Our annual Pre-Departure Talk concluded successfully on Sunday, 21st July 2019, with an amazing turnout of 131 guests.
As the very first event held in Singapore for the incoming batch of freshers, our Pre-Departure talk signifies the start of an exciting journey for all freshers. This is where all freshers first meet their future course mates and seniors – people whom they will soon grow to know as their second family.
Freshers were greeted with goodie bags containing useful items such as notebooks, pens and UK SIM cards kindly provided by our event sponsors!
Members of the ICSS 37th Executive Committee took turns to engage the audience on a range of topics from pre-departure administrative matters to upcoming events and initiatives.
After the briefing, freshers were split into their individual courses for a mingling session, where they had an opportunity to meet their course mates for the first time. Through personal stories, the seniors provided freshers with a better picture of what to expect over at London.
Parents also took the time to clear their doubts with regards to pre-departure matters and life in London. We hope all parents feel more reassured following our sharing!
We would like to thank all seniors, especially all academic reps, for volunteering your time and for helping to make the event a success. Special thanks to our event sponsors: Furama RiverFront, Singapore, The Public Service Division, Singapore-Industry Scholarship, the NUS Graduate School of Integrative Sciences and Engineering, the Ministry of Home Affairs and giffgaff, without whom our event would not have been possible.
We hope the event has been beneficial for all freshers and parents and we look forward to seeing all freshers at our upcoming events, the first of which is Sojourn 2019: Conquest, our Freshers Orientation Camp!