By Student Care & Guidance
Published on 18 Jan 2017
Welcome back to school. A new year (2017) is upon us and Chinese New Year will be on 28th to 30th January 2017.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, each year is represented by an animal sign according to a 12-year cycle and 2017 is the year of the Rooster. According to Chinese astrology, people born in the year of the Rooster are very observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented.
We would like to wish our NYP students a Happy New Year and we encourage you to work hard like the rooster for the last semester of the academic year.
Student Care & Guidance
In a blink of an eye, you have spent three years in NYP honing in on your skills and preparing yourself for the working world.
As you embark on your last semester, we would like to take this opportunity to share some information with you.
- MOE Tuition Grant
NYP’s International Students who have received MOE tuition grant (TG) would have signed a TG agreement with MOE in your first year in NYP.
We would like to advise you to read the terms and conditions again to remind yourself and to have a better understanding of your TG obligations.
A copy of the Agreement can be found at MOE TGonline System. Please login to retrieve a copy.
If you fail to fulfill the MOE obligations, you will be liable to pay liquidated damages to MOE.
If you have any questions on the TG, you can contact MOE TG unit on 6872 2220 or email them at MOE_tgonline@moe.gov.sg.
2. Education and Career Counselling (ECG)
Upon graduation, most of you will be looking for a job. Have you ever wondered what types of jobs are available and suitable for you? Do you need help writing your resume or preparing for a job interview?
ECG@Central provides career-related guidance/coaching, resources and programmes to help you clarify academic and career goals, further explore job & employment opportunities and develop the necessary skills to transit to the workplace successfully.
The ECG @ Central is located at NYP Central, Block A, level 1.
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Telephone: 6550 0333
Consultation is by appointment only. To make an appointment, please click here.
3. Alumni Services
We would like to encourage you to join us as a NYP alumni and continue keeping in touch with NYP.
For more information on joining the NYP alumni and the benefits of being one, please find the alumniwebsite: https://alumni.nyp.edu.sg.
This is the last semester before you graduate, we wish you all the best in your endeavour and hope that NYP will always have a special place in your heart.
95 new international students from China, Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam arrived bright and early on 3 January 2017 for their orientation programme at the School of Health Sciences (Nursing). The orientation programme was jointly organised by Student Care and Guidance (SCG) and School of Health Sciences (SHS).
They would be attending an intensive English programme called Preparatory English Language (PEL) programme @ SHS before the start of their diploma programme in April 2017. For the next three months, they will improve on their spoken and written English as well as learn more medical terminologies.
The orientation started with a welcome address by Ms Bella Tan, Director, School of Health Sciences (Nursing). This was followed by a sharing from SCG on how the students can adapt to living in a new and foreign country. The National Crime Prevention Council also advised the students on how not to fall prey to cyber-crimes. They also conducted a short demonstration of basic self-defence techniques.
The new students were then led by their seniors to explore the NYP campus including their classrooms, library and i@Central.
After lunch, the students went for a heritage tour around Singapore. The bright and colourful Chinese New Year decorations at Chinatown brought cheers to the students. They were excited about the various shops selling Chinese New Year goodies and many of them will definitely be making their way back to Chinatown over the weekends to continue their shopping!
After Chinatown, they headed to the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) where they learned about the challenges that Singapore faced in the early years, how the landscape of Singapore changed over the years and how it will change over the next 20 years.
After URA, the students went to Kampong Glam and visited the Malay Heritage Centre and Sultan Mosque to understand the culture and history of the Malay community in Singapore.
Although the day was long, the students enjoyed the tour and learned something about this little island which they will call “home” for the next few years.
On behalf of NYP, we welcome all our new International Students to our big NYP family and wish them well in their PEL programme.
Your friendly and always approachable SCG officer