Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Mind Body & Soul

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 […]

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 […]

How to take care of mental health

How to take care of mental health

Hiya! A theme that is never discussed enough is mental health, especially our own mental health! Honestly, lately I have been struggling with it and I am trying my best to recover, but it is not easy at all, and I hope that someday I […]

Resolutions for the new year

Resolutions for the new year

This year must be different from the others. I have had this thought as has everybody else, but everyone has various reasons (except the common one about Covid-19). As I tend to put too much at stake, my first resolution is not to exaggerate because […]

Some words of advice

Some words of advice

Do you get fed up and roll your eyes when an older relative or family friend spouts some saying or well-meaning words of wisdom in an effort to give you some advice? Have you heard it all before? Well perhaps you shouldn’t be so quick […]

14 November, World diabetes day

14 November, World diabetes day

100 years ago, an important discovery was made, and it continues to save millions of people in the world: insulin. I am type 1 diabetic, and without it, I wouldn’t be writing this post. But my purpose is not to make you sad, but to […]

Five books to get lost in

Five books to get lost in

Since I was 4-and-a-half years old, I have always been an avid reader. I used to read everything I could find in front of me: books, the label of the water when having lunch, things on the televideo (maybe the youngest don’t know what it […]

8 things you can do in Birmingham for free

8 things you can do in Birmingham for free

Students don’t have a lot of money, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and have fun, as some activities in Birmingham don’t require money. However, maybe you just moved to Birmingham from another city, and you don’t know where to go! I […]

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 […]

Feeling a little homesick?

Feeling a little homesick?

The first few days of uni go by in a blur, alcoholic or otherwise. But then reality and the headache kicks in. You have got down the cupboard of mum and dad and are having to fend for yourself. Home comforts seem a long way […]