CCA Previews ’23: Raffles Society of Biological Sciences

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By Lai Le Hao Jerome (23S03L, Chairperson), Cheryl-Anne Lee Rae Ning (23S03Q, Vice-Chairperson), Ong Yu Xin Sarah (23S03M, Secretary), Zhang Xinyue (23S03P, Treasurer), Tan Hui Ru Rany (23S03P, Welfare Head)

Hey there, we are the Raffles Society of Biological Sciences (RSBS or BioSoc for short). In this article, we will be breaking down the various reasons RSBS might be a good fit for you.

Why should you join us? Well, as a student-led CCA, we choose how the sessions are conducted. Field trips? Sure. Cool practical sessions? Of course! Even theory sessions are packed with engaging videos and fun games. 

We also conduct many exciting activities like gardening (we planted some beautiful plants near the Marymount gate!), insect catching (trust me, it is more fun than it sounds) and our upcoming CCA camp.

Our weekly CCA sessions are currently on Thursdays from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm. However, CCA sessions may be shifted to Tuesdays from 2024 onwards.

Here at BioSoc, we cover a large variety of topics. This year, we covered human physiology topics like Neurology and Immunology after consulting our batch for areas they wanted to learn more about. Are you interested in more niche topics, for example, forensic science? We’ve got you covered. During one session this year, members became forensic scientists for a day and had to use their Biology knowledge to solve a thrilling murder mystery. Here, you have the freedom to choose what and how you want to learn.

We also plan field trips and many other hands-on activities. Dissections, Nature Walks, Museum Trips, you name it, we have it. Through these exciting sessions, members get to explore the wonders of Biology first-hand. 

This year, our batch had the chance to visit the Human Anatomy Museum at NUS. Have you ever seen a human’s intestines, lungs, brains, or even an Ox’s heart up close? Well, join us and get the golden opportunity to explore similarly fascinating places. Other field trips we conducted this year included nature walks at MacRitchie and the Southern Ridges. Having learnt the Fig-Wasp pollination during our MacRitchie trek, we can never look at figs the same way again. 

Fig plant we saw at MacRitchie
We found a rubber seed!

Besides field trips, you can also look forward to our dissection sessions, where we dissect prawns, frogs and even the heart of sheep.

Another exciting opportunity all BioSoc members get to participate in is our annual CCA camp. Activities vary from year to year based on the members’ interests, making it the perfect time for members to interact and get to know one another better :)

With all this information about RSBS, we hope our article has fulfilled its purpose  and that our efforts to convince you were not in vain.

You might be wondering, are there any requirements for you to join us? Nope, absolutely not. We are an auto-accept CCA and no trials are required. Any subject combination is welcomed here, where we can all uncover the mysteries of Biology together. All you need is passion and the willingness to participate.

We would be delighted to have you as part of the BioSoc family. Hope to see you here!

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