Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: College Chat

Why we need to reclaim the night

Why we need to reclaim the night

I was proud to be part of the University College Birminghan Guild of Students when our incoming president was unveiled. Leilani Courtney is clearly blazing a trail – I am told she is the youngest student union president, for a University, in the country – […]

Don’t panic!

Don’t panic!

Are you in a panic? Is the work piling up and the assignment deadlines seem impossibly near? Is your head spinning and you think the only thing to do is quit? Well, you are not alone. Most of us have felt like that at some […]

Welcome home!

Welcome home!

It was great to see everyone again at WelcomeFest on Friday. Moss House really came alive for the day and there was something for everyone. So, if you missed out in favour of another duvet day, then it was a big mistake! Apart from the […]

Learning to say yes – there’s no escape for me

Learning to say yes – there’s no escape for me

The start of a new year always brings with it new possibilities. I am good at planning and full of good intentions but not always good at carrying through, so hopefully this year will be different. I read some good advice recently which was to […]

I Completed My Dissertation

I Completed My Dissertation

Words I never thought I’d be saying if you asked me 3 or 4 months ago! This blog is aimed at those who will be writing and completing a dissertation next year (2021/22). I hope I can share some wisdom from what I have learned […]

The Benefits of Sunshine

The Benefits of Sunshine

Hi everyone,  Hallelujah, hallelujah! The sun is here and not to jinx it but it looks like she’s sticking around for a while! So, let’s make the most of it and talk all things sun. It’s actually amazing how many benefits the sunshine can have […]

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, […]

My return to University College Birmingham

My return to University College Birmingham

Hi everyone, how are you? As lockdown restrictions start to ease, this saw my return to University College Birmingham after a whole year had gone by! A whole year apart from my friends and a whole year of online lectures. As restrictions ease, this means […]

My Guide to Spring in the Garden

My Guide to Spring in the Garden

Happy spring everybody! So, it’s finally March, which gives us all hope that spring is on the horizon, the start of longer, sunnier and warmer days.  As the days get warmer and the sun pokes out more often, we all tend to spend more time […]

We got Dis

We got Dis

Well the five-week-long semester break has finally come to an end and before me is a two-week sprint to complete my dissertation draft and hand it in. It’s funny how my brain insists I’m unprepared despite me working on this for a while now. Still the approaching deadline […]