First Year Transition

Head Start Programme

Realising the gap in academic support programmes for freshmen, particularly the NS Men, Polytechnic, and international students in their first-year transition to SMU, SSC hopes to give them a ‘Head Start’ in university by curating a dedicated programme for this purpose.

Head Start is designed to equip students with essential tools and knowledge to ease their transition into SMU. The programme will focus on 3 key segments: namely Orientation to SMU academic environment and learning platforms, Learning and Study Skills Development and Mentoring.

We hope that through the provision of resources in the programme, students will be able to tap onto the support network established in Head Start and ease their first-year transition into SMU.

In collaboration with SMU Libraries


“Get READy, Write Now!” is a prequel workshop to the module Writing and Reasoning (WR). It aims to give students a head start on WR by developing their writing skills and critical reading skills. Students who sign up for the workshop get to learn in small groups and engage in interactive activities to develop their written communication. They also learn to read and analyse texts by using a variety of tools and writing concepts.