Dundee is my second home: A Malaysian medical student's experiences

Published on 20 October 2020

Fourth-year medical student Sandhya Prem, who is from Malaysia, shares what she loves about studying Medicine in Dundee

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"Dundee is definitely one of the smaller, more student-friendly Scottish cities. It may take a little while to grow on you but I'm so glad I got to spend my university days here.

"Everything in Dundee is ridiculously close. This means you'll be able to get from one end of town to the other quickly and most often quite cheaply. You don't have to worry about getting a car any time soon unless you plan on travelling or your course requires you to go on placements.

"Being able to walk to most places is particularly handy on a night out, considering most students live around Perth Road and the campus. Dundee is quite a safe city as there are always people about along student halls and the main streets.

"It's not only the travel that is particularly cheap in Dundee. As a student, we're able to have quite an affordable day/night out. 

"The University has fantastic student-centred facilities, on and off campus. The refurbishment of the library is just one example of how things are constantly being improved to keep up with student needs. The medical school just renovated a brand-new lecture theatre and the academic skills and services team was recently relaunched with new services.

Dundee is beautiful and it's growing! With the opening of the V&A museum and waterfront development, there's a lot in store for Dundee in the years to come

Sandhya Prem, current Medical student

"As an international student from a country vastly different from the UK, I'm glad I've come to see Dundee not only as a second home but representative of one of my best experiences so far."


Press Office, University of Dundee

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