Peeking out at the Outside World

The boys (and girls) at Westminster have still yet to come to a feasible agreement on Brexit. Our friends across the pond can’t seem to decide if building a wall will solve anything and we have officially got right into the second academic semester of the year (read: finals).

What a time to be alive.

In all seriousness though, there aren’t many periods in time in which the world has experienced as much upheaval as it has in the last decade or so. We’ve watched apprehensively as wars waged, epidemics swept across continents, science took leaps in everything from health to space travel and as Facebook dominated our lives irrevocably.

Being in university, it’s become increasingly easy to be cocooned in your own microcosm of day-to-day tasks and chat. I am undeniably guilty.  After all, the going ons’ of the world outside the walls of the library/union – whichever you prefer – have little bearing on deadlines or what your plans are on a Friday night.

But isn’t stepping out what university is all about. Exposure to people, topics, material that challenges your perceptions. It makes you uncomfortable.  More importantly, it makes you question and with that introspection, it allows growth.

There’s lots going on in UOD if this sounds like your thing, consider this a wake-up call to your inner budding intellectual.

Here are some ideas of things to try on an evening off.

Until next time x

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Hello everyone! I'm an international medical student, currently in my 4th year. I'm setting out to experience as much of Dundee student life as possible as I finish with my last years of undergraduate studies. I'm a closet bookworm and a foodie with an obsession of baking all things sweet. I also drink copious amounts of tea.

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