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Time to say goodbye

Time to say goodbye

Hi everyone,

It’s been an absolute pleasure being part of the UCBloggers family for the past academic year, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end as they say. I have covered a fair few topics across my blogs this year – hopefully all useful or at least interesting, lol!

As my blogging journey comes to an end, so does my time as a University College Birmingham student. I’ve said it many times and I’ll say it again: University College Birmingham has been a dream and I’m going to miss it so much. Not just the University, but everything that comes with it: the friends, the lecturers, the laughs, the food, the opportunities to name a few.

As I wrote in a previous blog, I am in a long distance relationship: UK -> France. And I couldn’t be happier to say that as I’m writing this, I have finally managed to get out to France after not seeing my boyfriend since Christmas. With Covid restrictions and personal circumstances being manageable, I am finally here, in the South of France. It kind of seems like a lovely way to end things here – it’s been a really tough year and a half for everyone worldwide. But I hope this blog might serve as a dose of positivity for at least one person that things do get better and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. While I’m in France, we took a trip to Marseille, where I completed my work placement. It was delightful to visit Marseille again but also to visit my work placement from 3 years ago to shop for some patisseries.

In September I will start my PGCE, enabling me to become a secondary school teacher in my chosen subject which is of course food related – what else would it be!! University College Birmingham has geared me up for life ahead in ‘The Big Wide World’ and I’m so grateful to everyone at the University for that. To any future or current University College Birmingham students, I would highly recommend the UCBloggers platform, whether that be as a writer or a reader. It can serve as a useful tool when transitioning from school to college or college to university and even university to the career world.

My one main piece of advice I’m going to leave here is that if university has taught me one thing it’s to make the most of any opportunities that present themselves to you – whether they be work placements, competitions or general day-to-day opportunities, because University College Birmingham really does provide. Hopefully my blogs over the year have encouraged you to join the University College Birmingham family, or have provided some help, advice or positivity on those days where we need a boost.

It’s been an absolute pleasure having the opportunity to write these blogs and I thank each and every one of you who has taken the time to read and engage. Always remember to look on the bright side of life.


Until next time,

Amelia 🙂 x



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