Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Mind Body & Soul

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 […]

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 […]

A little bit of sporting history

A little bit of sporting history

The countdown to Birmingham’s moment in the limelight has well and truly started. I am a sports addict so the prospect of the Commonwealth Games in my home city is super exciting. I was lucky enough to go to Glasgow to watch some of the […]

Don’t act your age

Don’t act your age

Being a mature student can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few of my tips to make sure you get the most out of university life at University College Birmingham whatever your age. DON’T act your age… Age is just […]

The importance of using university facilities and services: Part 2

The importance of using university facilities and services: Part 2

As promised earlier this month, I’m here to write to you about other facilities in our University, starting with the Kick-Start Scheme, as I want to illustrate everything you can do with that. In my first year, I didn’t know about these things as the […]

New beginnings

New beginnings

September – the season of opaque black tights – is upon us. And while many consider January as the time for resolutions and life-changing plans and actions, for me September is the time for new beginnings. There is something in the air apart from that […]

Finding a positive outlook

Finding a positive outlook

Now I am a bit of a cynic at heart, in fact my partner would say a big cynic. Therefore, I struggle with soft concepts. Relaxation techniques rarely work, meditation is a closed book and you can forget about hypnosis. My mind and body are […]

Learning how to say NO

Learning how to say NO

Hello everyone! 😄 Welcome back to a new post by me! This week’s topic is the art of learning how to say the word NO! We’ve all had those times where we really felt like saying no to someone but we just couldn’t, either because the person […]

Tips for first time gym-goers

Tips for first time gym-goers

Dear readers! Hope you are all doing well and keeping safe 🙂 This week’s post is directed to first time gym-goers. First of all, start off by congratulating yourself for taking the first step towards a healthier lifestyle – either it is for health or […]

A day in the life of a person with anxiety

A day in the life of a person with anxiety

Hello everyone, welcome back to a new post. 😃 As you all know, I absolutely love talking about mental health, it’s one of my favourite things to do. So today I’d like to tell you a bit about my personal story and my relationship with this […]