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Semester 2 Round-Up

09 / 04 / 19

Before I begin I would like to say, as always, the committee have been blown away by the support we have received from our members. At both careers and social events, you have turned out in your masses which we are all extremely grateful for! This semester, the committee have worked tirelessly to provide both memorable and useful events for all of you!

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Revision Tips for First Years

03 / 04 / 19

Exam season is upon us and as students we all know how stressful and tiring these next few weeks will be. Most students spending days on end in the library with a constant flow of coffee getting us by. However, it can be an extremely overwhelming time for those only in their first year as these exams may be the first real examinations they will have faced since High School.
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Career Events Semester Two Round Up

24 / 03 / 19

After the success of first semester, DULS kicked off Semester Two with an evening of application advice and networking courtesy of Herbert Smith Freehills. We were lucky enough to have Peter Cunningham and Mary Napier from Herbert Smith Freehill’s Belfast office host this event. Attracting one of the greatest attendance rates of our Career Events this year, students were given a talk by Peter about the application process involved in both internships and traineeships with this firm.

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Being the newbie on committee

11 / 03 / 19

I have been Social Assistant on DULS for almost a year now and suffice it to say, it has been an amazing experience. From planning events like our Gaudie Night to our annual Law Ball, I’ve enjoyed all of it. It’s been so rewarding to see members enjoy themselves at events that I have planned alongside our VP Social Lead.

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Dundee University Law Society’s Annual Law Ball 2019 sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard LLP

07 / 03 / 19

Where was the event?

Last weekend, Dundee University Law Society held our highly anticipated annual Law Ball. This year, the sell out two-night event was held at the stunning four-star country estate, Dunkeld House Hotel. The hotel’s history dating back to the seventeenth century, first residing the Earl of Athol in early 1650s. Set deep in the woods of Perthshire and on the banks of the River Tay and home to an array of wildlife, it was an obvious choice for Liam McCreath (social assistant) and myself as our 2019 venue. The extravagant venue would be home to 140 Law students for the weekend!

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Down to Business- Advice to NI Students

04 / 02 / 19

Many others, including myself, have found our way to Dundee through various paths and choices and discovered a veritable hub of students from the North of Ireland. Whilst it is nice to feel at home here in Scotland, it is important to remember that our stream follows a different time scale from our Scottish colleagues, and as such we must focus on our goals at a much earlier stage.

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So you’re graduating with a 2:2…

21 / 01 / 19

It is getting to that time in the academic year when most final year students will be calculating their grades to work out what classification their degree will be. If you are graduating with a 2:2 it can seem like there is a bleak future ahead of you, especially when most traineeship and graduate jobs are asking for a minimum 2:1. However, getting a 2:2 in your degree is most certainly not the end of the world as it may seem.

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Semester 1 Round-Up!

13 / 12 / 18

Before I begin, I would just like to say thank you on behalf of the committee for the amazing attendance at all our events this semester! We have been thrilled to see so many of you coming along to our social and careers events, and cannot wait for the next semester! We understand that everyone has a lot to do out with their studies, so we would just like to show our appreciation to all of you for coming along and supporting everything!

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Semester 1 Social Round-Up

11 / 11 / 18

Last week we ran our charity pub quiz, rounding off a successful first semester of social events. After the success of last year’s pub quiz, we decided once again to organise it alongside Dundee University Business Society (DUBS). Firstly, we had to agree on a charity to raise money for, unanimously choosing Dundee FoodBank. The reason we chose this charity was that it seemed fitting to give something back to the community we all call home for at least 4 years. Dundee FoodBank was set up in 2012 as under the Trussell Trust. Part of a network of 428 foodbanks, Dundee FoodBank works to tackle food poverty and hunger in local communities across the UK. We also chose this charity as it is the DUSA RAG charity.

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Tips for a Mature Student

28 / 10 / 18

I decided to come back and embark on the Accelerated LLB at the age of 25, comfortably in the mature student category.  While I was chomping at the bit to get back into studying I was more than a little anxious about how I was going to settle in.  How much common ground would I be able to find with the teenage majority of my class?  In the first lecture of the year this concern seemed to be justified.  The girls in the row in front of me were getting to know each other by asking what grades they had all achieved in their highers. It strikes me that my answer to that question would be “I can’t really remember. I sat them before Obama was elected”.

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