Advice for new students

  • 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 […]

  • Some Things I’ve Learnt from Counselling

    Counselling has helped me so much on a personal level, but it’s also taught me a great deal. These are some of the more general pieces of advice I have received, and hopefully, they might help some of you too. 1. The longer you avoid doing something you’re scared of, the harder it is to […]

  • Small Self Care Tips

    I think it’s really important that we continue to look after ourselves during lockdown and isolation. So, I thought I would put together 5 small self care tips for you to practice perhaps every day or every other day that can help to keep you calm and positive during these tough times! Get fresh air! […]

  • Hints and Tips to Thrive in Online Assessment Centres and Interviews

    As a Master’s student I have been applying for graduate rules since the beginning of last semester. In the last semester of my university degree, I have been starting to get replies from some companies inviting me for interviews and assessment centres. During this (second) strange time, I have had to do these from home. […]

  • An Abstract Conversation about Mental Health

    Mental health. Now that we’ve all been plunged into another lockdown, it’s being mentioned a lot. Whether it be TV campaigns encouraging you to reach out to each other, or your tutors reminding you to look after yourselves, it’s impossible to avoid. So I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about mental health in […]