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Studying and writing exams during Ramadan

This year, Ramadan is said to begin on the evening of March 22, meaning the first day of fasting will take place on March 23. If you’re observing Ramadan, it can often be challenging to balance life as a student. Read on for tips on how to take care of yourself during this time.

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Looking for nutritious, affordable and delicious food?

Here's how you can achieve all three.

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Tips for common groupwork challenges

Group work helps build collaboration skills and allows students to complete larger tasks than a single student could do alone. But it can difficult to navigate group dynamics.

Read how to overcome common challenges »

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Many neighbourhoods make great places to live while studying

Calgary's transit options coupled with your UPass mean campus is easy to access from many areas in Calgary.

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More stories

Looking for more info about what's happening under the arch? Check out our older stories. 

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Challenging all or nothing thinking about eating

Take these small but mighty steps towards healthy nutrition.

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Looking for additional sources of funding?

Scholarships, awards and bursaries are a great way to help pay for your post-secondary education.

Learn how to find more funding »




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Office hours are scary, but worth attending

Attending office hours feels daunting, but  it’s worth being brave and taking that extra step to connect with your instructors.

Read why you should attend office hours »

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The truth about 'pay to pass'

What does ‘pay to pass’ mean and why does it matter to you?

Learn more about 'pay to pass' tutoring companies »