Meet Jun Wei. A current student at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), who is in his 3rd year of Bachelor's studies in Sport Science and Management. Prior to entering NTU, he graduated from Tampines Junior College. And he is a local student from Singapore.
1. What school do you study in? Nanyang Technological University
2. Do you/others have a nickname for the school? Pulau NTU
3. Why did you choose this school? It is the only school that offers Sports Science and Management Degree
4. What is a scene that you often see in the school? People eating and talking at canteen
5. What is one thing that you wish you knew before enrollment? The depth of the courses, and what it is about (application)
6. Your school is great, but if you could change one thing, what would it be? More student privileges such as food discounts (e.g. 50C discount for PayLah)
7. And if there’s one thing you’d never change? Availability of sports modules.
8. The unofficial uniform of your school is? Free and easy (pjs to formal)
9. When you meet a new friend for the first time and you have to describe your school with one word, what would it be? Inaccessible
10. What is one place in the school that you are proud of? Student Activity Centre (FIFA)
11. If you could swap programs for a day, what would it be? Civil Engineering
12. What is a common myth of your school? That students from Sports Science and Management program don’t need to study, but this is not true.
13. If you ever had to stay in school past 9pm, what would it be because? Study
14. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever seen in the school? Snake in the toilet
15. What is your one guilty pleasure you indulge in in school? Entertainment nights in hall with my friends
16. If you were given $5 million dollars to revamp the school, what would you do with it? Improve the shuttle bus services in school
17. In between classes, where can we find you? Canteen or hall
18. What is the best place to be as one with your laptop and lecture recordings? Research Techno Plaza
19. In the occasion that the school has to downsize till only ONE food place remains, what will it be? NIE canteen
20. For free electricity in the school, where would you go to? Research Techno Plaza
21. What program are you in? Sports Science and Management
22. Is this related to your dream job? Yes
23. Do you know the actual value of your degree?
Yes and no
Yes because it is related to the field you are studying.
No because still unsure about how in depth the courses are and what positions I can get as my first job.
24. Do you think a degree in your course is cost efficient in terms of the quality of education you are receiving versus what you are paying?
I pay about $32K for my 4 years of studies.
In comparison to other countries, yes, but if it is just Singapore itself, then it is not cost efficient to a certain extent as not much advance knowledge and practical experiences are taught.
25. In your opinion, how much should a degree in your program cost? $25K for 4 years.
26. What is the most unforgettable module you have taken? Experimental Biomechanics SS3211
27. If you could be exempted from any module in your program, what would it be? Outdoor Recreation SS1107
28.What advice would you give to future students about module selection and planning? Take modules that you are confident in getting A / have interests in instead of following your friends
29. If you had to choose one, would you advise a Singapore Junior College (JC) or Polytechnic (poly) student to join your program? Both same.
30. In what scenarios will any student be exempted from any modules? Students from Republic Polytechnic’s Sports and Exercise Science program may have exemptions.
31. Theory vs. Practical. In what ratio would you say your program content is?
32. On a scale of 1 – 10, how employable do you think students from your program are? 7
33. Name 3 job fields people from your program go into.
Sports exercise physiologists
34. Favorite Professor?
Dr Tiago Barbosa
Dr Stephen Burns
Dr Yang Yifan
35. What is one thing that most people don’t know about your program? How much practicality the program covers.
36. Ideal tutorial class size versus reality?
37. Given a chance to go on exchange, which country would you choose? United Kingdom. The Sports Science field there is really advanced, and the modules here are adapted from them.
38. Common exam formats include: Essays.
39. Outside of the curriculum, do you have any other commitments in school?
40. Would you say that it is difficult to manage both studies and other school activities? Yes.
41. In your opinion, are there enough clubs & societies in school for students to choose from? Yes. It is actually a little too much.
42. How do you think a Extra-Curriculum Activity add value to a student's overall experience? Leadership experiences
43. The most memorable school event that you have attended would be: Being a part of the committee that organised the OCIP trip to Myanmar
44. If you had to pay to NOT attend a particular event in school, what will it be? Inter Hall Games
45. Is the school doing enough to engage students? Sports science management is doing well as the cohort is small.
Not so much for NTU as there are too many students
46. Do you stay on-campus? If yes, see below: Yes
47. Which part of campus do you stay at? Hall 14
48. Name 5 adjectives about your hall/hostel. Friendly, social, relax, encouraging, comfortable
49. Would you sacrifice an “A” for one of your core modules to secure a spot at hall/hostel? Definitely not.
50. How would you describe hall life in a phrase? Comfortable and toxic at the same time.
51. Are the amenities in the halls comprehensive? No
52. If you can only bring one electrical appliance to hall, what would it be? Router
53. Worst room mate ever? If not best? Nil (single room)