Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Events

Power of a little red triangle

Power of a little red triangle

Always on the look-out for a new experience, I thought I would take the opportunity of the Easter break to head down to London in search of some capital culture – and I was not disappointed. Originally, I had my sights set on the Van […]

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 – […]

Five things I learned last week

Five things I learned last week

Don’t you just hate it when someone chirps up: “Every day is a school day”? If school was your own worst nightmare, it really is not very encouraging. So I am not going to say it. Instead, I am going to tell you about five […]

Let’s break the habit

Let’s break the habit

How many times will you wear an item of clothing? And after buying it, how long before it is sent to the charity shop or put in the bin? Now try to be honest! I ask because I am struggling to digest statistics from writer […]

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 […]

A slippery slope

A slippery slope

A heavy cold has meant I have been watching more of the Winter Olympics than is perhaps good for me. And I have got to ask myself why? (Why I have been watching it, that is.) Well, I reckon it just boils down to my […]

N’ice and easy does it!

N’ice and easy does it!

Birmingham: more trees than Paris, more canals than Venice – and the biggest German market outside Germany or Austria. No student could have missed the fact that the annual spectacular is back in town after a Covid-induced absence. And no doubt many will be wanting […]

Ghostly goings on

Ghostly goings on

Will you be celebrating Hallowe’en this year? Dressing up in spooky headgear, sporting a skeleton suit or carving a pumpkin lantern? For most of us, it is just another excuse to party (as if we needed one) and admittedly it does add a certain thrill […]

16-10-2021: World Food Day and how to contribute – safe food now for a healthy tomorrow

16-10-2021: World Food Day and how to contribute – safe food now for a healthy tomorrow

As a student of Food and Nutrition, I couldn’t ignore this important day that celebrates the 75th birthday of FAO (The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations). I even have a request for everyone: to put all our efforts into a healthy and […]

Did you miss out?

Did you miss out?

If you attended one of the two WelcomeFest 2021 events at University College Birmingham then you will have had a fab time. If you didn’t, you missed out big time! Although I was working as an ambassador at both sessions, it was still fun and […]