Prospective students, who are enrolling for Singapore Universities this year, are encountering a brand-new experience for their open house visits. Instead of being eager beaver, bright-eyed and in awe while setting foot into their potential campuses, they are now visiting the schools through their computer screens.
In light of the COVID-19 situation, local universities—like Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, and National University of Singapore—have arranged for virtual open house visits.
Actual campus tours are replaced with 360-degree virtual tours. The panoramic view of the universities allows you to explore the schools and its state-of-the-art facilities. Through this immersive experience, you can catch a glimpse of their unrivalled culture.
Usual information booths are substituted by ‘live webinars’. The live-streaming platform connects participants with Professors and current students. Worried that the customary FAQs cannot satisfy your curiosity? Ask your questions during these chats and they will be addressed in real-time.
Lastly, video information sessions are available on the schools’ websites to address common questions, such as application process and scholarship details. You can watch them anytime, anywhere, or even on loop.
Despite its limitations, I find this adaptive idea, of going virtual, highly innovative and slightly amusing. Interested students can now visit multiple schools a day within the click of the finger. You can shelve your EZ-link card and Grab application at the moment, internet connection is all you need!
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