• An inspirational start

    A new semester, a new start, and the age-old need for motivation are what make university life interesting. In this blog, I would like to share 2 motivational documentaries that will persuade you to get up and do whatever it is that you intend to! I hope that these recommendations will help you find the […]

  • Fun recipe for the holidays…

    Holidays are about family, bonding, and food. As some of us might be preparing to go back home, I know that some will stay back here in Dundee – so in this blog, I will be sharing an easy Indian recipe that I tried over this weekend (with the hope that it will make you […]

  • Revision tips!

    Amidst the exam preparation season, here are a few tips that might help life science students! Practice the process of chunking Revising big chunks of information is an extremely unproductive form of revision. Instead, we must break down each module’s content into smaller chunks and those smaller chunks can be further subdivided and rearranged into […]

  • A quick break between the study sessions! (Theater and characterization)

    Amid the exam preparation stress, it is important to remind ourselves to take a break – one which will recharge our brain in the right manner. I plan to achieve this by indulging in a few of my hobbies (even for as little as half an hour). In my previous blog, I discussed writing, in […]

  • Writing for the university magazine – a unique experience!

    The second-year so far has been more demanding than I expected, but the best way to unwind for me is: expressing through words! And so, I started working as a staff writer (in the science and technology section) for the Magdalen. The work so far has been interesting – right from ideation with a theme […]

  • Genius or genuine?

    This blog is about a question that always bothered me: Are scientists genius or genuine? As a child, I was eternally fascinated by the miraculous nature of science. The chemical fizz, twinkling stars, and the nature of life seemed to narrate a symphonic story through the words of numerous scientists. But were all of them […]

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  • A walk through the lanes of Zoology!

    In the growing workload of the second year, it is important to unwind! Although my usual go-to options to unwind are going for a walk or binge-watching something, this time, I decided to go to the Zoology Museum. It was originally curated by D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson and is a humble collection displayed in the basement of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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