How I Got a Paid Internship After First-Year
Sep16

How I Got a Paid Internship After First-Year

It is common knowledge that first years DO NOT get internships but I was quite determined to prove that wrong. With the help of the Careers Service and quite a lot of free time, my application process started. I must admit, I started quite late as application season starts in September and this was December. Nonetheless, I did not let this deter me; I was still on a hunt for summer internships and insight programs. My Christmas...

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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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Discovering the UK- Part 2
Aug19

Discovering the UK- Part 2

Over the past 6 weeks while I have been interning at Life Sciences research labs, I have tried to make the most of my weekends and try to explore more of the UK. So, my next stop was London. I had never been to England before this, so naturally you can imagine how excited I was. I wanted to do all the touristy things possible (basically everything that is seen in the movies). Plus, my best friend from school was doing her internship...

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Discovering the UK- Part 1
Jul24

Discovering the UK- Part 1

Now that the summer break has begun and all submissions have been submitted, it is time to go on vacation! While there are so many things to do within Dundee and Scotland, as an international student howe -ver, I wanted to take the opportunity to travel to the other parts of the UK. My first year in student halls allowed me to meet so many amazing people who were not only international but from within the UK as well. A couple of...

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Hello and Welcome!
Jul15

Hello and Welcome!

Hello everyone!   I’m very excited to be having a student blog on this site and I can’t wait to share my year with you! This September I’ll be taking a short break from being a medical student and will be intercalating, doing a BMSc in Cardiovascular Medicine and Diabetes. I want to share as much as possible of my experiences as an international student and seasoned UOD student. This is going to be centred around issues related...

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Roadtrip Madness.
Apr09

Roadtrip Madness.

Hey there, Welcome to another blog post! As we are now in April, I am beginning to feel the university has definitely gone faster than I ever imagined it would. With all of my essays and assignments submitted all that is left for me finishing 1st year is placement and I couldn’t be more excited as it is one of the most important parts of university for me. However, before I get to placement I am enjoying the Easter holidays and...

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