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23 Questions With Caitlin Wallace

I’ve just realised that I’ve never properly introduced myself to the blog! So, inspired by Vogue’s 73 Question Series (if you’ve not watched the one with Kim Kardashian yet, you need to get on it it’s a laugh a minute) I thought I would share 23 tidbits about me! What are studying at Dundee? I’m […]

Mar 29

Writing for the university magazine – a unique experience!

The second-year so far has been more demanding than I expected, but the best way to unwind for me is: expressing through words! And so, I started working as a staff writer (in the science and technology section) for the Magdalen. The work so far has been interesting – right from ideation with a theme […]

Nov 26

Black Friday tips

Black Friday is only days away and I am here to share some tips to make the most out of it as a student! Make a list of things you want to buy. I usually tend to have a Pinterest board or saves from my Instagram of all the things I have wanted to buy […]

Nov 22

10 memes that saved my life

Here are the top ten memes (in no particular order) that got me out of some very rough times in my life. Enjoy and maybe share your favourites? 🥺👉🏻👈🏻 This timeless gem – watch it here. 2. Jayne’s Rant on Big Brother has been on my bookmarks since junior year of high school. Needless to […]

Nov 21

Juggling

Doing one thing at a time bores me, it leaves me empty and hollow, it’s like I’m missing something. That’s why I like to juggle. Working as a teacher part-time? Let me do a research project on the side. Oh, and volunteer here and there and work on a creative project because my hands need […]

Nov 19

Get to know me!

After 1 year and 1 semester of writing for the uni blog I have realised that I never introduced myself! Let’s begin shall we? Name: Sofia Mechtidou Age: 19 (almost 20! so scary) Ethnicity: Greek and Russian Course: Dual Qualifying Law, second year Favorite city: Rome and New York City Favorite show: Gossip Girl Favorite […]

Nov 19

5 Best Places to Eat/Drink in Dundee, According to a Law Student and her Friends

Want to expand your food horizons? Want to visit a cute coffee shop or order-in some amazing food? I have the answer to your prayers! Here are the top 5 places to eat/drink in Dundee, according to yours truly and her friends. Victoria Sponge, Broughty Ferry If you’re wondering how good the cakes here are, […]

Nov 18

Should I watch this? Review of 10 Netflix hit movies

Red Notice – 10/10 Should I watch this? Absolutely!!! I cannot stress enough how good this gem is. Such plot twists and great storyline, even has a guest star you would never expect to see.  2. Love Hard – 5/10 Should I watch this? Only if you really enjoy extremely predictable, cheesy, Christmas rom-com movies. […]

Nov 17

Being more environmental sustainable

As a medical student, we explore various subject areas and my one of my interests is public health. I am currently working on my healthcare sustainability project and have come across various articles on raising awareness about climate change and encouraging people to adapt to an eco-friendly lifestyle. This has been a hot topic lately […]

Nov 14

Top choices for gyms in Dundee

Winter is coming and our bed seems like the best comfort zone in the world. I found that during the cold season it’s a struggle to get out of bed and follow a gym routine. I soon realised that Fresher’s 15 was a reoccurring thing that happened during those months and decided I wanted consistency […]

Nov 09

Beginner’s guide to finding the right gym

Before you commit yourself to a gym contract, you should always weigh the pros and cons of different gyms and see which the right fit for you. Remember, that you are investigating your time, money and energy into a gym! Here are my top tips to lookout for in a gym – Location – During […]

Nov 07

Genius or genuine?

This blog is about a question that always bothered me: Are scientists genius or genuine? As a child, I was eternally fascinated by the miraculous nature of science. The chemical fizz, twinkling stars, and the nature of life seemed to narrate a symphonic story through the words of numerous scientists. But were all of them […]

Nov 06

Climate actions I want to see at the University of Dundee

Last week a number of students from the University of Glasgow have locked themselves on to the Memorial Gate to demand the University implement the Green New Deal. Unfortunately, our University and DUSA do not have any clear plan of actions either to deal with the climate crisis. Even though DUSA is claiming to work […]

Nov 01

My First Halloween

So, here’s the thing: I have never celebrated Halloween. Where I’m from, we don’t celebrate Halloween. What we have is Sint Maarten, a celebration on the 11th of November where kids make lanterns and go by houses to sing songs and receive candy. And so, I celebrated my first Halloween this year. I must admit […]

Oct 31

Wayfinding for Idiots

When it comes to roads and maps and routes… I’m an idiot. I am absolutely reliant on Google Maps, to the point where I’ve named the Google Maps voice Susan. I call her that because I need something to cuss out when I do the wrong thing and Susan is a good name to cuss […]

Oct 28

A walk through the lanes of Zoology!

In the growing workload of the second year, it is important to unwind! Although my usual go-to options to unwind are going for a walk or binge-watching something, this time, I decided to go to the Zoology Museum. It was originally curated by D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson and is a humble collection displayed in the basement of […]

Oct 26

Arbroath cliffs

I love travelling around Scotland and one the nearby places to visit are Arbroath Cliffs. It is located near Arbroath, Angus and has breath-taking views. There is a trail to follow up towards the cliffs, which is about 12.2 kilometres, so wear comfortable shoes. It is about 40-to-50-minute drive from Dundee whereas it might take […]

Oct 24

Introducing… me?

As I will be one of your tour guides in student life I thought it would be fair to introduce myself to you. Introductions are not my strong suit as I feel like the human experience is so much more complex than the basic “Hi, I’m Sophie, I like reading, crafts, and archery. I study […]

Oct 21

COP26 IN SCOTLAND

The United Nations Conference on Climate Crisis will be held this Autumn in Glasgow.  This means that 20,000 delegates including world leaders from across the globe will come here to Scotland to try and tackle changing climate.  The decisions from this conference will essentially affect every single person around the globe.  However, not everyone is […]

Oct 20

My favourite destinations near Dundee

The reading week is quickly approaching and now is a perfect time to find a nice destination to plan a trip to. Now that the pandemic is not over why not look at some places around Dundee? Some of my favourite places in Angus, Fife, and Perthshire are easily accessible and very affordable. And what’s […]

Oct 19

Happy Navratri

One of the most significant festivals celebrated in the Hindu calendar is ‘Navaratri’. This year the festival started on 7th October and ended on 15th October. Each of those 9 days are dedicated to worshipping to the 9 avatars of Goddess of power – Durga. Each day you wear a different colour that honours the […]

Oct 17

Unhinged

I don’t know what it is, but ever since I came here, I’ve felt a bit unhinged. Maybe you feel it too, like you’re not exactly balanced, that, had you been an actual door, you’d just scrape over the floor a bit. As though if someone decides to put a little more pressure than necessary […]

Oct 14

How to master the art of cooking at home

Uni is back and we’ve all moved in with our flatmates. I personally start to panic about meals, since my flat has agreed to all eat the same meal on most days. So, what are we eating? Who is shopping for it? Well, I figured it out! We started getting things from Hello Fresh. It’s […]

Oct 06

House hunting (international students edition)

Looking for a house during your second year can be a lot of work, but this experience will help you understand many small aspects of what makes your life. To start with, I would recommend shortlisting a few properties minimum a week in advance (to avoid the sudden rise in demand for accommodation during the […]

Sep 29