• A Study Abroad Series: Academics and Classes

    I will preface this blog post with acknowledging that travelling is certainly not part of our lives at the moment and with that many student’s study abroad opportunities have disappeared. However, I wanted to take the chance to document some of my experiences from when I completed a semester abroad. Perhaps, this series can provide […]

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  • Zero-Waste Online Options

    Last semester, I wrote about some of the zero-waste shopping options in Dundee. I now wanted to offer some online options. Living at home now, with all of our shopping online it severely limits some of the ability to make more environmentally friendly choices. Feeling frustrated with not being able to get some of my […]

  • Baking Inspiration

    I am the first to admit that I have a major sweet tooth, and probably spend way to much money on chocolate at the shops. This past semester, with more time in my flat, I decided to try baking more and thereby avoid storebought treats. I found a couple cookie recipes that I really enjoyed […]

  • Flat Hunting Season

    It’s that time of the year, when many people are in the midst of looking for a flat. It can be a really stressful time, especially in first year when it feels like this huge decision that you’ve never had to make before. There is a lot of different things to consider when flat hunting […]

  • Get Lost in a Good Book

    We’ve finally reached the end of the semester! Congratulations! With a break from assignments and deadlines this is a great opportunity to get stuck into a good book. I’m a sucker for a great fantasty book, so here is just a small selection of some of my favourites through the years. (If it has a […]

  • The Value of Joining a Sports Club at University

    I know that joining and trying new sports clubs has been particularly difficult during the pandemic. Restrictions have made it difficult for many clubs to run anywhere close to their normal training schedules. Despite this, I wanted to discuss a little of why joining a sports club has been so important for me at University […]

  • Charity Shops in Dundee

    Since I began buying clothes for myself, I have loved scouring charity shops. When I was younger, I loved charity shops for being able to find unique items that I wouldn’t be able to get in the high street stores. Learning more about fast fashion and the ethical, social and environmental consequences of this industry. […]

  • The Wonders of a Walk

    In the past, I have always struggled to get myself motivated to go for walks by myself. I’ve always given myself excuses; telling myself I had already walked to classes, work or the shop. But now, with next to no commitments that require leaving my flat I have made a huge effort to fit in […]

  • Feeling a Little Bored of the Same Four Walls?

    Wanting to spruce up your bedroom or flat? Especially now with so much of our time spent studying in our flats its important to make our spaces feel comfortable, joyous, and most importantly like our own. With that in mind here are some great places in Dundee to have a browse and find some great […]

  • Low-Waste Shopping in Dundee

    One of the freedoms you gain living away from home at university is food shopping. Of course, sometimes it is an absolute chore. The thought of dragging yourself out of the flat to trudge down to the supermarket, especially if it’s raining, is horrible. But shopping for yourself gives the chance to discover new foods […]