Let’s face it, university can be hard. Sometimes you blink your eyes and it’s already week 10 and you never caught up on that one course that has been slowly slipping through the cracks all semester. It can be scary knowing you might be about to fail a course—especially if it’s never happened to you before. [Read more…]
When I was in grade 11, I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which means I worry irrationally about anything and everything. While I’ve learned how to cope with my illness and understand how it affects me, it doesn’t make school any easier. And when it comes to exam season, my anxiety can turn an already stressful situation into a nightmare. [Read more…]
Maybe it’s a test, maybe an assignment, or perhaps you didn’t get the job you wanted. Everyone has setbacks sometimes—and that’s OK. It’s all part of life. How interesting would life be if you were just constantly #winning? You need to deal with falling short from time to time, and learn to move on. Here are some tips on growing stronger from your failures. [Read more…]
Chances are, before you started university you spent over 30 hours per week at school, but only had to spend about 6 hours on homework. Did your teachers take attendance and make sure your assignments were handed in on time? Well, things are different now that you’re here—especially when it comes to how you should spend your time. Follow these 6 time management rules to help you take charge.
Being a university student is tough. There’s coursework, midterms, papers, part-time jobs, and extracurricular commitments, all while attempting to maintain a social life and stay healthy! Being resilient to the ups and downs of life is essential to your overall well-being and success. The good news is that you can learn how to do it, and it’s easier than you may think! [Read more…]
You’re three weeks into the school year and are likely already getting swamped with assignments—group work, presentations, papers, and all the other fun stuff. Luckily Dal has great libraries with a ton of resources to help you survive your school work. [Read more…]
If there’s one thing all university students can likely agree on, it’s that it can be difficult to keep up with all your classes and make sure you’re taking good notes. It can be easy to blame the prof or the people sitting behind you for your terrible notes, but in the end it is up to you to make the most out of your education! [Read more…]
Life at Dal can be pretty sweet, but it’s easy to sometimes find yourself in scary situations—and no one wants to see that happen. Luckily Dal has resources to help keep you safe. [Read more…]
You’ve likely taken care of the big to-dos by now (registered for classes, found a place to live, figured out your health & dental plan situation, etc.), so here are some smaller ones that you can tackle! While they may not make-or-break your university experience, they’ll certainly help.
While you may think four years is a long time (or two, or three or five), it’ll pass by really quickly. There are some things that you should be doing each year to move you closer to your goals. So what’s the best way to reach your potential? Take advantage of every opportunity and service you have access to.