Student Speak

What to expect in your first-year lectures

Posted by Rilita Theodora on June 26, 2019 at 9:09 AM

People say that university is different from high school. You have to be responsible for your own learning process, as well as all of the work.

Being independent, especially in lectures, is one of the keys for your studies to run smoothly. Let’s take a look at what to consider in your first-year lectures.

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Topics: Academics, Lifestyle

Why I Chose Ontario Tech University

Posted by Zahra Mustansir on June 24, 2019 at 9:04 AM

I can remember it clearly. Logging onto the OUAC website and hovering over my options, all the while studying for my grade 12 exams.

So why did I choose Ontario Tech University?

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Topics: Admissions and recruitment, Academics, Lifestyle

How to find the right place to live at university

Posted by Rilita Theodora on June 21, 2019 at 8:59 AM

As an international student, I admit that living in residence for the first year of university was the most beneficial choice for me.

Residence is all-inclusive, with amenities like Wi-Fi, game room, activities and events, study rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and even meal plans too!

However, there are a lot of options that are available for you around campus. Here are a few tips for you to find the right place to live:

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Topics: Lifestyle

Why electives matter in your post-secondary education

Posted by Zahra Mustansir on June 19, 2019 at 9:02 AM

The oldest trick in the book to boost your GPA is to take easy electives or ‘bird’ courses as some call them.

These courses are the ones deemed by students as easy ‘A’ courses. I’ve been guilty of doing these in order to revive my plummeting GPA.

During first and second year I mindlessly took easy first year courses in an effort to get all my electives out of the way.

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Topics: Academics, Lifestyle

Money-saving perks for students

Posted by Rilita Theodora on June 17, 2019 at 9:02 AM

If you don't know already, there are perks of being a student! Other than getting more knowledge and a degree, you can get student deals to save some money.

In this post, I'll walk you through some benefits that I got from being a student.

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Topics: Lifestyle, Finance and money

Pearls of wisdom: take a year off if you need it

Posted by Kari Clarkson on June 14, 2019 at 9:04 AM

I’ll admit that while my time at university was one of the best times in my life, it was quite a few years ago.

Despite being a little out-of-touch with the latest lingo and trends, I still feel like I have some timeless advice that will apply to students of any age.

As you start to think about or become deeply entrenched in your pursuit of post-secondary education, I hope some of my pearls of wisdom can help you along your journey.

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Topics: Academics, Lifestyle

Quiz: Where will you live when you arrive at university?

Posted by Chikodili Odinakachukwu on June 14, 2019 at 9:02 AM

Home is where the Wi-Fi connects automatically...or is it?

A place of peace is what the heart wants and what the mind yearns. Living in a place that is safe, comfortable and overall peaceful tremendously contributes to your state of mind and total well-being.

Not just having a place to live, having a place where you can let loose, relax, free your mind and clear your thoughts is something one should aspire to acquire.

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Topics: Lifestyle, Quiz

Introducing our 2019-2020 Major Entrance Scholarship recipients

Posted by Kari Clarkson on June 13, 2019 at 3:29 PM

Researching the scholarships and bursaries offered by any university you’re interested in is a definite must.

At Ontario Tech, your hard work, leadership and involvement to your community can pay off through our Major Entrance Scholarships.

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Topics: Academics, Lifestyle, Finance and money

Cooking tips for university students

Posted by Rilita Theodora on June 5, 2019 at 9:01 AM

One of my biggest fears the second I arrived in Canada was not to be able to get anything to eat because I have no idea how to cook or enough money to buy food every day!

This might be the same case for you all who are planning to start your university journey, move out and live by yourself.

As I experienced all the stress, you don’t have to! I will give you some tips to help you prepare your own meals. Let’s give it a try:


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Topics: Lifestyle