Meet the Bloggers!

Students just like you have been hard at work this past year, writing student-centred blog posts that we hope you will find entertaining and informative.  Follow our CluedUp blog for their opinions and advice about everything from budgeting and dealing with exam stress to events/opportunities in Aberdeen and recipes. So, without further ado, we’d like

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What is CluedUp?

Get CluedUp and live happy! The University of Aberdeen is dedicated to making sure that its students enjoy a university experience which is as safe, comfortable and happy as possible. During your time at university, maintaining good health and wellbeing is important for your studies, safety and happiness. CluedUp is a Student Health and Wellbeing Campaign

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Tips on how to Walk well

By Gabriel Kolanen, Studying English with History Wander to Wonder We think we have the knack of it–one leg in front of the other until one is three feet under. Biped locomotion, or to put it simply: walking, is a daily chore as we trudge, shuffle, strut, shimmy, drag or trot our way across campus.

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Top 5 Tips for Surviving Exams!

By Kaylea Kidd, Studying History This is a stressful time for many students as we enter exam season. In an effort to help those struggling at the moment, I would like to share some excellent tips given to me. These can help you relieve stress and do the best possible in your examinations. 1)      Begin

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Summer Advice: Get degree related experience!

By Elena Brand, Studying English with Creative Writing The Summer holidays are within reach. Four months of freedom, late nights and lie-ins before the next semester starts. This is the time to take a step back from coursework, deadlines, submission stress and revision-week. Time for getting your head clear. That way you can concentrate on

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Eco-Friendly Changes on Campus

By Anja Cvajnar, Studying Psychology Hello everyone! I think each of us wants to make sure we leave something for our successors, one of the things we should leave them is our planet. Do not worry, I will not preach (much). I will just mention some easy things we can do to be (more) environmentally

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My Favourite Trips around Scotland

By Amy Ferguson, Go Abroad Ambassador Spring Break is fast approaching so here are some ideas of trips you can take to make the most of it! If you decide to stay overnight anywhere, I always use Airbnb to find cheap places to stay when I travel around Scotland. The great thing about Airbnb is

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Dealing with Homesickness

By Flavio Spadavecchia, Go Abroad Ambassador spending a semester abroad at the University of Liège At first, I wasn’t sure whether I should write this post, since I’ve always considered myself to be one of the lucky ones who doesn’t suffer from homesickness. The reality is a lot more complicated than that, since homesickness comes

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Mental Health Day – Making Small Changes

By Ivana Drdakova, Studying English and Scottish Literature If you are struggling please contact our counselling service at counselling@abdn.ac.uk or in emergency please contact your GP. If you need somebody to talk to you can contact our Student Aberdeen University Nightline or the Samaritans. Disclaimer: This blog also contains mentions of sexual violence. The next few

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Essay Improvement Guide

By Sandra Porenta, Studying English with Creative Writing During my first semester at university, my essay writing was a bit of a mess. Even if we ignore that I had to learn a different essay writing style than the one I had been taught previously, I still had lots of other things to figure out.

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