Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Tips and Advice

Ironing out a few things

Ironing out a few things

To iron or not to iron – that is the question? I would feel lost without an iron but other family members, not mentioning any names, would be lost WITH one. Of course, for the inexperienced, they can be a liability. A singed garment is […]

8 things you can do in Birmingham for free

8 things you can do in Birmingham for free

Students don’t have a lot of money, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and have fun, as some activities in Birmingham don’t require money. However, maybe you just moved to Birmingham from another city, and you don’t know where to go! I […]

To Conclude…

To Conclude…

Today’s blog is going to be a short one, just like your conclusions should be! Now we’re into the thick of the semester, there’s a good chance you’ll start your assignments (and if you haven’t, you definitely should be thinking about them!) A conclusion is […]

Feeling a little homesick?

Feeling a little homesick?

The first few days of uni go by in a blur, alcoholic or otherwise. But then reality and the headache kicks in. You have got down the cupboard of mum and dad and are having to fend for yourself. Home comforts seem a long way […]

Assignment Tips and Tricks

Assignment Tips and Tricks

You all should have completed your first week of lectures by now. I hope you enjoyed them and made some friends on your course. Chances are, your first assignments will have been launched during your first lectures – if not, expect this very soon. For […]

Missing Home?

Missing Home?

Once the excitement of freshers is over and you’re settled into your lectures, it’s completely normal to feel a bit homesick or lonely. There’s much less going on all of a sudden and you’re likely to be alone in your room more than you have […]

Don’t act your age

Don’t act your age

Being a mature student can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few of my tips to make sure you get the most out of university life at University College Birmingham whatever your age. DON’T act your age… Age is just […]

Pre-Lecture Advice and Essentials

Pre-Lecture Advice and Essentials

With lectures starting next week, I thought I would take the opportunity to give you some advice and tips, so you get the most out of your lectures and are prepared. I always feel mixed about lectures starting again – on one hand, I’m sad […]

The importance of using university facilities and services: Part 2

The importance of using university facilities and services: Part 2

As promised earlier this month, I’m here to write to you about other facilities in our University, starting with the Kick-Start Scheme, as I want to illustrate everything you can do with that. In my first year, I didn’t know about these things as the […]

Tips about studying

Tips about studying

Hiyaaaa! A new year is going to start, and we are all excited and worried about it. I am writing about studying in this part of the year because you won’t have time to read it when the time to study arrives. First thing: the […]