Hello There. Im Nazmi, Bachelor of Computer Systems and Software Engineering, UMP Gambang Campus, Pahang. I used to be a passive student ; who doesnt involve in much activities when in high school. I only participates when my teacher told me to. But all of that changes when i entered the university life because in university, theres a lot of opportunity for you to become active and to gain more experience. Entering the university life changes me a lot. So here i have my own tips for ex SPM leavers who are entering the university this year. Enjoy the read !
Tips for freshies when entering the university life.
Make yourself presentable
This means that you have to know a lil bit about the trends of fashion nowadays. It’s not that you must buy new clothes before entering university, you just need to take more care about your appearance
Eat up some sweets before entering class
This comes in two situations. 1st, for keeping you focus in class. This is particularly for those who loves to sleep late at night whether they are “studying” or playing games. In my experience, i played games more than studying during the late nights and i was so sleepy in the lecture the next day and find it so hard to focus.
Secondly, for those who rushes in the morning and forgot to brushes their TEETH. THIS DOES HAPPEN! I have 2 friends with this problems, it’s whether they forgot to brush or they don’t brush at all. And when they started talking to me, i was like what is this. I can’t help myself and i had to move away from him bcs the smell was awful.
For me, i always have mentos in my bag. I prefer mint as it will help me tackles these 2 situations.
Maintain a clean appearance
This is just for your own hygiene, you don’t want people to look at you in disgust do you? Comb your hair, button up your shirt, fold your long pants rather making it sweep the floor as you walk. Be clean, look clean and others will found it easier to mix with you
Blend in with others
Make friends, talk about something. You don’t want to be lonely for the next 4 years don’t you? Participates in events, play sports and don’t forget to talk with people!!
Have a small bottle of perfume with you
You’ll need this especially if your body sweats a lot. Or the place you’re staying is surrounded with factories and lorries that emits heavy smelly smokes. A bit of good smell will make you more comfortable when doing things. So yeah, one bottle of One Drop perfume is fair enough.
Know how to do the little things
Wash your dishes, clean up your room, sweep and mop the floor. This little things are important for you as it will help you to become more independent. Because in uni life, there’s no mum in the house ! You only have yourself and your housemates ! Be smart, be independent.
Have a study schedule
This is required for the hard-to-focus, easily-distracted people like me. My roomate loves to play games and most of the time i am distracted. For me, having a study timetable does help. My timetable starts at night because most of the daytime i will be at campus and not at my room. It does help ! i am a bit distracted at the beginning but after one week, i managed to control and disciplined myself