Settling In

  • Skye-driving

    The first thing I did when I found out that I’ll be moving to Dundee was to make a list of all the places I could visit nearby. Scottish Highlands were one of them; right near the very top! This is my experience of travelling around the Isle of Skye over a weekend, and some things I’d do differently when I plan my next trip!

  • Diwali @ Dundee

      It all started with a phone call!   It was a regular Tuesday. I had finished my lectures and somehow fell asleep at 6 PM. Perhaps, I was just too tired. And then, that really annoying thing happened. We’ve all experienced it. It doesn’t make it any less annoying. My phone started ringing.   I […]

  • Learning at University

    Almost everything changes when you move to university and the way you learn is no exception! The biggest jump is from being told exactly what you need to do, all the time, to being almost completely independent at university. One issue I have with learning at university is motivating myself. You can talk to other […]

  • The lead up to the festival of lights!

    If you’ve been exposed to Indian culture you would know our celebrations are often big, colourful and LOUD. This month we will be celebrating the festival of Diwali which has both religious and cultural significance to Indians all around the world. Diwali is known as the festival of lights as it is accompanied by hundreds […]

  • Things I Wish I’d Known

    My university career thus far can be broken neatly into three bits: 1st year, when I slammed my foot on the accelerator and rolled the windows all the way down. 2nd year, when I stalled and couldn’t remember where first gear was. And 3rd year, where I have now stopped caring where any of the […]

  • A New Life

    It’s always weird moving to a completely new place for even a week. You know what’s even more difficult? Moving to a whole new country on a completely different part of the world! This is my story of moving to Dundee and my first two weeks settling in! Airports have always had a tremendous dramatic effect […]

  • 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 […]

  • Friendship at Uni

    My first two weeks at Dundee have felt like starting a new school, having to introduce myself so often and start afresh with new people that I’ve never met before. So, after two weeks of practice, here are some of my tips on how to break the ice when making new friends at uni! I […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]