On 17 July 2017, Monash University Malaysia welcomed 700 new students into its community.
“Congratulations! You have been admitted to a university that sits in the top one percent of universities in the world. That is a very fine achievement. You have worked very hard to get here, and you should reflect on the hard work that you and your families have put in to get you to this point,” said Professor Andrew Walker, President and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Interim) Monash University Malaysia during his welcoming speech.
Senior ‘buddies’ in maroon t-shirts guided the newbies around and planned an array of activities to get them acquainted with the campus.
A separate information session was held for parents where school representatives addressed a range of topics from academics to exchange programs.
Prof Walker’s 4 tips for a successful university life
Get off to a good start
Doing well at university is a lot about being organised and keeping on top of things. Take time to read through your unit guides – they will tell you exactly what you are going to have to do over the coming semester.
Ask for support
Take the initiative to ask for support when you need it. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you are the only one who doesn’t understand something, or the only person who is feeling stressed and unhappy. You’re not alone.
A lot of university learning takes place outside the classroom. There are a lot of clubs and societies, as well as other extra-curricular activities available. balance your study with some fun activity and some contribution to the community.
Consider international exchange
Think about an exchange experience overseas. You may want to spend a semester at Monash Australia or at one of Monash’s many international exchange partners. This is probably one of the best things you can do to add value to the time you spend studying here.