30 March 2022
Five of Singapore’s university student unions have formed a new network called the Inter-University Network in order to collectively tackle issues concerning local undergraduates.
The network comprises the student union leaders from the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University and the Singapore University of Technology and Design, as well as Yale-NUS College. The network aims to bring the universities together and represent, protect and empower the interests of undergraduates and young people on a national level.
The Singapore University of Social Sciences and the Singapore Institute of Technology are not formally involved in the network as they do not have student unions, but the network will work with students from those two universities, beginning with its first initiative, UCare, which aims to understand mental health stressors among undergraduates. It will work with clubs and interest groups at the universities to look at existing prevention and intervention support for mental health problems, as well as identify possible gaps in these support systems.