Student Speak

How college exams are different from university exams

Posted by Disha Melwani on October 4, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Hi everyone! Welcome to my very first blog. My name is Disha Melwani and I’m very happy to be collaborating as a Student Speak blogger.

I’m a pathways student at our university. This means I previously attended college before transferring to university.  As a media graduate, most of my courses in college were hands-on, which means I didn’t have much theory. In fact, it was more of a practical learning.

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Topics: Academic

Why you should consider completing a minor

Posted by Sarah Rae on September 20, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Welcome back, students! I hope you all had a wonderful summer full of sleep, good food and spending quality time with your family and friends. To kick off this semester, I will be sharing some information in regards to possible minor programs available to you at the university. 

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Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science highlights

Posted by Erin Campbell on March 16, 2018 at 9:59 AM

Welcome back readers, today I'll be walking you through some highlights of our university's last (but not least) faculty. Take a break from the midterm madness and read all about what the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science has been up to!

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Topics: Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Academic

Faculty of Health Sciences highlights

Posted by Erin Campbell on February 15, 2018 at 4:05 PM

Hey readers, happy almost reading week. Hope your semester is going well so far—reading week is so close, it’s tangible! Take a break from your midterm studying to read all about what’s been going on in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHSc).

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Topics: Academic, Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Education highlights

Posted by Erin Campbell on January 18, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Happy New Year readers and welcome back to school for your second semester; I hope everything is going well for you all! Today we’re going to be taking a closer look at the second of our two faculties at the downtown location: the Faculty of Education (FED).

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Topics: Academic

Getting back into the swing of things

Posted by Sarah Rae on January 16, 2018 at 9:58 AM

Welcome back! I hope you all had a well-deserved, relaxing break. It's a new year full of many new opportunities and experiences for you to take full advantage of. The start of a new year, as well as a new semester, is a very exciting time and the perfect time to start fresh. Personally, my favourite thing about starting a new semester is getting those new, crisp notebooks! While going back to school is an exciting time, it can also be a challenge to get back into that 'school mindset' and regain certain levels of motivation towards your academic life. Here are some tips and tricks that I have found help me get back into the swing of things after time off:

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Topics: Student Life, Academic

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Highlights

Posted by Erin Campbell on December 12, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Hi everyone, I'm here today to talk about the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Before I begin, I just want to say I hope your exams are going well! Remember it's important to take care of yourself, take some breaks, remember to eat, stay hydrated and try to get some sleep! Read our blog on the university's Student Mental Health Services, they are always there if you need them! Remember: your grades don't define you. That being said, let's dive into another faculty!

Our university’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) has innovative and new facilities and equipment, and lots of opportunities for students to ensure that they graduate with an advantage.

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Topics: Academic

Faculty of Business and Information Technology Highlights

Posted by Erin Campbell on November 29, 2017 at 4:18 PM

Hey everyone, take a break from studying and read all about what has been going on in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT)! 

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Topics: Academic

UOIT Spotlight: Student Awards and Financial Aid

Posted by Michael Cassar on November 29, 2017 at 1:52 PM

As November is Financial Literacy Month, I am proud to shine the Student Speak blog spotlight on the very valuable services offered by our very own Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) office.

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Topics: Academic, Student Life

How to create a solid study plan this exam season

Posted by Sarah Rae on November 23, 2017 at 9:10 AM

As the semester is winding down, some of you maybe be experiencing more stress than usual due to final assignments, presentations, labs or exams. While this can be a tiring time, there are many things you can do in preparation for final exams to reduce stress levels. One thing that I have found extremely helpful over the past few years is to create a solid study plan. I have found that the construction of a study plan has cut down the bulk of my stress and has allowed me to perform better on exams than when I haven't implemented a plan. They say that organization is half the battle in university, so what better way to get organized than a study plan!

If you are thinking you would like to experience the benefits a study plan can provide you with this exam season, please consider the following things while creating your masterpiece!

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Topics: Academic