Advice for new students

  • A few words to young international students.

    I attended secondary school in a small town on the East coast of Malaysia, Kuantan. Typical to the experiences of most Malaysian students there was a great deal of emphasis placed on scoring a perfect string of As’ accompanied by a host of extra-curricular activities. Both of which I quite happily strived to achieve. I […]

  • Exam Support, Part 2

    The last time we discussed academic and emotional support, now for things that I believe is more if not the as important for the exams:   Take care of yourself! Eat well Mental health is something we all have, and something that it is important for all of us to remain conscious of, even during […]

  • Meal Prep time!

    My previous post was about finding support during the exam season, but it wont be complete without mentioning MEAL PREP! I have done several posts about the meal prep and its importance and some of my favourite recipes over the years. And I would like to add on to that collection! Any type of meal […]

  • Time Management!

    Most of us are enjoying our Easter break now. But for those who have exams coming up, this post is for you! I have my exams in 3 weeks’ time and personally I have been using almost all of these tips and advice and I hope these will be as helpful to you as it […]

  • The halfway mark – my hopes

    So, in the past 2 posts I shared with you my blessings and regrets of the past 2 years. Now I would to tell you more about my hopes and objectives for the next few years I have left in Dundee. One thing, I have realized is that life is short and when I was […]

  • University Open Day Tips

    At the end of the month I’ll be helping out in my first open day of 2019 and I can’t wait! I’ve been helping out as a history ambassador for almost a year now and I love it. The best part is definitely meeting the prospective students and their families, and being able to help […]

  • Preparing to Study

    It’s that time in the academic year when, if you have any exams this semester like I do, you’ll be thinking of your revision preparation sometime soon. I thought I’d share some of my revision and general study tips for this reason! If you’re lucky enough to not have any exams this semester, hopefully you’ll […]

  • Being President of a Society

    In this blog post I wanted to share what it’s really like being the President of a Society at university as it’s coming up to AGM time when committees are elected for the next academic year. Obviously I only have my experiences to comment on so it could be different depending on the society! Firstly, […]

  • The Art of Resilience.

    The truth is fairly simple, life can be unequivocally messy. It can trap you in a corner and beat the best of us down with the deadly trappings of a series of unfortunate events. For some of us, it’s not enveloping circumstances, rather battling our own personal demons. Over the last few years as I’ve […]

  • Annual Ball Season

    It’s that time of year again when the invites start flying out for Annual Ball celebrations! If you aren’t at university yet, or if you’re in first year, you might not be fully aware of what an Annual Ball includes, so it would make sense to clarify that first! Annual Balls are usually organised by […]