Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Tips and Advice

How I plan an assignment

How I plan an assignment

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and enjoyed the first week of second semester. I don’t know about many other courses, but I know for Events Management, the first week is usually when we get given our assignment briefs. So, I thought I would […]

The best places to study in Birmingham city centre

The best places to study in Birmingham city centre

The second semester is upon us and that means starting to study to get that First Class degree, so I thought it would be good to let you know all about the places I believe are the best for studying in Birmingham city centre. It really depends […]

How to get a job

How to get a job

Before even looking for a job, it’s important to realise what you’re getting yourself into. Getting a job is exciting and new, but if you don’t have the patience or resilience to keep going and turning up, you need to evaluate the situation. Building a […]

Getting Back Into Things

Getting Back Into Things

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and ready to start back at uni! After a long break over Christmas, it can often be hard to get back into things. So, I like to try and do little things to help make it that bit […]

Spending a day in London – on a budget!

Spending a day in London – on a budget!

Hello everyone! It was my birthday recently (hello 19), so I decided to go back to Portugal for a few days to spend the special day with my family and childhood friends. I flew from London since there are no direct flights to Lisbon from Birmingham […]

WOW!

WOW!

Well, I know what you’re thinking… it is such a vague title, what do I mean by wow? What is this post about? I could say it is about everything, to be honest. Everything that left me speechless during the last year, and my hopes […]

What’s in my uni bag?

What’s in my uni bag?

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well and have had a good week! For this week’s post I thought I would give you an update on what I carry in my uni bag as a third year student. At school, we never had to […]

21 lessons in 21 years

21 lessons in 21 years

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and have had a great week. This past month has been crazy amazing as I have celebrated my 21st birthday. I actually can’t believe I am 21. When you turn 13 you become a teenager, at 16 you can […]

My guide to assignments

My guide to assignments

Moving from FE to HE, the main difference is the style, volume and calibre of the work. Assignment writing is very different to anything I’ve ever done and it was kind of sprung on me at the start of the year. So as an academic […]

Orientee Artisan Bakery and Cafe!

Orientee Artisan Bakery and Cafe!

I need to introduce you to a relatively new café/restaurant/bakery called Orientee Bakery. It’s just outside the city centre in Dale End, near the Bullring and between Moor Street and Snow Hill stations. This place is an absolute hidden gem! They serve breakfast including a […]