Advice for new students

  • My Favourite Places in Dundee

    Today I thought I’d share some positivity and promote some of my favourite places in Dundee. Most of these are restaurants and cafes because I’m obsessed with food, but there’s also some different places I’d recommend you visit in Dundee. Whether you’re a fresher wanting to discover this new city you’ve moved to, or a […]

  • How to have a Productive Saturday

    With the way the world is at the minute, sometimes it can be hard to fill your days. When you have a free day, it is very easy to just stick Netflix on and stay in bed. However, there are a few things you can do that will make you feel better, physically and mentally. […]

  • Staying Happy in Your Space

    As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, and as we all know from simply being human in 2020, we’ve begun to spend a lot more time in spaces such as our bedrooms, or just our homes in general, than we ever used to due to the pandemic. I’m hoping this blog post will give you […]

  • Loneliness

    When I moved to Dundee, like many people, it was the first time I’d been truly alone in my entire life. I was used to having my family there, and I’d been in the same friendship group since nursery. But did the thought of being alone scare me? Nope. I was excited. I’ve always been […]

  • Surviving your first year of medical school

    Congrats! You made it. You are officially a medical student. You’re probably excited and pretty damn nervous. Medical school can look daunting at first when you see the number of online lectures you get assigned within your first month. I remember how my days were almost everyday 9 to 5 and would tire me out. […]

  • Getting ready for Dundee’s Winter

    The temperatures are dropping, and the days are getting shorter. Dundee’s winter can be freezing especially for students like myself coming from the tropics. For some of us, adjusting to UK’s winter can be difficult however I am here to provide some tips that could help you deal with Dundee’s unpredictable weather. Number 1 -invest […]

  • My journey with self-isolation, tips and tricks for EU/International students

    Arriving in a foreign country and having to immediately isolate yourself from the world is not ideal, but it is necessary in order to protect yourself and your fellow Dundonians! Staying in a room, alone, for 14 days might sound like a nightmare for some (or a blessing if you’re too anxious about university!), but […]

  • A Day in the Life of Online University (English Student Edition)

    Have you ever wondered what a typical day of online university looks like for a fourth-year English & film Student at Dundee? While possibly something of a niche question, you’ve certainly come to the right place to find your answer! While online University might seem like a daunting prospect, I have learnt in the past […]

  • 5 Mistakes You Will (But Shouldn’t) Make in Your First Year at University

    As this is my fourth year studying at Dundee, my first year at university was very different to how it will be this year. However, some things transcend Covid-19. Let me share with you some of the mistakes I made, so you don’t have to.   1. Prioritise your social life over your course We’ve […]

  • Why we reinvent outselves at uni

    New beginnings can often aspire new ideas and boldness. I mean, there’s a reason why New Years Resolutions are such a big thing. For some reason it just seems easier to make life-changing changes when something mayor is going on around us too. But it can also be a very difficult and hard thing to […]