Settling In

  • 5 Mistakes You Will (But Shouldn’t) Make in Your First Year at University

    As this is my fourth year studying at Dundee, my first year at university was very different to how it will be this year. However, some things transcend Covid-19. Let me share with you some of the mistakes I made, so you don’t have to.   1. Prioritise your social life over your course We’ve […]

  • Why we reinvent outselves at uni

    New beginnings can often aspire new ideas and boldness. I mean, there’s a reason why New Years Resolutions are such a big thing. For some reason it just seems easier to make life-changing changes when something mayor is going on around us too. But it can also be a very difficult and hard thing to […]

  • Dundee city’s hidden treasures

    I remember when I first arrived in Dundee back in September last year, having been left in this strange, new and exciting city, I was petrified. Everything seemed big, confusing and unfamiliar. Coming from a small town in Northern Ireland, I had been dropped in a totally alien place which was a shock to the […]

  • Finding Time to Relax

    I think we can all agree that, since almost all of our time is spent online now studying or working from home, it is much harder to switch off and actually relax at home. I thought I would put together a few ideas that might help you differentiate between work time and chill time, despite […]

  • My Week 1 Experience

    Hello all! We’re finally back to uni and classes have started again. Whether you decided to return to Dundee or stay at home and do distance learning, we’ve all been back to studying for at least a week now. I thought it would be worth me sharing my experiences of my first week of fourth […]

  • Self Care Day

    Sometimes we all have to take a day off and really care for ourselves. Whether you’ve just had a lot on your plate, or you’re struggling with some mental health issues, it is so important that we listen to our minds and bodies and take a day off when we can. In this blog post, […]

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  • Planning Coursework and Being Prepared

    Almost all of us will have to hand in some coursework at some point in our time at university. I feel like a lot more focus is put on how to prepare for exams than coursework such as essays or other hand-ins, so I thought a little guide on how to plan and prepare for […]

  • Student Cooking Essentials

    As a student, there are many obstacles you might come across when learning to cook for yourself. In this blog post, I’ll hopefully be able to help you distinguish what you need to be able to cook healthy, tasty meals for yourself and what you don’t. Firstly, I recommend getting your hands on a student […]

  • Best things to get involved with at Dundee to further your career

    A round-up of my favorite parts of University life When I was wondering what to write my next blog on, I came up with the idea of writing a roundup of my favorite parts of university life, that have helped my career. Within the university, there are hundreds of opportunities to get involved with stuff […]

  • How to Shop Online Like a Pro: Tips and Tricks to Getting the Best Deal When Online Shopping

    With one hand on a computer and another on a credit card, the internet has set up shop, right in the comforts of your own university dorm room. If you can’t save yourself from purchasing a holographic jumpsuit that you’re only going to wear once, you can rest assured. You’ll know you’ll be shopping online […]