Skills for Life

No surprise – university is not only about attending classes and writing paper after paper. It’s also about learning skills for your life, work and health. Check out the pages below to further skills to enhance your life!


Communicating Your Needs

Learn a 3-step approach for navigating difficult conversations about personal boundaries.

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Managing Your Time

Wasting a lot of time online? Pulling too many all-nighters? Getting better at managing your time is easier than you think!

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Presentation Design

Designing a presentation may sound easier than it seems! With the help of our toolkit, you'll be able to design the most effective presentation for academic and professional needs.

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Presentation Skills

Nothing causes anxiety in students quite like presenting. With our helpful tips and tricks, you’ll be chomping at the bit to present!

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Sleep and Academic Success

Snooze you...don't lose? Find out how your sleep affects your education in this interactive toolkit.

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Thinking Critically

You can’t get the most out of university without learning to think critically. It isn't easy, but with our handy guide, we’ll have you thinking up a storm in no time!

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…from our blog

The Ultimate Guide to Time Management – Part 2

by Sam on October 21, 2022

Learn about project management tools you can use to improve your productivity and time management in part 2 of Sam's blog post!

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The Ultimate Guide to Time Management – Part 1

by Sam on October 14, 2022

Curious about how to become more efficient with your time? Read Sam's post to learn strategies on how to use online tools to maximize your time!

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Culture Shock, And How to Address It

by Maxine on September 30, 2022

Culture shock can be a very troubling experience – read Maxine's blog post for advice on how to deal with it!

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Deeper Insight into the Learning Exchange

by Sarah on July 22, 2022

Learn more about the UBC Learning Exchange, what services are offered, and how you can get started as a volunteer.

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Ways to Make Your Own Food in First Year Residences

by Madeleine on June 10, 2022

Learn easy tips and tricks for making your own food in a first year residence.

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