot programme that allows National Service men (NSmen) to take selected courses and earn advance academic credits before matriculation.  Through this programme, they hope that it will permit NSmen more time to adjust and adapt to the new academic environment and have a head start in their university education. Due to the compulsory conscription in Singapore, NSmen are usually behind their female peers by 2 years in their education and career path.

More details about the courses available can be found here



Tweet of the week

Kwan Jin Yao ‏@guanyinmiao  10 Sep

Everyone should learn from Dr. Carol Soon. Three recorded videos, less than fifteen minutes each #elearning #NUS



Instagram photo of the week



credits to @siyavash_ (Siyavash): Another crack in the wall.   



Student group of the week

Big Hands Bigger Hearts

A project under the NUS Students’ Union Volunteer Action Committee and the Government of Bago City, in the Negros Occidental region of the Philippines, Big Hands Bigger Hearts is in its 9th edition running and they will be heading back to Bago City in Philippines this coming December!


Project Big Hands, Bigger Hearts (BHBH) is an annual overseas community service and service-learning project that began in 2004. From 2004 to 2013, nine consecutive Project Big Hands, Bigger Hearts teams have worked closely with a local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) –Today’s Responsive Youth (TRY), contributing to various needs of Bago City.  It is proudly sponsored by Lee Foundation & CYC.


For their fundraising efforts this year, the team will be conducting car wash on multiple days:

18 Sept (Wednesday) at Car Park 10 (block S17),

19 September (Thursday) at Car Park 5 (Sports and Recreation Centre), and

20 September (Friday) at Car Park 11 (in front of the IMRE and SSLS).
Do come down (ideally with your car if possible!) and show your support for this meaningful event!  Tickets will cost $10, and all proceeds will be funding Project BHBH9!

Find out more at their facebook page at



Curator for next week

Name: Angelita Sasmita

Biography:  Born in Jakarta, Angelita loves eating Indonesian food such as the Martabak and Ayam Rica-rica. She is known as ‘Jack of all traits’ with diverging interest from writing, badminton, cards, to music and movies. She studies at the Faculty of Engineering.

Follow her @ridgefolks and visit for more information on the Rotation Curation account.

The Weekly Sunday Roundup is a new initiative brought about by The Ridge Editorial Team to give the NUS community an update of the latest and most interesting news that has happened around NUS. It will be published every Sunday evening.