Future Students

How do I pay for university?

Submitted by Jenn McGarrigle on January 23, 2019 - 5:08pm

Tuition and textbooks, rent and parking passes – oh my!

It can feel a little daunting being a post-secondary student when considering the bills. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources and approaches that can help you get through school without breaking the bank. Of course, it can be easy to miss out on opportunities if you don’t know where to look. Check out these tips to help you get the best bang out of your student bucks.

 

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Submitted by Annette Lucas on January 9, 2019 - 2:50pm

We start thinking about what we want to be when we grow up long before we have even taken our first step inside of a school. Perhaps we are influenced by what our parents or Uncle Bob does, or we are genetically predisposed to be better at certain things. However, as we cross the path from child to young adult, the route isn’t always as clear anymore.

Don’t be afraid to fail

Submitted by Web Admin on December 1, 2018 - 2:27pm

There is often pressure placed on us in Grade 12 – whether it comes from our family, society or ourselves – to have our life map drawn out before we graduate high school. Truth is, most of us don’t know what we want to be when we “grow up.” Even when we think we have it figured out, things can change.

After high school, Elijah Vesprey enrolled at Vancouver Island University (VIU) to pursue his passion in the culinary arts. Once he was in the program, he quickly realized it wasn’t where he was meant to be.

5 tips to rock your summer job

Submitted by Web Admin on September 6, 2018 - 4:07pm

School is almost finished and you’re ready to go out and find the perfect summer job. Want to ensure you get the most out of the experience? VIU’s former Lead Student Ambassador, Caitlin Mangiacasale, shares some tips to take your summer job from mediocre to marvellous.

Bust Stress at Vancouver Island University in 4 Steps

Submitted by Web Admin on August 2, 2018 - 4:03pm

With final exams and assignments due imminently, this can be a stressful time of year for students. Student success is a core value at VIU, which is why the University has a wide range of supports and services available to students from the start of the semester through to the end of the term. Follow these tips and watch your exam anxieties melt away.

3 Tips to Help You Pay for University

Submitted by Web Admin on June 1, 2018 - 3:45pm

So you want to attend university, but you’re not sure how you’re going to pay for it? The good news is most students don’t realize how much is potentially available to them. Here are several tips from VIU’s Financial Aid & Awards office to ensure a smooth monetary start to your post-secondary journey.

Study What Matters to You at VIU

Submitted by Web Admin on April 1, 2018 - 3:29pm

Join us at Vancouver Island University, and you will find the support and inspiration you need to get you where you want to go. Support and student success go hand in hand at VIU, and that support starts before you even set foot on campus with our friendly Recruitment Officers.

Follow these easy steps to get started. You’re going to love being a student at VIU.