The True Story of University Life… (Brock University)

Through movies or stories from students, guidance counselors or teachers, you may have created an image of what university life is. The summer before coming to Brock I was worried about succeeding academically, keeping up with readings, making new friends and basically how to stay sane. Are you feeling this way yet? I am here to clarify any worries you have.

A quick idea of what university life is like:
-You will develop a skill called time management to balance social and academic life
-Sleeping becomes a hobby (you will have some nights when you life off of 3 or 4 hours)
-There is A LOT of reading, regardless if it is online or in books (there will be a time when you will prioritize which readings to complete to be successful in school)
-You will get homesick eventually, so appreciate your parents/guardians/family and start saving up money to travel home
-You may feel like this guy on the right – broke – and it is ok because everyone is in the same boat
-When you study, limit yourself to fun websites like Facebook, myspace, pinterest, e-mail, etc.
-Find a way to keep yourself passionate about your education. At the very least, remember that you are paying a lot of money to be here!

No I am not here to scare you. On top of all of this, you are going to meet some amazing people, have some crazy adventures and create life-long memories 🙂

Leave me comments if there are any concerns that I have not addressed and I will reply to you asap! 🙂


About Krissa

Hello! My name is Krissa. I am a fourth year Concurrent Education (Primary/Junior) student at Brock. I am also a member/instructor of the Brock Dance club. I am also the organizer/dance instructor for a local elementary school dance club. In my bit of spare time, I like to hang with friends, venture in the local Niagara area, sleep and watch movies! If you have any questions about Brock, its programs, clubs, residence or student life, please leave a comment on my blog!

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