Advice

Asking for a Friend: Being left on read and planning for a restful Reading Week

I’m Audrey Helpburn, The Journal ’s resident advice-giver. I answer questions about love, friendship, school, and more to help Queen’s students put their best foot forward on and around campus.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: School, work, and friendships, oh my!

I’m Audrey Helpburn, The Journal’s resident advice-giver. I answer questions about love, friendship, school, and more to help Queen’s students put their best foot forward on and around campus.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: Struggling to find a dream job and being ostracized by housemates

I’m Audrey Helpburn, The Journal ’s resident advice-giver. I answer questions about love, friendship, school, and more to help Queen’s students put their best foot forward on and around campus.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: Navigating shifting relationships and being overcommitted

I’m Audrey Helpburn, The Journal ’s resident advice-giver. I answer questions about love, friendship, school, and more to help Queen’s students put their best foot forward on and around campus.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: Avoiding a Halloween party and navigating couple costumes

I’m Audrey Helpburn, The Journal’s resident advice-giver. I answer questions about love, friendship, school, and more to help Queen’s students put their best foot forward on and around campus.Continue...

What I learned from all the bad advice I’ve received during university

I arrived at Queen’s with many things: clothes, my great-aunt’s old mini fridge, a box of books, and a lot of bad preconceptions about university. By the time I carried that same box of books back down the residence stairs to my mom’s car, I’d accumulated a few more misguided ideas.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: Rekindling a relationship and making the most of final year

I’m Audrey Helpburn, The Journal ’s resident advice-giver. I answer questions about love, friendship, school, and more to help Queen’s students put their best foot forward on and around campus.Continue...

Asking for a Friend: An accidental relationship and feeling disconnected from Queen's

I’m Audrey Helpburn, The Journal ’s resident advice-giver. I answer questions about love, friendship, school, and more to help Queen’s students put their best foot forward on and around campus.Continue...

Queen’s Takes the Real World: An unexpected detour to med school

Every medical student has a story of what they were doing when they first got their university acceptance: how they celebrated, who they immediately shared the news with, and how they felt relieved and rewarded for their hard work. I wish I had that. Instead, acceptance to medical school came with confusion.Continue...

Queen's takes the Real World: Trading Kingston for the concrete jungle

If you open any of my old diaries or yearbooks, one staple of my identity has always been the same: I’ve known exactly what I wanted to do with my life and where I wanted to be since I was seven...Continue...

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