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Post GRASS 12/2/19 Update

The GRASS session last Wednesday was great, and we heard a lot of feedback from you guys. In case you missed it, here is a summary of some of the common pain points for students in SUTD.

1. Misc Feedback

  • Digital World
    • Voca crashing, Exams encouraging memorization of code.
  • Housing
    • Lack of transparency in Housing allocation for GEXP students.
  • Curriculum
    • Lack of study break between project submission and finals.
    • Removal of modules e.g. materials science

2. Spaces

  • A lack of study spaces was discussed, especially at night for those who do not stay in hostel.
  • A trial for Night Study Rooms is being planned to run for the whole term, to gauge the response and utilization from the student body.
  • We noticed that there is a lack of awareness about some of the study/discussion rooms available to students. We are working on it, but in the meantime here is a list of some study spaces available during office hours for the pillar year students.
  • Do feedback to us if this list is incomplete/incorrect.
  • Compiled list of study spaces: (Office Hours)
    • ESD:
      • Systems Design Studio (1.615)
      • Data Analytics Lab (1.610)
    • ISTD:
      • Digital Systems Lab (2.412)
    • EPD:
      • ARMS Lab (2.313, 2.314, 1.712)
      • Characterization Lab* (2.614, 2.615)
    • ASD:
      • ASD Studios
    • Common:
      • Library
      • Outside LT1 (No power sockets)

3. Lockers

  • Many of you guys are asking about the availability of lockers for rent.
  • Unfortunately, there are no lockers available for this term, a mass email will be sent out when applications re-open.
  • The number of lockers made available will depend on the number of applications.

4. Dialogue with Senior Management

  • To best represent the student voice, ROOT is collecting questions from students for the Q&A session.
  • These can be any kinds of questions:
  • Grading/ curriculum, facilities management policies, scholarship requirements, etc.
  • The question form is still open, and we want to be able to best represent the student body during the Q&A, so keep the questions coming.
  • https://tinyurl.com/SMMDialogueQns

5. Canteen

  • Food tasting for the Malay food stall has completed and will be opening soon.
  • We have also noted the feedback about Canteen hygiene and service standards.
  • ROOT will be working with the new Director of OCIF on impactful solutions for both short- and long-term issues.
  • A new feedback platform on F&B in SUTD is also coming within the next few days to collect more feedback on these issues.

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Post GRASS 12/2/19 Update

The GRASS session on Wednesday was great, and we heard a lot of feedback from you guys. In case you missed it, here is a summary of some of the common pain points for students in SUTD.