UKBound 2018: Mix and Match

UKBound 2018: Mix and Match was held on 1 September 2018 at Red Dynasty Paintball Park.

This year, ICSS hosted a sporting event. Participants from different UK universities had a great time playing different games, such as paintball, archery tag and bubble soccer.

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This event would not have been possible without the help of our event sponsors: Overseas Singaporean Unit, Mary Chia, MapleTree and Multibase.

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ICSS would like to thank all our event sponsors and participants for making UKBound such a fun and eventful day!

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Warwick Summer Games 2018

Warwick Summer Games occurred on 25th August 2018 at Jurong West Sports and Recreational Centre. The following is the contingent sent by Imperial.

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Congratulations to all participating teams!

 

Sojourn 2018: Genesis

Sojourn is our annual freshers orientation camp that is conducted in Singapore, before we head to London to start the academic year. This year, the theme of the camp is Genesis – which refers to the origin.

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The camp was held from 17th to 19th August 2018, at various places such as Sentosa, Changi Beach and the Central Business District.

The freshers had a day in the sun on the first day. Beach day started off with stormy weathers but soon cleared up, and everyone had a great time playing in the sand.

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This year, as per every year, there were 6 orientation groups, namely: Monsieur Flamingo, Colonel Mustard, Professor Bluestar, Nurse Black, Ms Scarlet and Reverend Green.These are the characters from the boardgame – Cluedo. Why these characters? This year, there has been an introduction of a storyline to the camp – a murder mystery.

Before the night games, suspects to the murder mystery were introduced and freshers had to complete intensely during the night games to earn the chance to have an advantage during the day 2 amazing race.

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On day 2, the freshers embarked on the amazing race, which was conducted in the Central Business District. Freshers had to rush to various locations to obtain clues and evidence that will aid them in solving the murder mystery.

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With the collected evidence, freshers had to create a skit to present their perspective of the order of events of the murder. The skit was presented during campfire night.

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Hope that everyone had a great time at Sojourn 2018: Genesis!

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Pre-Departure Talk 2018

Welcome Freshers to our big ICSS family! The start of university might be daunting for some, but we hope that with ICSS, we will be able to ease this transition process for you. Starting a new chapter of your life in a foreign country might be scary, but with your newly found friends, it will definitely be exciting.

Freshers had the chance to be formally welcomed into the ICSS family at the Pre-Departure Talk held on 15 July 2018 at Furama Riverfront Hotel. It was delightful to see so many fresh new faces, all eager to start their VISA application process, hall accommodation decisions etc. DSC00527DSC00533  Freshers also had an opportunity to meet their course mates for the first time and had a short mingle session with them.

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Additionally, much thanks to our fellow seniors and acad-reps for taking the time and effort to welcome the new batch of freshers.

 

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Lastly, we would like to acknowledge the following event sponsors: Furama Riverfront Hotel, Public Service Division, ExxonMobil, Singapore, giffgaff, Singapore-Industry Scholarship. This event was only made possible with their support.

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Welcome Freshers of Academic Year 2018/2019

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Hey there!

I’m Jacelyn, President of the 36th Executive Committee of ICSS. On behalf of everyone here, congratulations on your Imperial offer and a warm welcome to our family here in London :)

A year ago, I was just like you – filled with anticipation and the slightest bit of apprehension. Being 6736 miles away from Singapore may seem pretty daunting at first but the transition will be smoother than you think and before you know it, you’ll be having the time of your life! I’m sure you’re excited to start your adventure in London and to make settling down in London a little easier, we’ve prepared a Fresher’s Welcome Package for you.

I shan’t keep you in the introduction any longer. Below, you’ll find some events that we’ve lined up for you down so mark these dates down.

The Ultimate Sotong Guide

So I bet you’ve got tons of questions about starting student life in Imperial College and London. Don’t worry, we’ve all been through that phase. Over the years, we’ve compiled what’s essentially a dummies guide to London aptly titled – The Ultimate Sotong Guide. It’s the unrivaled guidebook to student life in London proudly produced by ICSS for all students heading to the UK. From pre-departure admin like VISA and hall accommodations applications (videos of hall included!) to things to do in London (bank and SIM card applications), we have it all!

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Pre-Departure Talk

Just in case that wasn’t enough to answer all of your questions, we’ll be holding our annual Pre-Departure Talk for incoming freshers and your parents if they’re interested! We’ll be covering VISA application, life at Imperial and the exciting activities we have in store for all you freshers :) It’s also a good opportunity to meet your future coursemates and bombard course-seniors with any questions you may have. Light refreshments will be provided so do register for the event!

Date: 15 July 2018, Sunday

Time: 1400 – 1700

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Sojourn

Held on the beautiful beaches of Sentosa, our freshers’ orientation camp is the most important pre-departure event on our calendar and should not be missed! It’s where you’ll meet the people who will go through the next 3-4 years in London together with you and forge lasting bonds with fellow freshers and seniors. With tons of fun in store, Sojourn will definitely be the highlight of your freshman ICSS journey!

Date: Friday – Sunday, 17 – 19 August 2018

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Arrivals Weekend

With tons of activities happening during arrivals weekend, you’ll have tons to do so let us take some of that stress of you! We’ll be ordering duvets for interested freshers, arranging a freshers’ pick up service from the airport on 29th of Sept and organising tons of events to get you settled in. Even before you leave for London, you’ll have tons of administrative things to settle and we’ve partnered with AIG to provide a 10% discount for students who apply for the AIG Student Assist Plan through us! You’ll find more information about these in my letter that the International Office has sent out :)

And More…

Well, that’s just a snippet of what’s to come! Do join our ICSS Freshers’ 18 Facebook group to keep up to date with all the upcoming events and info. Don’t worry if you can’t make it for all the events above as there will be tons of opportunities for you to connect with the rest in London. In the meantime, spend your last few months in Singapore exploring the beautiful city we call home, you’ll come to miss it :)

Till then, feel free to contact me via email at president@ic-singsoc.net or Facebook if you’ve got any burning questions!

Warmest regards,

Jacelyn See

President, 36th Executive Committee

Imperial College Singapore Society

Kit-Kat 2018

Kit-Kat 2018 was held on 26th April 2018 at Hyde Park and it was great success! Kit-Kat is an annual ICSS event to provide ICSS members with a breather from the hectic exam period, and to allow fellow Singsoc members to catch up, play sports and have a good time. Everyone immensely enjoyed the breather of fresh air and had much fun playing captain’s ball, soccer and frisbee. Moreover, the picnic spread this year was nothing short of splendid. There were even curry puffs! Hope everyone had a great break and all the best for the upcoming examinations :) 31755347_1952098691494159_536109070701035520_o

36th Executive Committee Election Results

The elections for the 36th Executive Committee was held as part of the Imperial College Union Leadership Elections 2018. The results for the 36th Exco following the elections held from 2nd March to 9th March are as follows:

36th Exco Election Results

President: Jacelyn See
Vice-president: Jiahao Chan
Secretary: Teo Jia Wei
Treasurer: Sean Lo
Event Officers: Jenny Lim & Sky Teo
Sports Officer: Andy Liew
Liaison Officer: Celine Mark
Major Event Officer: NIL

The detailed results are here.

Annual General Meeting 2018

ICSS concluded its Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the academic year on 28th February (Wed).

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During the meeting, the 35th Executive Committee concluded their term with a summary of our financial report and the events and initiatives organised throughout the past year. The hustings for the Leadership Elections 2018 was also held in conjunction with this meeting.

The 35th Exco would like to thank all our members for your support over the past year! It has been a pleasure serving you and we hope that you will continue to give your utmost support to the 36th Exco!

Major Event 2018: The Infinite Wallace Young

ICSS was proud to stage Major Event 2018: The Infinite Wallace Young on the 24th of February this year at the Imperial College Great Hall.

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A tribute to Major Event over the years as ICSS celebrates its 35th anniversary, this year’s production, The Infinite Wallace Young”, was a fourth-wall-breaking comedy that explored the theme of finding yourself and writing your own story. The plot revolved around average Singaporean Wallace Young’s rebellion against a cruel Narrator, who forced him into several different stories set in the Singaporean multiverse. The setting of each story fell into a different point in Singapore’s history and gave the audience members a chance to explore our heritage and see what Singapore was, is and could be.

Major Event is known for its showcase of our members’ talent and it delivered once again this year. This year’s show presented a script, live music, complex dances and breath-taking props and sets that were all crafted by our own members. Our performers and crew members have dedicated their sincere efforts over the past five months into making this show what it is, forging strong friendships along the way. Though our Major Event journey may have ended with our curtain call, it’s heartening to know that the beautiful memories we all made will continue to live on.

A lucky draw was held alongside this year’s Major Event and the lucky winner walked away with a grand prize of 1 x Economy Class Return Ticket from London to Singapore (vice versa) on Singapore Airlines. This prize was proudly sponsored by Singapore Airlines and was presented by Mr Sheldon Hee, Singapore Airlines’ General Manager, UK & Ireland, to the lucky winner.

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We would like to thank the Deputy High Commissioner of Singapore to the UK, Ms Rozana Bte Abdul Majid, for making some time in her busy schedule to come down to watch our show, along with our audience who came down to watch and support us. We would also like to express our gratitude to the performers and crew who worked so tirelessly to make this show possible.

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We would also like to thank the following sponsors for making this event possible.

We hope you all enjoyed your Major Event 2018 experience and hope to see you next year!

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-Rasika Kale, Major Events Officer (35th ExCo)
Photos by: Ang Ter Shien, Caden Ho, Celine Mark, Chan Bingjie, Ivan Tee, Nathanael Tan, Nicholas Sim & Zenas Lim  (view full album here)

36th Executive Committee Elections – Candidates

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The following are the candidates running for the 36th Executive Committee. The voting portal will be open from 2nd March 12pm – 9th March 12pm and can be accessed here: imperialcollegeunion/vote. Good luck to all the candidates and may the odds be ever in your favour.

Click on the candidate’s name to access their manifesto.
Note: candidates running for more than one position have written separate manifestos for each position and has to be accessed separately.

President

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Jacelyn See                       Teo Jia Wei

Vice President

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Jiahao Chua

Secretary

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Teo Jia Wei

Treasurer

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Sean Lo

Events Officers

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Chun Yi Teo           Jacelyn See           Jenny Lim

Sports Officer

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Andy Liew

Liaison Officer

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Celine Mark

Major Event Officer

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