21 September 2021                                                                                  View this email in your browser

Be Informed

With work and study activities gradually returning to relative normality in the past few months, we are delighted to bring several positive news in this issue of the NAA Buzz.

We are extremely proud to share that all our university partners – King’s College London, the University of Nottingham and the University of Adelaide – continue to achieve top rankings in University League Tables and Rankings 2022, both nationally and internationally. We also celebrated our King’s College London BSc in Nursing graduates’ outstanding academic achievement as well as their contribution to healthcare in this year’s Nurses Day features in the English, Chinese and Malay broadsheet newspapers.   

With the outstanding results of the King’s College London’s first 2 cohorts of nursing graduates, their stories were featured in The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, The Sunday Times and Berita Minggu. Read the stories below.
We are pleased to share that King’s College London continues to rank #35 in the world according to the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, upholding its outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research.

A leading research university, King’s College London is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning, and understanding in the service of society, both in the UK and internationally.

Congratulations to the University of Nottingham, for being ranked #18 in the UK and #141 in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Ranking.
A world-class university in the UK that is renowned for its research power, the University of Nottingham (UON) has been providing an outstanding student experience for over 140 years. 
Congratulations to the University of Adelaide for rising 7 places to rank #111 in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. 

With over 50 years of academic and research excellence and a wide network of alumni, the University of Adelaide continues to soar as Top 1% of universities worldwide.
Read the Lianhe ZaoBao Feature here
Read The Sunday Times Feature here
Read the Berita Minggu Feature here

Student Feature

Point-to-point communication like never before
With more than 12 years of experience in education, Doshila enrolled in the University of Nottingham (UON)’s Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) as she was looking to enhance her career prospects in international schools. In the article, Doshila shares how MAEd changed her perspectives and helped her secure a teaching position at an international school in Shanghai. Read More Here

Study Tips

Take your studying efficiency to the next level
Academic Integrity - Your Fastest Path to Success
As a university student, it is your responsibility to demonstrate academic integrity during your course of study. Plagiarism is the representation of another author's language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions as one's original work.

Tips to avoid allegations of plagiarism
• Talk to your lecturer and understand the nature of your assessment task
• Prepare for your written work in a structured and logical manner
• Get familiar with academic writing
• Always plan to submit early

Bitesize Career Tips

Get career tips and advice at your fingertips
Ever Wondered How You Can Start Building Your Network?
5 Tips for Great Job Interviews
• Start by making meaningful connections with your current and old colleagues
• Leverage social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn
• Join networking events/business conferences 
• Research the industry and company
• Prepare to go into every interview with three to five key selling points in mind
• Prepare for common interview questions
• Come to the interview with some intelligent questions for the interviewer


Expand your knowledge and connections
We held various events in the third quarter of 2021. Students participated in the "Speaking with Confidence" Workshop and NAA Student Development Workshop on Academic Integrity and Ethics. 
In the Speaking with Confidence workshop, Mr Boby S. Kappen - a trained educator with teaching experience spanning almost two decades, demonstrated strategies and skills for participants to speak confidently, convincingly and persuasively.
During this one-hour workshop, Dr Martin Grunert, Academic Dean of Ngee Ann Academy (NAA), delved into academic integrity at a tertiary level and discussed some interesting topics including ethical dilemmas.

Upcoming Events

14 October 2021
Student Development Workshop on Academic Skills (Academic Writing)

Designed to cater to both new students and seasoned postgraduates, the workshop will be covering the fundamentals of academic writing and how to make the experience rewarding! 
RSVP by 12 October 2021 for the event here

18 November 2021
Student-Staff Dialogue 

Your opinions matter to us! We encourage all of you to participate in this dialogue by actively sharing your feedback on your respective programmes. Your course representatives will contact you.  


Share Your Story!

Dear Students,

We would like to invite you to contribute articles to the NAA Buzz – Jan 2022! As a student of NAA, it would be meaningful to motivate and inspire the NAA community through your stories. 

For the New Year edition, please share a story about something that inspired you during the trying times of COVID-19. The selected entry will be published on the NAA Buzz newsletter or NAA website and social media platforms.

Click here to submit your entry.
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