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The 7th APRCSL Serving Learning: A Lifelong Journey of Social Responsibility

Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) will be hosting the 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning (7th APRCSL) from 19-21 June 2019. About 300 Singapore and international representatives from various education institutes, NGOs and welfare organisations will speak and exchange their knowledge of best practices in service-learning as a lifelong journey to build up a ‘service-minded’ community within Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world. This is the first time the regional conference is held in Singapore.

A recent survey conducted by SUSS and Straits Times found a high 42% of over one thousand 19-year-old Singaporeans wanting jobs with meaning. This is indicative that millennials increasingly desire greater sense of purpose in their lives and work. Service-learning can provide a platform for our next generation to discover what they love, what they can make a living of, what the world needs, and what they are good at.

The conference will reinforce what SUSS have adopted as our education philosophy – to influence and empower our youths to actively develop and act on their sense of social responsibility given the social and environmental challenges ahead. In both academic and co- curricular applications, Service-learning plays a critical role in tertiary institutions in educating and engaging our youths to develop the knowledge and skills (Head), attitudes and dispositions (Heart) to make life choices that are socially responsible (Habit), in their journey of growth to become leaders in society.

The Conference is a flagship event of Service-Learning Asia Network (SLAN), of which SUSS Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement (OSLCE) serves as the current Secretariat. The purpose of SLAN is to promote the common interests and networks of student exchanges, faculty research, as well as curriculum development and programme evaluation among colleges and universities interested in Service-learning in Asia.

SUSS warmly invite you and your photographer / camera crew to join us for the 7th APRCSL: 

Date: Wednesday, 19 June, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm (Media Registration from 8.30am)
Venue: Performing Arts Theatre (PAT), Block D
            Singapore University of Social Sciences
            463 Clementi Road
            Singapore 599494
            <Annex C: Location Map>

Guest-of-Honour: Mr Desmond Lee
                             Minister for Social and Family Development

Please refer to Annex A and Annex B for Programme and Highlights respectively.

Kindly RSVP your attendance by Tuesday, 11 June 2019 (5:00pm) to the following media contact persons:

Valerie Ng (Ms)
Senior PR Manager
DID     :  6248 0364
Email :

Tian Zhiyuan (Mr)
DID      :    6240 8836
Email  :


About Singapore University of Social Sciences

SUSS is a university with a rich heritage in providing lifelong, learner-centric and industry- relevant education. Our mission is to champion lifelong education to develop future thinkers and leaders to their fullest potential through our 3H’s education philosophy – ‘Head’ for professional competency with applied knowledge, ‘Heart’ for social awareness of the needs of the society, and ‘Habit’ for passion towards lifelong learning.

We offer more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programmes, available in full- and part-time study modes which are flexible, modular and multi-faceted in learning experience to cater to both fresh school leavers and adult learners. We also launched a broad range of continuing education and training modular courses for the professional skills and knowledge upgrading of our workforce.

Our programmes and courses are made available through our five schools:

  • S R Nathan School of Human Development,
  • School of Business,
  • School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences,
  • School of Law, and
  • School of Science and Technology.

To date, over 30,000 graduates have chosen SUSS as their university of choice. Each year, over 15,000 students are pursuing their part- and full-time studies with us. For more information on SUSS, please visit
Annex A

Annex B1
Annex B2
Annex C

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