Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Money Matters

How to have a good work/life balance

How to have a good work/life balance

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all ok?! A little bit about me: I have been at University College Birmingham for nearly 5 years now and during this time I have always had a part-time job. When I transitioned from college to university I was aware […]

Student Finance for Migrant Workers

Student Finance for Migrant Workers

Hey everyone and welcome back to a new post! This post is mostly directed to all EU students who are working and studying in the UK.  I only discovered Student Finance also awards the maintenance loan to EU students (if you work) on my second […]

What are your Christmas presents during the pandemic?

What are your Christmas presents during the pandemic?

Hello again! Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? Did you manage to get the presents from the shops or did you have to order them online? There are plenty of online businesses that offer great Christmas present ideas, and it would be so great if you […]

Sustainable Christmas ideas

Sustainable Christmas ideas

Hey everyone, can’t believe it’s December already! Another year has flown by and it’s that time of the year when we are getting ready for the festive season. So, while all of you are preparing the Christmas decorations, I thought I would give you some ideas […]

Why education is important right now

Why education is important right now

Hello again! Are you interested in coming to university? Or having second thoughts about your studies? When I finished school, I never considered going to university as I didn’t see the benefits. However, after being made redundant from my previous job, I decided to go […]

Christmas gifts on a budget? I got you

Christmas gifts on a budget? I got you

Hey guys!!! Welcome back to a new post! As we all know Christmas time is coming. It is a wonderful time of the year full of joy, family time, good vibes, and very importantly gifts! Those Christmas gifts we all loved to receive as kids […]

Money-saving tips for new students!

Money-saving tips for new students!

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new post by me! Since we are starting a new academic year and lots of new students will be joining us soon, I have decided to dedicate this post to money-saving tips, and how to enjoy the best […]

Supporting businesswomen and men

Supporting businesswomen and men

Hello again 🙂 I hope you’re staying extra safe now that lockdown restrictions have been lifted and shops have been reopened. I think if the shops remained closed during this pandemic, our economy would really be struggling even more than what we have already. I […]

How to Save Money on Textbooks

How to Save Money on Textbooks

Hey everyone. How are you all doing? I hope you’re still staying safe and following social distancing rules, we’re not in the all clear zone yet! Anyway, today I wanted to talk about how you can save money on textbooks. If you’ve been reading my […]

Work placement

Work placement

Hi everyone! As some of you may know, I am currently in my work placement year of my Culinary Arts Management degree. I’m almost 10 months into my placement – some times were crazy busy and flew right by, a lot of challenges, new experiences and so […]