Admissions Blog

World Autism Awareness Day

Contributed by Debra Quek and Anu Pandey, Class of 2015.

Ion Orchard in Singapore, all lit up in blue

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2 April World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). Events to commemorate this day are organized all around the world.

Last year, students of Benjamin Sheares College spearheaded the first celebration of WAAD in Singapore, bringing together various autism centres in Singapore to organize a one-day seminar for caregivers. The event was well received and even drew participants from outside Singapore! This year, we had the privilege of collaborating with 5 autism centres in Singapore, namely, Autism Association (Singapore), Autism Resource Centre (Singapore), Rainbow Centre, Shoulders Singapore and St. Andrew’s Autism Centre to organize this year’s activities for WAAD 2012.

Jia Hui

Contributed by Jia Hui Chua, Class of 2013

Outside the KKH Operating Theatres

The first year was definitely the toughest, but being part of the Seah Cheng Siang College helped make my medical education much more enjoyable and not having to walk the journey alone. College meetings happen once a week and we usually meet up over lunch with our 3 College masters, who take time off their busy schedules as physicians to become friendly mentors to us. They listen to our difficulties and concerns and also serve as a bridge to the school administrators. I have to admit that this is really a refreshing experience, as I have never had anything similar to this during my undergraduate days! It brings a sense of belonging and also a therapeutic relief just knowing that the school values your entire educational experience.