Moving Beyond Your Comfort Zone

As a fourth-year student undergoing my final year of post-secondary studies, I can confidently say that I’ve exhausted my privilege of hindsight and have spent much of my fall semester reflecting upon my experience as an undergraduate student. While Nipissing University has been the foundation for many happy memories and quite a bit of personal […]

Campus Jobs for Students

Is working on campus really all that it seems? The answer is yes. Taking on a job while being a student may seem to be a little daunting and overwhelming, but in reality, part time campus jobs provide that perfect balance between some extra cash in your pocket and still being able to focus on […]

• Posted on February 5, 2018 by Mikayla Toyne in , , , , , ,

The End of Semester Stress

It’s that time of the year again where finals are approaching and everyone is stressed out. It is okay to be stressed out, indeed it is normal and expected to be stressed out but it is important how you handle your stress. Here are some tips on how some students handle the stresses of end of the semester and exam season:

You Don’t Have to Decide Right Now

Back when I was in high school and trying to decide on what university I wanted to go to, I was going through all the questions in my mind and I ended up at a standstill based on my rational self and what I wanted to pursue.

Making the Most of Your Degree: 4 Reasons You Should Consider Pursuing a Minor

As a third-year undergraduate student here at Nipissing University, I cannot stress enough how important it is that you know your degree and program options. There are so many to choose from, and each degree and program option offers unique opportunities for a student to explore their academic, occupational and individual interests! While I could spend hours talking about the different options you might choose from, today I’ve decided to tell you about my favourite program addition—the minor—and I’ve provided four reasons why you should pursue one too!

Small Class Sizes, Big Opportunities

With NU Open House just around the corner, I’ve found myself reflecting on my (very distant) memories of applying to post-secondary institutions…and just how much work prospective students put into finding their new academic home! I can remember going to all the open houses with my heart on my sleeve, finding myself charmed by every school that I visited. It wasn’t an easy decision, but three years later, I can confidently say that I belong at Nipissing University—and hopefully so will you.

Staying Focused During Exams

Final projects and essays are due, you’re exhausted and behind on sleep and all you can think about is being done school for another summer. Summer is near…and so are exams. Staying focused on exams can be tough, here are some tips for getting through exams and all the deadlines!

• Posted on April 4, 2017 by Mikayla Toyne in , , , , , ,

Reading Week Regrets

So, it’s that time of year where 98% of students are feeling the weight of regret after not accomplishing that long to-do list we optimistically made at the beginning of Reading Week. As that guilt sets in, professors are reminding us that we’re in our final 5 weeks of the semester – cue panic. The good thing is that many of us are in the same boat and there are tons of strategies, resources, and tools to make the best out of the next month!

5 Ways You Can Show Your Textbooks Who’s Boss (Hint: It’s You)

Calling all current and prospective Nipissing University students! Do you find yourself feeling fatigued? Run down? Defeated? Overwhelmed? Are you tired of being pushed around by one thousand plus pages of course readings that you never intended on tackling in the first place? If you answered yes to any—and probably all—of these questions, let me tell you that you are not alone. I too have found myself in the midst of an academic wrestling match; absolutely pummelled by course reading after course reading, all with the high hopes of an even higher (though still illusive) GPA…but it doesn’t have to be this way! Is it too cliché to ask why we can’t all be friends? Anyways, in light of our fleeting Reading Week, I’ve decided to share a few tips that will get you out of the ring, and back onto the academic podium.

• Posted on March 2, 2017 by Amber Walker in , , , , ,

Winter Bucket List

We have all had those days where it feels like it hasn’t stopped snowing in weeks and you are ready to leave your parka behind for warmer weather and green grass (or sandy beaches). Throughout the winter it is important to take lots of study breaks and explore North Bay and all that there is to do here. Here are 7 things that you can put on your winter bucket list for the rest of this winter or keep in mind for next winter:

• Posted on March 22, 2016 by Mikayla Toyne in , , , ,

Why you should accept your acceptance to Nipissing U

If you’re a potential student reading this, then chances are you are already considering Nipissing University as an option for your post-secondary education. If this is true, then you may have starting looking into which university is the best fit for you. Choosing a university can be difficult, especially since you’ll likely have a lot of questions about what’s to come. Although I may be a bit biased (seeing as how I now call Nipissing my home) I hope that you’ll believe me when I say that you won’t regret choosing Nipissing. I’m not talking to you as an employed member of a university looking to get your tuition fees, I’m talking to you student-to-student. So why should you seriously consider Nipissing University as an option for you? Well, let me tell you!

• Posted on March 2, 2016 by Courtney Ivany in , , , ,

Are You Taking Full Advantage of Campus Resources?

Nipissing University truly cares about their students and offers a variety of on-campus resources to provide us with an incredible post-secondary experience. Are you taking advantage of these resources? Let’s have a look at what Nipissing has to offer.

• Posted on February 12, 2016 by Kylie-Anne Grube in , , , , , , ,

Imagining possibilities: the power of positivity

This summer I was given the opportunity to work as the Summer Transition Program Assistant with Student Accessibility Services. The program is designed to help transition students with disabilities into University life. Not only is the opportunity a new and challenging one for me but it is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had to date. Everyday I looked forward to going to work, learning new things, and developing new experiences – which sadly seems very seldom now-a-days.

• Posted on October 16, 2015 by Kristen Maclean in , , , , ,

3 Ways to Upgrade Your Morning

If you are anything like me, waking up for that 8:30 am class is the last thing you want to do on a Monday morning. Recently however, I have begun making some simple changes in my morning routine in an effort to improve my health. While I will never be a morning person, these 3 habits have made my mornings feel a lot better!

• Posted on February 23, 2015 by Kylie-Anne Grube in , , , , ,

What NU means to me

I’ve put a lot of thought into what Nipissing University means to me. It isn’t the easiest thing to articulate, and I don’t love talking about myself, but it’s impossible to do one without the other. So please, forgive the ramblings to follow.

• Posted on October 24, 2014 by Student Recruitment Officers in , , , ,

How to Make Reading Week Your Friend

Hello future and current Nipissing students! My name is Evan and I am here with a few tips on how to make this reading week your friend. “Of course reading week is my friend. It’s a week off where I can see all my friends from home I haven’t seen in 2 months” you’ll say. I agree with you! Reading week is a tremendous time to go catch up with your friends and see how you are all doing in your first endeavour outside of high school. However there are two main parts of reading week which can trip up students.

• Posted on October 15, 2014 by Evan Gomes in , , ,

My Exchange Experience: First in the Family for University and Travelling

I’ve always been a very independent and hard working person but I never truly felt confident and comfortable with my independence until I came to university. Without that boost in confidence, I don’t think I would have been able to be the first in the family to travel overseas! To put my experience into perspective, I’ll start with a little history about myself and how I got to where I am now, in my third year of university.

Nipissing University’s Local WUSC Committee

DID YOU KNOW by attending Nipissing University you are directly helping a refugee student achieve a university education? That’s right! Every student pays a small levy into their tuition, which in turn allows a refugee student to attend university, which they otherwise may not have been able to do. To date, Nipissing has graduated two refugee students, currently is hosting a third and we are in preparation for our fourth student to join us in September!