• Summer Placements – where to look? 

    As soon as we enter the second and third years of our degrees in a four-year life science course, we are keen to be part of a lab and experience research first-hand. But to do that, it is essential to know where to look, and so in this blog; I will list a few places […]

  • A fresh start

    A new semester has begun, and with it, the campus is again busy with students. Seeing this bustle on campus after a slow winter hibernation is nice. And with this new semester, I am sure you must be enjoying some of the new modules and their lectures.Of course, some of us are certain about our […]

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  • The third-year leap         

    From the day you join university, you will hear your seniors talk about the “third-year leap” – a phenomenon that will intrigue you! I found this phrase a little alluring, but as I complete the first semester of the third year, I dedicate this blog to discussing the leap for biological sciences. The jump from […]

  • A treat for aspiring Plant Scientists!

    Plant Science is a fascinating field that needs a little bit of lure at the university level, depending on the Professors you get! Thankfully, here at Dundee, we get excellent researchers from the James Hutton institute to help us explore the world of plant science. So, from potato to barley and the staple arabidopsis, a […]

  • Tips for module representative  

    We come across many modules throughout the year during our course. There are some that we genuinely enjoy and some that we would want to improve – either way, there is a way for you to get more involved in the feedback process of a module while still adding to your CV. So here are […]

  • N&V and Lay summary?

    As a life science student, it is essential to know the feeling of not knowing and then realise the pitfalls along a learning process for that same concept that was once alien. This very feeling will eventually aid in communicating the idea with greater efficiency.  Similarly, it also reflects to a varying degree of complexity […]

  • Flu season – quick saviours

    The past few weeks have been all about season change accompanied by the flu! So in this blog, I would like to share a few recipes that will go well with the flu and exam panic!!! Mint-honey tea Ingredients: Fresh mint leaves, lemon slices, ginger, honey, water, and tea leaves. Method: Wash 5-6 mint leaves and add […]

  • Research proposal tips!! (UG version)

    Among the many learning curves that come with mastering new skills in the life of a UG Life science student, one of them is that of learning to write a research proposal. Although it sounds challenging from the beginning, it is just like learning to interpret a research paper – it can only improve with […]

  • Time management reminders!!!!

    The start of” the third year” has been all-consuming for many of us, and now that we are halfway through, I am sure most of us have accepted and adapted according to the academic demands. And yet, in this juggling that we all are going through, I want to remind you to tap into your […]

  • Student Ambassador?

    After a long summer break, it is good to be back; and this time, not just virtually but, in fact, face to face! Before the start of the academic year, we had good Open Days in August and September. During one of the Open days, I had the opportunity to be the student ambassador and […]