21/3/2020: (2019S2) All students on local DY placements have been withdrawn from host establishment, with the aim of replacing your remaining time with a “work from home” arrangement. Refer to the e-mail sent by your DYAs.
7/3/2020: (2019S2) All ASEAN placements have also been cancelled. Students will be diverted to local placements.
19/2/2020: (2019S2) Regrettably, all DY activities to Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, and Macau have been cancelled, as per GR Office directive. The health and safety of students is UBD’s priority. Alternative arrangements will now be made for students affected.
14/1/2020: Why not attend Career Clinics and Talks by UBD CoNECT? Improve your CV and interview skills.
9/1/2020: This article on The Guardian on CV writing might be useful for you: Link
8/1/2020: Here are the places Maths students have gone to in the past year and a half (larger font means more popular). Note that these show interest but not necessarily successful applications.
Placements for 2020 S1 DY has not yet begun. You are not required to do anything at this stage yet. Check back sometime in July 2020.
Following the FOS DY Briefing & Registration session, you will have to fill in Dr. Natasha’s Google Form by 11 Jan 2020. Check her Facebook group for more details.
When considering places to apply for local internship, take note of the following:
For those who are finishing their internship in the next couple of weeks, please be reminded that your DY report is due one week after completing your internship.
USE THIS LINK TO SUBMIT YOUR REPORT IN PDF FORMAT
26/3/2020 All students have now been allocated a place. Thank you for your cooperation.
Due to the Covid-19 situation, all students undergoing local DY placements have been withdrawn. If you have been asked to work from home, continue to do so until the last day of your internship. DY report will be due as originally scheduled.
No new local placements will be allocated, EXCEPT to the following:
2) Special permission will be given for internship/COP which directly benefits the country in relation to the Covid-19 situation other than the Sukarelawan involvement
In both cases you must obtain consent from parent/guardian to undergo these activities. Please contact your DYA for more information.
Interviews are now complete, except for a very small number who have left for their abroad placements before the interview period. These will be conducated after your return.
Students undergoing local internship or COP are required to complete OSHE and RA forms before undergoing the internship. The procedure is roughly as follows:
A report is to be completed and submitted in PDF format softcopy to DYA one week after the date that you internship is scheduled to end. Here are some guidelines for preparing an internship report:
The report should be written in sections incorporating the following:
Introduction: Outline of the internship programme.
Host organisation/company description: Background, objectives, working operations, and roles.
Nature and scope of work: Objectives of the tasks assigned during intern- ship
Methodology: Equipments, techniques, methods of data collection, and the use of analytical methods/ techniques in data analyses.
The Internship experience: Reasons for choice of internship, results on completion of projects, acquisition of new skills, and application of theoretical knowledge in a professional context.
Evaluation of the internship experience: Value of the internship, contribution towards future career, and potential suggestions and innovative ideas for future improvement.
Summary and concluding remarks: Relevance and usefulness of the programme to the interns and the host organisations.
References: List of books and documents used.
Appendices: Subsidiary documents
Note that the above are simply guidelines. Your report will be assessed based on its content, presentation & format, conclusions & reflection of internship experience, and also evidence of workplace knowledge.
Information for students undergoing their Discovery Year (UBD Mathematics Majors). Check back often for DY updates and information.
The current Discovery Year Advisors are:
The DYAs serve as your point of contact for DY related matters (internships and COPs). For study abroad programmes (SAP) or international internships, you will be liasing with the DYC Dr. Natasha Keasberry.
UBD has implemented work from home, therefore I will be hardly at the office. Please e-mail us regarding any DY matters and we can arrange for an online meeting or digital signature for any forms.