Year 1, Diploma in Cybersecurity &
Champion is living up to his name with excellent results, outstanding CCAs achievements and leadership potential. Our first-year Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics student is often up to his neck with school work, CCA commitments in NP’s B-Boys and Basketball, and demands from an external basketball club.
Where does he get the energy to achieve all these?
“Friends help me to recharge, accompany me in trying new things and advise me not to give up easily. We go through the good and bad together,” he said.
Champion was not a natural dancer, but he got into B-boy at his friends’ encouragement. He is also more outgoing now as he learns to be a student leader.Besides his closest friends from secondary school days who came to NP with him, Champion has made many other poly friends as well.
“My friends are the most important thing in my poly life. With them, I feel at home in NP,” shared Champion.
Year 3, Diploma in Nursing
Izzah, a final-year Nursing student, challenged herself to step out of her comfort zone by taking up the role of a president in the School of Health Sciences Society. This was a huge step that developed her to be a good leader. She learned to build trust and rapport between her coursemates, which strengthened their team dynamics and friendship.
“Last year, when I got into a car accident, my coursemates prepared lecture notes for me during my absence from school. When I got discharged from the hospital, they even surprised me at home with balloons!” gushed Izzah.
She gained a newfound appreciation for her friends after the accident. “They are my pillar of support through thick and thin. We’re even planning to go on a graduation trip together!” said Izzah.
Year 1, Diploma in
To Zong Bin, friends are his silver lining.
Biomedical Science freshman, Zong Bin, was expecting a tough time in the course. But, he was pleasantly surprised by how well he clicked with his project mates.
“We bonded over our project, studied together and played Minecraft together! Now we’re groupmates-turned-bros!” says Zong Bin.
Once, he failed a class quiz and felt bad. “Then my friend told me he’d also failed. We looked at each other and went, ‘BROOOO’. That feeling of camaraderie really cheered me up,” he laughs.
It’s the friends we meet along the way that help us get through tough times, isn’t it?
Year 3, Diploma in
“Before meeting them, I felt lonely and clueless about my future. I only realised what kind of person I want to be in the future with their advice,” said Cheryl.
The final-year Mechanical Engineering student is grateful for the tight bond among her classmates. Exam periods stretched the limits of their friendship. Stress was intense and they were emotionally and physically exhausted. “We always stay up together and share our own tips and research notes,” said Cheryl, “We make sure that no one feels that they’re going through any situation alone.”
Cheryl treasures her friends’ unconditional love and support. With this level of trust, they can be very open with one another.
“They shaped me to be more motivated and optimistic. Honestly, without my friends, I might not have made it to where I am today,” she said.