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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

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

In conversation with Professor. Dale

Pro. Kim Dale is Assistant Vice-Principal (International) of the University and the Associate Dean (International) of the School of Life Sciences and Professor of Molecular Developmental Biology. Her work focuses on the countless mechanisms that shape different stages of embryological development. She was awarded a University research fellowship by the Royal Society of London when […]

Sep 28

Go for it

So what has blogging done for me? This year is the first time I’ve ever done anything like this in my life. But for some reason, when I saw on social media they were looking for people to contribute to the Student Blog, I decided to go for it. The piece I submitted for it […]

May 30

And That’s a Wrap!

Well that is an end to four years of University in Dundee. Finishing up my degree has made me reflect on my time at University as well as think about the future. It is both daunting and exciting to think about what is ahead. I have been in education my whole life so it can […]

May 27

Semester Abroad – Travelling

Completing a semester (or year) abroad provides some excellent opportunities to experience and travel a new country. I did a semester abroad during my second year to Trent University in Canada. Around my studies I was able to fit in a little bit of travelling. I’ve given a taste to some of the areas I […]

May 27

A Few Tips for Your Dissertation

Reflecting on my own Dissertation progress, having now handed it in, there are certain parts of the experience I could have done better on to have relieved some stress. Equally, there are certain rules that I tried to stick to that definitely helped make the process of writing my dissertation much easier. I have tried […]

May 24

Resitting a Year – Semester 2

It’s safe to say that this semester has been very different to every other, as (at least on my course), there was no in-person teaching or working at all. Also, I personally was unable to travel to Scotland for 5 months. This meant that I didn’t visit the site for our project until four days […]

May 23

Year 1 recap and wishes for the next year

I cannot believe that, as I’m writing this, I have (hopefully) finished my first year of university! Time just flew by so fast, I feel like I had no chance to realise what was happening around me. Quarantine definitely had an impact on my life as a student, but Dundee still managed to soften the […]

May 20

Tips for Managing a Budget at University

Firstly, this is by no means an extensive list of tips for managing a budget while at University. There are tons of resources, and I am sure from people with much more expertise than myself, out there on how to manage money effectively and advice on creating budgets. However, these are some tips that I […]

May 19

Part Time Jobs While at University

Working a part time job while at University can be difficult. It obviously helps if it is a job you enjoy. During my third year, I worked as a waitress at a hotel restaurant, which I loved. I worked mostly breakfast shifts, starting anywhere between 6 – 8:30am and finishing around midday. These were hours […]

May 18

A Walk up Dundee Law

This time last year, after being in lockdown and barely going outside for months, I decided I wanted to do something active for a change. One of the places that I’d never been, even though I’d been in Dundee for 3 years, was the Law, which seemed crazy as it’s such a noticeable and important […]

May 16

Some of my Favourite Classes Through the Years

Nearing the finish line of my degree in Environmental Science and Geography, I have reflected on some of my favourite classes through the years. The first two years of modules largely were designed to introduce you to lots of different topics. Overall, I found this somewhat useful as I was introduced to subjects that I […]

May 13

Journey of evaluation

Choosing an optional module can be confusing. And after choosing a programming-related module in my first semester, I decided to choose something a little beyond my current academic scope. Hence, I choose BS12008. My experience with BS12008 – Introduction to Scientific enterprise has been interesting. I took this module to understand the evaluation process that […]

Apr 30

A subdued ailment

These past two years have helped us realize the widespread devastation that a pandemic can cause, and we as humans are trying to work our way out of this crisis, but what about the pandemic that has grappled this world before the current crisis and has only gotten worse with the widespread reach of COVID-19? […]

Apr 30

Coping with exam stress

I always remember the old gloomy feeling in my stomach whenever exam season is coming. Going into this stressful territory, where we get sweaty palms and our heart racing make it near impossible to sit down and revise. Here are my top 5 tips that have helped me with nervous times, and hopefully will help […]

Apr 29

Reflection: Civil Engineering through the years and my favourite parts!

As my time at University comes to an end, I have been reflecting back on the long but short 5 years. I came to University hopeful, excited and a little nervous. Like the majority of students, my biggest fear was that I wouldn’t make friends. That quickly changed of course once I realized all the […]

Apr 27

Eating out: Indian restaurants to try

It’s the 26th and we can finally eat out! I have been craving good Indian food (vegetarian of course) and here are my top 3 Indian restaurants in Dundee. Rishis – its right on Hawkhill, near uni campus. Its honestly so tempting to eat out right after lectures. They have amazing lunch deals, and the […]

Apr 26

Cheap meal ideas for students on a budget

I know how hard it is to budget properly when you’re first starting university (or even after uni!). Over my first year I found a way to save some money while cooking meals, and I thought this could really be helpful for people looking to eat well but not break the bank. I will try […]

Apr 24

Good books to keep you company…

Books have always kept me company being an introvert, so here are a few books that I came across and enjoyed thoroughly. Circe by Madeline Miller. If you are someone who enjoys Greek mythology, you should indulge in this book. It is a retelling of the Odyssey through the point of view of Circe- who […]

Apr 24