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To work or not to work? -the pros and cons of having a job at uni

To work or not to work? -the pros and cons of having a job at uni

Hello everyone!   This week I’m going to be talking about the advantages and disadvantages of having a job at university. Before I start on the list, I thought I’d give you a quick overview of my experience working whilst at university. In first year […]

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma

This week’s post is a little bit different but I thought it was very important to share. Most of you will know about Hurricane Irma and the devastation it has caused in the past week. It came to my attention that we have students within […]

Autumnal Equinox

Autumnal Equinox

Today is 22 September: the autumn equinox (when day and night are roughly the same length) and the first official day of autumn, or Fall as it’s known in the US. Like many of us, I am always up for a heated debate about what […]

What’s in my uni bag?

What’s in my uni bag?

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your first week at university and didn’t get too lost! I thought that for this week I would chat to you about what I have in my uni bag. I don’t know about any of you but when […]

NVQ level 2 Professional cookery 101

NVQ level 2 Professional cookery 101

Starting on NVQ Level 2 this year? This is my cheat sheet for how to succeed in the first year of this course. Ok, so before starting this course you’ll think you can cook. Wrong! I thought when I started that I would be fairly […]

Getting organised early

Getting organised early

Hi everyone! I hope you have all enjoyed freshers week and created some amazing memories! With lectures about to start, my advice to all university students, whether first year or third year, is to get organised early. By doing this it sets you up well […]

The most important lesson you will learn at university

The most important lesson you will learn at university

Aside from your actual degree, you will learn a lot of valuable lessons at uni… However, in my opinion, the most important for your future is independence. Before coming to uni a lot of us will be very reliant on our friends and family, whether […]

Useful apps for your student phone

Useful apps for your student phone

Hi everyone! This week’s blog post is all about some of the apps I find useful in my life as a student. I haven’t included the usual things like social media, games etc. but rather have focussed on 4 key areas: studying, shopping, health and […]

Reflecting on Year 2

Reflecting on Year 2

So this week was very exciting. Not only did I turn 21, but I also found out the results of my second year as a Business Enterprise student. I was over the moon to find I finished the year with a 1st overall. This past […]

Why join a society?

Why join a society?

Hi everyone!  I hope you have all enjoyed your first week at UCB or for those of you who may not have moved in yet, I hope you are excited to do so! With the Freshers Fayre soon approaching (Wednesday 13th August) I thought I […]