• Why Dundee?

    Why Dundee? During my last four years studying in Dundee, I’ve come to realise that Dundee is a really amazing city. There is so much to see in Dundee, that even after four years, there are still a lot of things on my to do list! Whatever your interest is, you’ll never be bored. Here […]

  • Come Dine With Me

    Since the coronavirus hit, my household and I have been trying to think of creative ideas to entertain ourselves, while we follow the governments ‘stay at home’ advice. This week, we decided to do our own ‘Come Dine with Me,’ – coronavirus style! This has meant that each night, one member of my family has […]

  • 10 things I wish I knew before starting at university!

    10 things I wish I knew before starting at university!   As I come to the end of my degree, I’ve been reflecting on the things I’ve learned about student life, and some of the things I wish I knew as a first year:   Challenges are good! It’s ok to feel challenged! Be prepared […]

  • Overwhelmed by Corona

    Our lives have changed beyond recognition since the Corona Virus began to spread. With so much change and uncertainty, many of us will feel overwhelmed and experience symptoms of anxiety. Stay updated – Watching the news is important, to keep up with the daily government advice and facts. Stick to official sources rather than reading […]

  • Pancake Day!

    Happy Pancake day! Pancake day was traditionally celebrated by Christians, as a way of marking the start of the 40 days of Lent. Pancakes were made to use up animal foods such as eggs and milk, which were considered luxury and therefore given up during the Christian holiday of Lent. But today, pancake day has […]

  • How to be a more sustainable student

      How to be a more sustainable student In 2019, the Times Newspaper ranked the University of Dundee third on their Higher Education University Impact Rankings, due to the university’s commitment to reduce its overall carbon footprint. Did you know that the Dalhousie Building won the 2008 Green Gown Award for Energy and Water Efficiency, […]

  • Procrastination, and how to avoid it.

    Procrastination and how to avoid it. Procrastination – putting off or delaying an important task. We’ve all been there. Putting off an assignment all day until suddenly, it’s already 9pm and all you’ve achieved is binge watch the next 6 episodes of your favourite Netflix show. Distractions are everywhere, and thanks to social media and […]

  • Holocaust Memorial Day

    The 27th of January was International Holocaust Memorial Day, a day dedicated to remembering the 6 million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.   This year, Holocaust Memorial Day marks 75 years since Auschwitz- Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps, was liberated by Soviet soldiers in 1945. I had […]

  • Dissertation writing

    If you’re in third or fourth year, you’ve probably started to think (or worry!) about your dissertation. Having to write your own research project is a scary thought! Having just completed my own history dissertation, I’ve learned a lot about the process. The dissertation marking criteria varies a lot depending on which school you are […]

  • Food for thought

    Food for thought. It’s hard to believe that its already week 11 of the semester, and pretty soon we’ll be counting down the days until Christmas! However, while most people will be looking forward to the most wonderful time of the year, us students we will be preparing for the busiest time of the year! […]