Student Life

  • How to make friends: Take 2

    Last year, around this time, I wrote a blog post about how to make friends. It’s been a year since, so I thought let’s review the advice I gave and see how successful I have been in making friends. Ok, so let’s the facts straight: Do I have friends? – Yes Do I have close […]

  • Scottish Graduate Fair 2017

    It’s important to remember that there’s a lot more to University life than just going to classes, studying, and getting through exams. Whether it’s joining a sports team, a society, or becoming a class rep, there’s a lot of extra-curricular activities that you can participate in to enrich your university experience, especially at UoD. It’s […]

  • The lead up to the festival of lights!

    If you’ve been exposed to Indian culture you would know our celebrations are often big, colourful and LOUD. This month we will be celebrating the festival of Diwali which has both religious and cultural significance to Indians all around the world. Diwali is known as the festival of lights as it is accompanied by hundreds […]

  • Staying Organised

    I love pens and highlighters. And notebooks. And file binders.. In short, I love stationery. There is nothing more glorious than a new set of Sharpies or that fresh-paper-scent off brand new paper. I kid myself that it helps me stay organised and go out and buy more than I can ever hope to organise […]

  • Things I Wish I’d Known

    My university career thus far can be broken neatly into three bits: 1st year, when I slammed my foot on the accelerator and rolled the windows all the way down. 2nd year, when I stalled and couldn’t remember where first gear was. And 3rd year, where I have now stopped caring where any of the […]

  • A New Life

    It’s always weird moving to a completely new place for even a week. You know what’s even more difficult? Moving to a whole new country on a completely different part of the world! This is my story of moving to Dundee and my first two weeks settling in! Airports have always had a tremendous dramatic effect […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]