XL Academy

The Centre for Experiential Learning is proud to announce the launch of the XL Academy. Here's a peek into some of our leadership platforms under the Academy!


Through the XL academy's initiatives, students can look forward to:

  • Engaging in EXperiential Leadership programmes
  • Excelling in their leadership journeys
  • Look forward to evolving into an eXtra-Large version of themselves through personal growth

The XL Academy aims to build the leadership capacity of the SUSS student community to pursue personal and community-centric leadership goals. The academy focuses on developing individual unique potential through self-discovery journeys and by imparting specific skill sets to effectively influence and navigate the external environment.

The eventual aim is to empower our students with the necessary tools to serve society with these four broad developmental pathways:


Active Citizenship 1

XL121 Programme

The XL121 programme provides personalised mentorship and leadership development opportunities to students who are leading SUSS-wide projects or plan to lead SUSS projects in 2020.

As the name suggests, one-to-one mentorship means that each student on the programme will work with their assigned mentors to curate a personalised leadership plan journey to build skills and enhance leadership effectiveness.

Students' experience will culminate in the organising of a 1-day University Student Leaders Programme, tentatively planned to fall within the period of March – July 2021.

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Development Opportunities

As a student on the XL121 programme, you will be offered the following leadership opportunities:

  1. Experiential Leadership Development workshop
  2. Attend core skills training to be held
  3. Attend Overseas or Local conferences
  4. Leadership coaching by CEL Professionals
  5. Networking opportunities with other SUSS student leaders and industry leaders
  6. A chance to accumulate leadership experiences


  • Pre-requisite: Year 1-3 SUSS undergraduates with leadership experience within the past 3 years

Students on this programme must commit to the following:

  1. Commit to organise a 1-day University Student Leaders Programme within the period March-July 2021
  2. Attend at least 2 networking sessions of your choice
  3. Lead a SUSS project
  4. Quarterly meet-up with your assigned mentor
  5. Attend 1 Local or Overseas conference (Optional)
  6. Attend core skills (1.5 days) and Experiential Leadership Development Workshop (3 days). Dates to be confirmed, based on availability of successful applicants.

Registration is currently closed.

For more information, please contact Office of Student Life.


Student Leaders Training

Especially selected to lead and be role-models for the Year 1 freshmen, student leaders for the Student Teambuilding Programme acquire and practice the following skills:

  • Identify key individual strengths and using it to enhance personal effectiveness;
  • Manage relationships effectively through skills such as listening and coaching;
  • Basic facilitation skills to conduct and debrief group activities.


3H Series

This series is founded on SUSS core philosophy of Head, Heart and Habit, which is our education philosophy of inculcating professional mastery, social responsibility and habit of lifelong learning. Guest speakers are primarily eminent scholars, thought leaders and influential professionals in their field. Previous speakers include Advisor to Group Executive Committee of GIC, Mr Lim Siong Guan and Laos Ambassador to Singapore, H.E. Khonepheng.


Lead and Influence (OST161)

This 2.5 cu module provides students with foundational knowledge in leadership theories applied to contemporary society via case studies and personal reflection on leadership-in-practice.

For more details, please click here.

Leadership Awards

OBS Award

Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) Leadership and Service Award

OBS celebrates and recognises youths with outstanding contributions in leadership and service within our community. Outstanding student leaders are offered a scholarship to participate in the internationally-renowned 21-day OBS Classic Challenge Course.


NYAA Award

National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA)

The NYAA Singapore works closely in partnership of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation. The internationally recognised Award is designed to encourage and motivate young people develop personal qualities of self-reliance, perseverance and a sense of responsibility to themselves, society and the nation. There are three levels of the NYAA Programme – Bronze, Siler, and Gold. All awards must be completed before the participant’s 25th birthday, whereby all activities and projects must be carried out before then.

Students are encouraged to pursue the NYAA Gold Level. You may visit the Office of Student Life for consultation.

For more information about the NYAA Award, please visit the NYAA Website.

Email the Office of Student Life to register your interest in the NYAA Award.




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