Are you a freshie in IMU?
Or did you just registered and can’t wait to join us?
Or are you just a potential student looking around and just happen to stumble upon this post?
Eitherway, here are some tips for the fellow newcomers of IMU!
Think of this as a welcome gift!
I. First day of university? Head up to the fourth floor
II. Don't skip Orientation
III. Be early or be walking
IV. Elevators assortments
B2 (staff parking)
LG ( besides the cafeteria),
1st floor (postgrad only),
2nd & 3rd floor (beside the washroom)
LG (behind the LG clinic entrance & lab),
G (behind Mad alchemy in the driveway),
1st floor (beside washroom)
4th floor (nearby the staircase)
G (beside the clinic entrance, opposite of main entrance)
4th floor (beside the backdoor entrance to the auditorium and washroom; near the vending machines)
V. Printing services
Alternatively you can also print, photocopy or bind your projects at RICOH itself. Similarly you can bring your pendrive to the laundry shop at Vista B and have your printing, photocopying & binding done there ( yes, the laundry shop offers printing services).
VI. Recruitment Drive
Fancy joining some clubs and society but don’t know how? Not sure if IMU has any to begin with? No worries. Twice a year (generally weeks after the new intake, except for the July intake), IMU will be hosting a 2-day recruitment drive, whereby various clubs and societies will hold up a booth to recruit new blood, usually held at the drive way and atrium. Each booth will be showcasing the club’s specialty, future plans and activities, so do take this chance to join for ECA if it interests you!
VII. Student Lounge
VIII. The Mad Alchemy, Coffee that stares into your soul~
As if knowing that students will have countless sleepless nights
(ahemassignmentsahem), The Mad Alchemy is a small coffee stall along the driveway that serves freshly brewed coffee, latte, espressos and many more. If you’re tired or just want to relax, why not just come over and get your coffee fix? There’s even tables and chairs for you to sit down and enjoy a sip, while you look at students frantically scramble for class. That IS the life.
IX. Merit Award! Get paid to get good!
… Okay fine you’re not really getting paid, but it’s almost as good!
The Merit Award is given to students who are able to achieve a high CGPA, whereby they will receive a discount of 30% off their tuition fees for the forthcoming semester. The award is given every semester, so if you’re able to maintain the good results you can technically save almost 30% off your entire tuition fees! If you’re wondering where can you apply, you need not to as the students who are eligible are automatically enlisted for the reward. Different courses have different requirements, which you may check here. However, there’s no guarantee that you will get an award even if you surpass the minimum grades required, so work hard and save some money!
p/s: I’m not sure but I’ve heard that the award can only be gotten if you achieved the required CGPA from sem 1 onwards. Do ask your lecturers regarding this for more details
X. Hidden stairway to....
Time for a story! * Ahem *
Rumour has it, that deep in the depths of the university known as IMU, lies a mysterious passage. No one truly knows where is it, or if it even actually exist, and those that do kept their vows of silence. It is said that the passage leads to a flight of stairs, leading those who dare to venture forth into the mysterious place, known only to man as… the rooftop!
“dun dun DUUUUUUUN”
Yeap, just as the rumour says, there is a hidden flight of stairs in IMU that leads to the rooftop, where you’ll get a clear view of the whole university from top. Some claimed that they’ve been up before, while others doubt their credibility. It is up for you to decide if this stairway actually exist, and if so, where… ?
Owh and it’s also illegal to trespass, so there’s that to consider too.
So those are some tips for those who will be joining the imu community
Hope you enjoy studying at IMU!
Also for those who are here and have some of your own tips, feel free to share them in the comments below! Cheers!