Tuesday, August 15, 2017

10 studying spots in NYP


Need to do a spot of mugging with the looming exams? Maybe your current study space is just too distracting? Maybe you feel you need a new area to recharge?

Check out these 10 conducive and free (!) study spots in NYP that may just help you nail that final paper!

Friday, July 28, 2017

5 Common Mistakes Not to Make During Examinations


With the semestral examinations round the corner, most of us would be hitting our books right about now. And while it’s totally important that we’re well prepared for the exam hall, there are five things you could do to totally torpedo your chances at success! Don’t commit these mistakes!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Can you supply the Missing Type?




Blood cells transport life-giving oxygen to our organs, and fight off infections. Many surgical and medical procedures require blood transfusions, so there is constant demand for donor blood.
Can you help fill the Missing Types... of blood that is?

Come join the NYP Blood Donation drive on 4-7 July.  The  bi-annual event, now in its 16th year,  is organized by our Community Service Club, in collaboration with the Singapore Red Cross. This event is open to NYP students as well as the public.

Then, this year, share and create awareness for the event: Drop the A’s, B’s and O’s in your name and share it on social media in conjunction with the Missing Type campaign. A, B and O are the 3 out of the 4 blood types (the last blood type being AB) in the human body, with each compatible with a specific few other blood types.

Monday, June 12, 2017

MY EAE STORY

Meet Vivien Wee! She is a year 1 student in Nanyang Polytechnic, studying Mass Media Management. She got into NYP through the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) before she finished her O levels!

If you are considering applying for EAE, why not hear from Vivien herself?


Friday, April 7, 2017

10 Things Every NYP Freshman needs to know


Hey there freshmen! Welcome to Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)! NYP will be your home for the next three years and you will definitely enjoy yourself here! Be prepared to gain important knowledge, meet new friends and learn more about the world.

To help you out, here is a quick guide that includes important information and some campus tips.

Without further ado, let’s get started!


Club Crawl Special: Should you join a CCA?

Live Audio doing their thang
“A CCA in polytechnic is not compulsory. Don’t waste your time joining one.”

I heard this as a freshie, just coming into NYP. And to be honest, I was going to forgo co-curricular activities altogether but fortunately my Personal Mentor (this is a lecturer assigned to a small group of students) encouraged me otherwise.
 
So I went down to Club Crawl last year to find out more about the different CCAs offered.

Wait, you may be wondering, what is Club Crawl?!

Club Crawl is NYP’s very own CCA Open House where all CCAs are given a booth to showcase their activities in the Polytechnic’s atrium. Students, especially freshmen, are encouraged to talk to seniors from the different CCAs to learn more about what they do. They are also encouraged to sign up with a CCA they are interested in.


When I attended Club Crawl last year, I was amazed at the number of CCAs NYP had to offer.
I was initially confused and a little overwhelmed because I did not know the difference between some of the CCAs. So I used the Crawl as a platform to ask the seniors questions.

Here’s a fun fact! Did you know that there are over 80 different CCAs available in NYP, spanning across six different categories?  The categories are: Academic Clubs, Arts & Culture, Community Service & Environment, Sports & Adventure, Leadership & Character Development and Societies! Click here to view the CCAs available!

If you are interested in planning events and camps, you can join your School’s Academic Club. Joining an academic club will help you to build on your teamwork skills and academic interests. If you are interested in singing, dancing, playing an instrument or even make-up, take a look at the Arts & Culture category! If helping people and Mother Nature is your passion, a CCA from the Community Service & Environment category will definitely suit you!

If playing a sport is your forte or interest, or you enjoy going outdoors, be sure check out the Sports Adventure category! If you like to attend and participate in events, workshops, training camps and exchange programmes, a CCA from the Leadership & Character Development category would be suitable for you! If have interest in a particular religion, you can join a CCA from the Societies category!

Based on my experience last year, here are some questions you should ask before scribbling your name down.

1. Is it my interest?
Join a CCA that you are interested in as you will be participating in it for the next few years in NYP. You would not want to dread going for CCA because it is something that you are not interested in. Join something you are passionate about.

2. Can I commit?
Ask yourself if you have the time and energy to participate in the CCA. Some CCAs require a lot of practice for competitions and events. Some CCAs even stay back till midnight to practice. Commitment and dedication is important.

3. How can I contribute?
Where do you see yourself in the CCA? Is there a personal goal you want to achieve? Or want to develop leadership skills? Know what your goals and desires are and actively contribute to the CCA to achieve them.
Members of the Adventure Club playing a friendly game of tug-of-war

Join a CCA that you will enjoy and it will bring you countless benefits. You will get to pursue your passion, learn a new skill and make new friends!  To be committed, you need good time management to juggle between school, CCA and personal commitments. To improve your leadership, teamwork and confidence, you have to actively contribute and participate in your CCA to increase the opportunities to develop yourself.

In the end? I joined The Write Stuff, a social media CCA that creates content for NYP’s social media channels. I joined this CCA as it supports my passion for writing and photography.

To date, I have thoroughly enjoyed myself In The Write Stuff as I can use it as a platform to share my passions with others. Additionally, I get to attend CCA bonding sessions and outings. I also get opportunities to plan for events like Club Crawl. These experiences gives me room for self-development. I have learnt how to work better in a team, how to manage and prioritise my time, as well as enhance my leadership skills.

 From left: My senior Celine (left) and I manning the Grab-All-You-Can Candy Booth during Open House 2017

The Write Stuff and our sister CCA, Team Outreach (who are the poly’s ambassadors reaching out secondary schools), are merging to form a brand new CCA called The Communicators.

As The Communicators, we’ll continue to take photos for NYP’s social media pages and write entries for NYP’s blog as well as continue our ambassadorial role. There’s also elements of event planning.   We are ambassadors for NYP and often, we will provide course advising and facilitate learning journeys for secondary school students. As members of The Communicators, we also have bonding and self-development sessions so that we can get to know our peers and ourselves better.

If this sounds interesting to you, sign up with The Communicators here.

In conclusion, to answer the question: “Should you join a CCA in NYP?” My answer is a definite “yes”!

Interested to find out more about the different CCAs offered by NYP? Check out Club Crawl 2017. Here are the details!

Date: 19 and 20th April
Time: 11am – 7pm (Wed), 11am- 8pm (Thurs)
Venue: Atrium

Come by The Communicators booth and feel free to ask us anything! We are located beside the escalator leading to the MRT station at the Atrium!

See you at Club Crawl 2017!

P.S. Have you read our Freshmen Guide yet?

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By Oh Angela Ray, Diploma in Accountancy & Finance

Angela is a passionate writer and photographer who believes in doing her best, to the best of her ability. As a Communicator, she writes blog entries and takes photos for NYP’s Instagram account. She loves to share useful information and believes in lending a helping hand if it is within her means. She encourages all NYPians to enjoy campus life and make the most out of their time in NYP.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

From Student to Comic Queen

Evangeline at the launch of her second book in Kinokuniya bookstore, Ngee Ann City
Evangeline Neo graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic in 2001 with a Diploma in Digital Media Design. In 2003, she was awarded a Media Development Authority scholarship to pursue a degree in Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, United States. She continued her studies under a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan) scholarship and returned with a Masters in Business Administration from the prestigious Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

An Open Letter to ‘O’ Level Students

Confused about your choices after your O levels?

NYP Principal and CEO Jeanne Liew previously wrote an open letter which was published in The Straits Times in 2016. In it, she has practical advice on questions to ask and how to take the next step. We reproduce it here and hope you will find it useful. 

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JC or poly? Make an informed choice

Sunday, January 8, 2017

All Geared Up and Ready to Go


Fuelled by passion and determination, Muhammad Ghazzi Bin Krisna throws all his focus and energy into his cycling pursuits and racks up numerous milestones on his journey. His efforts have paid off handsomely when he scores himself a coveted place in the Singapore Cycling Federation’s National Training Squad!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Tee Guys

A photo posted by Legion Apparels (@legion.apparels) on


When the word got out that Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) has launched an exclusive streetwear available exclusively in D’Studio, it was gone before many could even check them out! Yup, this latest collection of NYP tees was designed by our own students Simon Ng Wei Hao (Diploma in Business Management) and Bryan Lian Jenn Yi (Diploma in Engineering with Business).

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

From Unsure to Confident



“What to do after ‘N’ Levels?” This is a bugging question for those who are taking their ‘N’ Levels at some point.

A few months before his ‘N’ Level exams in 2012, Wong Jao Kuean was introduced to the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP).  He was enticed to PFP because he would be able to secure a place in the course of his choice and the one-year programme would give him a solid foundation before he commenced on the actual three-year diploma course.  This would give him in an advantage over the majority who joined the polys via the ‘O’ Level path.