Two of the biggest annual events in the calendar at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) will be presented virtually this year, in response to the evolving Covid-19 situation and advice to avoid crowds and holding large-scale events.
These decisions, announced by NTU’s Deputy President and Provost today, follow recent announcements to call off the official opening of the rejuvenated Yunnan Garden, and the requirement for all students to use their smart phones and location specific QR codes to record their presence at different campus locations.
The one-day NTU Open House event, normally held at the end of February, attracts about 20,000 visitors each year. It features talks by NTU professors and administrators, campus tours, and a wide range of booths, offering prospective students and their families the chance to experience a taste of campus life and discover close to 130 undergraduate programmes at NTU.
The NTU Career Fair, originally scheduled to be held this month, draws in about 15,000 NTU students each year looking to meet prospective employers and land their first job after graduation.
NTU Deputy President and Provost Professor Ling San said: “While we are vigilant in protecting the health and well-being of our university community and our guests, we must also continue to provide prospective students with guidance and advice as they make choices for their university studies, and attract future students and assist the next generation of graduates find employment opportunities. Our goal is to have minimal disruption to these two very important events on the university calendar.”