Written by: Natalie Pagnotta
Approximately 8 months, 50 weeks, 215 days—that’s all the time you have during one year of university. Although at times it may seem like the year will never end, this doesn’t give you a lot of time to make the most of your experience. Get involved, ask for help if you are unsure and HAVE FUN!
1. Find a Club
By joining a club you will make connections with other students with similar interests, therefore creating lasting relationships and networks.
HOW: Check out Experience BU and search Clubs (experiencebu.brocku.ca)
2. Look at the Bulletin Boards around Campus!
We are now in the age of social media, but once in a while, look up from your devices and check out the bulletin boards/displays around campus. They are filled with tons of information and logistics about all campus events including; informational seminars, study participation, volunteer opportunities and much more!
HOW: Look for them around all major campus traffic areas!
3. Utilize the Library and all the services it has to offer
Take a look online and in-person at all the great resources the Library has, they include…
• Book Group Study Room
• Reserves and Exams
• Research Guides by program (APA. Chicago, etc.)
• Drop-in Learning Centre
• Library Printing
• Liaison Librarians (they are experts in your program and all the materials needed to succeed)
HOW: Check out the James A. Gibson Library/ Learning Commons located in the heart of the campus right beside the tower.
4. Stop by Student Life and Community Experience
The Student Life team always has their finger on the pulse of what’s happening around Brock or has the connection to get you answers. They also have great opportunities for volunteering within the community and abroad!
HOW: Our office is located in MCA 204, under the stairs as your passing the Tim Horton’s under the tower or if you’re coming from Jubilee Court, we are the red office straight ahead when you head through the double doors.