Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Tips and Advice

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 […]

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 […]