Advice for new students

  • What I would tell my fresher self: medical student edition

    One of my biggest life goals was to go to medical school and now looking back at my journey, I feel so proud on how far I have come. I have grown so much over the years, working through challenges, building incredible friendships, and learning throughout my medical journey. Sometimes, I reflect on my early […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mental Wellbeing in a Post Lockdown World

    Many lockdowns later, we are starting to re-emerge from our slumber. Most of us will not be the same: and this can be a good thing. We now recognise the need more than ever, to take care of our mental health. For many, it did not take a global pandemic to trigger mental health problems […]

  • Why choose UoD?

    “Why Dundee?” a lot of my friends and family asked me when I told them I was firming the university on UCAS. This was always an easy question for me to answer. Because my heart said so. And the stats were amazing. Rated #3 and #4 for law by The Guardian in 2019 and 2020 […]

  • Ways to Relax After a Long Day of Studying

    When I’m planning and writing an essay, I find it really hard to shut off. My head is spinning with words and thoughts. Anxiety sets in. And of course, the deadline is looming. I know what it’s like. But we all need time to relax. So here are my tried and tested methods to try […]

  • My Perfect Day Off University

    Recently, I’ve been treating myself to an odd every week where I do absolutely no uni work whatsoever! This might not be such a new concept to some people but for some reason, I find it really hard to give myself a break. But working all day every day stuck in my bedroom all day […]

  • 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 […]