Okay, so I've heard some of you have studied in the Cyberjaya campus of the Multimedia University, and I'm in need of your advice!
I have recently been accepted for a foundation in the faculty of creative multimedia, and I am planning to start attending next semester, starting in early 2014. But, seriously, my idea of university life is very tiny, with so many blanks to fill. Can you help me with that please?
Here are my main concerns:
On-Campus Accommodation Options:
The furthest I could fetch from the website the last time I checked was twin-sharing rooms (for undergraduate students) starting from around 300 RM per month.
Q.1: But what are these rooms like? Does anybody have pictures?
Q.2: Of course, they're not air-conditioned, right?
Q.3: And do you know about any other options?
What to Bring (Property Safety/On-Campus Alternatives):
This is actually the biggest concern of all. I have got so many expensive properties, some of which are essential, some aren't, yet they would be very beneficial to have with me.
The idea of sharing a room with a randomly selected person whom I've never met before sure is scary, besides not knowing what the campus' overall level of security is.
Q.4: Are thefts any common? What are your experiences regarding this?
I know that this is a university campus and not a street, but a few thefts did occur during my brother's stay in the Islamic University (which's supposedly a supreme one!), which gives me a good reason for worrying!
Having a personal desktop computer in my dorm room is the most essential thing. At most, the computer I'll have will be my current gaming machine with high end components and some fancy features (like having an SSD drive for the OS). If not, it'll at least be a cheap computer capable of browsing the internet and providing access to my several-hundred-gigabyte data hard drives.
The theft of most things means the loss of sheer money, but the problem of the loss of a computer is that all of my data; my projects, my photos, all my stuff, will be lost with it, and that's something that I can't accept at all!
Q.5: Do you guys think that this is at all possible, or that I'm just being paranoid?
I guess I'll use cloud back-up for caution anyway, regardless of the possibilities.
Q.6: Do people usually bring their desktop computers in with them in the first place?
One of the most important pieces is my graphics tablet, a medium sized Wacom Bamboo. Having a graphics tablet is a part of my lifestyle, and I can't live without it!
Q.7: Since it's a multimedia university, I assume that there must be decent-quality tablets available for use by students out of class. Is that true?
Q.8: If it's not, do you think that I should bring my tablet?
I also have an iPad, which's essentially a piece of me (except when showering).
Q.9: Do you have any recommendations regarding this one?
What About the Internet?
Q.10: Does it reach the dorm rooms?
Believe it or not, when my brother studied at the Islamic University between 2007 and 2011, there was no such a thing!
Are There Pianos?
I am an amateur pianist and hope to be able to keep practicing after beginning my university life.
Q.11: Does the university have pianos that students can use?