Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Money Matters

Clothes Shopping on a Student Budget

Clothes Shopping on a Student Budget

Hey everyone! I hope that you’re beginning to enjoy Birmingham and managing to find your way around the city (for those that are not familiar with Brum). I’m guessing that by now you’re settling nicely into your accommodation and student budgets have been planned? No?! I […]

Food is Life

Food is Life

Hey guys. This week I thought I’d share my secrets to cooking as a uni student. As an aspiring chef, I’ll even throw in a recipe at the bottom. For the freshers, this may give you some insight to meal budgeting and reducing instant meals. There are […]

Save money on your room essentials

Save money on your room essentials

Hey guys, I hope you are enjoying Freshers’ Week, and since most of the students are starting to settle down in their new houses or dorms, you have been asking me where to buy stuff for your room really cheap. Here are some tips. This […]

Getting started at Uni

Getting started at Uni

Hello again everybody! Since August has come to an end and uni is around the corner, I’ve received many enquiries as some people seem to be perplexed as to what they need to bring with them for their enrolment/induction at UCB. To keep things simple, organise […]

Trip to the world’s biggest Primark!

Trip to the world’s biggest Primark!

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and not too stressed with deadlines. A few weeks ago I went to check out the biggest Primark in the world. So, this week I thought I would share with you what I thought and what I bought! […]

My top five best trips in the UK

My top five best trips in the UK

Hello hello! If you do not know already, from 30 March until 7 April we are celebrating English Tourism Week – and this is not only relevant for tourism students but for anyone who likes travelling. I have written a few posts already about my […]

72 hours in Verona

72 hours in Verona

In my most recent post, I shared with you the destinations that you could travel to for a very fair price on Reading Week. One of the places was Verona, a small city in the north of Italy, which I actually visited myself already. In […]

Cheap destinations to travel to during reading week

Cheap destinations to travel to during reading week

Ordinarily, reading week is when you have the opportunity to rest and work on your assignments. Unfortunately, I will not have the privilege of enjoying it with that goal as all my first three assignments are due before this week. Having said that, I will […]

Spending a day in London – on a budget!

Spending a day in London – on a budget!

Hello everyone! It was my birthday recently (hello 19), so I decided to go back to Portugal for a few days to spend the special day with my family and childhood friends. I flew from London since there are no direct flights to Lisbon from Birmingham […]

What to do and buy on arrival (advice to new students)

What to do and buy on arrival (advice to new students)

With so much going on at the moment it’s natural to become a bit stressed and to forget important things that you really need to do once you arrive to Birmingham. But fear not, I am here to help you! UCBlogger Ellie already posted some advice […]