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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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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Surviving the Scottish Winter

By Amy Ferguson, Go Abroad Ambassador Hi! My name is Amy and I am a Go Abroad Ambassador here at the University of Aberdeen. I am in 4th year, studying Business Management and Hispanic Studies. Last year, I spent my year abroad in Madrid, Spain working as an English Language Assistant in a high school.

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Adjusting to the New Environment

By Flavio Spadavecchia, Go Abroad Ambassador spending a semester abroad at the University of Liège Here I am, writing this from what will be my new home for the next five months. This will be a slightly different kind of post, a more personal one. I want to take you with me and give you

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The good, the different, the weather

By Allie Todd, Incoming International Exchange Student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Usually the phrase is, “the good, the bad and the ugly.” However, I haven’t really had any bad or ugly experiences here so I switched the phrase up a little to work in my favor. I have settled in

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