WHY?

Ensure that every incoming NGS graduate freshman knows at least one senior NGS graduate student who can advice freshman on:

  • Life in Singapore / NUS (if necessary)
  • How to thrive in graduate school
  • Courses to take
  • Lend a listening ear

Make a new friend who will mutually support each other

Facilitate Collaboration

How it Works

Buddy Introduction

During Induction Day, every NGS graduate freshman will be introduced to their 2nd year Senior Buddy.

Subsequent Meetings

The Freshman Junior Buddy and 2nd year Senior Buddy will meet as often as possible (min. 2 times a year) and visit each other’s lab and be introduced to each other’s supervisor.

Feedback

Both the Junior and Senior Buddies will provide feedback on their experience every semester.

How it Works

Buddy Introduction

During Induction Day, every NGS graduate freshman will be introduced to their 2nd year Senior Buddy.

Subsequent Meetings

The Freshman Junior Buddy and 2nd year Senior Buddy will meet as often as possible (min. 2 times a year) and visit each other’s lab and be introduced to each other’s supervisor.

Feedback

Both the Junior and Senior Buddies will provide feedback on their experience every semester.

Are you a:

New Incoming Student

Supervisors

Senior Buddy

Simply click the icons above to find out more.

New Incoming Student

Benefits

Opportunity to make new friends and form collaboration or life-long network​

Senior NGS graduate student will guide you through the initial stages of your graduate journey

You will be advised on everything including:

  • Life in Singapore (if you are NOT from Singapore)
  • Courses to take
  • Thriving as graduate student
  • Lending you a listening ear

Obligations

Senior Buddy

Benefits

Opportunity to make new friends and form collaboration or life-long network​

Claim a total of 10 GAP hours

5 GAP hours per semester, regardless of the number whom you buddy.

Obligations

Buddy Matching

For NGS Students only