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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
So it’s been a couple of weeks since the 2014-2015 SRC was elected with the results party in Air Bar. Since then we have had our first meeting and have started planning on all the events and campaigns we have planned for the upcoming year. Last year the SRC was highly successful in putting forward motions and lobbying the University for Real Change on campus. This year we are building upon the successes of years previous and will continue to spread the word of what the SRC does! Campaigns this year are going to range from a Healthy Study campaign (to go alongside our continuation to lobby for 24 hour access to the library) to raising money for DUSA’s chosen RAG charity. This week I have been sitting down with all the newly elected councillors to see what they are wanting to do for the year and all I can say is that it’s a real shame there aren’t more days in the year! As with all things DUSA we are always trying to build upon the successes of years previous and this year is no different where everything that is planned is in the hope of enhancing the experience that you the students have!
Student life is not always the party people might think it is.” – Stephen Fry, long-term supporter of Nightline.
Nightline is a completely confidential and anonymous listening and information service run by students for students. We are open 7 days a week from 8pm until 8am. You can phone or email us if you need someone to listen to you, or if you need any information i.e. where your classes are; taxi numbers; directions; or other services offered by the University. Our student volunteers will listen to you without telling you what to do or judging you. You can ask us or talk to us about anything you like: nothing is too big; or too small. One of the advantages of Nightline is that we are open when other university support services are closed. If you don’t want to talk over the phone, feel free to email us about anything you might want to talk about, or to get any information you might require.
You can phone us on 01382 381 183 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nightline’s vision is to allow every student to have the ability to talk about their feelings in a safe, non-judgmental environment, so that fewer students have their education compromised by emotional difficulties, and fewer students die by suicide.
Friday 10th October is World Mental Health day. Mental health issues are one of the main reasons Nightline was initially set up, so it is important for us to acknowledge this day and raise awareness.
Have you heard of Fabio Ali?
Fabio Ali was a Nottingham University student who took his own life in June of this year after struggling with depression. The tragedy of this event, and the issues that cause it are not isolated, but can rather be ingrained in every aspect of student life. Helping students through these difficult times is what Nightline is here for. This is why friends and family of Fabio have chosen to donate and support the Nightline Association, raising nearly £3,000 for the cause (Just Giving). It is also why singer/songwriter Benji Deane (Facebook) has released the charity single “Here and Now”, which is available on iTunes. All proceeds go to the Nightline Association.
Help us to spread this message, raise awareness and raise money for the Nightline Association by using the hashtag #hereandnow4mentalhealth and buying the song.
Cut + Paste is the UK’s Mash-Up supergroup featuring AV8 records DJ/Producers, Kon-Tempt and Johnny Frenetic. These two internationally renowned performers have joined forces to create an incredible live mash-up experience.
Between them they have rocked parties at sold out venues all around the world including Hong Kong, Ibiza, Dubai, Paris, Zurich, The Caymen Islands, Scandinavia, The Canary Islands, London, Corfu and Warsaw.
Their current 120 minute show is a non-stop high energy back to back set which fuses together a genre-splitting 6 deck mix of house, electro, club classics, dance anthems, classic 80’s & 90’s loops,
huge urban acapellas and big indie guitar riffs with their own original mash-ups and remixes, (which have over 4 MILLION youtube views) taking centre stage.
Whether you’ve seen them at T in the Park, V Festival, Becks Fusions, Rockness or supporting acts as diverse as Roger Sanchez, Hed Kandi, The Cut Up Boys, Snow Patrol, Elbow, G-Unit, Clinton Sparks or Jazzy Jeff.
One thing is for sure…
This is the music you love as you’ve never heard it before.