nothing makes you feel more mediocre than being a university student, holy.
Anonymous asked: is it really bad to be undeclared in second year?
Is this the situation you’re in?
You will be registered in an alternative program in May (often BA Undeclared for students registering for second year). You will need to include/repeat courses in your 2010-2011 selection that will make you eligible for the module/degree you wish. You may need to contact a departmental counsellor to discuss your course selection after adjudication in May and before web registration.
Talk to your counsellors to work out what suits you best for the future, and work out a plan. It’s best to have some sort of idea of what you want to be doing and working towards it, rather than aimlessly taking courses. It’s not really a bad thing, you’re just figuring out what you want to be doing in the future, academically. Shadow a program you’re interested in, perhaps? But definitely speak to a counsellor if you haven’t. They have the resources available to help, and they’ve managed similar situations countless times in the past.
Anonymous asked: my tumblr is very private and I worry as a fellow western student, that you'll spread my tumblr since you recently followed me! please don't.
We wouldn’t do that to any of our followers! The only way your blog could be spread would be if we reblogged a post from you. If you’d like us to unfollow you or to refrain from reblogging your posts, feel free to message us off anon and we promise to do just that. If there’s anything else on top of that that you’d like us to do, just let us know.
University of Western Ontario’s senior wrestling team (1956)
Middlesex College looking grand in its winter wardrobe. Thanks @etenorioo for sharing this great pic on Instagam! (via @westernu)
Anonymous asked: Could you give a little info about each residence? I just applied for next year, and I really want to know what each residence is REALLY like, or maybe you could tell me which one i'd fit into. I'm applying for English, I dont mind partying every now and then, I dont mind living with people and just hanging out with friends any time. I get along well with people who are mostly comfortable being themselves.
Hi! We made a few posts a while ago regarding residences, which I think would be helpful for you to check out. I’m going to add a small description of Ontario Hall here, because it hadn’t opened when we first made posts about residences.
Ontario Hall is the newest residence here at Western, and only HALF the building is currently open right now. I believe they’re opening the second half next year, and closing Delaware Hall for the year for renovations. Ontario Hall is next to Perth Hall, on the South Side of campus. It is a beautiful building, and is right next to a 24 hour Subway, Barakat (most delicious Shawarma place around), a 7-11, Pizza Hut, and other restaurants. You can use your student meal plan at the Subway and (I thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiink) Barakat.
You will literally fit in ANYWHERE, in any residence you happen to end up in. There are so many different types of people distributed everywhere, that finding someone who shares your interests will not be too difficult.
Anonymous asked: Im really considering uwo sciences but im not sure yet. Can you explain specifically the kind of courses i would be taking if i was in the Health Sciences program at uwo?
I’m going to link you to Western’s Academic Calendar, which has a list of all the courses offered at Western. Specifically, I’ll send you directly to the courses you can be taking through Health Sci.
Both 1001A/B and 1002A/B are mandatory first year Health Sci courses, and you’d likely be taking other sciences in your first year as well (including Biology and Chemistry). You have the option of taking Biology through the Faculty of Science OR the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Hope that helps!
Anonymous asked: Is it true that for med sci, you're not guaranteed a spot for 3rd year? And how important is it to take grade 12 physics? How large are first year classes for med sci?
That is right, you’re not guaranteed a spot. As long as you meet the cut-off average (I think it’s around a 78%), you should be able to continue in med sci (or IMS, as they now call it). If you don’t, there are other modules you can pursue (anything from biology to genetics to cell biology to geology and more). If you’re exceptionally interested in taking the med sci courses, you can always do a double major in med sci and another module.
It’s not too important to take grade 12 physics (I didn’t, and I did fine in first year). First year is designed to make sure everyone enters second year on the same page, so anything you didn’t learn throughout high school, you’ll learn here. Taking grade 12 physics may make it easier for you to succeed in first year, but you really don’t need it. Especially if you take “Zinke" physics.
Your first year med sci classes will be massive. Most have 600+ students, and that’s keeping in mind that there are multiple classes for each course. Class sizes drop as you get older, since students start pursuing courses within their own specialities.
Anonymous asked: is greek life worth it at uwo?
Tons of our friends are involved with greek life here at UWO, so I’m sure it’s safe to say that it is worth it, as long as it’s what you’d like to be doing.
Anonymous asked: there is a HUGE creative writing program it's like 2/3 of arts here it's new it just started like a year ago that anon shld def look into it
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Anonymous asked: Hey! I'm applying to universities now and i was wondering, should I look at UWO for english/writing? Or should I try at ryerson/somewhere else?
I would say that you have nothing to lose by applying to an English program at UWO, but I don’t know much about the program. Apply to all the schools you feel would suit you and your needs, and once you have your acceptances, do a little more research into which school you actually want to attend (consider more than just the program—think about the pros and cons of living at/away from home, the campus, the school’s reputation, etc).
Anonymous asked: cylindrical drum with an open top is to be constructed using 1m^2 of aluminum. write an equation for the volume of the drum in terms of the radius.
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Any Ontario University student, Mustang or not, knows what I mean by “The Typical Western Girl.” MACLEANS magazine even did an article on it (find it in the next link posted) Lulu Lemon leggings, either UGGs or Hunter rain boots, straight hair, lots of makeup and probably pretty enough to be on a…