Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Month: April 2021

Day in the life of a bakery student at University College Birmingham

Day in the life of a bakery student at University College Birmingham

Hi everyone, it’s around this time of year that we’re all starting to think about career moves and the next steps we’re going to take after stages throughout our education.  If you are just finishing your GCSEs and have a passion for all things sweet, […]

Seaspiracy – is fish unsustainable?

Seaspiracy – is fish unsustainable?

So as a student of Food Development and Innovation, I spend a lot of time focusing on food trends and creating products to match consumer desires. Increasingly though, the impact of the commercial food industry on the environment is coming under scrutiny. Food is probably the […]

Tattoos and piercings in the workplace

Tattoos and piercings in the workplace

Hello everyone! Welcome back to a new post by me 😄. This week I bring you a very controversial topic: should tattoos and piercings be allowed in your workplace, or should the employer have the authority to control what you can and cannot use during […]

Fagradalsfjall is lighting up Iceland!

Fagradalsfjall is lighting up Iceland!

Hello again! I guess you have probably heard of the volcano which is erupting right now in Iceland?! Isn’t it crazy to think there’s lava spewing into the air while you read this? In Iceland, there are roughly 130 volcanos and about 30 of them […]

What a year in lockdown has taught me

What a year in lockdown has taught me

Last year, 23 March saw the start of a new way of life for all of us. Whizz straight to a year later and were kind of still in a lockdown/under some level of restrictions preventing us from living our lives as we would’ve been […]

Easter, Lockdown Easing

Easter, Lockdown Easing

Last week the rules on meeting people socially were lifted. This meant we were now able to see up to 5 other people outdoors including in gardens. So the first thing I did was book a train home to Coventry to see my parents. I […]

Long-term effects of Covid-19

Long-term effects of Covid-19

Hey everyone! Welcome back to a new post by yours truly. 🙂 If you’ve been following my posts since the beginning you’ll know that back in October 2020, I tested positive for Covid-19. Despite having just mild symptoms, there are things that up to the […]

Eco-therapy

Eco-therapy

Hello again! I think it’s important to talk about eco-therapy, seeing as we have all felt a little bit out of sorts since the start of lockdown. What is eco-therapy? Eco-therapy is an umbrella term used to describe various programmes which aim to improve physical and mental […]