(5)·By Amy F·Medicine· Jul 2021
Good range of events during the day and at night. Daytime events helped us get used to the uni, what's available (e.g. societies) and where places are. Nighttime events were on campus and got good DJs/celebs in and felt like a safe environment. I really liked my accommodation. Every room had an en suite, which was really handy and great facilities. The rooms (inc. lounge/kitchen) were a good size and were laid out nicely, allowing space for uni work, clothes, decor, shoes etc. The library is very good - has lots of different spaces like quiet area, group work side rooms, group study etc. so can adapt how you study. It also has a good cafe available with nice food and drinks. The union always has good events on during the day and at night, which suit everyone. It is a safe environment and has facilities inside dealing with finance, support and others. The lecture halls are a good size and are a nice layout, but they can sometimes be cold. Sports facilities are good too and support different sport societies, but can be expensive. Most lecturers have good powerpoints and explain things well, using useful mneumonics to help us remember things like the anatomy of something. There is a range of teaching styles too, so that in clinical skills for example, we all get hands on and in a smaller group environment - it gives me more confidence to ask questions and get my head around things. It helps us consolidate our learning with our peers, so that we can share our own thoughts and ideas. Despite being a small city, there's lots of activities and places to eat available. It's beside the River Tay, so I'll often go on walks along there to get out the house and go to the V&A - there's also an amazing food van beside there to get doughnuts and a hot drink. There's plenty of other tasty food places that are student-friendly (cheap) and more fancy places. The shops are also only a short walk away, both for food and clothes etc.