Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Uni Talk

A sunny symbol of hope

A sunny symbol of hope

Have you planted yours yet? I am talking about sunflowers. Synonymous with Van Gogh, sunny summer days and fancy dress outfits at the test match, they are guaranteed to raise a smile and some rivalry – whether it is at play group, the allotment or […]

Power of a little red triangle

Power of a little red triangle

Always on the look-out for a new experience, I thought I would take the opportunity of the Easter break to head down to London in search of some capital culture – and I was not disappointed. Originally, I had my sights set on the Van […]

Why we need to reclaim the night

Why we need to reclaim the night

I was proud to be part of the University College Birminghan Guild of Students when our incoming president was unveiled. Leilani Courtney is clearly blazing a trail – I am told she is the youngest student union president, for a University, in the country – […]

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 […]

Tools for Success

Tools for Success

I want to start by saying happy Spring! The weather has been so lovely this past week and I love it. It makes me feel happier and more productive. That’s a great thing because Spring also seems to be my busiest time of year! My […]

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 […]

A glimpse into the past and a lesson for us all

A glimpse into the past and a lesson for us all

Those first photographs to emerge from the seabed, some two miles beneath the ice floes of Antarctica, were simply stunning, and put us all in touch with a lost world. What am I talking about? The first glimpse of Endurance for more than 100 years […]

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 […]

Let’s break the habit

Let’s break the habit

How many times will you wear an item of clothing? And after buying it, how long before it is sent to the charity shop or put in the bin? Now try to be honest! I ask because I am struggling to digest statistics from writer […]

A slippery slope

A slippery slope

A heavy cold has meant I have been watching more of the Winter Olympics than is perhaps good for me. And I have got to ask myself why? (Why I have been watching it, that is.) Well, I reckon it just boils down to my […]