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.
Starting university in a new country can be pretty scary! Before I arrived in Nova Scotia, I was a mess of nerves. I worried about how I would make friends, what classes would be like and how to get comfortable in the city. Lucky for me, I attended Dalhousie’s orientation for international students! I found myself surrounded by other international students and there was so much to learn.
Finding an environment to feel safe and spiritually connected can be difficult in the hustle and bustle of student life. You may find that the shape your worship takes can shift along with your routines and customs. If you’re worried about finding ways to practice your faith on campus, don’t fear! Here are a few tips on how to maintain your spiritual beliefs as you enjoy your university experience.
If you’re like me when I started, you probably haven’t given much thought to health and dental plans. Chances are you’ve been covered under your parents’ plan or something similar. But every year student have lots of questions about “the plan” so I figured I should give you a quick rundown. [Read more…]
You already know what will make university life easier, so now let’s look at what will make it harder. After four years at Dalhousie, I’ve compiled this list of things you should avoid (well… do the opposite actually). Trust me, you don’t want to make things harder than they need to be! [Read more…]