Student Toolkits

Produced by students, for students, these toolkits teach you essential skills for being a university student! From group presentations to talking to your prof, we’ve got you covered. Browse the full list below!


Looking to start planning your personal finances? This guide offers helpful resources and advice on building your budget as a student.

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Communicating Your Needs

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

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Interacting with Profs

Why should you go to office hours? Why does your professor want you to be there? Find answers to those questions and more in this toolkit!  

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Library Research

Research is one of the most exciting but also one of the most daunting experiences of students at UBC. Take the fear out of it with our helpful guide!

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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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Preparing for Exams

Tests and exams, you can’t escape ‘em. So learn how to prepare well in advance and gain confidence in test-writing.

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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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Reading Textbooks

One thing can’t be avoided at UBC: reading, and lots of it. Find out how to read effectively while also getting through piles of material.

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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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Taking Notes

Notes are another inescapable part of getting a university education. We might not be able to make them fun, but we can offer tips on how to make them useful.

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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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Working in Groups

Working with groups can be stressful--and rewarding! We’ll show you how to make the most of any project.

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As an university student, you'll probably write a lot of papers. We've partnered with the UBC Library to bring you tools to help take the headaches out of writing.

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