“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
This is one of my favourite quotes. I feel as though it is good advice to help get us through some of the tough and stressful times in university. We have to remember that we are alive and have fun. You need to make time to do the things that make you happy. With that being said our education is so valuable and important. Some of the decisions we make now will impact what we do in the future. That is why you have the realize the importance of learning. There are so many opportunities out there. So, do your best and look on the bright side :)
Today is the fourth annual Faculty Dinner hosted by Brescia’s Off Campus Student Council. All Brescia students are welcome to drop by grab some food and talk to some of their professors. It is a great opportunity to get to know some of your professors in a casual setting and there is free food. Who can say no to free food? The event is from 6 to 8pm. So come on by and get some yummy pasta! Hope to see you there!
Today is Fall Preview day not only at Western but also at Brescia! Feel free to drop by and let others know about the event. If you have not already seen the new residence then today is the day. It honestly is beautiful and I don’t know how you could want to live anywhere else if you are leaving home. There are going to be interesting presentations on the programs. Today is a great chance to find out more about your program or programs of interest and to ask questions. If you can’t make it make sure to book a visit for the next time you are free or in London. Have a nice day!
It’s that time of the year again where you get to dress up and eat some sugar. I still need to think of a costume and I am running out of time. My boyfriend and I are going to go out as something as a couple and I want it to be witty and funny. My back up plan is minions. Leave a comment if you have any good ideas!
The past two weeks have been extremely stressful. Being a first year student I didn’t quite know what to expect. I have never studied more in my life then how much I studied for the chemistry midterm.
The weekend before I went to the seven-hour chemistry prep session put on by Prep101. It was definitely worth the money. Everything was explained clearly and I was able to better understand concepts rather than just memorizing.
I studied alone as well as in study groups. I found that both aspects were greatly beneficial. I would work on the practice midterms myself and then in my study group we would go over the questions we did not get. There was usually at least one person who was able to solve each question. Who ever got the correct answer would then teach the concept to the others.
I really wanted a taste of what I main campus chemistry exam would be like. So, I attended the mock exam run by upper year students. Working on chemistry in an exam like atmosphere with a time limit helped me practice my exam strategy. I skipped over the questions that I knew would take more time to complete and ones that I did not know how to do. Once I competed the easy ones I then worked on the more time consuming questions until I was ready to attempt the questions I thought I did not know how to do. When I went back I found I was calmer and it was easier to approach the question.
I am looking forward to having no exams this week and having a chance to catch up. I wish you all the best of luck with your exams!
Brescia’s flag football team has officially completed their first week of practice. I joined the team because I thought it was a good way to get exercise, meet people, and try something new. I have never played football before and when I told my dad he jokingly asked if I knew what football was. Then he told me not to get hurt or hurt anyone. I think he was more concerned I would hurt others given my height and aggressiveness in other sports.
I went only to the Friday practice because the other practice days don’t work with my schedule. We practiced sharp turns and catching. It was a lot of fun and I was surprised I got through it because I am out of shape from the summer. I had pictured practice as boot camp but it was nothing like that. We practiced skills and were assessed for what position we will be best at. The one coach explained to me the position of nose guard and that was the position they were thinking of putting me on. When we went to have a scrimmage at the end, I asked where the “nose bleed”. It was a pretty funny mistake. At least now I think I will always remember the name of that position.
I can’t wait for our first game! I will make sure to post when we will be playing for those interested in watching. For those interested in playing it’s not too late!
This past Friday Brescia had a mental health forum to help design an environment that better supports Brescia student’s needs. Going into the event I didn’t really know what to expect; however, it ended up being a wonderful event. The topic was so relevant because most of us forget about taking care of our mental health. Many of us get caught up in the stigma behind mental health thinking participating in such an event may mean we suffer from a mental ailment. What most of us don’t realize is that mental health also includes daily experiences such as stress. I know that for me personally the next four years are going to be stressful and full of obstacles. I need to remember to look after my mental well being to get through successfully. Attending Brescia’s Mental Health Forum was the first step for me.
The groups were really diverse; there were students, faculty and staff. With such an assortment of people you were able to see many different perspectives and learn about things you had no idea existed. First we discussed what Brescia currently is doing to improve mental wellness. Then we started to look at what some issues are and how they can be improved. Lastly, we decided in our groups what the three major priorities are for improving Brescia’s mental wellness. The experience was enriching. I didn’t really know what Brescia currently had to offer in the way of mental wellness let alone what they could offer. I am excited to see how Brescia will use this information to progress.
I believe that there is always room for improvement and I am glad that Brescia addressed this concern by inviting everyone to their Mental Health Forum. I hope that next year more will join this event and come forward to have their opinion heard and contribute to positive change!