Advice for new students

  • Staying at Home

    I have a series of vivid memories from high school that revolve around seemingly endless meetings with my guidance teacher in that foul smelling office. In most of them, she is urging me to apply for halls. Of course, this was ridiculous. As someone who already lives a brief ten-minute bus ride from the city […]

  • The Storm Before the Calm

    So. Much. To. Do. Those four words echo through my head every morning as soon as I hear that buzz roar on my nightstand. The alarm clock on my cellphone interrupts my dreams buzzing loudly as if to remind me, “You haven’t applied for your Visa yet! Did you forget how important that is?” Or […]

  • Next stop – Dundee

    For all you new freshers out there, you now just have over a month left before heading to Dundee! That’s exciting isn’t it? However I can completely understand if this is a bit overwhelming too… I remember this time last year I was going a bit crazy, as there was just so much to do! […]

  • A beginning to a new chapter- #unilife

    Hey guys, my name is Simran and I am an international student who is a hybrid Indian by ethnicity but I grew up in the barren lands of the nomads- Oman. Now I am pretty sure most of you don’t know where Oman is, so let me give you a quick geography lesson. Oman is […]

  • I’m going to see Kate Bush. On stage, not at her house.

    I dropped my phone down the toilet a couple of days ago and now it won’t switch on. It’s okay though- I’ve got a ticket to see Kate Bush perform live and I now have a job, so I think I still come out on top. I’m still f l a b b e r […]

  • Close to an end

    It’s this time of the semester that feels the busiest so far, when I have my coursework, assessments and exams which are coming up very soon. Although this semester will be a bit shorter than the first one – or I just simply feel it quicker – as I will finish in 2 weeks with […]

  • Thanks for The Coffee

    Adina yawned at me the other morning, and questioned why our entire first batch of deadlines occurred within the space of two weeks. Clutching a coffee and feeling equally deprived of sleep; I saw that she had a valid point. For weeks we have had only lectures, tutorials, and the expected abundance of reading. Now, […]

  • Getting organized. Already.

    Deadlines. Assessments. Exams. Deadlines. Leisure. Time. I think, for most of the students of Universities, these are the pivotal point as processing through their/our studies irrespective of which year we are in. For some, who are more experienced, finding the proper balance among these things in order to enjoy life and succeed well at the […]

  • Time Bomb

    With our reading week rolling round already (already!!?!) and deadlines looming, I’m once again reminded of the importance of time management.  You’d think in my 5th year of University study, I’d have figured it’s a significant part of student life if you want to keep on top of deadlines – but what can I say?! I […]

  • Read…

    …a lot. That’s one thing I’m going to do for a whole week. Our reading week is on its way and will say hello next Monday and will keep saying that for a week. This is an another excellent thing about this Uni. Most of the courses are so organized that they allow you to […]