Students' passions come alive in varsity clubs
Yale-NUS and SUTD let them create their own interest groups
A few times a month, Yale-NUS College undergraduates Christopher Tee, Kevin Low and Dylan Ho gather and try to come up with ways to make each other laugh.
Inspired by comedians they saw in New York on a school trip to Yale University last year, they became interested in improvisational comedy, a form of live theatre in which plot, characters and dialogue are made up on the spot.
True to its status as Singapore's first liberal arts college, Yale-NUS' pioneer batch of 155 students have started all sorts of groups, from an improv comedy club to another that promotes gender and sexuality inclusivity.
The same is happening among other "new kids on the tertiary block" such as the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), where students have been active in creating their own groups.