Meet Incoming Freshman of SMU 2022 – Sarah Thauheed

By the SMU Digital Marketing Team

If there is one thing that stands out in SMU’s latest incoming freshmen cohort, it is how diversity reigns. And while the latest additions to the SMU family hail from different backgrounds and boast varied interests, they all share a common goal: to gain a holistic, engaged and transformative education at this premier university in Asia.

Brimming with enthusiasm, these newcomers also bring with them a wealth of experiences and perspectives. They’re passionate about making a difference, from starting their businesses to working on cutting-edge research projects and volunteering in their local communities.

Join us in extending our warmest welcome to Sarah Thauheed, a self-taught speed reader who has enjoyed reading since childhood – by maximising the short breaks between periods in primary school to flip through pages of a new book. Besides training the brain and improving memory, speed reading enables one to absorb and retain written information faster and better than others. Having developed the ability to digest and retain a lot of information in a short period, Sarah now looks forward to putting her talent in speed reading to the good use as she embarks on her tertiary education at SMU. Hear from the Eunoia Junior College alumna on her reason for applying to the Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) programme at the SMU School of Computing and Information Systems.


Sarah Thauheed Quote


What are some of your interests beyond academic goals?

I enjoy reading novels and comics in the action and fantasy genres.


Why did you decide on SMU?

The Global Exposure requirement stood out as it drives students to uncover new experiences beyond the Singaporean context and immerse themselves in different cultures. Through my time at SMU, I hope to better adapt to an increasingly globalised world.


Complete this sentence: I am excited to be a SMUgger because…

Of SMU’s flexible, holistic curriculum.



Learn more about the incoming freshmen of SMU 2022 here.