Student Speak

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca is a student recruitment officer at UOIT and a graduate of the Communication program. She is a volunteer mental health ambassador with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and in her free time she enjoys spending time at home reading a good book.

Recent Posts

The waiting game: university admissions FAQs

Posted by Rebecca Smith on December 14, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Applying to university is scary stuff, especially when you have a seemingly endless list of questions! Not to worry, here are answers to some of the questions we hear most!

When will I find out if I’m accepted?

The answer to this really depends on which program you’re applying to. You may wait a bit longer to hear about a particularly competitive program simply because the review process takes longer. However, your admissions offer could be coming any day now.

If you are among those who have already received your offer of admission, congratulations! We hope you will join the UOIT community. For those of you who are still anxiously awaiting an offer, hang tight. Decisions will continue being mailed out over the course of the next few months.

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Topics: Admissions and Recruitment

Top 5 websites for students

Posted by Rebecca Smith on March 24, 2016 at 9:59 AM

As a student, the wonderful world of the internet can serve as both an essential tool for your studies and a major source of distractions. For this reason, it might be a good idea to reflect on your own internet use and whether or not it is helping or hindering your academic performance. Here are some of our favorite websites for students which might help you along in this process!

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Topics: Student Life

Five mistakes in your university papers that are costing you marks

Posted by Rebecca Smith on March 10, 2016 at 3:59 PM

If you are pursuing a university degree, chances are that you will have to write a paper of some kind at some point during your studies. Whether you are writing a research paper, a lab report, or a literature review there are a few common errors that could cost you important marks.

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Topics: Fun Facts

Five resolutions university students make for the new year

Posted by Rebecca Smith on January 7, 2016 at 2:37 PM

We’ve all been there; the new year rolls around and we are filled with the optimism that can only come from a fresh start. The sentiment “new year, new me” is recycled each year as we embark upon our own personal journeys of self-improvement.

For students, there is often a unique set of resolutions specifically pertaining to their lifestyle and study habits. Unfortunately, as the weeks progress, the new year loses its hype and the appeal of the resolutions we set for ourselves seems to fade. Below is a list of some of the most popular student resolutions for the new year. Enjoy them while they last!

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Topics: Student Life