Settling In

  • Best things about living in Dundee

    If you’re new here or if you’re considering coming to Dundee, I’m here to tell you that Dundee is the perfect city to live in as a student, and here’s why: As a predominantly student city, it’s really safe as you’re surrounded by students from both universities. Both campuses are safe and big enough for […]

  • Why Dundee?

    Dundee is definitely one of the smaller, more student friendly Scottish cities. It may take a little while to grow on you but I’m so glad I’ve gotten to spend my university days here. Everything in Dundee, is ridiculously close. This means you’ll be able to get from one end of town to the other […]

  • Free Shop

    So you’re moving to a new place. Now what? Hint: You need things.  A lot of things.  Things you probably weren’t aware you were going to need. Things are expensive. Student life is great, but it isn’t always cheap or relatively affordable – especially if you want to eat something other than ramen a few […]

  • The ULTIMATE foodie guide to Dundee.

    I’m unashamedly a self-confessed foodie.  I love trying out new eateries and researching recipes. As far as I’m concerned there’s nothing that a hearty meal (or a late-night Dominos) can’t fix, and it’s even better when it looks so good its Instagram worthy. We’ve all been guilty of taking a quick snap of a particularly […]

  • Feed Me

    If someone ever tells you that food is boring, slowly walk away. They can sense fear. Dundee offers a lot of different cuisine, but it’s taken me some adventuring around to find the stuff I really liked. When you move to a new country, it’s always the food that can make or break your experiences, […]

  • Why on Earth would you study in Scotland?

    “But… WHY?” two Dutch students who were in Dundee on an Erasmus exchange asked me last semester. We were talking about living in Scotland, and while they were enjoying themselves they thought 3 months was plenty of time on this side of the sea and wondered what possessed me to come to Scotland when I […]

  • House Hunting 101

    Now that a new semester has dawn on us, it is time to start hunting for houses / flats or whatever your accommodation preference would be. Living in student accommodation at heathfield , Blemont or West park does sound like a great life but it is time to move into a new place, your own […]

  • A personal letter to you – To a better 2018

    Dear Exhausted Student, With the start of 2018 I’ve got all my resolutions listed out.  Let’s face it most of them will be on next year’s list, but this year the one thing I know I need to do is prioritise myself. As we inch back to the start of the second semester you might […]

  • Trip down to London (under a budget!)

    So this is the story of my FIRST trip down to London. Before I go any further; YES it was my first trip! Whenever I say that to people, they just go crazy as though it is a sin to have not gone down to London. Well now back to my story: As I would […]

  • Keeping your sanity whilst living in halls

    Halls can be quite an isolating experience, despite being surrounded by other students ‘in the same boat’. We all go through various struggles but hopefully these tips will help you stay sane in halls! Get into a routine with uni work. By this I mean, if you’re like me and don’t have many contact hours, […]