May 9, 2019, by Lisa Chin

Coffee & Cake Session 3/2019 (ft. Games)

The third Coffee and Cake session this year was held on 26 April 2019. It was a good avenue for postgraduates to meet and establish rapport with one another whilst enjoying free coffee and cake. It was also a good platform for postgraduates to temporarily get away from their work and take a much-needed breather.

Take a break, play some games!

This session featured some games of thrill and suspense. The games were facilitated by the Students’ Association (SA) Postgraduate Officer, Olaoluwa Duro-Bello, fondly known as Ola, who also leads the Postgraduate Students’ Network (PGSN). The postgraduates were divided into three teams to encourage communication and teamwork.

A game of skill and suspense

First and foremost, we played the classic block-stacking Jenga game. It was the perfect game for everyone, with edge-of-your-seat, gravity-defying action. Some hands were super steady and some eyes were super adept at identifying loose blocks!

So do you dive right in and pull your block or take your time and study the stack?

A game of speed and precision

Last but not least, we played a game called the paper cup tower which incorporated the elements of speed and precision. The postgraduates had to move six paper cups separately using balloons (no hand allowed) and subsequently build a tower. This game provided a fun and exciting avenue for exploring the trade-off between speed and accuracy.

In this Coffee and Cake session, we prepared some vanilla Oreo cake, banana muffins and curry puffs for the postgraduates. We try to provide different types of refreshment for each session so there will be something new that the postgraduates can look forward to.

Thank you to all those who came for this session and we hope you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you again in the next session!

Join us next time

The next sessions will be held on the following Fridays at 3pm – 4pm in H1B14:

  • 30 August 2019
  • 27 September 2019
  • 25 October 2019

The Coffee and Cake sessions are open to all our postgraduate students including postgraduate research students (PGRs) and postgraduate taught students (PGTs). Come and join the rest of the postgraduate community on campus in these social gathering sessions and enjoy the free refreshments.

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