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(Original post by Jyouie)
Hello, guys, can you all give me advice on this?....NUS life science or UCL biological sciences?.....Got offers from both universities, but still considering if a UK cert holders will find it difficult to find a job back in Singapore, esp. those science-related job.
For science-related jobs (that specifically require a science degree), university reputation is unlikely to play a major role. Even then, UK degrees are well-regarded in Singapore, and a UCL graduate certainly won't "find it difficult to find a job" compared to an NUS graduate. I'd think strong academic results and relevant work or research experience will be most important.

For other jobs, university reputation may be slightly more important, but I still think results and work experience take precedence, since UCL and NUS both have a solid reputation in Singapore.
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(Original post by jonobebe)
maybe just create a new one?
Haha! Yeah, I should.
Now to see who'll go with me..
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(Original post by hamandcheese)
oh cooool! UCL seems like an amazing place to be, my seniors there are loving it!
I'll be headed to glasgow to do med
Yuupp (: I'm pretty excited. I've a lot of friends in LSE, not so much UCL. But irregardless, I'm tons excited to go to London!

Ooohhhh! MEDICINE. That's awesome (: Anyone you know going with you?
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(Original post by perpend)
For science-related jobs (that specifically require a science degree), university reputation is unlikely to play a major role. Even then, UK degrees are well-regarded in Singapore, and a UCL graduate certainly won't "find it difficult to find a job" compared to an NUS graduate. I'd think strong academic results and relevant work or research experience will be most important.

For other jobs, university reputation may be slightly more important, but I still think results and work experience take precedence, since UCL and NUS both have a solid reputation in Singapore.
Thanks for your help!!!
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(Original post by whitelily29)
Yuupp (: I'm pretty excited. I've a lot of friends in LSE, not so much UCL. But irregardless, I'm tons excited to go to London!

Ooohhhh! MEDICINE. That's awesome (: Anyone you know going with you?
I know of people going there but nobody I know very well. Have you firmed your offer already?
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(Original post by hamandcheese)
I know of people going there but nobody I know very well. Have you firmed your offer already?
That's good (:
I've firmed it for quite a while already!
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Can I ask some nationals: How bad are the mosquitoes in Singapore? Due to my eczema I will probably be allergic to insecticides like DEET etc
Any good advice to do with mosquitoes? Good products etc?

Thank you for your time in advance!
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(Original post by GingerGoat)
Can I ask some nationals: How bad are the mosquitoes in Singapore? Due to my eczema I will probably be allergic to insecticides like DEET etc
Any good advice to do with mosquitoes? Good products etc?

Thank you for your time in advance!
Erm, you probably don't have to worry about mosquitos hahaha. It's pretty urban here.

I seldom get bitten by any, only more during certain periods of the year. You can come get and use our Mopiko cream if you do get bitten haha!
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(Original post by GingerGoat)
Can I ask some nationals: How bad are the mosquitoes in Singapore? Due to my eczema I will probably be allergic to insecticides like DEET etc
Any good advice to do with mosquitoes? Good products etc?

Thank you for your time in advance!
I agree with Irenicis, being bitten by mosquitoes is quite rare, unless you visit our wetland reserve There definitely are mosquitoes in some residential areas though.
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(Original post by Irenicis)
Erm, you probably don't have to worry about mosquitos hahaha. It's pretty urban here.

I seldom get bitten by any, only more during certain periods of the year. You can come get and use our Mopiko cream if you do get bitten haha!
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I agree with Irenicis, being bitten by mosquitoes is quite rare, unless you visit our wetland reserve There definitely are mosquitoes in some residential areas though.
Yeah I heard it's very urban, but never having been to Asia at all I'm just paranoid I'd hope to get away from the city at points fairly regularly, so also curious as to how problematic they are there. Thank you for your help though Can't wait to go already
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Yeah I heard it's very urban, but never having been to Asia at all I'm just paranoid I'd hope to get away from the city at points fairly regularly, so also curious as to how problematic they are there. Thank you for your help though Can't wait to go already
No problem! You are here for a holiday? How long will you be here?

'Get away from the city', hmm....
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Yeah I heard it's very urban, but never having been to Asia at all I'm just paranoid I'd hope to get away from the city at points fairly regularly, so also curious as to how problematic they are there. Thank you for your help though Can't wait to go already
Mosquitoes aren't the problem here. It's cockroaches.
Irritating buggers.
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Yeah I heard it's very urban, but never having been to Asia at all I'm just paranoid I'd hope to get away from the city at points fairly regularly, so also curious as to how problematic they are there. Thank you for your help though Can't wait to go already
Yeah, like what Irenicis says, it's pretty tough to get away from the city. Almost everywhere you go, you're within 1km of the city. So don't be worried, mosquitoes aren't too abundant. Unless you're planning to stay at Pulau Ubin..
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(Original post by Irenicis)
No problem! You are here for a holiday? How long will you be here?

'Get away from the city', hmm....
I'm coming to Singapore in August to study at Nanyang Technological Uni for a year So will be there for a whole year! There's a good exchange rate too, it seems

Are you coming to the UK then?
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Mosquitoes aren't the problem here. It's cockroaches.
Irritating buggers.
Ah right...I'll be staying in university accommodation, is that a usual problem there, too?
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Ah right...I'll be staying in university accommodation, is that a usual problem there, too?

Not really. Just dont leave food around. Which uni are you at? NUS?
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(Original post by GingerGoat)
I'm coming to Singapore in August to study at Nanyang Technological Uni for a year So will be there for a whole year! There's a good exchange rate too, it seems

Are you coming to the UK then?
Hopefully, I'm still waiting for an offer though.

Yea the exchange is pretty good it seems, 2 Singapore dollars for a quid. Just make sure you get your purchases from the right places.

p.s. NTU is quite far from the city actually.
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Not really. Just dont leave food around. Which uni are you at? NUS?
Nah, NTU
What's it like?
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(Original post by Irenicis)
Erm, you probably don't have to worry about mosquitos hahaha. It's pretty urban here.

I seldom get bitten by any, only more during certain periods of the year. You can come get and use our Mopiko cream if you do get bitten haha!
mosquitos don't bite.
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(Original post by Irenicis)
Hopefully, I'm still waiting for an offer though.

Yea the exchange is pretty good it seems, 2 Singapore dollars for a quid. Just make sure you get your purchases from the right places.

p.s. NTU is quite far from the city actually.
Where are you hoping to get an offer from?
And what do you mean "from the right place"? Would people try to charge you more if you look like you're a foreigner? (Which will be obvious in my case, since I'm ginger haired :lol:)
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