Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Month: October 2020

Making your home Zen

Making your home Zen

Hello again 🙂 Over the past couple of weeks, I have written blogs about studying at home. However, it is also important to separate your work life from your home life, despite having to work at home. It’s good to get yourself into the frame […]

My five top tips for planning an assignment

My five top tips for planning an assignment

It’s that time of year again… assignment season! We’ve all been there, should I start these 6 assignments now? Orrrrrr… the night before the deadlines? I’ve now learned that leaving it until the night before just isn’t worth the stress! I have gathered my top […]

Birmingham – more than just the second biggest UK city!

Birmingham – more than just the second biggest UK city!

The UK’s second biggest city certainly has a lot to offer with its huge retail centres, nightlife and plentiful green spaces. If you have read my first blog post, you might remember that one of my things to advise my first year self was to […]

Back to Uni

Back to Uni

Well induction is over and I’ve just had my first full week of my final year. I don’t think first year Josh had any clue how different the world would be in just two years! University College Birmingham have offered us the choice between fully […]

Money-saving tips for new students!

Money-saving tips for new students!

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new post by me! Since we are starting a new academic year and lots of new students will be joining us soon, I have decided to dedicate this post to money-saving tips, and how to enjoy the best […]

Dressing to study at home

Dressing to study at home

Hello again! If you read my last post which was all about advice to myself in my first year, I mentioned that dressing like I’m going to work helps me to focus and put me in the right frame of mind. I thought it might be […]

How to make your commute to university… less boring!

How to make your commute to university… less boring!

Ahhh, the commute into Birmingham… I live a 20-30 minute train ride away from Birmingham. Luckily I also drive and have my own car, so I don’t have to add the 40-minute walk to the train station to my commute time. When I was at […]

Studying online tips

Studying online tips

Hi everyone, I just came back from my work placement year which I spent working as an events administrator for an events management agency based in Milton Keynes. During that time, the pandemic has spread and changed the way we work and study today. With […]

The best way to view Birmingham

The best way to view Birmingham

I first started coming to Birmingham when I was 16 in college studying professional cookery. I would get up before dawn, grab my giant backpack with my chef whites in and drag my weary self to the train station. When I got out at New […]

What I learned from my first year at uni

What I learned from my first year at uni

Coming to university for the first time might be a daunting experience for any new student. I know that because three years ago I was in that same position: the nervousness and lack of sleep due to the uncertainty of the upcoming future, not knowing […]