Learn from Peers: New to UBC

 
 
 
 
Welcome to UBC! We’re happy to help you get settled at your new home. Check out the resources below to get started!

   

Student Reflection Videos


 
Minori shares what her experience was when choosing her BA in English Language and Literatures.



 Sanjana shares what her experience was when choosing her BSc in Behavioural Neuroscience.

 

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Advice from the Chapman Learning Commons Assistants


 
“In my first year at UBC, I wish I had gone to more office hours. My professors are all very nice and willing to give me advice in regard to my majors, but I did not know this until second year.”


 
“In my first year at UBC, I wish I had pushed myself to explore activities outside of my comfort zone, like taking part in residence theatre productions, applying for part time jobs on campus, since that would have allowed me (as an international student) to establish roots and make more interpersonal connections.”


 
“In my first year at UBC, I wish I had started saving more money on a monthly basis. Currently, I use excel to track my finances. I use it to budget expenses and calculate how long it would take to pay off my debts.”

 
“In my first year at UBC, I wish I had received a heads up on how hard it is to get housing on campus, my advice to you would be to apply for year-round housing ASAP!”


 
“In my first year at UBC, I wish I had known that it’s okay to join clubs and run for executive positions even though I’m not a pro.”

 

Links & Resources

“In my first year at UBC, I wish I had gone to more office hours. My professors are all very nice and willing to give me advice in regard to my majors, but I did not know this until second year.” - Tiffany, Sauder student

Quiz

Approach To Learning: Self Assessment
Everyone has their own way of learning effectively. What's yours?

Time Management: Self-Assessment
Become more familiar with your own time management habits and reach your time management goals!

Chapman Learning Commons

Guides

Blog Posts

  • 4 Legit Back to School Tips by Flint
    • Aren't you sick of the back-to-school clichés? We know we are! So check out some REAL back-to-school tools here.

“In my first year at UBC, I wish I had started saving more money on a monthly basis. Currently, I use excel to track my finances. I use it to budget expenses and calculate how long it would take to pay off my debts.” - Matheus, Economics student

Blog Posts

“In my first year at UBC, I wish I had known that it’s okay to join clubs and run for executive positions even though I’m not a pro.” - Harvey, Sauder student

Videos

Check out our Instagram @ubclearn for Reels about UBC Vancouver campus, or watch them on our YouTube shorts playlist!

Blog Posts

If you're feeling lost about course registration, you can take a look at these resources!

Quiz

Course Registration: Self-Assessment
Wondering how to choose the perfect course for you? Take this quiz to learn more about your priorities and how to reflect them in your course selection.

Blog posts

“In my first year at UBC, I wish I had pushed myself to explore activities outside of my comfort zone, like taking part in residence theatre productions, applying for part time jobs on campus, since that would have allowed me (as an international student) to establish roots and make more interpersonal connections.” - Minori, MA Children's Literature student

Quiz

Transferable Skills: Self-Assessment
Apply skills from university to your professional development! Identify your talents and strengths with this quiz, and learn how they translate to workplace and more.

Blog Posts

Work Advice

Emotional Support for Working as a Student

“In my first year at UBC, I wish I had received a heads up on how hard it is to get housing on campus, my advice to you would be to apply for year-round housing ASAP!” - Helena, Sociology student

The Find Housing resource guide shares information on planning ahead for upper year-housing so that you know all of the deadlines, tips and tricks on looking for and securing a spot on campus or off-campus, whichever you prefer!

Resources

Blog Posts

 

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