Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips in 20 Days for First-year Students: #19- Access student disability services

Mount Allison is so supportive of all students and they really want you to succeed. The Wellness Centre provides services to students with documented disabilities other than learning disabilities and The Meighen Centre is for students with learning disabilities. This support includes note takers, alternate exam settings, alternate lecture and exam formats, mentoring, the use ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips in 20 Days for first-year students: #18- Enjoy Mount Allison without alcohol

In this the 18th video in our 20-part tip series, fourth-year honours psychology student and Orientation Chair Aleka Maclellan discusses what students can do to enjoy Mount Allison before they turn 19. All residence events are generally all-ages. Turning 19 really isn’t as life-changing as it’s cracked up to be and there’s certainly no shortage ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: Places to Relax at Mount Allison University

In the 17th in our 20-part video tip series, fourth-year biology students Beth Whitfield and Brittany Cain talk about their favourite places to relax and unwind around campus.  Brittany really likes the solarium and pub in the Student Centre and Beth suggests the Waterfowl Park as a good place to de-stress. Personally, I enjoy taking ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #11- Overcoming Exam Anxiety at Mount Allison University

In the 11th in our 20-part video tip series, fourth-year environmental studies student Avery Wheeler offers her advice on overcoming exam anxiety. I’m not going to lie, the first exams you’ll take in University will probably be stressful. You have probably never taken a 2-3 hour test that’s worth 40-60% of your final grade. Don’t ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #8- Transition to Life at Mount Allison University

In this video, fourth-year psychology and English student James Barth and fourth-year biochemistry student Erin Stewart give their take on adjusting to university life at Mount Allison. I think an important point to make is that it is completely normal to feel a bit out of place and nervous at first — everyone feels that ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #7- Adjust from Abroad to Mount Allison University

In the 7th video tip in our 20-part series, third-year religious studies student Oudai (OD) AlTabbaa from Damascus, Syria  gives his advice on how new international students can adjust to life in Canada and at Mount Allison University.  Speaking as a student who spent his youth growing up mostly in suburban Chicago, I didn’t experience ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #6- Adapt to Academics at Mount Allison University

In this 6th out of 20 video tips for incoming Mount Allison University students, fourth-year environmental studies student Avery Wheeler returns to discuss the academic transition from high school to university.    As I wrote on my blog back in September of my first year, “The main difference between high school and university is that there ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: Don’t Be An Ant

So to take a very short detour from the video posts for a moment I’d like to share a very short video clip: It’s from, Waking Life, a philosophical film about, among other things, the concept of free will. While working on the tips I’ve thought a lot about what it was like when I ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #4- Get some inside information

Fourth in this 20-part video series for the Class of 2015, Alex Dalton (fourth-year international relations) and Avery Wheeler (fourth- year environmental studies) share what they wish they knew before they came to Mount Allison. Alex mentions the very useful reference librarians and Avery mentions that rain boots are a must have as the reality ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #3- Experience Theatre at Mount Allison University

In the third post of a 20-part video series, Sarah Underhill, who expects to graduate in May with a double major in history and anthropology, talks about experiencing theatre on campus and around Sackville.  You’ll notice here that there are theatre productions most weeks of the year. There are many groups to join and watch, ...

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #1 Make the most of your first few weeks (Orientation to Mount Allison University)

20 Tips in 20 Days for first-year students: #1 – Make the most of your first few weeks Your first days at Mount Allison are approaching quickly. In the first of a 20-part video series, below you will find a tip featuring fourth-year students Erin Stewart (biochemistry) and Beth Whitfield (honours biology). The tip is ...