Other NIE Facilities

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    The Nanyang Playhouse is a free-standing building close to the Arts Building. It houses purpose-built spaces for the Drama programme - performance area, workshop, rehearsal room, wardrobe, classroom and office. The performance area is a 'black box' - that is, it is predominantly black to minimise interference with all-round lighting design capacity, and has no fixed seating.

    A flexible system of portable risers and platforms allows for many configurations of audience seating and temporary stage arrangements. Seating numbers vary according to the set-up used: the maximum is around 150 and 120 could be regarded as optimal. The spaces constitute the Drama programme's teaching areas as well as being used for performance. The Drama programme operates from within the Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group.

  • nie_12archi347The Art Gallery is designed as a teaching space and for students’ exhibitions, as well as for hosting local, regional and international shows.

    Its mission is to support pedagogy, research and practice aspects in the Visual and Performing Arts programme. It extends the teaching of Visual Arts beyond the boundaries of the art studios/classrooms by providing:

    1. A platform for the extension and exchanges of visual ideas
    2. Opportunities for student-teachers to develop and curate art exhibitions.

    The Art Gallery is situated in a prominent and accessible location next to the Arts Block along Nanyang Crescent. Its Committee welcomes exhibition proposals from schools, staff members and artists.

    Find out more about the NIE Art Gallery.

  • The Campus Bookstore is located at Basement 1 of the Library Building (NIE 4-B1-10), next to canteen.

    The bookstore sells a wide variety of items including prescribed textbooks and stationery.

    Operating Hours for Campus Bookstore:

    • Mondays to Fridays: 9.00am to 7.00pm
    • Closed on Weekends* and Public Holidays

    * Open on Saturdays from 9.30am to 2.00pm in the months of January and August only.

  • Telephones for use in an emergency are located outside some of the tutorial rooms and near staircase landing of levels 2 and 3 in Blocks 2, 3, 5 and 7 (refer to the NIE location map at the end of this handbook for the location of the telephones on the plaza level).

    Some essential numbers are:

    • Building and Related Services (Building and Related Services) - 6790-3000
    • Campus Security Service (24 hours Campus Security) - 6790-3999
  • There are rooms for nursing mothers on Level 2 of Blocks 2, 3 and 7. User is to exchange for an access card with any form of personal identification at the Student Services Centre located at the Student Hub, NIE3B-01-SSC in order to enter the nursing rooms.

    Operating Hours for Nursing Rooms:

    • Mondays to Fridays: 9.00am to 5.00pm
    • Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays
  • In line with the National Environment Agency’s expanded healthoriented policy, smoke-free places in the University (including NIE) have been extended to include all indoor public places and outdoor public facilities with effect from 1 January 2009. The majority of walkways, corridors and plazas, covered car parks, lift lobbies, entrances and exits of all buildings are smoke-free.

    In NIE, the designated smoking areas are only in the open car parks, 5 metres radii away from the entrances and exits of buildings.

    List of New Smoke Free Areas Included in the Smoking Act (Prohibition in Certain Places)

    Updated as at 15 January 2013:

    Residential Estates
    All common areas including:

    • Linkways from bus stops to residential blocks
    • Void decks
    • Corridors
    • Stairwells
    • Multi-purpose halls

    Public Spaces

    • Covered walkways and linkways
    • All pedestrian bridges 5 metres from the edge of bus stops
    • Hospital outdoor compounds
    • 5 metres from the edge of bus stops
  • There are drinks vending machines installed at the basement levels of Blocks 3, 5, 7, level 1 of the NIE Student Hub (U.iD), shed near the tennis courts and in the canteen.

    There is a vending machine installed at level 1 of the Canteen dispensing hot toasted sandwiches.

    There are snacks vending machines installed at level 1 of the Canteen and basement 3 of Block 5.

    Hot water dispensers are located in the canteen and in all the main buildings in the campus on levels 1 and 3.

    The Campus Bookshop sells a wide variety of items including prescribed textbooks and stationery is located on basement 1 of the Canteen.