Under the Arch

Under the Arch

Want to know what’s happening at UCalgary? Looking for some campus tips and tricks? You’ve found the right place! Check out our latest updates or search our old posts to find out more about life at UCalgary.

Protect yourself from rental scams

The vacancy rate in Calgary is low right now, which means two things - there are lots of people looking for places to rent, and there are dishonest people running scams that prey on would-be renters.

Read how to avoid rental scams »

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How to share constructive feedback to your instructors

You might be reflecting on your learning experiences in your courses. Keep reading to learn how to frame your experience in a constructive way.

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Your guide to living off campus

Are you looking for housing? Here are a few things to consider for your accommodation search.

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Career success in bite-sized chunks

Micro-placements offer students career advantages.

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Why should you attend office hours?

There are many great resources to get help on campus, but there's one support that's often overlooked: instructor office hours.

Find out the benefits of being brave and meeting your instructors »

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Navigating misrepresentation of Indigenous peoples within a university setting

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Navigating the transition to university life as an Indigenous student

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

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Questions to ask potential roomates

Living with roommates is a common practice during university. Here are some tips on how to prepare for a roommate interview.

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Creating a study routine

By walking through the same routine every time you plan to do school work, you train your brain to zero-in on the task.

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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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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 »