RC4Life

A Wide Range of Interest Groups Cater to a Diverse Student Body

Students at RC4 have been very active in creating a vibrant living and learning community inside NUS UTown. They have set up Interest Groups (IGs) covering a whole host of domains that include arts, community service, lifestyle, and sports.

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ARC4NA

Calling all gamers! Tired of searching for fellow gaming companions?

Introducing ARC4NA, an eSports community that welcomes all gamers. Members can expect weekly sessions where they can meet up to learn, game, and hone their skills together. Ultimately, ARC4NA seeks to unite gamers across UTown and enhance the experience of gaming in Residential life; nothing beats the thrill of playing with new friends, taking part in gaming competitions and watching livestreams together by professional gamers.

Apart from the recreational division, ARC4NA features a more training-intensive regime, geared towards ICG preparation. It also welcomes anyone to be a part of its distinguished organising and design committees.

Badminton

The RC4 Badminton IG aims to develop a strong sense of interest and passion among the residents towards badminton. As a recreational IG, players with all levels of different experience in the sport will be welcomed to join and participate in the schedules training and/or games session.

During the course of training, the IG hopes to train members to an acceptable skill level to be able to enjoy the sport while having fun with their friends and staying fit. Eventually, members of the IGs will be able to represent RC4 in Inter-College Games and attain victory.

Bakers Inc.

To provide a platform for RC4 residents who either love baking or have an interest in learning from fellow residents about baking to come together and bake. It is also the place where students, who might not normally have easy access to baking equipment and supplies, could enjoy and learn baking together with their RC4 friends.

Basketball

Held at Sports and Recreational Centre’s outdoor basketball court, the Basketball IG serves as a platform for students who are passionate about basketball to compete (in a friendly way) and learn from one another. The IG encourages people to strive for excellence regardless of their experience and skill levels in order to pursue their passion and interests. Through weekly training sessions, it hopes to build strong bonds and team spirit among its members.

Captain's Ball

Captain’s ball is a mixed sport that can be played in any setting with minimal equipment. As such, it can help to promote inclusiveness and interaction between different genders and like other sports, the IG serves as a selection ground for choosing players to be represented in Inter-College Games held in the 2nd semester.

CASA

In the spirit of “Because We Care” motto of NUS’s 110th Year celebrations, some RC4 residents decided to embody those ethos by launching the tuition program “CASA – CARE. ACCEPT. SHARE. AFFIRM”. CASA program aims to educate children from low-income families staying in the rental flats of CASA Clementi neighbourhood. After some research, it was felt that these students could benefit from academic support and mentoring over and above what their families and schools can provide. CASA has the vision of empowering the children to do better at academics and to cultivate good behaviour and moral values.

Coffee Academy

RC4 Coffee Academy is set up with the aim to share knowledge and cultivate an environment to pursue a common passion for all things coffee. Through the IG’s activities, it helps to develop the members’ coffee brewing skills, coffee knowledge and ability to appreciate different forms of the beverage.

Dodgeball

Dodgeball is a game in which 2 teams, with 6 people a side, throw balls at each other while trying to avoid getting hit by balls thrown at them. The game is such that players will be eliminated by getting hit by balls or catching the balls thrown by the other team. The winning team is decided by the number of players left after time runs out or if the entire team is eliminated before the time runs out.

The IG hopes to foster teamwork and create strong friendships among RC4 residents and prepares players for the annual Inter-College Games.

Floorball

RC4 Floorball IG aims to help players (with or without prior experience) develop and maintain their interest in this sport. Furthermore, the IG includes fitness and bonding between our members, as well as eventually playing for RC4 in the inter-college games.

Music Café

RC4 students have yet to have a communal gathering place to rest and relax after a long school day at a café filled with tasty food and lovely live music performed by RC4 residents. The casual open-mic opportunities give residents who would like to perform but are unable to fully commit to the music IG.

Very often, the music café will attract many residents to join in the activities planned by the IG, from evening onwards till late night.

Orca Says

Orca Says is a student-run multimedia publication of Residential College 4. Its name is derived from the College’s mascot, the killer whale, otherwise known as the orca. With the College being recently founded and the publication being in its preliminary stages, the team from Orca Says aims to cover a range of stories – from college events and stimulating thinking pieces to light-hearted lifestyle news.

R4D

R4D is a dance IG where RC4 students can explore their interest in dance regardless of their respective backgrounds. It aims to provide RC4 students an opportunity to learn the basic techniques in street dance, namely hip hop and contemporary dances. R4D members will learn to dance to the rhythm of music and be introduced to some common moves popularized by prominent dance pioneers. One key differentiation point for R4D is that the group strive to integrate the two styles of dance.

RC4ILATES

Need to work off that supper you ate last night? And the one you ate the night before? And the night before that?

Well, look no further! RC4ilates (RC4 Pilates) is a fitness IG that caters to residents of all fitness backgrounds! If you’d like to pursue a well-balanced lifestyle (and survive the hectic university life), gain self-confidence and workout with your friends all at the same time, then RC4ILATES is the IG for YOU! Zero experience is required – all you’ll need is a good amount of determination and a yoga mat!

RC4lunteers

RC4lunteers collaborates with Community Chest to provide a convenient platform for RC4 students to volunteer with social service organizations via ad hoc and/or long-term programmes. It aims to help the beneficiaries from social service organizations belonging to various target groups – children with special needs, children from families with difficulties, youths-at-risk, persons with disabilities, and the elderly.

RC4ME

The RC4 music IG formed spontaneously when a group of students realized the common spark of interest they had for music. Since then, that spark has ignited a flame of passion as musicians, both experienced and aspiring, gather frequently to share their common love for music. The group hopes to spread the joy that music brings as skills are shared, different genres of music are explored and music is made, together. The music group welcomes all who share that common interest to be a part of our family.

RC4tography

The objective of RC4tography is to gather photography enthusiast to share their love for photography with fellow college-mates and provide a sustainable pool of talents to help cover college events.

The members will get a chance to apply what they have leant through the regular photography sharing sessions, where they will share the different photography technics.

Rock Climbing

Climbing entails support from other climbers both physically and mentally. Mental resilience and camaraderie are assets that can be gained through climbing. As the saying goes “it is not about how you fall, it is about how you pick yourself up again”.

Rock climbing IG is a recreational IG for climbers of all climbing abilities residing in RC4. It aims to expose new climbers to the basics of climbing, as well as, to provide a platform for climbers to form a supportive community.

Tennis

Two sessions per week, the IG aims to cater to those who are interested in learning tennis and to further the interests and skills of those who have had experience with the sport. The IG is a recreational where members are able to socialise with fellow tennis peers and sweat it out on the court after school so as to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Theatre

Theatre IG focuses on teaching basic acting skills, such as improvisation, through either an internal or external member. It also helps to foster the skills of those members that are interested in writing their own pieces.

The group’s vision is to work towards in executing a successful production in the near future.

WilderNUS

WilderNUS is an IG created with the intention of exposing members to a multitude of sporting activities. These activities include water sports such as Stand-up Paddling, Flow-riding, Wake-boarding, Kayaking and Windsurfing; as well as other land activities such as Night Cycling, Camping, Laser Tag, Rock Climbing and Ice-skating.

Our Events and Activities

As students of RC4, you will have abundant possibilities to shape life at the college by proposing, developing and participating in sports, cultural and societal engagement activities. You will also indulge in college governance and develop leadership skills.

30 March 2017

[Cognitio Workshop] Introducing Plays with Alfian Saat

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15 March 2017

[Cognitio Tea] Singapore in an Uncertain World - Building Resilience for Survival and Success

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21 March 2017

[Cognitio Tea] Project StarFish - The Dignity of Pain

Barry and Philip met in 1988, when Barry was remanded for drug offences and Philip was an Officer in the Singapore Armed Forces. Their friendship was built on mutual respect through correspondence through letters. Through the years, both men realised the importance of not giving up - on themselves and others. Upon Barry's release in 2016, the 2 men endeavoured to launch “Project StarFish” which will serve to address the problem of emotional and mental pain experienced by prisoners behind literal and emotional bars and that pain can be healed with undeserved and unreserved dignity and respect. Both the men serve as advisors of this project through which they invite and train volunteers to bring back the forgotten art of penmanship by writing letters. Letters are written to impart respect and dignity to those in pain.