Tips and Tricks on Making Friends
Sep18

Tips and Tricks on Making Friends

We’ve all watched the cast of F.R.I.E.N.D.S – if you haven’t I strongly suggest you do before you continue – pile onto their celebrated couch and envied their friendship. Having a solid group of people to laugh, celebrate (and moan about deadlines) with is a key part of uni life and will get you through the crazy ups and downs. Some people thrive on change, the excitement of setting out on your own, others may be a little...

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Dundee Day-One
Sep16

Dundee Day-One

This is a piece I wrote at the end of my first year: It is the 13th of May, 2017. This marks the 202nd day since I first stepped foot in Dundee. The journey was quite long: driving from my home in Lagos, Nigeria to the Muritala Mohammed Airport. I took a 6-hour flight on British Airways — LOS to LHR. Transferred from LHR to EDI. Took a tram from the Edinburgh Airport to the Haymarket Station. Took a train from Edinburgh Haymarket to...

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Week 1 in Dundee: Life on the other side of the North Sea

In what feels like the blink of an eye, Freshers’ week has passed, and real university life has officially kicked off with days full of workshops and lab practicals. Here are some thoughts on the first week. I came to the university with no expectations, but to be fair I was a bit apprehensive about being a 22-year-old fresher – aside from usual “will we like each other” stress, I thought I was going to be the flat granny...

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Open Days at UoD
Sep07

Open Days at UoD

For those starting school again for their final year it can be a daunting time. Been turning up to school most mornings for as long as you can remember and now, suddenly, it’s almost over and you think, “What next?” At least, I remember that’s how I felt this time four years ago. One thing I did know was that I wanted to stay in education and so going to university seemed like the obvious option. But where?...

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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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My top 10 study tips
Apr03

My top 10 study tips

My previous post was on de stressing tips, then I thought why not write on how to study better. I am no expert in excelling in tests or examinations, but I thought why not just share what I do, since it did get me here! Tip 1: What is important? Don’t expect to read everything on your topic – it would take a lifetime! Be an – think about what you want to find out before you start. Choose a few texts to read thoroughly rather...

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