Life as an Economics with Spanish student
Nov03

Life as an Economics with Spanish student

One of the biggest (and best) differences between school and university learning is the flexibility. Once you start university, mundane awakenings to be met with the same school routine every day become a distant memory. Each day is different – different classes, different times, different people. If I have no early morning classes I tend to go to the gym or the pool, which are both on campus anyway making things a little...

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Learning at University

Almost everything changes when you move to university and the way you learn is no exception! The biggest jump is from being told exactly what you need to do, all the time, to being almost completely independent at university. One issue I have with learning at university is motivating myself. You can talk to other people on your course, but there’s no one here who will consistently tell you what to do and when to do it, like...

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How to make friends: Take 2
Oct05

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 friends? – Yes Do I have friends close enough that I will put my life in their hands? – Probably not my life, but yea I do   So, I think I am kinda successful, I...

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Tips and Tricks on Making Friends
Sep18

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 the crazy ups and downs. Some people thrive on change, the excitement of setting out on your own, others may be a little...

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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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