Classes

  • 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 […]

  • Semester One: That’s a wrap!

    When I was told third year would be the year that everything was pushed up a gear, I didn’t entirely believe it. I knew that now, more than any time before, things started to count, but I didn’t really feel the heat at first; my classes and coursework were staggered in a way in which […]

  • De-stressing

    To say that this time of year is hectic would be an understatement. With exams, coursework, presentations and the busy run-up to Christmas in both personal and work life, it’s easy to forget that this is supposed to be the time to relax and be with family. The late nights cramming in the library surrounded […]

  • My tips to de-stress: Take 2

    SO this time last year, I was tasked to write down some destressing tips, but feedback was my tips were a bit too cliché and many pointed out most of them were just regurgitated tips given by many other before me. So this time I am gonna approach this from a more personal point of […]

  • Top Presentation Tips

    University is all about getting out of your comfort zone.  For some people taking the stage may come naturally, for others it’s not quite so easily done. Without a doubt, you will be asked to do presentations within your peer group or for assessments.  This can be daunting but like most other things, it is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Studying History

    For anyone considering a history degree, or anyone just wondering what it’s like to study history, here are 10 things you need to know about studying the best subject you can study at university! As a history student, you have very few contact hours, which means you have a lot of time to yourself. You […]