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Cate McPhee

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Five ways to relax during exam season

Posted by Cate McPhee on March 14, 2019 at 9:03 AM

As a future student, you might be hesitant about exam season and honestly, it is without a doubt one of the hardest times of the university school year.

It can be very overwhelming and it is so important to find ways that you can relax. Relaxation looks different to everyone but here are a few of my favorite ways to find some peace during this crazy season.

 

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Topics: Academic, Student Life

How to successfully use your reading week

Posted by Cate McPhee on February 19, 2019 at 9:02 AM

As a future university student, you might not be too familiar with reading week. It's kind of like March break, except about a month earlier. 

Reading week is so exciting and usually rolls into town right when the schoolwork load is getting heavy. Prioritizing your schedule during reading week may be more important than ever.

You might be going home for the break, sticking around school or maybe you are so lucky to be going on vacation. Either way, planning ahead of time will be very useful, especially so your break doesn't end up looking like this...

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Topics: Academic, Student Life

Cheap parking guide for the downtown campus location

Posted by Cate McPhee on January 31, 2019 at 9:03 AM

As a future student, you probably haven't given much thought to the thrilling topic of parking. However, if you're planning on driving to a lot of your classes, you'll quickly learn that parking can be an expensive addition to your education.

That's why it's important to do research and find some deals on where to park for cheaper.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology works with the city of Oshawa to use the downtown parkade with the purchase of a parking pass. However, the parkade tends to be quite busy and can be a bit pricey.

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Topics: student spending, Finance and Money

Four activities in the Durham Region to help get you in the holiday spirit

Posted by Cate McPhee on December 11, 2018 at 11:10 AM

The holiday season is my favorite time of year. Sometimes as students, it can be hard to get into the spirit of things. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the most hectic time of year. Classes are coming to an end, and exams are looming. I like to balance those late night study sessions with some holiday cheer.

If you plan on studying at our university in the coming years, keep these four activities in mind if you're looking for something to do in Durham Region over the holidays.

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Topics: Student Life

How to cope with the cost of university

Posted by Cate McPhee on November 22, 2018 at 9:02 AM

 

Let's be clear: university does not have to put you into debt or bankruptcy. There are plenty of students who are struggling, you are not alone. Lots of people struggle financially because university is expensive. However, remember it will be so worth it in the end.

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Topics: Student Life, Finance and Money

Best hangout spots on campus you don’t know about

Posted by Cate McPhee on November 1, 2018 at 9:01 AM

When you move away from home or you're commuting to school, it's essential to find spots that you're able to hangout, relax or study.

At the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology, there are many cool spots both inside and out.

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Topics: Student Life