Upcoming: Singaporeans’ In Conversation 2018!

UKSSC’s Annual Flagship Event, Singaporeans In Conversation, is coming up on the 28th July 2018!

Acquaint yourself with the views of Speaker of Parliament, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Executive Director of Singapore’s Association of Mental Health, Ms Tan Li Li and Vice-Dean of Education of Duke NUS, Professor Ian Curran, on the topic of Mental Resilience in an Age of Disruption and Mr Oon Tian Sern, Founder of Accesent.

How is Singapore planning to strengthen support for those suffering mental stresses and disorientation as globalization and rapid technological advancements bring about an unprecedented rate of disruption in society?
Are Singaporean students coping well psychologically as they confront a fast-changing job landscape?
How are Singaporeans adapting to rapid lifestyle and cultural changes in the face of an ever-evolving conception of the family unit?

Vacancies for this event are limited! Registration is open now at: https://goo.gl/forms/OlyCVPiYAMhBISQw2

Please contact Elizabeth Tan (vicepresident.mns@ukssc.org) or Rachel Loke (president@ukssc.org) if you have any questions.

We look forward to your attendance on 28 July 2018!

Singaporeans’ In Conversation 2017

Singaporeans in Conversation (SginC) is an annual panel discussion organised by the United Kingdom-Singapore Students’ Council (UKSSC), to reach out to and raise awareness about the organisation, and what they do. The first edition, which was held last year, touched on the topic ‘Beyond SG50: A New Social Contract?’
This year’s edition was held on 19 August at the S&P Global office in Marina Bay Financial Centre, and was attended by close to 50 attendees. It featured three panel members, including Mr Teo Eng Dih, Senior Director (Climate Change) at the Prime Minister’s Office, and Mr Wilson Ang, Executive Director of Global Compact Network Singapore, which is the national society that promotes corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Singapore.
Discussions were centered on the topic of ‘Politics in Climate Change’, where panelists explored how climate change has become a facet of international politics, the implications it has on international relations, and also on the climate change policies that have been put in place both at home and abroad.
“The session helped to clarify some of the implemented policies and engineering rationales behind certain infrastructures in Singapore, and how they would be affected if the country experiences drastic climate change. There were also a few other questions raised from the audience to the panelists, such as how Singapore could do more to reduce the usage of, and increase the recycling of plastic bags.” said Yu Thet Wai, UKSSC’s General Secretary (19th Executive Committee), adding, “We are elated and honoured to have been a part of planning and organising this educational event.”

Singaporeans’ In Conversation 2016

Singaporeans in Conversation (SGinC) is an annual forum organised by the United Kingdom Singapore-Student’s Council (UKSSC). It is a platform by which the UKSSC helps Singaporean tertiary students studying overseas to remain connected to pertinent local issues by engaging government and industry leaders through panel discussions.
In the wake of SG50, SGinC 2016 adopted the title “Beyond SG50; A New Social Contract?”, which focuses on local social issues and the road ahead for Singapore.

Singaporeans’ In Conversation 2014

SGinC2014 Theme: Taking Flight: 50 Years in Business 
This theme focuses on the contribution of local industry to economic growth, highlighting the partnership between the government and the local business community. With a view towards the past 50 years of development, the discussion seeks to explore Singapore’s economic direction in the near future, and the shape of the government-business partnership that will help to realise our goals. 
SGinC 2014 featured a Keynote Address by Minister for Trade and Industry Mr Lim Hng Kiang, and a discussion panel involving Minister Lim, Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation Mr Teo Siong Seng, and other partners.