Siti Anis Natasya Binti Ahmad Tarmizee
What research did you do before entering your current institution?
I found out about this university from a friend who was entering UKM. I also came across a website that wrote about UKM International which I think was a second chance for me to enter a university that I believe will surely take me into another level. I did some basic research on the exact location of both campuses, the courses offered by each campus, the facilities and also the certification of the courses, mainly for information on the course that I was about to apply to; and it turned out that all the information were everything a good university would have.
What attracted you to pick this institution?
The major reason is the reputation of this university, as it is undeniably one of the top universities in Malaysia. I believe studying here is actually an advantage for me as I can better myself in a highly-reputed university that produces high quality graduates. This university is also recognised as an outstanding institution, which will be an added bonus for me once I graduate.
How convenient is your campus?
My campus is very convenient as I never really need to head out to get anything I need because there are many facilities provided specially for students. The location is just to my liking as it is not too busy, yet it’s not a rural area. We are also provided with free busses for us to travel from one place to another around the campus, and I think it is exceptionally accommodating. Food is basically everywhere in this campus and the prices are quite cheap. This is happiness for food lovers like me. I have a lot of choices on food, and never once was I disappointed.
How would you describe your course to a 17-year-old?
Genetics is a course where we learn about heredity, the differences and resemblances between organisms, how it is affected by the environment and, of course, how it is controlled and developed.
What words of advice would you give to those who are intending to pursue the same course as you?
I think for anyone who is interested in this course, I would say go for it. It may not be very well-known but I bet this course is very fun for those who love to explore new things. To be honest, learning all of this is very mesmerising as we go into detail and we will find out how amazing the way the organism works. You will then realise that the smallest thing you learnt in school is something so valuable that you will appreciate how amazing it is.