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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

Elements to consider as an international student- Part 2: Arrival & Transportation

Settling into a new environment will take time, especially if you are moving internationally as I did this past year. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make the transition to settling less stressful. Most importantly,  make sure you know what your address is for your accommodation and your postal code, and […]

Sep 16

My tips for freshers moving to university [part 2]

Continuing on the theme of tips for moving to university, here are some more of my key tips. Remember that preparation is key to a smooth transition to university. The most important skill that you can build on before moving to university is your ability to cook. Cooking is such an important skill to have […]

Sep 01

Elements to consider as an International Student: Part 1

Moving to another city for university can be daunting, let alone across the world. Through the process of uprooting my life in Canada and making the great decision to attend the accelerated LLB program at the University of Dundee, I learned many things along the way. Many of which, I did not even imagine. There […]

Aug 31

How to prep yourself for the upcoming school year:

As the summer is beginning to wind down and the upcoming semester is quickly approaching, there are some things to consider to try and make your semester as successful as possible. Once timetables are released, I suggest purchasing an agenda to keep track of all your due dates, readings, seminars, and daily to-do’s. Or opt […]

Aug 15

Navigating Results Day Nerves, Clearing and Accepting an Offer!

In the run-up to A Level Results Day, I have been thinking back to when I was a prospective student, filled with anxiety about my grades and where I would end up studying in the next few months. I am sure that some of you reading this are feeling the same, so I wanted to […]

Aug 10

My tips for freshers moving to university [part 1]:

As we approach the middle of the summer holidays, with exam results looming, the thought of getting prepared to move to university can be daunting for many. So, I will be sharing some tips and advice for you ‘freshers’ who will be making that jump to university and leaving home. It is a significant change […]

Jul 11

Elements of Consideration: UCAS offers

Deciding on which school to choose for your education can be a difficult endeavor, especially if you receive acceptance letters from your top five choices. But there are a few things that can be beneficial to consider when making your final choice. Look at the university and program reviews online. Most universities have student satisfaction […]

May 18

How to look after yourself post exam season:

Firstly, congratulations – you did it! You survived another (or even your first) exam season at university. The weeks of sleep deprivation, extreme stress levels and running off energy drinks are behind you. There are now around 4 months, in which you can do whatever you want and enjoy the summer you have worked so […]

May 18

Northern Irish in Dundee!

Hi everyone, my name is Joanna and welcome to my first blog! It’s nearly the end of my second year studying Law at Dundee University, which is hard to believe! I came to Dundee for the first time almost two years ago, from a small town in Northern Ireland, mid-pandemic, not knowing what to expect […]

May 01

Making the most of your summer holidays

Summer is approaching and I am getting exciting day by day. I have a countdown in my head for when I can catch my flight and see my family again! As a medical student, our summer holidays keep on getting shorter and shorter as we reach a more senior stage. In 1st year we usually […]

Apr 18

The NC500 and other summer adventures

It’s slowly coming up to the end of the semester (or too quickly if you have an upcoming dissertation deadline), and while many will be heading home for the summer, many will also stay around and want to explore Scotland. Today, I bring you some of my best holiday adventures during my time in Dundee, […]

Apr 15

How to survive exam season 101:

No one enjoys exam season, at least no one that I know. The weeks of stress and anxiety, sleep deprivation alongside constant questioning of ‘am I doing enough work?’, in the run up to the exam can be extremely overwhelming. This blog will not help you pass your exam, that’s not its purpose. But it […]

Apr 13

Best revision resources for medical student

Over the years in medical school, I have come across various online revision tools to help with my exams. Most of our foundation knowledge stems from our university tutorials and lectures. However, I have come across various online platforms that helped me consolidate my knowledge and gave me better clarity about certain subjects. Here, I […]

Apr 13

Eating out in Dundee – Heather Street Food

Dundee is becoming warmer day by day and is promising us with sunny days. I have been enjoying going out to Magdalen Garden and having extra-long walks around river Tay to get to Heather Street Food.  The infamous food truck located around the V&A had launched itself last summer where they received incredible feedback for […]

Apr 12

Schengen visa

Living abroad has its perks of travelling around especially in different parts of Europe. Being an international student could mean that you might need a visa to get into some of the European countries. You might have come across ‘Schengen visa’ that basically allows access to about 26 countries that comprise within the Schengen-area. I […]

Apr 10

My experience with being a mentor

Take a minute to think about the best mentor you’ve ever had. It could have been a colleague, a parent, your friend, a coach, or your high school teacher. You reach a point in your life where you have the chance to do the same for someone else. Now as senior in medical school, I […]

Apr 06

A brief guide to the Scottish Railway

When in Scotland, it is imperative that you travel around and see an outpouring of natural beauty. Luckily, the public transport and its connectivity from North-South tips are excellent. This weekend, I went to Aberdeen for a day’s trip with ScotRail (https://www.scotrail.co.uk/ ). The train’s route is right along the beautiful beaches and is a pleasant […]

Apr 03

Why UoD?

Choosing a university is one of the most important decisions of your life, and it is one of the most difficult ones as well! In this blog, I would like to briefly discuss why I chose the University of Dundee and offer a few tips on what to look for in a university! I hope […]

Apr 03

The Essay questions!!

Writing long essay questions during your life science degree is a skill you need to acquire, and here are a few tips that hopefully will help you construct your answers!When thinking about long answer-type questions, it is important to first highlight the keywords that make the basics of the concept at hand. I find using […]

Apr 01

Movies at the DCA – a review

When it comes to watching movies, me and my friends always choose the DCA. After a bit of researched I found out that it is the cheapest choice for students, with tickets costing £5.5, with the next cheapest movie theatre having tickets for at least £8 plus a bus ride since all other movie theatres […]

Mar 29

Moving out the guide: part 2

I am sure everyone, including me, is currently stressing over exams, easter holidays and potentially, moving out. That’s why I decided to make this short and easy guide on how to move out, hassle-free. Here’s what you will need: Boxes and/or bags for packing Tape, lots and lots of it Permanent marker(s) Padlock, if your […]

Mar 28

I made a studying/chill time playlist so you don’t have to

It’s that time of the year again! So I made us a chill playlist that you can add to or keep it as is. Bored – Billie Eilish Missing Poster – Budman Tom’s Diner (Cover) – AnnenMayKantereit & Giant Rooks Sugar & Brownies – Dharia lost souls – Baby Keep Smoke & Slow Dance – […]

Mar 28

Answering 20 random questions because I turned 20!

I turned 20 a month ago so I decided to answer 20 super random questions I found online, because why not? 1. What is your favorite childhood memory? Playing with my dog when he was a puppy. 2. Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion? Glitter on everything. Everything. 3. What is […]

Mar 27

Rating the jobs I’ve had this year!

If you’re considering any of the jobs I will be mentioning, please don’t let my opinion/experience stop you from applying! Everyone has a different experience and just because mine were awful I’m sure that doesn’t mean that you will have a similar experience (hopefully). Professional cleaner Nope. Nope. Nope. Never again. You might wonder why […]

Mar 26

Flat hunting – the bad, the tiring and the ugly

It is officially that time of the year again! Dreadful right? Right. As a person with anxiety, the thought of having to find a new flat (since I cannot stay in my current flat because it is just too big and expensive) is the thing keeping me up at night. It has gotten so bad […]

Mar 26

Eating out in Dundee – Loca Rita

This week, I tried the infamous vegan Mexican restaurant Loca Rita. It is situated in the campus area, along the Old Hawkhill road. Right next to our famous landmark – the pyramid sculpture. The interior of the restaurant is small and cosy with a bright sign saying, ‘Don’t you know I’m Loco’. They have a […]

Mar 19

What I would tell my fresher self: medical student edition

One of my biggest life goals was to go to medical school and now looking back at my journey, I feel so proud on how far I have come. I have grown so much over the years, working through challenges, building incredible friendships, and learning throughout my medical journey. Sometimes, I reflect on my early […]

Mar 19