Thousands of first-years will descend on Stellenbosch University next week to start their university careers. Here are some tips given by senior students, and tweeted on Twitter with the hashtag #Tips4NewMaties.
First-years are welcome to follow the following accounts: @Matiesstudents, @StellenboschUni, @StelSRc, @fvzs en @Stelstudpar.
Stellenbosch Studpar @Stelstudpar
#Tips4newmaties As First years we need you to understand that you are not voiceless or superfluous. Your input is valuable and needed
#Tips4newmaties Be yourself, choose to exit your comfort zone and be open to new experiences! It’s also ok to say ‘No thank you’
Adriaan Louw @adriaanhlouw
#Tips4NewMaties You’ll study in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Appreciate it
If your hometown is close to Sbosch, don’t go home every weekend. The most unexpected experiences happen over weekends#Tips4NewMaties
Dumisani Mahlangu @Dumirocks
Befriend BA students. They are the one who will help you with cover/motivational letters cometh the hour. #Tips4NewMaties
Shomane Mathiba @ShomaneM
We treat everyone with dignity, irrespective of skin colour, gender, faith or sexual orientation. Make it your ideal.#Tips4NewMaties
Maxine Bezuidenhout @MsMaxBex
There comes a time, around August, last time to load quota. Make sure you load enough. When it’s done, the struggle is real#Tips4NewMaties
Do not ever take the second opp. Do not. Ever. #Tips4NewMaties
Tendani Amira Sidogi @Tendy01
#Tips4NewMaties as much as there are clubs just around the corner, there are a lot of churches as well.
Farah Fredericks @farahstar23
#Tips4NewMaties get involved in campus activities, become a student ambassador, volunteer with MGD, join a sport club
JC Landman @jc_landman
My number one #Tips4NewMaties: know your student number by heart — now already! You’re going to use this for E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.
Learn what HEMIS is and how it works. That one is not a myth. #Tips4NewMaties
Elisma Ackermann @ElismaAckermann
#Tips4NewMaties Always appear calm, the printers can sense when you are in a hurry. They WILL take their schweet time.
Jogi’s Welt @ Jogis11
#Tips4NewMaties get yourself a fan and a heater! You’ll thank me later
Lize van der Merwe @Lizeeee__
The saddest thing you can do is leave the university with just a degree.Explore, broaden your horisons, learn, take chances!#Tips4NewMaties
Fredrick Kotzé @FredKotze89
Faith Pienaar @Pienaar101
If you can sing or hold a note, join your residence or PSO ser group, it will be one of the best things you do at varsity.#Tips4NewMaties
Lezahn Beukus @lezahn
#tips4newmaties Remember to click ‘6 slides per page’ before printing slides. NB!
#Tips4newmaties Don’t take advice from other students. Especially when they’re repeating the subject.
Jethro Georgiades @jethroGG
James Karayiannis @JVKaras_17
Clinton du Preez @Cleintoon
Martin Becker @martinbckr
#Tips4NewMaties if you skip tutorials you might just as well head home now
Nadine Moodie @NadineMoodie1
Article issued by Stellenbosch University