Brightspace is Dalhousie’s learning management system. So what does that mean? It’s the online tool where you’ll access course resources (such as lecture notes), readings, assignments, and pretty much anything related to your courses. It’s also where you’ll often submit assignments, complete online quizzes, and receive your marks. [Read more…]
With final exam season upon us, it’s normal to experience feelings of anxiety—especially if these are your first university finals. While sometimes these feelings can help you feel motivated and focused, they can also interfere with your performance throughout the entire exam process. If you have severe anxiety, you likely have accommodations arranged for your exams through the Student Accessibility Centre. But if not, here’s some info to help you get through basic exam anxiety. [Read more…]
Exam season is officially here! Whether you like it or not, it’s time to get your books out and your brains in gear. While exams can be incredibly stressful, if you put your head down and prepare properly you’ll make it through. Here are 8 things you need to know to help you get through one of the most stressful times of the year (so you can enjoy some well-deserved time off). If it’s your first time writing exams at Dal, take note.
Mention the term “ombudsperson” to most people and you’ll be met with blank stares. Sounds like it could vaguely be some sort of government official. But do you actually know what an ombudsperson is and what they do? (Quick answer: It’s someone who can help you with certain issues when you have no idea where to go.) And did you know we have an Ombudsperson Office right here at Dalhousie? Here’s what they do and why you’d want to contact them. [Read more…]
Not feeling so hot? Have questions about your health? Just need someone to talk to? There are lots, and I mean lots, of reasons why you may want to stop by the Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness Centre. But if you’ve never been before, or if it’s been a while, you may be unsure of what to expect. [Read more…]
For many of us, each week brings a new existential crisis. What am I going to do after I graduate? Am I in the right program? What am I doing with my life? It’s not the end of the world to ask these questions—in fact, it’s perfectly normal. But the anxiety that comes with them can be a big deal. While we can’t completely relieve that stress, we can offer these 7 things you can do when you have no idea what to do. [Read more…]
Believe it or not, final exams are going to be here before you know it and now is the time to start preparing. You may not be able to control time, but there are some things you can do to control how you spend it.
If you’ve never been to counselling before, or if it’s been a long time, you may have some questions or concerns about the process. In life—especially university life—almost everyone experiences difficulties and challenges at some point, and it’s important to look for help if you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or depressed. But you may have heard some things about counselling that just aren’t true. Let’s set the record straight. [Read more…]
Never been to an advising appointment? Not really sure what to expect? We’ve got your back! Here are some things to expect in an advising appointment and some reasons why you should see an advisor. [Read more…]