Make the Most of First Year
Sep04

Make the Most of First Year

Over the past week seeing the new freshers moving into student accommodation and settling in, it made me nostalgic about my first year and when I was in their shoes. My first year at university is where some of my best memories lie, and out of my three years in Dundee first year was my favourite. Which is why I think it is so important to make the most of your first year at university! So here are some ways you can ensure to live your...

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Life Sciences Summer Internship
Aug31

Life Sciences Summer Internship

Over the past 10 weeks I have been privileged to work in the Medical Research Council, Phosphorylation Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC PPU) at the University this summer. The School of Life Sciences provide students with many opportunities to gain real life lab experience at the university that include the James Black Prize Studentships and the GRE and MRC Summer Schools. The university had started advertising these internship opportunities...

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Packing for University
Aug03

Packing for University

I can remember packing for my first year like it was yesterday. “There’s no way you’re going to manage shorts in Scotland” and phrases similar were echoed by friends and family.  Everyone seemed to be under the impression Dundee was part of the Arctic circle or thereabouts! Don’t worry Scotland really isn’t always as cold as you might think. When you arrive in September the weather is more likely to be mild and you won’t have to...

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Crunch Time for Undergrads!

Pound a Redbull, run 5 miles, sit on a green field, or procrastinate up until the wee hours before your exams, because no matter what you do, they are coming. Sure, I could have included some cliche line about “winter is coming”, but I think we’ve Game of Thrones’d out the universe on that one. For those of you worrying about these exams, just do yourselves a favor and remember that they are essentially...

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Happy Easter!
Apr18

Happy Easter!

Hey there, Welcome to a new blog post! I have never really been too fond of this time of year as it has always been either the build up to exams, the last leg of the school year or the holidays are never quite as exciting as Summer. This is especially key to me as I am definitely a winter person and I love all things Christmas! However, this year has been different for me and I have found myself rather enjoying the Easter break. For...

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Dissertations!
Apr14

Dissertations!

Hey everyone! Long time no blog, as I have been in somewhat of a dissertation-induced hibernation (i.e. only leaving my laptop to go to work and then straight back home again). This dissertation has been my baby for the past year and now it has finally flown the nest! Yay! I have now completed the entirety of my four year English degree at Dundee.  That’s it.  Done.  Just like that.  So here’s a celebratory pic of me...

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