Advice for new students

  • 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 […]

  • Dundee city’s hidden treasures

    I remember when I first arrived in Dundee back in September last year, having been left in this strange, new and exciting city, I was petrified. Everything seemed big, confusing and unfamiliar. Coming from a small town in Northern Ireland, I had been dropped in a totally alien place which was a shock to the […]

  • Surviving through the first semester

    Managing workload during the first semester as an undergrad can be overwhelming, but is there a way out? As a molecular genetics student myself, I remember the first few days of my first semester packed with anxiety and piled up work. Although I never procrastinated much in high school, university life was getting at me. […]

  • Notetaking tips for law students

    Notetaking is, depending on your persuasion, the best or the worst part of uni. There doesn’t seem to be an in-between, or anyone who feels that taking notes is just ‘meh’. It’s even worse when you’re doing a completely essay/writing based subject, such as law. I’m no professional studier, although I have been at it […]