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23 fun things I did in 2023

Are you bored, looking for activities inspo or just nosy about what I did this year? Perfect. Enjoy this list of 23 things I did in 2023! What did you get up to this year?

Nov 04

Affordable meals for students on a budget

I know how hard it is to budget properly when you’re first starting university (or even after uni!). Not only do you have to learn to spend your money in a responsible manner, but as of recently students all over the country have had to learn to manage their money even stricter because of the […]

Oct 31

How to: Cook at home, student edition

Uni is back and we’ve all moved in with our flatmates. I personally started to panic about meals, since my schedule is always so over the place and I cannot meal plan for the life of me. So what now? I will let you in on a (not so) secret: meal prep services are your […]

Oct 28

Blackberry and Dumb Money: My review of movies at the DCA

In the past two weeks I’ve had the chance to visit the DCA with friends and watch a couple of very interesting movies. I had never heard of either coming out, but when I checked the DCA website for what’s playing, both of them peaked my interest and so the tickets were booked! Here is […]

Oct 26

Things to consider prior to moving in with other students

As the new year approaches, a lot of students will begin to think about getting a flat for next school year. It’s really difficult moving in with people you don’t know, especially when you have to organise it without the help of your university or a specialised accommodation company. Here are some questions to consider […]

Oct 21

5 TV shows to binge-watch this weekend

If you or your friends are still battling with freshers flu and you cannot meet up to hang out, fear not! There is a Google Chrome extensions called Teleparty, (previously Netflix Party), and TwoSeven. Teleparty lets you stream Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and HBO content while also letting all users chat, pause and rewind the movie or tv show. […]

Oct 13

Five things to do in Dundee this week!

We all know the academic year has started with a bang, so why not take some time for yourself this week and do one (or all!) of the things on this list. The DCA offers discounted student tickets, plays famous and independent films and has wonderfully sweet staff that are there to answer any and […]

Oct 07

Beyond Traditional internships: My Experience as a Remote Intern Working for a Chinese-based Company

Unlike traditional internships that require a physical presence at the company’s premises, remote internships offer a unique opportunity to gain professional experience without geographic constraints. Over the last 8 weeks, I embarked on a remote internship journey that not only broadened my horizons but also transformed the way I perceive work and collaboration. Pagoda Projects […]

Aug 04

A New Chapter Begins: Moving into halls at the University of Dundee

As you embark on your exciting university journey, one crucial aspect to consider is moving into university accommodation. As this can be a somewhat stressful and daunting time, I have provided a couple of helpful tips to ensure a smooth and enjoyable transition. Research and secure University of Dundee accommodation ASAP I cannot stress this […]

Jul 11

Budget-Friendly European Escapes for the summer break

Dreaming of exploring the wonder of Europe but worried about the cost? Fear not! There are several captivating destinations in Europe that offer incredible experiences without breaking the bank. Let me take you on a journey to my favourite European holiday destinations – Krakow, Budapest, Sofia, Berlin, and Prague. Krakow, Poland Krakow, a historic gem […]

Jul 11

Shotz Pool and Snooker Dundee

The perfect place to unwind and forget about those creeping deadlines doesn’t exist? Or does it? Let me introduce you to my favourite place – Shotz Sports Bar. This hidden gem is only a 5-minute walk from the main campus and has a multitude of fun activities that you and your friends can partake in […]

Jun 19

Shopping for groceries on a £25 budget

Hi guys. I wanted to show how I shop on a budget in Dundee.

Jun 16

Recipe for Chili Pasta Bake

Hi guys, I just wanted to share this quick recipe for Chili Pasta Bake. This takes 45 mins in total to make (30 min preparation and 15 min in the oven).

Jun 09

My favourite 10 things about the University of Dundee

1. The Liar The Liar is located on the first floor of DUSA, offering a range of drinks, snacks, and entertainment options. During the day, the venue is a quiet space where students and visitors alike can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, meet friends or colleagues, and sit down comfortably to study or work. […]

Jun 09

Exploring the best cafes for studying in Dundee: A student’s guide

The Flame Tree Café Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5) Nestled near Dundee’s waterfront, The Flame Tree Café offers a serene and relaxed atmosphere, making it an excellent choice for studying. With its cosy seating arrangements and friendly staff, the café provides a quiet environment conducive to focused work. Additionally, the scenic views of Dundee’s waterfront can offer […]

Jun 09

My favourite places for a post-study late-night snack

McDonald’s Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5) When the hunger pangs strike during the late hours, few places rival the convenience and popularity of McDonald’s. With its extended operating hours, diverse menu options, and quick service, McDonald’s has become a go-to destination for late-night snacking. With such a vast selection, you can customise any item to just the […]

Jun 08

NEC cards – what are they and how do I get one?

On January 31st 2022, a new bus scheme began for Scottish citizens under the age of 22. The free bus scheme comes through the National Entitlement Card (NEC) which you can apply for here. What is it? An NEC card is a few things! It is a valid form of identification in the UK, it […]

Apr 30

Answering 21 random questions because I turned 21!

I turned 21 two months ago so I decided to answer 21 super random questions I found online, because why not? Knitting! Seems really relaxing and interesting. I prefer half-full but it is usually half-empty. Biology + Math and yet here I am studying law hahah Hmm, maybe fly in the cockpit? Coffee!!! and maybe […]

Apr 30

10 songs for your exam playlist

I made this list with my favourite songs that usually get me through all of life’s lows, hopefully, they can cheer you up too (or just make you vibe I guess). Good luck with your exams/final week assignments!!! You got this.  Vibes are 10/10 with this one, so run to listen to it here.  2. Bejeweled […]

Apr 29

Self-care during and post-exam season

Some of you may have already begun taking your exams, others might still have a few days left, and some of you may not even have any! However, taking care of yourself is still something you need to keep in mind because exams can really take a toll on your mental and physical health. Here […]

Apr 29

Should I watch this? 5 Netflix shows to binge on after exams!

I have been binging so much content on Netflix because of exam stress that I decided I should share my favourites so you have something new (or old!) to (re)watch once you are done with your exams (or during to de-stress!). Enjoy! This one I have just begun after re-watching TBBT for the 4th time […]

Apr 28

3 easy and fast recipes for busy students!

I love cooking, but sometimes it is just impossible to cook because of how much time it takes. Over the years I have developed three easy but absolutely delicious recipes for when I am on the go or just busy with uni work/exams. Remember, food is meant to be sustenance for your body AND your […]

Apr 27

It’s almost a wrap!

After a long and extensive third year, it is that time of the year when we all can take a few deep breaths and cool down before the exams! The third year for me has been quite a roller coaster for many reasons! Right from having everything on campus to long theory sessions in the […]

Mar 31

Applied Bioinformatics – why and how?

Hello all, welcome to another blog exploring my module choice! Those who read my last blog on Practical Project B know that I took applied bioinformatics as my module for the D block of my third semester. In this blog, I want to talk about why you should take this module and give a few […]

Mar 29

Choosing practical project B??

After a theoretical first block, I chose a practical module for my D block. This module offers multiple practical projects, and depending on your degree routes, you are either provided with a plant science-based or biochemistry-based project. But if you already chose practical project A, then you will be given a bioinformatics-related project for this […]

Mar 28