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A Year in Dundee

I've spent two years in Dundee now, but I figured I'd take the time to reflect on this one. I've come up to Scotland from the very South East of England and in my first year I focused mostly on not feeling too homesick and trying to make it a home away from home. This year however, I've been far more adventurous and decided to try to lap up all the...

30 April 2017

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The beach... in Scotland?

  Go to the beach? In Scotland? East Sands at St. Andrews is about 30 minutes away from Dundee. It's easy-- take the 99 Bus from the Dundee Bus Centre to St. An...

30 April 2017

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Sundee

So far this year we have been blessed with some beautiful weather here in Dundee, so with the semester drawing to a close I've highlighted some places you can visit once those all-important exams are over and (hopefully) the sun is shining- after a celebratory drink and catching up on all that sleep, of course! [caption id="attachment_5856" align=...

By Eilidh

24 April 2017

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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring is a glorious time of year.  The trees are flowering, the flowers are blooming. the sheep have welcomed their adorable little lambs, and a million other reasons.  The only downside is allergies, but thanks to a kindly gentleman inventing Benadryl some 70-odd years ago, many of us can now enjoy it without sneezing our faces off! I spent Ea...

19 April 2017

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Happy Easter!

Hey there, Welcome to a new blog post! I have never really been too fond of this time of year as it has always been either the build up to exams, the last ...

By Natasha

18 April 2017

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Preparing to Prepare

Despite the fact that for many, classes have now come to an end, exams still loom around the corner; the easter holidays are a brief glimpse of freedom that will probably be snatched away by endless nights spent in the library. If you're anything like me, studying will be the last thing you want to do after gorging on chocolate in the spring sunshi...

16 April 2017

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SPRING X CAMPUS

With Easter right around the corner, I thought I'd take some time out of my morning to show you what our beautiful campus looks like in the Spring sunshine. One of the most unique thing about UoD's campus is the diversity of the buildings. Walking past these buildings everyday, it becomes easy to take them for granted. Which is a shame, because t...

15 April 2017

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Dissertations!

Hey everyone! Long time no blog, as I have been in somewhat of a dissertation-induced hibernation (i.e. only leaving my laptop to go to work and then straight back home again). This dissertation has been my baby for the past year and now it has finally flown the nest! Yay! I have now completed the entirety of my four year English degree at Dundee....

By Eilidh

14 April 2017

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WEEKEND X CRIEFF

Looming exams? Only a couple of weekends of freedom left before you end up living in the library? A few weeks ago a few fiends and I decided to get out of the city and spend a weekend away in the magical land of Crieff- a small Scottish town just over an hour outside of Dundee, perfect for that much needed city break. Dundee is the perfect place ...

12 April 2017

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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...

By Natasha

9 April 2017

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5 Things to do this APRIL Break/study holidays........

Time passes in a blink of an eye.  I feel like it was just yesterday I arrived in Dundee when it was cold and dark now its spring already! So I thought you guys should have something to do other than being cooped up in your room binge watching TV series or studying. If you are studying for exams then you definitely need a break in between, freshen...

9 April 2017

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My top 10 study tips

My previous post was on de stressing tips, then I thought why not write on how to study better. I am no expert in excelling in tests or examinations, but I thought why not just share what I do, since it did get me here! Tip 1: What is important? Don't expect to read everything on your topic – it would take a l...

By Navin

3 April 2017

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DISS X DONE

Dissertation? Done it mate. For those of you who are about to embark on the dissertation journey, here's a few things I learned along the way: (1) Be proactive- start thinking of ideas as soon as possible because ultimately this will save you a lot of time and stress later on. (2) Know that you will probably change your mind at some point aft...

3 April 2017

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Trip to Edinburgh Castle

Now that semester 2 has come to an end I thought it would be worth while to see some more of Scotland and have a little break over the weekend before diving head-first into revision. I hopped on the train from Dundee to Edinburgh Waverley, of which the journey is approximately an hour and a half, and stayed in a lovely hotel for two nights.

3 April 2017

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2017-review so far

We're closing up on April, and the end of my Dundee-exchange is just around the corner (okay, it’s still 4 months away, but time flies. After getting this great idea from Courtney (read her post here) I decided to take a look at my year so far.   January 9....

By Ine

1 April 2017

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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 t...

30 March 2017

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How to do Roadtrips in Scotland

... find yourself a sunny weekend, some good friends and a car. This weekend, I finally got to experience some of Scotland's most beautiful places. I had some friends visiting from home, so we decided to rent a car for a couple of days and drive to a some of the must see-places here north. On this picture you can see the route we chose. It was a lo...

By Ine

27 March 2017

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Time Management Skills

There is one very important skill you should walk away from university with - actually, you should pick it up in your first year - and that is Time Management. P...

26 March 2017

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Changing Course

Hi all, the last couple of months have been rather turbulent for me, especially as I was moving out of my old flat during term time. But now I finally have everything back on track. Though over the last little while I've been reflecting on where my course and thus my future is heading. As an art and philsoophy student I spend most of my days in the...

26 March 2017

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Brain Food

Last year I was in such a bad habit of constantly buying food whilst out the house, worse still it was never particularly healthy food either. So this year I've reflected on my eating habits and thought of ways that I could save myself a bit of cash, and feed my brain something better than a muffin and coffee for breakfast everyday (just some days...

26 March 2017

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4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Uni As A Postgrad

A postgraduate is a rare being... the move to a masters level degree is an investment personally, emotionally, and financially. And if you've started anew like me, by studying something completely different than before, it's quite challenging (especially in a new country and place). Here are four things I wish I knew before starting Uni as a po...

25 March 2017

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Pictish Stones

If like me, you're an ancient history nerd, it'll come as good news that Dundee and its surrounding area is home to many ancient sites, and here are just a few of them! Martin's Stone Martin's Stone is a 6th Century Pictish stone that can be found in a field near Bridgefoot in Angus. I wrote another blog post about the legend of ...

24 March 2017

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Recipes for Thought

It’s almost near the end of the semester. And it’s time to crack down and get ready for examinations. At least for medics like me, we have only 7 more weeks before our exams. This means 2 things:

  • Spending all your time in the library
  • Trying to prepare food to feed yourself while at the library
  Well, ther...

By Navin

23 March 2017

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LAW BALL X 2017

HELLO! With dissertation hand-in only a week away, I've decided to #tbt to happier times: DULS 2017 Law Ball. A few weeks ago Dundee University Law Society's hosted its Annual Law Ball. This year, for the first time ever, this consisted of a two night stay at the MacDonald hotel in Peebles. And what a weekend it was... While what happens in Peeb...

22 March 2017

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A walk up the Law.

Hey there, Welcome to another blog post! I want to apologise for not blogging for a while as the start of 2017 has been crazy! I have had the first block of my tea...

By Natasha

21 March 2017

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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 an

By Simran

19 March 2017

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The Dundee Dragon

"Tempted at Pitempton, Draigled at Baldragon, Stricken at Strathmartin, And kill'd at Martin's Stane."

Dundee is a city of dragons. It may not seem so, after all we are not known as “Dundee – The Misty Mountain” but rather “One City, Many Discoveries” – a tagline a...

18 March 2017

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Volunteering in Dundee

Hi there! In freshers week last September, I met different representatives for volunteer centers in Dundee at the Campus Green outside of DUSA. Rig...

By Ine

14 March 2017

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For the Cinemagoers

It is with great pleasure that I must say Dundee Contemporary Arts is my favorite place in Dundee (and I'm sure DCA appreciates my irresistible urge of ticket-b...

13 March 2017

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Team MSc Sustainability

MSc Sustainability is made up of five and a half students. The half being a part-timer. It’s a small size, but I can, in fact, tell you it is a big reason why I love this unique program. Almost all our courses are taken together and, perhaps because of that, we have developed lasting friendships. There are plenty of benefits to our small class si...

12 March 2017

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