Classes

  • A few words to young international students.

    I attended secondary school in a small town on the East coast of Malaysia, Kuantan. Typical to the experiences of most Malaysian students there was a great deal of emphasis placed on scoring a perfect string of As’ accompanied by a host of extra-curricular activities. Both of which I quite happily strived to achieve. I […]

  • Week 1 – Let’s Get Organised

    We’re back! Christmas is over, the New Year doesn’t feel so new anymore. It’s time to get organised for the semester before it’s too late! And week one is a perfect time to do it, with less work than any other time in the semester we’ve got plenty of free time to get ourselves sorted! […]

  • Exam Season

    For a student, semester one changes from Summer to Exam Session. It is easy to spot, dark cold and wet, the only thing keeping you in the library. The semester is beginning to wind up and student flood to the library, in the hopes of warmth under the pretense of studying. In my third year, […]

  • So. Many. Deadlines.

    It’s nearing the end of November and that means, at least in the Humanities, that all your deadlines creep up on you at once! We’ve all experienced maybe being a little unprepared for this so here are a few tips on how to avoid it this year. Firstly, always keep track of when all your […]

  • A Very Busy Week 1!

    Finally, the weekend is upon us after what has probably been quite a busy first week of lectures and classes for us all! As a second year history student, my timetable is still relatively busy but nothing quite like you medics and dentists out there working 9-5! Despite that, I thought I’d give a little […]

  • My First Year Review

    I’ve come to the end of my first year of university and I’d love to share some of my experiences in a review of the year. Settling into living in Dundee was so easy for me. It seems like it only took me a few days to really get into it and feel like it […]

  • Why you should use the library in First Year

    The library is a great resource available for all students at Dundee, but not many first years use it to their full advantage. Here, I’ll explain why I used the library so frequently during my first year of university and why you should too. Firstly, leaving your flat and going out to the library can […]

  • Essay Writing Technique

    As an English student, I’ve had to write a fair amount of essays in my time at university. I used to blunder through them, entirely unsure of where my argument was going, pulling quotations that seemed relevant from articles I’d never read. Where I might have produced a high-quality argument, I wasted more time trying […]

  • 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 […]

  • Speaking Up

    Recently, a group of classmates and I found that we had some issues with the way one of our modules was running. For a while, we spoke amongst ourselves and discussed our concerns in private, until recently when we met with one of our tutors to talk things through. Now, discussions are underway to run […]