A place to network and relax

A place to network and relax
A student walks past the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) Kent Ridge Guild House.

The National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) is a graduates-only club that welcomes local and foreign degree-holders.

With more than 15,000 members, the club provides a platform for them to connect and cultivate relationships through various events and activities.

The society, which has three guild houses at Kent Ridge, Suntec City and Bukit Timah, regularly organises dialogue sessions, social and recreational events and sports activities for members.

One such dialogue is the upcoming Meet-the-Ambassadors Series on June 11 where members and the public (for a $15 fee) can meet the Indonesian ambassador to Singapore Andri Hadi at the Kent Ridge guild house.

In addition, Purdue University professor Supriyo Datta will speak on June 16 at the NUSS Professorship Lecture - an annual lecture for eminent professors to share their knowledge in their respective fields.

The society is also organising a members-only night of networking with the distinguished universities alumni league that comprises 20 university alumni clubs on July 21 at the Suntec City guild house.

The event will engage graduates from the Ivy League universities, Oxbridge and other established institutions.

Aside from dialogue and networking sessions, the 800-member strong NUSS golf section holds monthly games both locally and overseas, giving members a different golfing experience every month.

The monthly games are an ideal opportunity for contact-building among members who are passionate about golf.

Besides actively reaching out to members, the society also contributes to the community.

The annual golf charity drive raises money for the National University of Singapore Alumni Bursary Fund which supports needy NUS students while the NUSS Choir Research Fund for Dementia was set up to get funding for research projects on dementia.

Said CEO Roy Higgs: "The society seeks to engage our members by encouraging networking through a diverse range of events and activities such as golfing and choral singing.

"More importantly, we also provide platforms for members to participate in intellectual dialogues as well as create opportunities to reach out to the community at large. This fosters close relationships that continue for many years."

The Kent Ridge guild house offers a range of facilities for its members and their families, such as a fitness centre, swimming pool, squash, badminton and tennis courts, restaurants, bars, karaoke rooms, billiard and function rooms while the Bukit Timah and Suntec City guild houses offer fine and casual dining.

Members who visit the Suntec City guild house can also use the Conrad Centennial fitness centre nearby.

Members of the public can dine at the only NUSS dining outlet open to them - The Dunearn restaurant at the Bukit Timah guild house, which serves Western cuisine with vegetarian options.

From May to June, it is promoting dishes with white asparagus, priced from $14 to $36.

For a limited time only, the society is welcoming new members by offering them a chance to win $500 in weekly cash draws as well as $10,000 in the grand draw.

All local and foreign degree-holders can be a part of the club for as low as $100 a month (terms and conditions apply).

For more information, e-mail marketing@nuss.org.sg or call 6777-6060.

amritak@sph.com.sg


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