The NTU Freshman’s Starter Pack to Success

Compilation of useful resources for incoming freshmen.

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Student Life

Academics

Exchange

Financial Assistance

Apps

  • uWave: consolidates all student services in one neat app. e.g. personalised timetable, bus timings, facility booking, upcoming events, and student forum. Essential
  • Blackboard: NTULearn but on your mobile. Essential
  • Forest: plant virtual trees; can’t leave app while tree is growing. Virtual coins earned can be converted to planting real-life trees(?)
  • BFT: similar to Forest; keeps your phone face-down  
  • GoParkin: NTU’s new barrier-less initiative uses this for parking
  • Microsoft To-Do: create and categorise tasks in to-do lists
  • Moment: detailed tracking of phone usage patterns and screen time logged
  • CamScanner: scan pages, cards, receipts, your face on demand… You’d be surprised at how much more professional your notes and documents will seem after using this.

Productivity hacks

  • Eisenhower matrix: is your task important? Is it urgent? Is it both, or neither?
  • Setting SMART goals: because setting goals is the best way to justify procrastination
  • Google Calendar: all basic bitches use it, so can you
  • Trello: project management tool designed for collaboration – you can now chastise your group mates with evidence of their social loafing!
  • RescueTime: logs your computer usage to create personalised productivity reports
  • When2meet.com: coordinates meeting availabilities for groups and presents them in a clean calendar template. No longer do you need to suffer through the never-ending WhatsApp copy-paste threads.

Social media

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