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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Something About Me

Ok, first blog posts are always difficult to write when you’re not sure about which direction your taking your posts, but I have to start somewhere, so I’ll start by introducing myself. I’m Katie Rebecca Whitham and I applied to Dundee University to do Education MA two years ago (wow, is it really that long ago…). I’m your stereotypical 21 year old girl who read Malory Towers and St Claires as a kid and being from the Highlands...

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Matriculating Late……Settling in…
Oct01

Matriculating Late……Settling in…

A month ago when most other people where busy packing bags, trying to set everything and saying goodbyes to their families, I was doing nothing but  sitting and staring at the walls. There was some complication with my visa process therefore I had to stay back home for a while. I had heard so much about the fresher’s week that it was hard for me to digest that I’ll be missing it and also possibly the first week of classes....

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100 Awkward Conversations
Sep29

100 Awkward Conversations

“Hi, what’s your name? What are you studying?” As someone who is staying at home for university, my main concern was making friends. People who stay in halls are almost guaranteed an immediate social circle to call themselves a member of: a group of strangers are thrown into a flat together, and told to survive. I imagine it would be quite the bonding experience.  Despite the fact that two of my good friends are in Dundee, and there...

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Staying at Home
Aug01

Staying at Home

I have a series of vivid memories from high school that revolve around seemingly endless meetings with my guidance teacher in that foul smelling office. In most of them, she is urging me to apply for halls. Of course, this was ridiculous. As someone who already lives a brief ten-minute bus ride from the city centre, and who still gets along with their parents, there was very little to be gained from paying for student accommodation....

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HELLO, I’M HARRY
Jul27

HELLO, I’M HARRY

Hello! This year I will be telling my #UoDstory So here’s 10 things you might want to know about me before getting started: (1) I’m a fourth year law student (2) I just got back from doing ERASMUS in Leiden, the Netherlands (3) Where plenty of this happened (4) But also plenty of this (5) Which allowed me to develop my knowledge and passion for human rights and gender equality (6) I come from a small seaside town (7) I hop...

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