Around Dundee

  • Why on Earth would you study in Scotland?

    “But… WHY?” two Dutch students who were in Dundee on an Erasmus exchange asked me last semester. We were talking about living in Scotland, and while they were enjoying themselves they thought 3 months was plenty of time on this side of the sea and wondered what possessed me to come to Scotland when I […]

  • New kid in the block – DaiPai

    As students living far away from home, it is always nice to have restaurants open with a promise to serve cuisine familiar to you. DaiPai is one such restaurant. They opened just a few weeks ago and I decided I go down to check out what they have to got to add to #fundee. Disclaimer: […]

  • My taster session of Cardiology

    It can be quite disorientating being thrown into an unfamiliar environment and being expected to perform. Work experience can be uncomfortable and difficult but it’s also where you finally begin to spread your wings and start to put all the pieces together. Being a medical student means that work experience is a careful balance of […]

  • 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 […]

  • My Dundee Bucket List

    It is almost the end of the first semester, what a semester it has been! But its also that time of the year we have remind ourselves what we have to do for the next year and come up with our new year’s resolution. It is also the time to come up with some goals […]

  • Dundee Bucket List

    As a final year student I’ve spent enough time living in Dundee that I feel I should impart some of my wisdom. Dundee is a great place to be a student – as far as cities go it’s not huge but it does have the largest student population by percentage of any other Scottish city, […]

  • Things to show friends and family from home in Dundee

    I recently had some family members visit from home, and really enjoyed showing them around Dundee. If you ever have family or friends visit, here are some places I would recommend showing them! If you like walks and lovely views of the city and country, I couldn’t recommend anything more than a nice walk up […]

  • Study Spots

    In my two and a half years at University, I’ve found various different places to study. Although I’ve not been very imaginative lately (tending to base myself as close to the hot water tap in the second floor silent section as possible) I thought I’d share some of my favourite study spots from over the […]

  • Day in the Life: Follow the Fresher

    7.30am. My alarm goes off, and compared to the 4am wake-up from yesterday to go for a sunrise surf (there were no waves, but top marks for dedication right?) this is a very calm start of the day. The rising sun turns my room orange. I get up to make porridge with blueberries and eat […]

  • MacLaren on a Munro

    You know that feeling when the mountains are calling and you want to get up at 5 on a Saturday morning to scramble up the side of a mountain through the bog and freeze your fingers off while eating lunch sitting on some frozen stone? No? Just me then? Mountains are magical. I realise they’re […]