Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Travelling

Staycations in the UK

Staycations in the UK

Travelling overseas is currently quite restricted and expensive. Despite the fast vaccine rollout in the UK, several countries still require a PCR test prior to entry in the country, and these tests can be quite expensive and add to your total holiday budget. If you’d […]

Things to do in Sintra

Things to do in Sintra

Hello everyone! Welcome back to a new post 🙂 This week I’m going to talk about my home town Sintra. Sintra is a top-rated travel destination in Portugal, and it is located just 35 minutes away from Lisbon, the capital. However, I must say, when […]

How are animals clever?

How are animals clever?

Hello again, I recently watched the first episode of a programme on TV called The Chaser’s Road Trip and they showed us how different animals are clever compared to humans. Monkeys On the chaser’s road trip program, they visited a bonobo monkey called Kanzi and […]

Holiday Planning in 2021

Holiday Planning in 2021

Hello everyone! I trust you are all keeping safe and busy during this lockdown x I was trying to think about something interesting to write for the blog this week, when the word holidays came up in my mind, and so I thought why not […]

My 30 by 30!

My 30 by 30!

Hi everyone, hope you had a nice weekend! This week I thought I would share some of my goals I want to achieve by the time I’m 30. I am currently working as an account manager for one of the most successful sales and marketing […]

Why education is important right now

Why education is important right now

Hello again! Are you interested in coming to university? Or having second thoughts about your studies? When I finished school, I never considered going to university as I didn’t see the benefits. However, after being made redundant from my previous job, I decided to go […]

Walks in Birmingham

Walks in Birmingham

The second lockdown has started and even though we already know what to expect after the first lockdown we saw in April, I thought it would be good to give you some ideas on where to go for a walk other than the city centre! […]

Conserving Whales and the importance

Conserving Whales and the importance

Hello again! If you read my blogs last academic year, you will understand why I have grown to love whales so much. I recently volunteered for a company called The Atlantic Whale and Dolphin Foundation (AWdF). The importance of whales Whales have such an important role […]

Taking a break – Seaside edition

Taking a break – Seaside edition

Hi everyone, let’s talk breaks – not the Ross and Rachel “WE WERE ON A BREAK” kind! I want to share my all-time favourite seaside place – Lyme Regis! I have been visiting this place since I was a teeny tiny person so it’s kind of like […]

Birmingham – more than just the second biggest UK city!

Birmingham – more than just the second biggest UK city!

The UK’s second biggest city certainly has a lot to offer with its huge retail centres, nightlife and plentiful green spaces. If you have read my first blog post, you might remember that one of my things to advise my first year self was to […]