Senior Retention Exercise (SRE)
SRE is a process to retain senior students who are interested to engage themselves intellectually and to enhance the living experience in the College after their initial guaranteed stay period. College expects retained senior students to fully utilize this opportunity to shape their personal and intellectual growth.
ALL RC4 students (except those who are currently in year 1 of their NUS study) are eligible to apply.
2.Terms and Conditions:
The terms and conditions stated below are only applicable to senior retention students, who will be in year 3 and year 4 of their NUS study in AY2017/18. These do not apply to RC4 students who will be in year 1 and year 2 of NUS study in AY2017/18.
3. Minimum Commitment Levels expected from retained students:
College has devised “Minimum Commitment Levels” depending on the status of UTCP completion and the status of free spaces left in the curriculum of applicants. Free spaces refer to number of General Education (GE) modules or Unrestricted Electives (UEs) that are yet to be completed at the time when students start their retention stay in College. Students will have to correctly declare the number of free spaces left in their curriculum while filling the application. College will verify the details in the application with student portal/home faculty. Any false declaration will lead to rejection of SRE application.
|Category||Minimum Commitment Levels to be fulfilled|
|A. Students who have already completed University Town College Program (UTCP) at the time when they start the retention stay
B. Students who have not completed UTCP but do not have sufficient space(s) in their curriculum (i.e. if students have already completed all their GE modules or UEs in their curriculum at the time when they start retention stay)
|Retained students belonging to both categories A and B must fulfil all the three requirements throughout their stay:
[R.1.] Enroll in at least one of the existing Cognitio pods initiated by Resident Fellows (RFs) and contribute actively to it throughout their stay; (or) retained students can initiate their own Cognitio pods and run them actively under the supervision of Director of Student Life (DSL).
[R.2.] Attend at least 2 Cognitio Tea sessions per semester
[R.3.] Show active participation in the house/college activities
|C. Students who have not completed their UTCP and if they have sufficient space(s) in their curriculum (i.e. if students still have to complete GE modules or UEs in their curriculum at the time when they start the retention)||Following three scenarios are possible for students belonging to this category (minimum commitment levels will vary for each scenario):
Scenario 1: If a retained student in this category stays for one year and chooses to complete only one UTCP module during the first semester stay, he/she will also have to fulfil the requirements [R.2.], and [R.3.] in the first semester and must fulfil all the three requirements [R.1.], [R.2.] and [R.3.] in the second semester.
Scenario 2: If a retained student in this category stays for one year and chooses to do more than one UTCP module, he/she need not commit to Cognitio pods. But, he/she must fulfil the requirements [R.2.] and [R.3.].
Scenario 3: If a retained student in this category stays for one semester alone, then he/she will have to do at least one UTCP module in that semester itself. Also, he/she must fulfil the requirements [R.2.] and [R.3.].
Generally for this category, the College encourages the students to complete the UTCP if there are sufficient number of free module spaces left in their curriculum.
4. Key Selection Criteria
SRE applications will be processed based on the contribution of students in both studies and student life during their period of guaranteed stay in RC4. Length of stay in RC4 will not be a criteria for selection; rather the overall contribution during their stay period will be given prime importance. Some of the important aspects that will be considered while processing SRE applications are listed below. It is not necessary that the applicants should have contributed to all the aspects listed below; meaningful contributions in some of these aspects would be key.
5. Application Form
To apply, CLICK HERE
6. Other Important Information
Application period: 23rd February to 15th March 2017 (11:59 pm)
Results release period: Results will be released after the new CSC is formed (mostly during reading/exam week)
For any queries on SRE please email to Dr. Naviyn (email@example.com).