A Wide Range of Attractive Programmes and Activities to Attract Students
The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) will hold its annual Open House over two days, from 78 March 2008 at SIM headquarters in 461 Clementi Road with the theme - 'Work out your future at SIM'. The event will be open to the public from 2.00pm to 7.00pm on 7th March, and 11.00 am to 6.00pm on 8th March.
The Open House will feature tertiary programme offerings for school leavers and adult learners from, SIM Global Education and the SIM University (UniSIM) respectively.
UniSIM is Singapore's first and only privately-funded university dedicated to the higher learning needs of working professionals and adult learners. With the Singapore Government's recent announcement and support for Continuing Education and Training by offering up to 40% subsidy for adult learning from July 2008, UniSIM's degree programmes are made even more accessible to adult Singaporeans and permanent residents who wish to study part-time.
SIM Global Education, on the other hand, has a credible track record in offering overseas degree programmes in collaboration with 10 prestigious partner universities around the world.
SIM Global Education offers 'O' and 'A' Level school leavers as well as graduates from the Polytechnics interested in pursuing further studies, an attractive educational pathway, without having to leave Singapore. More than 50 fulltime and part-time certificate, diploma, degree and masters courses are available. SIM is the largest overseas centre in the world for University of London and the largest offshore partner for Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University.
Highlights of SIM Open House
The SIM Open House is expected to draw up to 2,000 people. Course counsellors will be present to share information on UniSIM and SIM GE programmes and also conduct tours of the Institute. Visitors will also be able to meet student ambassadors – some of whom are international students who will act as 'tour guides', providing them an account of their academic experiences and a firsthand glimpse into the vibrant campus life at SIM.
In addition to the more than 40 academic programme briefings, UniSIM will organise a series of free talks on a wide range of topics from juvenile delinquent rehabilitation, the rise of China, regional politics, media consumption trends in the digital age, business strategies, business ethics and corporate social responsibility to marketing strategies for small businesses. Renowned speakers include:
- Gerard Ee, who will speak on 'Juvenile Delinquents: A Challenge For A More Inclusive World'
- Du Ping who will discuss 'Rising China and its Challenges' (in English and Mandarin)
- Manfred Rist on 'The Saffron Revolution in Burma A Media Perspective'
- Ian McKee on 'Back to the Future of Marketing'
- Bob Fleming on 'Services Marketing Powered by Customer Relationships' and
- Yekta Mustafa who will speak on 'Small Business Customer Services Strategies: Turning Cannots into Cans'
At the Open House, prospective students will get a taste of the lively diversity of sporting and extracurricular activities available at SIM. The SIM Student Care Services, for example, will conduct 'The Basketball Fiesta' a basketball clinic for students - run by The Singapore Slingers who are a of group semi-professional players. There will also be three-point shootout competitions that visitors can participate in to win various attractive prizes.