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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Friendship at Uni
Sep16

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 can almost guarantee that you’ll be asked by every new person you meet ‘what are you studying?’, ‘where are you from?’ and...

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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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Week 2 Semester 1
Sep11

Week 2 Semester 1

Ahhh! Windy weather, mostly sunny but always nice…I kinda missed the Dundee weather. But no worries, I am here and I can’t wait to start. To start off, welcome back to my fellow year 2s (yes, we made it!) Well, I am sure by now you would have read so many blogs on how amazing the freshers’ week was. I won’t deny it, it was awesome last year, it was even more awesome this year. Shout out DUSA for organising such a fun week! So I am not...

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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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