Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

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Ironing out a few things

Ironing out a few things

To iron or not to iron – that is the question? I would feel lost without an iron but other family members, not mentioning any names, would be lost WITH one. Of course, for the inexperienced, they can be a liability. A singed garment is […]

8 things you can do in Birmingham for free

8 things you can do in Birmingham for free

Students don’t have a lot of money, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and have fun, as some activities in Birmingham don’t require money. However, maybe you just moved to Birmingham from another city, and you don’t know where to go! I […]

To Conclude…

To Conclude…

Today’s blog is going to be a short one, just like your conclusions should be! Now we’re into the thick of the semester, there’s a good chance you’ll start your assignments (and if you haven’t, you definitely should be thinking about them!) A conclusion is […]

16-10-2021: World Food Day and how to contribute – safe food now for a healthy tomorrow

16-10-2021: World Food Day and how to contribute – safe food now for a healthy tomorrow

As a student of Food and Nutrition, I couldn’t ignore this important day that celebrates the 75th birthday of FAO (The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations). I even have a request for everyone: to put all our efforts into a healthy and […]

Feeling a little homesick?

Feeling a little homesick?

The first few days of uni go by in a blur, alcoholic or otherwise. But then reality and the headache kicks in. You have got down the cupboard of mum and dad and are having to fend for yourself. Home comforts seem a long way […]

What Italians don’t do with pasta, pizza and risotto: a small guide to Italian first courses

What Italians don’t do with pasta, pizza and risotto: a small guide to Italian first courses

I am Italian, but I have lived in Birmingham for two years, so I sometimes crave a good pizza. I will not write reviews of the various places I found, but I want to help you understand what you will not find in an Italian […]

Assignment Tips and Tricks

Assignment Tips and Tricks

You all should have completed your first week of lectures by now. I hope you enjoyed them and made some friends on your course. Chances are, your first assignments will have been launched during your first lectures – if not, expect this very soon. For […]

Did you miss out?

Did you miss out?

If you attended one of the two WelcomeFest 2021 events at University College Birmingham then you will have had a fab time. If you didn’t, you missed out big time! Although I was working as an ambassador at both sessions, it was still fun and […]

A little bit of sporting history

A little bit of sporting history

The countdown to Birmingham’s moment in the limelight has well and truly started. I am a sports addict so the prospect of the Commonwealth Games in my home city is super exciting. I was lucky enough to go to Glasgow to watch some of the […]

Missing Home?

Missing Home?

Once the excitement of freshers is over and you’re settled into your lectures, it’s completely normal to feel a bit homesick or lonely. There’s much less going on all of a sudden and you’re likely to be alone in your room more than you have […]