Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Tips and Advice

City Break in Valencia

City Break in Valencia

The classes are now over and that means it’s time to enjoy the so long-awaited summer! We will have a few months without any essays, reports or presentations so we might as well get the most out of it. City breaks are for me one […]

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

So recently, I got to go see Les Misérables at the Hippodrome, Birmingham. As a theatre lover, I’ve done a few posts about different shows I’ve seen, such as Wicked or The Wizard of Oz, and I’ve always said if I had more disposable income, going to […]

Dudley Zoo

Dudley Zoo

With the sun shining and a fleeting heatwave (it was actually hotter than New York in Birmingham), me and Luke headed to Dudley Zoo, which is extremely easy to get to. We got the 126 bus from Broad Street to right outside, so for anyone who […]

UCB Spa – Microneedling Treatment

UCB Spa – Microneedling Treatment

Two weeks ago I won a little competition posted on the UCB Spa’s Instagram account (@ucbspa) for their new microneedling facial treatment. The Spa is located in Richmond House on the ground floor, to the right of the stairs and to the back. After checking in […]

What to wear ‘out-out’

What to wear ‘out-out’

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all well and aren’t missing the sun too much. This week I thought I would share with you some of the outfits I like to wear when going out clubbing or for some cocktails. Before going to uni one of […]

Lunching in London

Lunching in London

Did you know you can get trains to London for as little as £16.50 return?? That’s £8 there and back! I once found a single ticket for £7 from Birmingham New Street to Euston on a Friday afternoon so I booked it and went down […]

Must-have apps for students

Must-have apps for students

To be honest, we can’t live without our phones nowadays can we? So, we better use them as best as possible. We all know the basic apps to use: Instagram, Twitter, Lightroom, Uber, a few games… however, there are some other not-so-basic apps that students […]

How I store my bathroom bits!

How I store my bathroom bits!

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well and having a good week. When moving into student housing with other people, one thing I thought about was the bathroom and where I was going to put all my stuff. I am the type of person […]

Cheap destinations to travel to during reading week

Cheap destinations to travel to during reading week

Ordinarily, reading week is when you have the opportunity to rest and work on your assignments. Unfortunately, I will not have the privilege of enjoying it with that goal as all my first three assignments are due before this week. Having said that, I will […]

What to do this Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day in Birmingham

What to do this Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day in Birmingham

People tend to say Birmingham is an “okay” city and there is not much to do. However, I tend to disagree with that and I always like to share my tips on what to do and see around this GREAT city. A few months ago […]