News & Updates: Tips and Tricks

Food Bank donations

Clean Out Your Cupboards for a Cause

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 12:30 | Written By: Justin Low

So, you’re moving out after completing the winter term and see some leftover food in your pantry. You might be tempted to just throw it out.

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5 Motivational Study Hacks

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 14:15 | Written By: Justin Low

Whether you’re preparing for that upcoming exam or searching for the motivation to start, you are not alone. Communications Assistant Justin shares his top 5 study hacks to get you motivated!

Stuffed goose in an isle at the Dana Porter Library

Find the Perfect Study Spot on Campus

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 11:15 | Written By: Ayesha Masood

April is rolling in and that means two things at here at University of Waterloo: the end of term and beginning of the goose watch season! In addition to welcoming back our feathered friends, end of...

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The best places to study on (and off) campus you probably don’t know about

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 15:30 | Written By: Tatiana Morand

If you're looking for a convenient study spot, the Student Life Centre has got you covered: grab snacks and coffee from International News 24/7, libraries are nearby for extra study materials, and it's close to home.

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5 Tips to Kickstart Your Studying

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 11:00 | Written By: Tatiana Morand

Whether you’re in your first term or your last, preparing for exams can be stressful. Try these tips to get yourself into studying mode.

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7 Ways to De-Stress for Swamped Students

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 15:00 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

As we approach the final stretches of the fall term, it’s common to notice a frantic energy filling the campus.

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5 Tips to Survive Co-op Applications: Advice from Fourth-Years Who’ve Been There

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 14:15 | Written By: Tatiana Morand

Your first round of co-op applications can be a scary time, especially if you end up in the continuous round. To help you survive it, we’ve compiled some advice from upper-year students who’ve been there.

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6 Ways to Practice Self-Care During Midterms

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 16:45 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

October is well under way, and for many students that means midterm exams, deadlines, and a growing backlog of readings. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, so now is a crucial time for students to take advantage of campus resources like the Mentor...

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The Rookie’s Introduction to Feds

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:00 | Written By: Xin Niu Zhang

Don’t be afraid to admit it. Whether you’re brand new to the University of Waterloo or you’re practically poised to graduate, you’ve probably asked this question at some point: just what is Feds anyway?


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10 Things I Wish I’d Known In First Year: Advice from Upper Year Students

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:45 | Written By: Tatiana Morand

Welcome to University of Waterloo, first years!