It looks like the cat is out of the bag — Taylor’s College is moving to the Lakeside Campus in 2018!
This means that the pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes by Taylor’s will now be under one roof with its integrated campus.
But what’s so great about moving to the much-talked-about campus? We’re here to tell you why the Lakeside Campus is possibly the coolest one in town.
#1. Epic academic facilities to supercharge your learning
The Taylor’s College Subang Jaya campus is without a doubt a distinctive landmark in SS15 and will be sorely missed. But it simply cannot hold a candle to the Lakeside Campus that’s equipped with top-notch facilities.
For starters, if you’ve always kept a safe distance from the library (aka nerd central), you might want to rethink that. The campus boasts a 4-storey library, which is equipped with an abundance of print and media resources, a 24-hour study room, a mini theatre that screens documentaries and films and print-on-demand (POD) services where you can churn out those never-ending assignments at the touch of a button.
Plus, with an average of 33 computers in each of their computer and Mac labs, you’ll never have to worry about those long waiting lines again.
But that’s not all! Each faculty has a buffet of industry-standard facilities for an enhanced learning experience. Get a glimpse of what it’s like to produce a recording at the Audio Recording Studio, or see how the hospitality and culinary students take on the task of serving customers at the 9 (yes, nine!) on-campus training restaurants.
With all these amazing features, it’s no wonder that the Lakeside Campus was ranked the top university campus in Malaysia by international students.
#2. First-class facilities for you to break a sweat or take a chill pill
Studying at the Lakeside Campus isn’t merely about developing your intellect, but also a chance for you to exercise your brawn.
The Lakeside Campus’ iconic white facade houses a range of sporting facilities, including a fully-equipped gym, swimming pool and a sports complex. Take your pick from the variety of sports clubs available, from dodgeball and frisbee to yoga and martial arts!
For outdoor lovers, the Sports and Recreation Centre organises a range of outdoor recreation activities, including kayaking, camping, jungle trekking and rock climbing, allowing you to take some time off to disconnect and embrace Mother Nature amidst the hustle and bustle of college.
Not interested in breaking a sweat? You can indulge in a game of foosball or pool at the Student Lounge, kick back and relax with your pals in the TV room or spend time with friends at the Networking Room.
There’s always something for everyone!
#3. Pick your clique from a global community
What’s the best part about studying in an integrated campus? It gives you a bigger (and better) platform to network and enjoy a lively community encompassing students from all walks of life!
With the Lakeside Campus housing pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate students, get ready to assemble that dream squad of yours with individuals from different ages, backgrounds, experiences and continents. Yes, continents, as there are over 2,000 international students from some 80 countries.
To boot, being side by side with your future seniors also provides eager beavers a sneak peek into the life of a degree student as you network with your seniors and get the 4-1-1 on the programmes you may be interested to pursue in the future.
Being in close quarters with students from the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes also means you get to rub shoulders with lecturers and professors who may be teaching (and grading) you in university, giving you a headstart in making a favourable first impression!
#4. Big lakes give comfort and boost creativity
Not only does the Lakeside Campus boast of a sprawling 27 acres of lush greenery amidst pristine white modern architecture, the campus’s pièce de résistance is a 5.5 acre man-made lake placed in the centre of the campus.
You’re probably wondering, “What’s so great about having a lake on campus?”
Well, this study suggests that urban locations comprising of both green and aquatic environments lowers stress levels and can improve mental well-being and physical health.
Additionally, Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist believes that human beings have a ‘‘blue mind’ where being near or in water calms us, resulting in increased innovation and insight as our minds enter a more restful state.
This means that having a lake on your university campus could cultivate creativity and curiosity in your learning, and consequently benefit your grades!
#5. A seamless blend of learning and lepak
You’ll be happy to note that aside from having state-of-the-art-facilities to enhance your learning, the Lakeside Campus also has an on-campus mall with a host of different retail and food and beverage outlets.
This means that you can de-stress from studying, hang out with your friends or tickle your taste buds in one of the mall’s many restaurants and cafes. Imagine the convenience of grabbing a bite or chilling with your friends just minutes before clambering into your seat at the lecture theatre.
Not cool enough? Taylor’s Lakeside Campus also has its very own Starbucks outlet where you can grab an iced macchiato between lessons or park yourself in a cosy spot and get started on that assignment you’ve been procrastinating on.
You’re probably lying if you say your millennial heart isn’t already beating a little faster.
And there you have it — 5 awesome reasons why Taylor’s Lakeside Campus is the coolest in Malaysia! The exterior of a campus may seem like a frivolous concern, but the truth is your surroundings could make or break your time in college. So choose a comfortable, nurturing and engaging environment as it is where you will spend some of the best days of your life.