The University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering is one of the top engineering schools in Canada.
As an Engineering Student, find the help you need and the opportunities to grow.
Whether you are a new or returning student, the life of an aspiring engineer includes a lot of changes. That's why the Faculty of Engineering has put in place an Engineering Wellness Program for students and staff.
The university experience can be filled with excitement, relationships, learning, but also stress. For some it may be the first time living away from home, moving to a new city, being in charge of your schedule, meeting new people, as well as being challenged with lab assignments and numerous deadlines.
One of the most helpful things a student can do to manage stress is to engage in regular self-care:
Taking care of yourself - mentally, physically, and emotionally - will help you to maintain a more balanced life as a student and be resilient in the face of challenges and heavy workloads. Self-care is intentional and involves doing something for yourself that you know will be beneficial to your overall wellbeing.
What activities in your life bring you joy, relaxation, fulfillment, energy?
A significant part of self-care involves being self aware of the emotions we’re feeling and how we are coping with stressful situations. Reflect on what your needs are and what actions or activities will bring healing and strength when stress is presenting itself.
Feeling exhausted and run down? What can you do to energize yourself?
"Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people." -- Steve Jobs
Group-work/collaborative learning is a significant aspect of curriculum and is an opportunity for you to develop skills in working with a team to achieve a common goal. Working with others also allows you to share the workload and support one another. However, it’s common knowledge that group-work often poses many challenges. Here are some tips to help you navigate the intricacies of working as a team and succeed!
Check out a variety of wellness workshops at the UAlberta Free Drop-In Workshops website.
Check out handouts that highlight coping strategies for concerns such as test anxiety, procrastination, sleep difficulties and more, available in the UAlberta Counselling and Clinical Services website.
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