Despite the name, accommodation in university has nothing to do with where you live—unless, of course, it does. But more about that later. So what is it? In university, it usually refer to academic accommodation which is a form of student support designed to improve your access in the classroom, your experience while on your co-op, and your social activities on campus. There are many types of accommodations, but they’re all designed to do the same thing: put everyone on a level playing field. [Read more…]
If you haven’t declared your major yet, or if you’re thinking about switching, now is a great time to start exploring your options! Dal has over 200 majors to choose from, and with so many options, picking one can be intimidating. Once you’re in one, you may feel pressure to stick with it, but switching happens more often than you think. [Read more…]
With February almost over, our motivation for ‘getting active’ and ‘staying fit’ this year is quickly losing steam. If you’re getting bored of your usual routine of hitting the treadmill and pounding weights, why not switch it up with some group fitness classes? [Read more…]
Planning your courses, thinking about the future, and juggling all of the opportunities in between can be daunting, especially if you’re not quite sure where it’s all going to lead you. Luckily, Dal has some experts to help you through it—your advisors. [Read more…]
Planning for the future can be scary, and your university experience can be a bit tricky to outline in a single resume. Everyone has a range of skills and experiences that don’t always get the credit they deserve. So you need to highlight your transferable skills and relevant experience.
Do you have questions about sex, drinking, stress or your health in general? Too shy or too busy to ask in person? Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness has an online resource called Ask a Nurse. It was created to allow Dal students to ask anonymous personal health-related questions to a health professional without the need for an appointment. On the website you can also scroll through the frequently asked questions page to see what other students are asking. Here are the top 5 questions that have been submitted so far. [Read more…]
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.