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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Scottish Graduate Fair 2017
Oct04

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 also important to keep your eyes on the prize. Why are you at...

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A New Life
Sep27

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 on me. It’s the fault of all those dramatic movies who always somehow use airports as a major plot point. But,...

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Open Days at UoD
Sep07

Open Days at UoD

For those starting school again for their final year it can be a daunting time. Been turning up to school most mornings for as long as you can remember and now, suddenly, it’s almost over and you think, “What next?” At least, I remember that’s how I felt this time four years ago. One thing I did know was that I wanted to stay in education and so going to university seemed like the obvious option. But where?...

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Life Sciences Summer Internship
Aug31

Life Sciences Summer Internship

Over the past 10 weeks I have been privileged to work in the Medical Research Council, Phosphorylation Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC PPU) at the University this summer. The School of Life Sciences provide students with many opportunities to gain real life lab experience at the university that include the James Black Prize Studentships and the GRE and MRC Summer Schools. The university had started advertising these internship opportunities...

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