Accommodation

  • Moving out the guide: part 2

    I am sure everyone, including me, is currently stressing over exams, easter holidays and potentially, moving out. That’s why I decided to make this short and easy guide on how to move out, hassle-free. Here’s what you will need: Boxes and/or bags for packing Tape, lots and lots of it Permanent marker(s) Padlock, if your […]

  • Flat hunting – the bad, the tiring and the ugly

    It is officially that time of the year again! Dreadful right? Right. As a person with anxiety, the thought of having to find a new flat (since I cannot stay in my current flat because it is just too big and expensive) is the thing keeping me up at night. It has gotten so bad […]

  • 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 […]

  • Questions to consider before moving in with someone: The guide to student living

    It’s really difficult moving in with people you don’t know, especially when you have to organise it without the help of your university or a specialised accommodation company. Here are some questions to consider before choosing to move in with strangers. Are you the same type of person? Do you both like to go out […]

  • What I’m missing about Dundee

    Since going back to my hometown for Christmas, I’ve been unable to return to Dundee because of lockdown restrictions. They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, and so I’ve come to realise what I’ve been missing most in the four months I’ve been away. The ArchitectureOf course, being an architecture student, I have a […]

  • How to choose the perfect student flat

    Apartment hunting season has officially commenced!🥳 What that means is that you are all probably as stressed as I am. I know it can be tough so I am here to give you some (hopefully useful) tips! Look for HMO flats: Now this is something that I did not know existed in the UK when […]

  • Essentials to Bring to University!

    So you’re coming to Dundee in September? You’ve got your new wardrobe all planned out but you’ve not even begun to think about the essentials. Well, do not fret! I’m here, equipped with my wisdom as a fourth-year student, to tell you what to bring! Top Tip: “Try and get in contact with your flatmates […]

  • Semester 2 Week 1 Experience

    Semester 2 is well underway now, so I thought I would share my week 1 experience. This semester, I’ve so far not left my family home! I don’t have any plans to move back to Dundee until the shops reopen, if that happens before this semester ends. I work part-time in retail in Dundee and […]

  • How to Stay Warm Without Reliance on Heater

    So one of the things that international students (including me!) tend to underestimate is just how cold the winter here can get. Starting around November, the temperature can drop to 0 and the highest during midday will be 10 degrees. And if your accommodation unfortunately doesn’t have adequate heating or you’re trying to save a […]

  • 5 Little Things You Can Do For Your Flatmates

    I think now, more than ever, it is so important to have a good relationship with the people you live with. We’re spending so much more time at home, so to avoid this time being a misery, I have a list of 5 things you can do for your flatmates, or ask them to do […]