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10 Things You Need to Know about being a Medical Student!

I started out with some trepidation in September, but I’ve realised how much I’ve learnt and grown over the past year.  One of my reasons for taking up a BMSc was to take a short hiatus from medicine and I’m glad I did so, however I can’t help but slightly miss being a medic in […]

Jan 18

Diary of a Postgrad Student – back in flow

And so it begins again. It is now the final semester of my Masters *sobs*. Although, unlike everyone else, we will be working through the summer as the dissertation is not due until August. It is the last semester of attending regular lectures though. So where am I up to? I have completed 80 hours […]

Jan 18

House Hunting 101

Now that a new semester has dawn on us, it is time to start hunting for houses / flats or whatever your accommodation preference would be. Living in student accommodation at heathfield , Blemont or West park does sound like a great life but it is time to move into a new place, your own […]


Jan 17

DUBS x Prague

As I’ve mentioned in a few of my previous blog posts, there’s a lot more to university life than just studying and exams. University societies are a big part of this. Dundee University Business Society (DUBS) decided to start the new year with a bang and arranged the trip of a life time to the […]

Jan 16

3 Veggie Recipes

January is the time for working on new years resolutions – or at least putting in a decent attempt. Each year, more people try out a vegetarian diet as a healthy alternative to meat. It can be difficult to adjust at first, especially as a student, but hopefully, these three recipes for a starter, main […]

Jan 13

Summarise your Life – The First Step to Achieving your New Year’s Resolution

It is the beginning of January. A time where a large percentage of the population have made new year’s resolutions; the start of a new beginning! So, as this season has landed on us, I just want to share a technique I developed on how to position yourself to achieve your goals and ambitions. (Scroll […]

Jan 08

A personal letter to you – To a better 2018

Dear Exhausted Student, With the start of 2018 I’ve got all my resolutions listed out.  Let’s face it most of them will be on next year’s list, but this year the one thing I know I need to do is prioritise myself. As we inch back to the start of the second semester you might […]

Jan 07

Organised Life, Organised Mind

Is there anything worse than a million things to do, no idea where to start and being so stressed with uni you just sit watching netflix and doing NONE of it! For me no, I am a bit of an organisational freak if I’m being honest and get so unmotivated when I have no idea […]

Jan 04

Alpha ?

The whole of this semester I participated in and helped facilitate Alpha at my local Church, The Gate International. Alpha is a 10-week course designed for people who would like to know more about and experience the Christian faith. We covered topics from what is Faith to Jesus. It was quite a good way to […]

Dec 15

IStructE Speech Competition: Women in STEM

On the 5th of November, I participated in an Institute of Structural Engineers Speech competition, where I spoke about Women in STEM. It was a great experience as I got to practice my speech giving skills and talk about my passion. Unfortunately, I did not win but I was able to meet lots of interesting […]

Dec 15

The Civil Engineering Society take on Edinburgh

On the 18th of November 2017, the newly established Civil Engineering Society –which I co-founded –took a trip to the city of Edinburgh. We went to some of the city’s most popular pieces of architecture and engineering. One of the great things about this trip was the price and mobility. The student union, DUSA, have […]

Dec 15

Dundee Bucket List: Food and Drink

  The Braes: It is one of my favourite pubs in Dundee. It has a fun and lively atmosphere as well as being very student friendly. You can also book their space downstairs for events! I especially like Wednesdays, as chicken wings are 25p a piece.   Draffens: It is often called the ‘Secret Bar’ […]

Dec 14

Semester One: That’s a wrap!

When I was told third year would be the year that everything was pushed up a gear, I didn’t entirely believe it. I knew that now, more than any time before, things started to count, but I didn’t really feel the heat at first; my classes and coursework were staggered in a way in which […]

Dec 13

My Dundee Bucket List

It is almost the end of the first semester, what a semester it has been! But its also that time of the year we have remind ourselves what we have to do for the next year and come up with our new year’s resolution. It is also the time to come up with some goals […]


Dec 10


To say that this time of year is hectic would be an understatement. With exams, coursework, presentations and the busy run-up to Christmas in both personal and work life, it’s easy to forget that this is supposed to be the time to relax and be with family. The late nights cramming in the library surrounded […]

Dec 08

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

So here we are in December already. First thing most people think of when they think of December is probably Christmas.. Food, gifts, family, getting cosy in front of the TV with a hot chocolate maybe? For most students though deadline and exam season comes first and having a double shot flat white in front […]

Dec 08

End of the Semester

This semester has probably been one of the most difficult – and fun – university semesters of my life.  The amount of work, I was not  expecting, but I got through it! For the most part! I still have three exams left, after the first I took today (bones of the face and neck, woo!), two […]

Dec 06

Living in Student Accomodation

I moved to Dundee from Canada- the exact specifics can be debated.  The “where are you from” question is crazy to me, especially if you’ve lived transiently in the past.  So, as is expected from wherever you come from, even if it’s just in town, the next town over, or another country altogether – you […]

Dec 06

My tips to de-stress: Take 2

SO this time last year, I was tasked to write down some destressing tips, but feedback was my tips were a bit too cliché and many pointed out most of them were just regurgitated tips given by many other before me. So this time I am gonna approach this from a more personal point of […]


Dec 05

Diary of Postgrad student – 5 steps to get through a dark day

I heard on the radio the other day that 50,000 students across the UK used the student counselling service over the past 5 years. There is a need to be heard. There are structures in place to provide safe places to talk, but you still need to reach out – to realise that you are […]

Dec 05

2017 Reflection

2017 has been an incredible year, and one that I’m sure I’ll remember for a long time to come. From exam stress during Sixth Form, to getting into uni and having the time of my life here, it’s been quite a rollercoaster, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! Jan-Mar At the start of […]

Dec 02

Trip down to London (under a budget!)

So this is the story of my FIRST trip down to London. Before I go any further; YES it was my first trip! Whenever I say that to people, they just go crazy as though it is a sin to have not gone down to London. Well now back to my story: As I would […]


Dec 02

Highlands Trip Continued – Photo Journal

  I don’t know how this is going to look after it’s published on the site, but the photos on my IG make it a little better. (karina.osswald) Moral of the story: Go to Heartland Travel, talk to Nory, go have some fun.

Dec 01

Highlands Trip

On November 17th I took a trip with the International Society up into the highlands of Scotland.  It was worth every penny, and it would have been worth every penny if it had been twice the amount.  To recap, we traveled with Nory from Heartland Travels ( and it was absolutely fantastic. Our nights were […]

Dec 01

Diary of a postgrad student – what am I going to do?

Do you remember when I was getting ready to start Uni? How nervous I was? That seems kind of crazy looking back. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not been plain sailing. It’s been a very steep learning curve with moments where I felt like I was never going to get it. And now the first […]

Nov 30

Dundee Bucket List

As a final year student I’ve spent enough time living in Dundee that I feel I should impart some of my wisdom. Dundee is a great place to be a student – as far as cities go it’s not huge but it does have the largest student population by percentage of any other Scottish city, […]

Nov 29

Keeping your sanity whilst living in halls

Halls can be quite an isolating experience, despite being surrounded by other students ‘in the same boat’. We all go through various struggles but hopefully these tips will help you stay sane in halls! Get into a routine with uni work. By this I mean, if you’re like me and don’t have many contact hours, […]

Nov 28

Things to show friends and family from home in Dundee

I recently had some family members visit from home, and really enjoyed showing them around Dundee. If you ever have family or friends visit, here are some places I would recommend showing them! If you like walks and lovely views of the city and country, I couldn’t recommend anything more than a nice walk up […]

Nov 26

Top Presentation Tips

University is all about getting out of your comfort zone.  For some people taking the stage may come naturally, for others it’s not quite so easily done. Without a doubt, you will be asked to do presentations within your peer group or for assessments.  This can be daunting but like most other things, it is […]

Nov 23

Study Spots

In my two and a half years at University, I’ve found various different places to study. Although I’ve not been very imaginative lately (tending to base myself as close to the hot water tap in the second floor silent section as possible) I thought I’d share some of my favourite study spots from over the […]

Nov 22