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8 things you can do in Birmingham for free

8 things you can do in Birmingham for free

Students don’t have a lot of money, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and have fun, as some activities in Birmingham don’t require money. However, maybe you just moved to Birmingham from another city, and you don’t know where to go! I […]

16-10-2021: World Food Day and how to contribute – safe food now for a healthy tomorrow

16-10-2021: World Food Day and how to contribute – safe food now for a healthy tomorrow

As a student of Food and Nutrition, I couldn’t ignore this important day that celebrates the 75th birthday of FAO (The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations). I even have a request for everyone: to put all our efforts into a healthy and […]

What Italians don’t do with pasta, pizza and risotto: a small guide to Italian first courses

What Italians don’t do with pasta, pizza and risotto: a small guide to Italian first courses

I am Italian, but I have lived in Birmingham for two years, so I sometimes crave a good pizza. I will not write reviews of the various places I found, but I want to help you understand what you will not find in an Italian […]

Did you miss out?

Did you miss out?

If you attended one of the two WelcomeFest 2021 events at University College Birmingham then you will have had a fab time. If you didn’t, you missed out big time! Although I was working as an ambassador at both sessions, it was still fun and […]

Missing Home?

Missing Home?

Once the excitement of freshers is over and you’re settled into your lectures, it’s completely normal to feel a bit homesick or lonely. There’s much less going on all of a sudden and you’re likely to be alone in your room more than you have […]

Don’t act your age

Don’t act your age

Being a mature student can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few of my tips to make sure you get the most out of university life at University College Birmingham whatever your age. DON’T act your age… Age is just […]

Why changing path is frightening but sometimes necessary

Why changing path is frightening but sometimes necessary

I come from another country, another culture, another kind of studies. Now I am 35, and it took me more than a decade and two long-term illnesses (type 1 diabetes and Hashimoto thyroiditis) to change my path. Honestly, I would like to get rid at […]

The importance of using university facilities and services: Part 2

The importance of using university facilities and services: Part 2

As promised earlier this month, I’m here to write to you about other facilities in our University, starting with the Kick-Start Scheme, as I want to illustrate everything you can do with that. In my first year, I didn’t know about these things as the […]

Tips about studying

Tips about studying

Hiyaaaa! A new year is going to start, and we are all excited and worried about it. I am writing about studying in this part of the year because you won’t have time to read it when the time to study arrives. First thing: the […]

The importance of using university facilities and services: Part 1

The importance of using university facilities and services: Part 1

When I started studying my degree, I didn’t know everything about University College Birmingham’s facilities. The reason? I never went to an open day. I was still lucky because I could learn about them at the Graduate Advantage sessions. But there were still things I didn’t […]