Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Tips and Advice

Is flat-sharing good for me?

Is flat-sharing good for me?

Hello everyone! And welcome back to a new post 😊 This week’s topic is about moving out of your uni accommodation to a new flat/house living with strangers. This was something I have done in the past since during my first year I used to […]

I want to break free!

I want to break free!

Hey everyone, hope you had a great weekend! The title of my blog is ‘I want to break free’… mostly from the lockdown, haha but I want to talk about breaking your comfort zones! A ship is always safe at the shore – but that’s […]

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 […]

What if….?

What if….?

Hey everyone, Hope you’re all doing well! This week I’m going to answer the question that most of us have asked ourselves or others multiple times in our lives. And that is… what if I don’t make it? What if I do not succeed? What […]

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 […]

Lockdown is so boring… NOT ANYMORE!

Lockdown is so boring… NOT ANYMORE!

Hi everyone, Hope you are well, and happy February! With January being done, and with the UK being in lockdown, I took the opportunity to reflect back on this time last year when we were just about to go into the first long lockdown. Can’t […]

World’s 6th Mass Extinction

World’s 6th Mass Extinction

Hello again! Are we causing mass extinction?! Do you think it’s possible that we are going through the world’s 6th mass extinction? 3.5 billion years ago the first-ever living thing on earth was created! So far there have been 5 mass extinctions on planet earth and all […]

New Year New Me… right? Wrong!

New Year New Me… right? Wrong!

Hi everyone! 2020 – what a year! And we’ll leave that one there. I think it’s fair to say we all have high hopes for 2021, with many of us using this new chapter to magically change ourselves whether that be mentally or physically.  Talking […]

Not being able to secure the next step in your career doesn’t mean you have to stop developing!

Not being able to secure the next step in your career doesn’t mean you have to stop developing!

Hi everyone, Hope you had a good weekend and enjoyed the snow! I see a lot of people looking for their next opportunity, and in the current circumstances, with 100 interviews taken, double the number of actual applications sent… well it’s kind of normal to […]

Nail care during lockdown

Nail care during lockdown

Hello again! During this lockdown, I have really begun to miss being able to go to the spa and have my nails done at a nail salon. Having that lovely fresh, relaxed feeling is definitely something I really miss! Do you currently want to have […]