(f)USball is the IG for all foosball lovers! Foosball is a fancy name for table soccer which frankly came about quite randomly. We learn from each other, from youtube and from accidental goals. Game sessions are mostly spur of the moment or coincidental, lasting from 10 minutes to hours, although Tuesday nights are fairly regular foosball nights. Cynics scoff at the idea of foosball being a sport, but come on down and see for yourself!
Dance Interest Group or DIG in short, was established in 2012 and provides a platform for USP students to enjoy dance sessions from a wide array of genres made available. DIG provides an open platform for anyone interested in dancing and learning new dance styles to join us, without the need to commit to any formal attendance. DIG will engage from its pool of student choreographers and instructors to conduct dance sessions from a specific dance genre selected for that week. DIG’s inaugural performance was at the 2013 USP FOP Camp Finale, a lyrical hip hop piece.
Gender Collective is an interest group that seeks to draw together people of all genders and sexual identities, for discussion in a safe space. We aim to generate discussion about gender and sexuality and how they intersect with other modes of living, learning and being in NUS, Singapore, and the world. We also hope to organise events that allow our members to feel a sense of community and support, including casual dinners, sharing sessions, trips to drag shows and more!
An interest group for people interested in eSports (especially the game Heroes of the Storm) and video games in general.
A gathering of people enthusiastic about playing international chess, both for leisure and for competing in IFG and ICG!
For anyone who likes music or likes playing music- and who doesn’t? Meet other musicians, develop and experiment with your musicality, and showcase your skills at USP events and internal concerts. Even if you don't have any musical background, you can (and should) still join us to hang out, talk music, share ideas and have fun. We also offer basic lessons to get you started if you're interested!
Are you here in this present moment while reading this description?
Mindfulness is a practice, habit and lifestyle that we have lost or emphasised little in the state of busyness. As a result, we have become caught up, overwhelmed and stressed by our perceptions of life.
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‘More than just badminton’ brings together students of USP who enjoy the game of badminton. The IG contributes players to form a team to represent USP in both IFG and ICG. It is the IG for those who are passionate in picking up a new sport, or are interested in representing USP during the games. Besides playing badminton, we also meet up for other activities (e.g. lunch cookouts, cafe hunting, studying, taking part in other USP activities) as a social group.
portusprotego is USP’s very own individual chapter of the international organisation, the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), well-known for major accomplishments like the annual Accio Books Campaign, equality campaigns, and projects reaching to Darfur and Haiti. We promote fair trade, media reform, literacy, environmental concerns, and equality among race, social class, gender, etc. creatively and collaboratively, inspired by parallels from stories like Harry Potter. And yes, the HPA is supported by awesome people like Evanna Lynch, Tom Felton, Hank and John Green, and JK Rowling herself!
USP Tabletop Gaming is an extremely new IG, with a very simple goal of allowing USP students to play tabletop games on a regular basis. Whether you are interested in epic games of fantasy adventure, strategic games about farming in the 1700s, or tense standoffs during the Cold War, USP Tabletop Gaming welcomes you to join and find someone to play with! Even if you have no idea what any of these games are, we welcome you to dip your toes into the more obscure world of tabletop gaming.
“What distinguishes the USP academic community from other NUS groups? After all, it seems that our Masters’ Tea is no different from the numerous talks held over NUS and our events are just as random as the others. To me, it is the small everyday conversations, the informal discussions that take place during dinnertime chats, over Facebook groups, and along classroom corridors that make us unique.”
We want to spread the love for touch rugby through weekly sessions and welcome people with totally no experience (in any sport) to join us!
Looking for fellow Basketball kaki's? (Kaki. Original Meaning: Leg (Malay); Alternate Meaning: Buddy.) Itching for a game to channel your inner Jordan? Or just looking for something new to try? Whatever it is, as long as you have some interest in Basketball, join us at USC Basketball Interest Group!
A game of reflexes. Hit your opponent! Don't get hit!
Reversi is terribly fun game – and we love to play it. Our group is made up of a fun-loving bunch of people who really do just enjoy playing Reversi and relish the intellectual challenge it provides. Do join us if you have even just a trifling interest in Reversi, and do not be intimidated if you have never played Reversi before – we’re all just learning how to play anyway!
A group of people who run leisurely and competitively for both IFG and ICG.
Train with a skillful team of dedicated players and represent USP for the annual IFG and ICG.
The University Scholars Club’s very own Captain’s Ball interest group is where members of the USCommunity gather to play the sport that defined our childhood. A curious mix of fast-paced action, athletic feats, nostalgic reminiscence, and occasional postmodernism, USCaptain’s Ball is for everybody! It transcends the boundaries between the usual team sports, and camaraderie inevitably emerges from crazy nights of fun and fitness!
At USClimbing, we believe that anyone and everyone can climb. We aim to allow our peers and seniors to experience climbing as a sport that combines the gracefulness of a ballerina, the mind of a chess player, and the physique of an athlete. Far from an individual sport, teamwork is required to solve problems and to keep you going when you mind tells you to give up. What better way to have fun and simultaneously overcome your fear of heights/do pull-ups/get stronger mentally and physically? Remember, at USClimbing, we'd rather be up there. :-)
We are a group of cooks who love exploring new tastes and recipes. We cook on a weekly basis and enjoy each other’s company. Our activities are housed within the Master’s Kitchen and Commons. We encourage all with a knack for cooking and good company to join us.
USCover aims to understand pop culture in the 21st century and create art by performing our own original covers of what we see in the media. USCover creates entertainment which stimulates creativity in the USP community and helps to develop one's self identity.
The only Interest Group in USP that teaches you how to spoil market during “Buaya & Buayi” and at the same time save money by doing your own crafts. USCrafts is started by a group of enthusiasts who believe in the beauty of self-made craftwork in this commercialized and homogenized world and the therapeutic benefits it brings to the soul. We do crafts such as: origami, kirigami, Chinese paper cutting, knitting, carving …… (the list goes on… and it is decided by you J)
A gathering of people with interest in playing FIFA on console and watching the Barclays Premier League or soccer in general
USC Fight Club is a casual platform for students to pick up fundamental skills of various contact sports (Boxing and Muay Thai) through a peer learning process. Members can look forward to exciting punching bag drills, intensive mitt practice, and regular sparring sessions. Any student, regardless of his/her experience level, can join the Fight Club. Just don’t talk about it.
The USP Floorball Interest Group is for anyone in USP who is looking for a place to have fun, pick up a new sport, make new friends, unwind and have a great work out ALL AT THE SAME TIME!! Floorball is really easy to pick up and once you pick up a stick, you never want to put it down!
Active since 2006, USP Productions is a youth-led theatre group formed by passionate individuals from the NUS University Scholars Programme. Focused on producing quality original work, USP Productions is the brainchild of student production teams, writers, designers and actors who have unified for a common cause: to create shows each year that reflect the hearts of youths in Singapore. Above all, we aim to stage plays that are meaningful and entertaining, reaching out to audiences both within campus and beyond.
This is an interest group bringing together students from USP who would like to take part in recreational tennis while staying in college, and are looking for a community to find hitting partners, learn and enjoy the sport. This group will welcome individuals with all abilities, from interested newcomers to experienced school-team players.
USP Ultimate is an interest group dedicated to promoting the sport of Ultimate Frisbee in USP! We hope to be a platform to introduce newcomers to the basics of Ultimate, as well as form a competent and competitive core team.
USPatissiere is a group of students interested in learning how to make various kind of desserts from both local and foreign origins. Not only would we have lessons on how to make various desserts for the USP community, we would share our creations with you guys as well. (Yes, it includes eclairs.)
USPella is UTown's first and USP's only a cappella group. It doesn't matter if you're a Bass, Tenor, Alto, Soprano, or even a Beatboxer -we always welcome passionate individuals who wish to lend their voice to our vibrant community of like-minded singers.
USPike is a volleyball team that holds trainings in conjunction with other colleges in UTown. Join us to have fun, learn a vital life skill and make new friends from CAPT, Tembusu and YaleNUS!
Established after IFG in 2012, USPin is a platform for table tennis enthusiasts to develop their skills while having loads of fun! From a small group of 5 founders, USPin has grown into a larger group of determined table tennis players who strive to reach greater heights in major competitions and to introduce table tennis to anyone interested to learn a new sport.
USPolygot is an interest group all about foreign language learning! In this interest group, members act the dual roles of both a student and a teacher, where they can choose to learn a new language, hone their language skills and/or teach their native language! The only prerequisite for this interest group is your passion and enthusiast for languages. All language and level of ability are welcome! So don't think anymore and join now.
Tchoukball (yes, it’s not misspelled) is one of the latest sport shipped to Singapore's shore, with NUS recently picking up on it as well in the form of the first ever held Tchoukball IFG. Interested in trying out this new and fast-paced sport? Then do come on down and join us for a (Tchouk) ball of a time!
Bridge is terribly fun game – and we love to play it. Our group is made up of a fun-loving bunch of people who really do just enjoy playing bridge and relish the intellectual challenge it provides. Do join us if you have even just a trifling interest in Bridge, and do not be intimidated if you have never played Bridge before – we’re all just learning how to play anyway!
Wordsplay is interested in the art of spoken word poetry; not just in its written form, but as a performance as well, for poetry that is performed has a much more pronounced effect on the audience, as opposed to a poem that is simply read as the aural aspect is what allows a poem to completely immense a reader in its world. What we therefore aim to do is to create a safe space for students who love to write, read or perform to come and express themselves and showcase their work. They do not need to be an accomplished poet (none of us in this group are). If they have something to share and believe in the power of language, we want to hear it. It is a place where everyone who shares their work can receive constructive criticism and complements for their own growth.