SAMH Get Active + Badminton Scotland are teaming up to “Get Active” in Dundee.
If you are experiencing a mental health condition or are in recovery, you may be interested in this free badminton activity, jointly run by SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and Badminton Scotland.
This free event will take place every Tuesday, 12noon – 2.00pm (From Oct 28th – Dec 9th 2014) in the Douglas Sports Centre, Baldovie Terrace, Dundee, DD4 8TG. Please come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear.
Places will be limited, so it is important to register your participation. Please download a registration form and email it to Maurice Donohue at SAMH: e-mail address – email@example.com
Should you require any further information, please contact Maurice Donohue (SAMH Get Active) or Jane Russell Tayside & Fife Badminton Regional Development Officer – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The first in a year-long series of shows, SRC Councillors Doug Young and Niall Christie go head-to-head in a battle of musical tastes! Listen in and vote for the songs you prefer in each of the 5 rounds before the overall winner is declared. This and much more on the two councillors, general life chat and the SRC in general. 7pm. DUSA Radio. Don’t miss out! Tune in here
One of the most exciting things about starting university life as a student is finding out where you will be living, but don’t be put off by thread-bare carpets and chipped paint! It’s important to make a room feel like your own space, and feeling comfortable is a great way to quell the homesickness pangs. Living away from home for the first time can be daunting, so it is important to bring a little bit of home with you.
So, how do you decorate a small, tatty space so that its feel like home?
Make it Your Own: Use posters that you want to look at and pictures that make you smile. Use a colour scheme that appeals to you; choose bedding in your favourite colour and add bold curtains in similar hues to add more colour splashes and keep the light out. White walls are another excellent example of how you can add your favourite colour in your room. Hang colourful pictures or create a feature wall by applying funky wallpaper on it to make it the focal point of the room.
Decorate with Photos: Having photographs of your friends and family back at home is a great way to help to make a bleak hall of residence feel more like home. You can stick them straight on the wall with blu tack or pin them on a notice board if you want to spare yourself from having to clean up the walls when you leave the room.
Keep it Tidy: It’s vital to ensure you de-clutter your room, as a small area filled with magazines and empty noodle packets will soon start to feel claustrophobic. Making the most of a small space can be done by using clever storage systems as well as handy gadgets such as wall-mounted lamps rather than desktop lamps.
Let the Light in: Natural light can instantly lift your mood and make you feel refreshed and ready for the day, so open the curtains and take down any nets that are blocking the light. If you find you do a lot of studying at night, make sure you have lamps with bright bulbs to lift the overall mood in the room.
Use Unique Décor: Customising your room is a fun way to make your room really feel like your own and you can show off your personality by adding your own quirky belongings. Use wall stickers as a cheap way to decorate, be creative and use a coat hanger to hang your ‘sunnies’ and keys on, put flowers in your old beer bottles and hang some fairy lights to give your room an edgy look.
Making your student room as awesome as it is comfortable is a great way to ease yourself into student life. Bringing a little bit of your home into your room is a good way to make you feel more comfortable, and living like a student doesn’t mean you have to live in a dark, cluttered, bare room.
Having trouble writing essays, the dissertation or referencing? Too shy to speak in public? Already feeling a bit of stress due to the upcoming exams?
If you answered ‘yes’ to at least one of those questions, then come to the ACADEMIC SKILLS WEEK and learn how to enhance your academic skills and work towards graduating with an outstanding degree!
The Academic Skills Week will comprise five interactive workshops in which members of CASTLE will provide advice on essential academic skills for increased success!
All of the workshops start at 12 pm each day of the week, will be 50 minutes long and will be delivered in D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building.
You can see the topics by day here:
Monday 20 October – Essay Writing
Tuesday 21 October – Referencing
Wednesday 22 October – Report Writing, Lab Reports and Dissertations
Thursday 23 October – Presentations
Friday 24 October – Revision and Planning for Exams
There is no need to sign up for any of the workshops. Just turn up on the day at 12 pm in the lecture theatre. Every event is free to attend and is open to any student from the University of Dundee. After each event, a member of CASTLE will be in the Enquiry Centre answering specific questions on the day!
If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to the Deputy President of DUSA Stefan Tomov at email@example.com
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DUSA Exec present DUSA’s Winter Market – showcasing the creative talent here at the University of Dundee. Held within DUSA The Union on December 4th you’ll find a range of original handcrafted work from our highly talented students and staff.
Whether your skill is painting or pottery; jewellery or textile; photography or illustration; sculpture or something we’ve never seen before – we want you to join our market. It’s free to request a stall and you keep every penny you make. To book your stall at this year’s DUSA Winter Market please email Zuchaela Smylie, your Vice President of Campagins and Communications firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cut and Paste come to The Union this Saturday – Free entry with a VIP pass!
With many universities now charging fees of £9,000 a year, modern-day students are facing higher levels of debt which could take years to pay back. As a result, it is vital for students to search for viable money-saving options to help them when it comes to their spending and expenses. There’s a lot to take in as a fresher, especially for those that haven’t lived away from home before. The following tips should help any aspiring scrimper through university years, and should help students to avoid the months of toast sandwiches.
Food: It’s important to maintain nutrition, so while 9p noodles look like a great option, they aren’t sustainable in the long run. Homebrand goods in supermarkets offer cheaper alternatives to branded goods. Tins of beans and tomatoes, packets of eggs, and bulk buying goods like pasta can provide savings for food. Sharing meals with a housemate can also stretch food budgets further, although arguing over who does the washing up can be one of the biggest strifes you have to deal with.
Electricity: Everyone comes out of university having known that one student who insists that the temperature in the house needs to be high enough to sustain tropical gardens inside in the middle of winter. Some students feel that electric heaters or rice cookers are a reasonable expense, but when you compare the costs to throwing on a jumper in winter or cooking rice in a pan on the hob it’s easy to spot where savings can be made. When you realise just how much it costs to leave a light on throughout the day, the nagging back at home suddenly starts to make a lot more sense.
TV license: You don’t need a license to watch DVDs, play on the Wii or watch from an iPlayer. It is important to inform the TV licensing agency though, and to be on the safe side, double and triple check that you do not need one. If you find yourself never watching live television, it might be worthwhile asking to be removed.
Tax: Some student jobs may not offer to push overall earnings over the taxable limit. This can sometimes lead to students being able to claim tax back, which can be a great bonus mid-way through the year. While not necessarily a saving, the boost of income can be a great help through the year. If the whole household is made up of full-time students, then council tax can be refunded, or not sent through at all.
Car costs: If owning a car is a necessity (need it to get to a part time job or visit family), then it may be worth looking at getting a car that has good fuel efficiency. The Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi has been listed on MSN cars as being a good economical car to have. Not driving like a boy racer, and the driving techniques that are now being included as part of the driving test are also a great way to increase fuel efficiency. With the public more interested in keeping costs down, and fuel being more expensive, the second hand car market has reacted to include a lot more search options for fuel efficient cars.
Being happy and healthy at university is important to the overall wellbeing and education of any student and with limited resources, it can be stressful keeping on top of money problems. By using the above methods, students can save money on unnecessary outgoings ensuring they get more bang for their buck.
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