About me

  • How to spend a year and how not to end one

    January 1st 2022 – Many will be waking up hungover or at least exhausted from the past night’s celebrations, ringing in a new year, hopeful that this one may finally be pandemic free. Others will be heading out for a dook or exercising to start off their new resolutions.Not me this year – I got […]

  • 7 things I wish I knew before moving to Scotland

    Just because Dundee is “the sunniest city in Scotland” does not mean it will be sunny every day. Most days are gloomy, but they do have warm summers here! It can get VERY cold, so if you’re from a warm country, invest in warm boots, a coat and fluffy socks! You will most definitely need […]

  • 20 things to do before turning 20

    As the time approaches for the big 2 and 0, I begin to wonder, have I done the things I should have done? Is it too late to do them 2 months before turning 20? (Pisces babies put your hands up!) Here is a list of things I feel like we all should have done […]

  • Get to know me!

    After 1 year and 1 semester of writing for the uni blog I have realised that I never introduced myself! Let’s begin shall we? Name: Sofia Mechtidou Age: 19 (almost 20! so scary) Ethnicity: Greek and Russian Course: Dual Qualifying Law, second year Favorite city: Rome and New York City Favorite show: Gossip Girl Favorite […]

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  • 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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  • Go for it

    So what has blogging done for me? This year is the first time I’ve ever done anything like this in my life. But for some reason, when I saw on social media they were looking for people to contribute to the Student Blog, I decided to go for it. The piece I submitted for it […]

  • Resitting a Year – Semester 2

    It’s safe to say that this semester has been very different to every other, as (at least on my course), there was no in-person teaching or working at all. Also, I personally was unable to travel to Scotland for 5 months. This meant that I didn’t visit the site for our project until four days […]

  • Reflection: Civil Engineering through the years and my favourite parts!

    As my time at University comes to an end, I have been reflecting back on the long but short 5 years. I came to University hopeful, excited and a little nervous. Like the majority of students, my biggest fear was that I wouldn’t make friends. That quickly changed of course once I realized all the […]

  • How it feels to be finishing uni

    My time at the University of Dundee is unfortunately coming to an end, and it’s such a strange ending to my four years! I thought I’d make a little blog post to share some of my feelings about finishing uni, and hopefully others who are leaving this year will be able to relate. My last […]

  • Tales from working as a bike courier

    Many of us will work at some point during university, whether it is because you need the money, for the work experience or a bit of both. I have worked quite a range of jobs myself since high school (herding cows or teaching kids biathlon anyone?), but with none of my qualifications from home being […]