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.
07 / 03 / 19
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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”.
21 / 10 / 18
Worried about starting third year? Unsure what to expect? Hopefully this will clarify some questions many of our students have.
Undertaking your Law degree was never going to be easy, there was always going to be loads of reading, researching, deadlines, late nights and lots of coffee – we have ALL been there (and survived)
15 / 10 / 18
Last Weekend DULS took to our varsity hosts Glasgow University in a bid to battle for Varsity Champion 2018. Varsity is a multi-university sporting event which brings together law students from Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. All participants competed in a range of sporting events to derermine which Law School reigns supreme.
07 / 10 / 18
What am I going to do with my 3 month summer!? This is a question on the lips of many students. For law students in particular, we are lucky to have many options available to us such as Summer Vac Schemes, Internships and even working abroad at a summer camp!