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 being a 22-year-old fresher – aside from usual “will we like each other” stress, I thought I was going to be the flat granny...

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The Scottish Schools’ Orientation Camp for Singaporeans
Aug22

The Scottish Schools’ Orientation Camp for Singaporeans

Hey guys! It’s been almost 5 months since my last post and yes, I have been given the opportunity to continue writing about my journey in Dundee for another year; which is awesome btw! Ok, to start with a quick update: my exam results came, didn’t do as well as I would have wanted but I passed; year 2 MBChB here I come! Spent most of my summer in Singapore roasting in the sun, (the way I like) with temperatures going up to as high as...

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Time to Empty the Toy Box
Mar30

Time to Empty the Toy Box

I believe university is a wonderful place to explore new ideas and challenge existing ones and my friend Hope Carolan, a DJCAD student, did exactly that recently by initiating a gathering outside of Caird Hall for the support of the UN conference for nuclear disarmament. Hope and thirteen others took to the streets adorned with paper bikini posters, carrying placards and holding up banners. The participants gave out postcards to be...

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Holi- The Festival of Colours
Mar19

Holi- The Festival of Colours

The University of Dundee Indian Society (UDIS) had one of its biggest events this weekend called Holi- the festival of colours. This event has been very popular throughout the years and is defiantly a crowd favourite as everyone wants to get involved. The event itself was a result of a whole committee effort. Holi is a festival that is celebrated in India and traditionally lasts over a period of two days. It celebrates the arrival of...

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#IWD2017
Mar08

#IWD2017

Happy International Women’s Day!  Today is all about celebrating diverse, inspirational, opinionated, talented and all-round amazing women- as well as hopefully encouraging people to get involved in the Feminist movement (in whatever way that may be). I thought it would be appropriate to write a post on why Dundee, and UoD, is a great place to be as a woman or anyone who appreciates the importance of equality.  The University of...

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Discover the entrepreneur in you!
Mar07

Discover the entrepreneur in you!

Entrepreneurship is defined as the process of the designing, launching and running a small business such as a start-up company. University of Dundee provides you with all necessary opportunity to help you achieve that goal. Let me share my unexpected discovery, and how a group of friends and I developed our very own business! The Beginning: The team consists of four people: 1) Jay –The brain behind the operation; he owns a web...

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