Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Tips and Advice

Growing and Managing an Online Community

Growing and Managing an Online Community

This is a bit of a random blog but it’s something I really want to share. I’m in my last year of a Digital Marketing degree, so parts of my degree are heavily focused on social media and how it can be used in marketing. […]

The Joys of May

The Joys of May

If you have done your GCSEs or A-levels, or go to university, you will know that May is always the most stressful month! Either it’s filled with exams, or it is when the majority of your deadlines are. For me, my dissertation is due, as […]

Power of a little red triangle

Power of a little red triangle

Always on the look-out for a new experience, I thought I would take the opportunity of the Easter break to head down to London in search of some capital culture – and I was not disappointed. Originally, I had my sights set on the Van […]

Interview Tips

Interview Tips

Chances are that a lot of you will have had one or two interviews. I’d had one before coming to university and thankfully I got the job. It was for a lifeguarding job I did before I started my degree. Having done that interview, and […]

What I wish I’d known before starting my degree

What I wish I’d known before starting my degree

I don’t know about everyone else but when I started university, I was oblivious in pretty much every aspect of my life! I know that may sound a little dramatic but in hindsight, I honestly believe I knew nothing. That being said, I do believe […]

Don’t panic!

Don’t panic!

Are you in a panic? Is the work piling up and the assignment deadlines seem impossibly near? Is your head spinning and you think the only thing to do is quit? Well, you are not alone. Most of us have felt like that at some […]

Opportunities to make the most of

Opportunities to make the most of

My year group has just finished their four-work placement and it will be great to catch up with each other and find out about our different experiences back in uni. Many courses at University College Birmingham include a work placement – from a day to […]

Five things I learned last week

Five things I learned last week

Don’t you just hate it when someone chirps up: “Every day is a school day”? If school was your own worst nightmare, it really is not very encouraging. So I am not going to say it. Instead, I am going to tell you about five […]

Eating on a Budget

Eating on a Budget

I remember in my first year of uni, March was the month I struggled for money the most. The next loan wasn’t due until April and I had ran out of savings! One thing I was shocked about when I came to uni was how […]

Living Outside of Halls

Living Outside of Halls

Before I get into today’s blog, I just want to say I can’t believe it’s already the last day of February! Is it me or is this year going so quickly? I’m really enjoying having slightly more daylight in the evening – even if it’s […]