Advice for new students

  • House Hunting 101

    Now that a new semester has dawn on us, it is time to start hunting for houses / flats or whatever your accommodation preference would be. Living in student accommodation at heathfield , Blemont or West park does sound like a great life but it is time to move into a new place, your own […]

  • A personal letter to you – To a better 2018

    Dear Exhausted Student, With the start of 2018 I’ve got all my resolutions listed out.  Let’s face it most of them will be on next year’s list, but this year the one thing I know I need to do is prioritise myself. As we inch back to the start of the second semester you might […]

  • My tips to de-stress: Take 2

    SO this time last year, I was tasked to write down some destressing tips, but feedback was my tips were a bit too cliché and many pointed out most of them were just regurgitated tips given by many other before me. So this time I am gonna approach this from a more personal point of […]

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  • Trip down to London (under a budget!)

    So this is the story of my FIRST trip down to London. Before I go any further; YES it was my first trip! Whenever I say that to people, they just go crazy as though it is a sin to have not gone down to London. Well now back to my story: As I would […]

  • Keeping your sanity whilst living in halls

    Halls can be quite an isolating experience, despite being surrounded by other students ‘in the same boat’. We all go through various struggles but hopefully these tips will help you stay sane in halls! Get into a routine with uni work. By this I mean, if you’re like me and don’t have many contact hours, […]

  • Top Presentation Tips

    University is all about getting out of your comfort zone.  For some people taking the stage may come naturally, for others it’s not quite so easily done. Without a doubt, you will be asked to do presentations within your peer group or for assessments.  This can be daunting but like most other things, it is […]

  • Bargain Adventures

    As someone who tries to travel as much as I can, having a budget is integral. I also ignore it a lot, but that’s a separate issue. I was lucky enough to grow up in a fairly transient household, so the idea of moving around is high on my list of priorities, but with the […]

  • Diwali @ Dundee

      It all started with a phone call!   It was a regular Tuesday. I had finished my lectures and somehow fell asleep at 6 PM. Perhaps, I was just too tired. And then, that really annoying thing happened. We’ve all experienced it. It doesn’t make it any less annoying. My phone started ringing.   I […]

  • Learning at University

    Almost everything changes when you move to university and the way you learn is no exception! The biggest jump is from being told exactly what you need to do, all the time, to being almost completely independent at university. One issue I have with learning at university is motivating myself. You can talk to other […]

  • What a week!

    It’s been exhilarating. It’s been exhausting. You know when you begin to set off on a long run and as you slowly gain pace you feel this thrill that you’ve peaked and you’re taking longer and longer strides… Soon the ground begins to disappear beneath your feet, and it’s almost like you’re flying! An hour into […]