Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: College Chat

Need company in lockdown?

Need company in lockdown?

Hello again! I am currently in Tenerife doing volunteer work for The Fair Earth Foundation, and one of my activities is to do dog walking at the local rescue centre called K9. They have so many lovely dogs and cats that need a home and […]

Why this lockdown is better than the last… (hopefully)

Why this lockdown is better than the last… (hopefully)

In March, all of our lives suddenly got turned upside down. My life previously revolved around me studying with my friends at uni, going to gigs at the weekends, rock climbing in the evenings and visiting my family in town across the UK. Then suddenly […]

Let’s reduce our plastic usage!!!

Let’s reduce our plastic usage!!!

Hello again! Last week it was announced that Asda had opened their first-ever sustainability store in Leeds, offering a range of refillable stations for food, cleaning products and a whole host of recycling initiatives throughout the store. They are planning to use this store to test which elements […]

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

Hello again! Mental Health Awareness is recognised by The World Health Organisation on 10 October. However, I think people should be aware and reminded all year round. Therefore, this blog aims to raise awareness of mental health as well as the facilities to support good mental […]

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 […]

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 […]

Advice to myself in my first year

Advice to myself in my first year

Hello again, it’s Charley 🙂 Are you worried about your first year or would you like some advice on how to master your next year? In this blog, I will write about what has worked for myself and hopefully give you some help on smashing […]

Things I would advise my first year self

Things I would advise my first year self

Are you just starting uni and you feel overwhelmed and scared by the new beginnings? When I just moved to the UK and was about to start university, I didn’t know what to expect or how to prepare for what was the biggest step I’ve […]

First Year Advice

First Year Advice

Ah, first year Josh… he had heaps of nerves and lots to learn. Going into first year I’m not sure what I was expecting from lectures. I have an attention span as long as… ooh I wonder if I should make Mexican for dinner? And so the idea […]