Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Tips and Advice

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 […]

Getting Into Teaching

Getting Into Teaching

If any of you have read my bio, you’ll know I’m a third-year Digital Marketing BA (Hons) student. So, you might wonder why I’m writing a blog about becoming a teacher. As much as I love digital marketing and have no regrets studying it, I […]

Personal Development

Personal Development

In my second year of my course, I did a module all about personal and professional development. At the time, I thought it was a waste of time, I won’t lie. But having completed the module, I can see how valuable it really was. I […]

I’ll Do It Later…

I’ll Do It Later…

I don’t know about you, but I am the worst procrastinator! I have gotten slightly better at getting on with my work through my years at university, but honestly, it’s not because I’ve learned to, I’ve just been forced to. My workload, especially now I’m […]

Learning to say yes – there’s no escape for me

Learning to say yes – there’s no escape for me

The start of a new year always brings with it new possibilities. I am good at planning and full of good intentions but not always good at carrying through, so hopefully this year will be different. I read some good advice recently which was to […]

How to take care of mental health

How to take care of mental health

Hiya! A theme that is never discussed enough is mental health, especially our own mental health! Honestly, lately I have been struggling with it and I am trying my best to recover, but it is not easy at all, and I hope that someday I […]

Resolutions for the new year

Resolutions for the new year

This year must be different from the others. I have had this thought as has everybody else, but everyone has various reasons (except the common one about Covid-19). As I tend to put too much at stake, my first resolution is not to exaggerate because […]