Life Sciences, Class of 2023


"How much longer?" Ending the semester strong

I’m pretty sure we all had a moment over the past few months where we thought to ourselves, “How much longer?” I definitely had a few of those throughout the semester. Luckily, with exams just around the corner, the term is wrapping up and the holidays are inching closer...

4 tips for getting organized and staying focused

I can’t think of a better metaphor for university life than the ocean. University can be a wild time. Balancing an education, extracurriculars, friendships, living independently, working part-time to support financing said education...

5 strategies for finishing the semester strong

We are entering the last stretch of the term, and this is a period that could make or break our semester. The finish line is in sight and it is up to us how we finish the race. However, the transition from midterm season to summative assignment season can be a stressful time.

A hurdle in the journey

Once I finished my last task for the week, I knew that I needed to take a break and rejuvenate myself. Therefore I took the entire first weekend of semester to enjoy some time off.

Crushing midterms in an unusual year

Taking a few moments to look back on last semester can help us make better decisions this time around. Think about what you could change this midterm season, and pick one small habit or strategy to try.

Don’t Let Sickness Stop Your Progress!

Santosh recently came down with the flu. How did he bounce back, and what are his top tips for navigating sickness while a student?

Due dates, structure, and rewards

One of the things that I felt overwhelmed by recently was the never-ending list of assignments, quizzes, midterms, and discussion board posts. I always had this feeling that I was forgetting to do something.

Dwelling on the positive

No one wants to sit in front of an online textbook for 8 hours a day for a week straight. If you can, try to take your work offline by listening to lectures while you take a socially distanced walk, printing papers to read outdoors, or just get outside for a quick break!

Get ready to experiment!

Get Ready to Experiment!

My first-year self would have never thought the day would come when I look forward to 8:30 classes at Ellis Hall, but here we are!

Getting ready for final exams

Keeping myself motivated is something that I—and just about all of us—need to address. Here are a few things that help me get back on track when I’m down.

Graduating: Countless Memories and a Side of Blues

With weeks to go until graduation, Santosh is reflecting on his time at Queen's - and he has a couple of last-minute tips to help you get through exams!

Heading into the final stretch of the semester