Pre-Departure Talk 2017

Our annual Pre-Departure Talk concluded successfully on Sunday, 16th July 2017, with an amazing turnout of more than 150 guests.

As the very first event held in Singapore for the incoming batch of freshers, our Pre-Departure talk signifies the beginning of a new chapter in Imperial College Singapore Society’s book of life, and 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.

Preparations for the event began early and excited seniors arrived prior to the start of registration to welcome all freshers.

Soon, freshers and their parents slowly but steadily trickled in. Freshers were greeted with goodie bags containing useful items such as files, notebooks, pens and UK SIM cards kindly provided by our event sponsors!

The event began promptly and members of the 35th Executive Committee took turns to engage the audience on a range of topics from pre-departure administrative matters to upcoming events and initiatives. We aimed to address all the concerns the audience had and at the same time, hype the freshers up for the string of events planned for them this summer and beyond! Hopefully the freshers are better prepared for the London weather after listening to all our cold jokes!

The freshers were soon split into their individual courses for a more casual course mingling session! Friendly academic reps and course seniors helped to address any queries the freshers had. 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!

A delightful spread of refreshments was available for all to enjoy as they continued their lively conversations.

The 35th Executive Committee was heartened to see freshers and parents leave the event venue feeling more informed and reassured. We would like to thank all parents and freshers for making time to attend our Pre-Departure Talk. We would also 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 RiverfrontThe Singapore Public Service, Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore-Industry Scholarship, Signarama and giffgaff without whom our event would not have been possible.

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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 2017: Voyagers, our Freshers Orientation Camp!

-Tricia Teo, Secretary (35th Exco)

SingSoc Farewell Party 2017

SingSoc Farewell Party (SFP) 2017 is an annual event organised for our graduating seniors.

sfp2017-73This year’s SFP was held on the 26th of May. It was a great opportunity for our seniors to reminisce about the friendships and hardships they went through in the past three to four years at Imperial College London. It was also an event for juniors to show appreciation to our seniors. The event, which was sponsored by our society’s Gold Sponsor: Singapore Economic Development Board – EDB, saw over 130 members from all batches gathering for an evening of food, games, performances and friendship.

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I’m only 6747 miles away from you,
so don’t forget me,
your home away from home
will be right here for you.

This year’s SFP also saw a heart warming performance which can be viewed here. “6747“, the distance in miles to Singapore from London, is a song written by Tham Wan Qing, our 33rd ICSS President and arranged by Maurice Ng, Year 2 Aeronautical Engineering student. Wan Qing will be graduating this year and she wrote this song with emotions of love, happiness, gratitude and sadness. The touching yet celebratory song about friendship recalls her memories of the past three years with the Singaporean community at Imperial College. The song was performed by Daren Sin (Year 4), Wong Siow Pin (Year 3), Maurice Ng (Year 2), Tan Yuan Rong (Year 2) and Douglas Chan (Year 1).

We hope everyone enjoyed the performances, games and programme at SFP 2017! To our graduating seniors, all the best in your future endeavours and we hope you’ll always remember ICSS as a home away from home!

Photos by: Aaron Lau & Lim Yu Jie; Video by: Rasika Kale (view the full album here)

Welcome Freshmen of 2017!

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I am Benjamin, President of the 35th ICSS Executive Committee. My heartiest congratulations to you on getting into one of the best universities in the world, and a warm welcome into our ICSS family!

A year ago, I was like you, so excited, yet so anxious about this new adventure that lay ahead. Rest assured, your time here at Imperial and London will be a fulfilling and amazing one, with all the travelling, musicals, food and friends. I also know that you’re probably bursting with questions right now –  about student life in London, about administrative matters, about coping with independent life away from loved ones in a foreign country – but don’t worry, there’s a whole bunch of helpful and friendly seniors here to help you out!

To help you better prepare yourself for the adventure of your lifetime in London, and to settle in well in London, we have a whole lineup of events in store for you. Read on to find out more!

  1. The Ultimate Sotong Guide 2017

This isn’t called the Ultimate Sotong Guide for nothing! If you’ve got lots of questions, if you feel like you’re blur like sotong about how to go about preparing for life in London, don’t worry, we’ve all gone through that stage – and so this guide is made just for you! You will find all the essential information you need to prepare for London life, all condensed into one ultimate, unrivalled guidebook proudly produced by ICSS. Inside, you can find information about VISA applications, accommodations, opening a bank account, settling into London and much more!Sotong Guide Cover

  1. Pre-Departure Talk

Still have more burning questions? Don’t worry, ICSS will be organising a Pre-Departure Talk (PDT) for all of you, and your parents are more than welcome to join too! The talk will cover important information about the VISA application process, life at Imperial and London, and we will also introduce to you the whole range of activities you can look forward to throughout the year. Best of all, you will be able to meet your coursemates and course-seniors during this session, so you can find out more about life in your course and much, much more!

Date: 16 July 2017, SundayPDT2016

  1. Sojourn 2017

Don’t miss out on the highlight of your fresher experience – Sojourn 2017, our annual freshers’ orientation camp! Prepare yourselves for 3 days of fun in the sun with new faces who will soon become your pillars of support when you head over to London!

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  1. UKBound 2017

Don’t forget about our very own flagship event, UKBound 2017! This event brings together all students heading to various UK universities from all walks of life. So celebrate your last few weeks in Singapore with old and newly-forged friendships, and not just within Imperial College too! Prepare yourselves for a night to remember, filled with fun, food, friends, games and performances!

Date: 9 September 2017, Saturday (TBC)

Register with us!

Remember to register with us here so that we can keep you updated on the latest events and happenings, and please join our ICSS Freshers’ 2017 Facebook group too! Most importantly, spread the word to your friends who have accepted the offer from Imperial as well so that they’ll be part of all the fun too!

Once again, I would like to extend my warmest welcome to you into the ICSS family and I look forward to meeting you! Till then, enjoy your time in Singapore, and stay excited for the adventure that lies ahead!

Warmest regards,
Benjamin Wong
President, 35th Executive Committee
Imperial College Singapore Society

KitKat 2017 – Take A Break

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KitKat 2017 was held on the 27th April 2017. It was a morning of fun in the cool breeze of spring at the Hyde Park Old Football pitches. Members from different batches took a breather from their hectic exam revision schedules and bonded through sports and food.

We hope everyone enjoyed the day’s out and the delicious snacks (including kueh lapis and other Singaporean childhood tidbits).

Photos by: Nathanael Tan & Lim Yu Jie (view the full album here)

Major Event 2017: GETAI

ICSS was proud to present Major Event 2017: GETAI on 18 February 2017 at the Imperial College Great Hall.

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An annual showcase of our Singaporean talents and culture, Major Event featured a musical performance filled with live music, singing and dance. We are proud to showcase a broad range of original songs and choreography crafted by our own members as well as our amazing set, media and lighting prepared by our backstage crew. We are also happy to tell an amazing original story through GETAI and delve into a lesser known aspect of Singaporean culture that is the Hungry Ghost Festival. Exploring the themes of love, life and loss, GETAI tells of a troubling love story between a renowned songstress and an aspiring songwriter and the difficult circumstances the face in their relationship.
The night was an emotional night for all of us as it is the culmination of 5 months of hard work put in by every one of us and it also marks the end of our Major Event journey. Many unforgettable memories are made and many lasting friendships are forged during this period and it was difficult for everyone to see Major Event come to a close.
We would like to thank the Deputy High Commissioner of Singapore to the UK for taking his time off to witness this performance and our sponsors for supporting us in this event. We also like to express our sincere gratitude to every member of the Major Event 2017 team for their tireless efforts in making this show incredible. To all who have witness our performance, thank for your support and we hope to see you next year!
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(Photos by: Collin Wan, Lim Kai Liang, Lim Yu Jie, Nathanael Tan, Nicholas Sim & Tan Zeguang)

35th Executive Committee Election Results

The elections for the 35th Executive Committee was held as part of the Imperial College Union Leadership Elections 2017. The results for the 35th Exco following the elections held from 3rd March to 10th March are as follows:

President: Benjamin Wong
Vice-president: Douglas Chan
Secretary: Tricia Teo
Treasurer: Aaron Lau
Event Officers: Huang Guan, Lim Hua Chong
Major Event Officer: Rasika Kale
Liaison Officer: Lim Yu Jie
Sports Officer: Carys Hor

The detailed results are here.

As our term as the 35th Exco begins, we we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our predecessors for their hard work and contributions.
The 35th Exco look forward to a productive and meaningful year ahead with everyone, and we hope to have your support in our effort to build up this warm, comforting family in our home away from home.

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35th Executive Committee Elections – Candidates

Dear all,

The following are the candidates running for the 35th Executive Committee. The voting portal will be open from 3rd March 12pm – 10th 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.

(Manifestos can also be found here: https://www.imperialcollegeunion.org/leadership-elections-2017/manifestos/a-to-z)

President
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Guan Ming

Vice President
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Carys Hor

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Douglas Chan

Events Officer

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Lim Hua Chong Mark Gee

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Zoey Yang

Liaisons Officer

Guan Ming

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Lim Yu Jie

Major Event Officer

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Secretary

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Tricia Teo

Sports Officer

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Huang Sirui

Treasurer

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Chinese New Year Dinner

 

Our Annual Chinese New Year Dinner was held on the 25th of January 2017 at China Boulevard. Our members were pleasantly surprised by the change in atmosphere and food from last year’s chinese new year dinner. As with most CNY dinners, we started the night off with a course of Lou Hei and a healthy dose of karaoke throughout the night. Click for more photos!DSC_9742

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Musical Outing 2017

 

ICSS held a musical outing on the 19 of Jan to catch Disney’s Aladin the musical at the Prince Edward theatre. It was a good time to catch a musical (at a great price) with great friends before the great workload of spring term sprung on everyone!DSC05395

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Ski Trip!!! 2016

The Imperial College Annual Ski Trip concluded on the 23rd of December 2016. This year, the society went to Les Duex Alpes in France to enjoy some sun, mountains and snow. With over 100 participants ranging from first timers to pros, the trip certainly brought the society closer together over some good ‘ol skiing. Check out this video highlight reel from one of our members! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd9dNs0ZZDA&feature=youtu.be

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