Q: Do first years really all wear landyards? I literally walked around today and saw a gazillion people wearing them. Do people give them out or do they just all happen to buy them...?

I have no idea, I think certain groups give them out to their members. Usually it’s first years who wear them around their necks, and grad students who stuff them in their pockets with the string hanging out so they can just smash their butts against sensors to open doors (I worked at a lab, they did this all the time LOL…which is actually pretty helpful sometimes when your hands are full). 


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☆☆IMPORTANT: 30 tips from fellow wise thunderbirds to first-years at UBC

whatweshouldcallubc:

Last week, we asked our followers what they wish someone had told them in first year. We hope that this post will help with surviving first-year at UBC! (I put a ★ beside the ones that I think are extra important.) Reblog and share on Facebook with your friends who are going into first-year!

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Q: To anon, sorry, the BIOL 140 lab manual is not re-usable because there are things you need to hand in from the manual.

Sorry, to add on, even if you buy the BIOL 140 lab manual re-used, it will be hard to erase all the writing in it… it would be best to buy it new.

Thanks! 


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Q: How do profs usually assign midterm dates? If we have class during that time, are we expected to just miss that class?

The midterms are usually scheduled when you actually have that class, but if the class is large with multiple sections teaching the same material, that midterm will most likely be scheduled late at night (6 or 7 PM). If you have class then, you can let your prof know and they will usually let you write it at another time. 


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Q: I've been told by past students that even the people with the best study habits can't handle 8 am classes? And I remember reading that it was the only class that you had skipped before too Is it really difficult to want to attend the class? (I live in Burnaby too) Also I end at 11:00 on these days if that helps...

It depends on the format of the class, I felt like it was okay to skip the class only because my prof put all the lecture slides (with large amounts of detail..yes, he was one of those profs) up online. He also didn’t use any iClickers or do anything else for participation. I could just easily catch up if I missed anything. 

However, 8AM-11 AM isn’t that bad, you can just go home early and catch some zzzs! I went from 8 AM-6 PM on some days so those were the days when I was more like “SCREW THIS, I’M GONNA SLEEP FOR ANOTHER 1.5 HOURS”. 


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Q: there are so many people selling different versions of bio 121/112 books. would you recommend emailing my prof about whether or not I need the latest version or the access code? or do you think they'd prefer everyone to wait til the first class so they're not getting individual emails from everyone?

The 112 book is new for this upcoming semester. You should wait until your first class to see what your profs say about older editions, it’s already the long weekend.


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Q: Hello, Do you know if the BIOL 140 lab manual is reusable? I've been told that the chemistry is not. Thank you

I’m not too sure, I think there were some handouts you need to write on from them, but it’s been awhile since I’ve taken that course.


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Q: where did you store your bus pass? I seen people with lanyards and a clear card holder thing but i dont really want to carry a lanyard around, but putting it in my wallet is so troublesome if I have to take it out everytime

I put it in a clear card holder, the lanyard screams “First year” :P. Other people put it in their cellphone case if it’s clear, so they flash the back of their phone when they get on the bus.


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Q: Hello! I've been told that BIOL 121 depends on the prof teaching the course since the marking can be subjective. (may look for certain wording on tests etc.) Is this actually true because there are ~250 students in the class. Does the prof mark all of the exams? If they give it to the TAs then wouldn't it not matter...? Thanks :)

The TAs help the prof mark, they’ll follow a key that the prof creates.


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When you come back to UBC for the first time since April, and see how much our campus has changed

ayyellesrambles:

whatweshouldcallubc:

SHINY NEW GLASS BUILDINGS

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When you have to go around SRC due to the bus loop detourimage

-Campus Squirrel

I can’t even run for the bus anymore, I’ll just run straight into a blue fence =S

They’re digging up Agronomy Road too, I can’t count…

Oh yeah, I saw that! If they leave it so it’s that little 1 metre pathway between the fences and Irving, it’ll be a madhouse! *sigh* 

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