Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Tips and Advice

What’s in my uni bag?

What’s in my uni bag?

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well and have had a good week! For this week’s post I thought I would give you an update on what I carry in my uni bag as a third year student. At school, we never had to […]

21 lessons in 21 years

21 lessons in 21 years

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and have had a great week. This past month has been crazy amazing as I have celebrated my 21st birthday. I actually can’t believe I am 21. When you turn 13 you become a teenager, at 16 you can […]

My guide to assignments

My guide to assignments

Moving from FE to HE, the main difference is the style, volume and calibre of the work. Assignment writing is very different to anything I’ve ever done and it was kind of sprung on me at the start of the year. So as an academic […]

Orientee Artisan Bakery and Cafe!

Orientee Artisan Bakery and Cafe!

I need to introduce you to a relatively new café/restaurant/bakery called Orientee Bakery. It’s just outside the city centre in Dale End, near the Bullring and between Moor Street and Snow Hill stations. This place is an absolute hidden gem! They serve breakfast including a […]

Reading Week!

Reading Week!

This week has been a busy one. Working full-time, being a full-time student and still trying to remain somewhat fit, healthy and social has proved a little much so I am forever grateful for the timing of our reading week! Work has been mental so I’ve […]

How I spent my reading week

How I spent my reading week

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and had a nice week off. Looking back on past reading weeks, I have found each year they mean something different. In my first year, reading week was about going home to see family and friends and tell […]

5 ways to help someone suffering with anxiety and more

5 ways to help someone suffering with anxiety and more

So last week was the World Mental Health day, and fortunately, nowadays people are talking more and more about these serious issues, which is a great step to helping those who suffer from anxiety and depression. My last blog post was all about what we […]

Applied Food and Nutrition – October Snippet!

Applied Food and Nutrition – October Snippet!

                  I thought I’d talk a little about my course this week. This semester I have some pretty good modules… Contemporary Eating Practices, Functional Foods and Food Product Design Development (being the favourite!) First I’d like to […]

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 […]