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Category: Uni Talk

Ironing out a few things

Ironing out a few things

To iron or not to iron – that is the question? I would feel lost without an iron but other family members, not mentioning any names, would be lost WITH one. Of course, for the inexperienced, they can be a liability. A singed garment is […]

Feeling a little homesick?

Feeling a little homesick?

The first few days of uni go by in a blur, alcoholic or otherwise. But then reality and the headache kicks in. You have got down the cupboard of mum and dad and are having to fend for yourself. Home comforts seem a long way […]

Assignment Tips and Tricks

Assignment Tips and Tricks

You all should have completed your first week of lectures by now. I hope you enjoyed them and made some friends on your course. Chances are, your first assignments will have been launched during your first lectures – if not, expect this very soon. For […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is maths that important?

Is maths that important?

Do English and maths qualifications really matter? That is the debate I am pondering as thousands of students have just received their GCSE and A-level results and following the suggestion – repeat, only a suggestion – that students will not be able to start a […]

Accommodation tips from a final year student

Accommodation tips from a final year student

Hello everyone! The sun has been out lately and I hope you are all enjoying the nice weather 🙂 This week’s post is mostly directed to freshers, so if you are joining University College Birmingham in September and still haven’t sorted out your accommodation for […]