24 Oct '11, 4am

NUS students give UTown experience the thumbs up

NUS students give UTown experience the thumbs up

(From left) Student Amoz Hor; Dr Kelvin Pang, a full-time fellow at Tembusu College; Dr Geertsema, a resident fellow at Cinnamon College; and student Gracemary Yap praise the UTown model, where students reside and have lessons in the same building. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO By Leow Si Wan In the past two months, undergraduate Amoz Hor has attended workshops and talks on topics from tsunamis to government policies - all in the comfort of his residential block on campus. The third-year economics student is among more than 1,000 National University of Singapore (NUS) students who have settled in University Town (UTown), the country's first residential college. It welcomed its pioneer batch in August. Unlike those living in typical university hostels, UTown students reside and have lessons in the same building. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. bl...

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