Student Life

  • Things to do in Lockdown

    I thought I’d make a little blog post of things we can all do to keep ourselves busy during lockdown. After almost 8 weeks, I think I’ve found some really useful ways to keep myself busy and not let my mind wander and start to worry too much about everything that’s going on! Obviously we […]

  • Choosing your dissertation topic

    Our last essays have been handed in, exams are soon over and it seems as if this is going to be our longest summer ever (thanks corona). But as a third-year student, we still have one little assignment yet: dissertation topic! Which to be honest has been kiiiinda hard and frustrating to figure out when […]

  • Get involved with Dusa Media!

    As the year has come to an end and the final issue of the Magdalen has been released, I wanted to talk about getting involved with DUSA media’s as they’ve just opened for applications for the following year!  I’ve been writing for the magdalen magazine since my first year at uni, working as the creative […]

  • How Are The Exams Going To Be Held?

  • Voluntary Distancing

    The present state of not being able to physically hang out with friends is far from optimal; however, there are moments when solitude is beneficial. This post is about a solo adventure I did across a vastly remote area of the Scottish Highlands, long before the current lockdown got enforced.

  • Building a Reading Habit

    Like many of you I’m sure, I have struggled to build a good reading habit since I came to university, due to both the lack of time and the amount of academic reading I have to do. But I’ve recently been working on this and have some tips that might help you out if you […]

  • Creating a Routine in Isolation

    I’ve been self isolating for a few weeks now and I think the only way I’ve got through it without losing my mind is by creating a routine. If anyone is struggling in isolation or finding it really hard to get motivated to do anything, I hope this blog post can help! First of all, […]

  • History Society Ball

    I thought in order to distract myself and any readers during the lockdown, I’d share my experience of the History Society Ball which was the last big social event I attended before gatherings were banned! The ball was on Friday 13th March at Apex Hotel Dundee, which marked our third year in a row spending […]

  • The importance of exercise

    It is very strange how quickly everything has changed: from going about my day, going to work, uni, gym, walks, to suddenly rushing for home while leaving everything back in what quickly felt like a ghost town. I usually like being able to mentally prepare for the next steps I plan, but in this case, […]

  • AGM Season

    Despite everything that’s going on in the world right now, it’s AGM season at uni as usual! AGM stands for Annual General Meeting, and is a meeting in which a society or club elects next year’s committee. We’re lucky to have the technology available to us to allow us to continue with this tradition of […]