A great big hello to our upcoming juniors.... well certainly not playin' hide n seek wif u. We've been really busy, yesterday being last day of the semester- awards day and our 3-week hols have officially started after which we'll b welcoming you wif open arms to KYUEM in July.
The Dotco sells basic stuff like present papers, papermate pens, erasers, door mats, toiletries like toothbrush, shavers and darlie toothpaste and some snacks. actually it's pretty small, n it's run by the student council - the welfare EXCOs in particular. i'd say it's non profit making eventho u may find junkfood sold at higher prices than in the market. u can expect only to get basic stuff in our lil' shop so do bring your personal items, things u can't live without, to the college. Last year, i brought everything i needed. Yes it is opened every night except saturday from 10pm to 11pm. But for the last 2 weeks, we couldn't open it coz we had problems with the keys. sorry. rest assured the problem will b solved n we can hav dotco functioning again once we get back to KYUEM. Right, corn2head?
Talking about subject combinations, don sweat about it. During your induction programme in KYUEM, you'll be advised on choosing your subjects by our counsellor, Ms Kasthuri. u don wanna study subjects in which you have no particular interest tho. u'll be advised on choosing ur subjects based university requirements, ur interest, relevance of subject to your course. You should always believe in your choices. I'm an accounting student myself, and for your reference, justme1407 and all who are pursuing accountancy, i take a subject combination of maths, history, accounting, economics and AS computing. I take history because a traditional subject like history/ sociology/ english literature gives me a better advantage when it comes to applying to prestigious universities like London School of Economics which prefers strong academic subjects to other subjects like accounting or business studies. It depends on which uni you're applying to actually. I personally enjoy history a lot.
Swimming lessons are supposed to be compulsory. You'll take a swimming test during induction week when u come in. and i think we'll have another swimming test b4 we graduate from college if i'm not mistaken. hey don worry about not being able to swim. The good thing - you get to learn how to swim here. so do make use of our olympic size swimming pool whilst you're here. you wanna make full use of all the wonderful facilities like the squash courts, the tennis courts, the multipurpose hall, gym.... If you're good at swimming, you can join the life-saving club n train hard to earn urself a life saver's medalion or bronze cross to enable u to become a qualified life saver, like a couple o' my friends did here.
During academic hours, u wear formal academic wear. in other words, yes merry_go_around, shirts with collars for the guys. Do remember to abide by the college dress code at all times, for it's important to respect n be sensitive towards the views of people from different backgrounds. You're allowed to go back home during weekend (except during weekend which is a compulsory stay-in) starting from 12.30pm (saturday) after class and make sure u be back by 10pm on Sunday.
U guys must be excited about coming to KYUEM
We are excited to meet you too.
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