Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Tips and Advice

Five tips to cope with stress and get those assignments done

Five tips to cope with stress and get those assignments done

So being on my third week of the semester now, I can definitely say the second year will not be an easy task. I’ll be honest with you, I’ve noticed a huge difference between the standards of the first year to this year. However, I […]

Favourite Spaces in Summer Row

Favourite Spaces in Summer Row

This week, I thought I would share some of my favourite spaces in Summer Row to spend some time catching up on work, with friends or to grab some lunch. When I first started university, I usually went to the computer room on the ground […]

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 […]

Uni Friendly Outfits – Autumn

Uni Friendly Outfits – Autumn

                This week I thought I would post a couple of outfits which I deem to be uni friendly. This time of the year is a nightmare, one day its summer the next its winter… we can’t keep […]

Tips for going out out

Tips for going out out

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and are ready to start the new year. For those of you who may not know, the first week or two of university (if you are lucky like us UCB students) is known as Freshers’ Week. It is […]

Time to pack

Time to pack

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and have had a week of celebrations after receiving your results. This time two years ago I was starting to pack for university. It was both an exciting time – going to buy everything as I am a […]

Bye Maltings… Hello new home!

Bye Maltings… Hello new home!

Going to university – it’s not only choosing the place and course, but also choosing accommodation. I know how stressful this can be so thought I should try to help you with pieces of advice based on my own experience? Last year I decided to stay at […]

My Summer in the City

My Summer in the City

I chose not to go home this summer (back to Lincolnshire) so spent most of my time here in Birmingham. Initially after uni finished I spent most of my weekends and the odd weekday with a cocktail in my hand but once the celebrations settled […]

Being an international student at UCB

Being an international student at UCB

Hey everyone and welcome to my very first blog post! To begin this journey I thought I could talk to you a little bit about being an international student at UCB as there are always a lot of people from abroad who are interested in […]

Tips for new students

Tips for new students

Because my friends and I are cute and somewhat soppy, we were talking about our last two years together at UCB. The different memories and things that had happened, looking at photos and videos. For me that how college should be. We are taught to […]