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My visit to Cake International

My visit to Cake International

In previous posts I have talked about what an interesting and busy city Birmingham is and it’s time for the blog post on one of my favourite events of the year, Cake International – a cake and confectionery exhibition held at the NEC. The event includes competitions, workshops, […]

Reading Week!

Reading Week!

This week has been a busy one. Working full-time, being a full-time student and still trying to remain somewhat fit, healthy and social has proved a little much so I am forever grateful for the timing of our reading week! Work has been mental so I’ve […]

How I spent my reading week

How I spent my reading week

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and had a nice week off. Looking back on past reading weeks, I have found each year they mean something different. In my first year, reading week was about going home to see family and friends and tell […]

Life as a mature student

Life as a mature student

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve just turned 27… making me somewhat of a mature student. The first time I went to uni, I was 19 and didn’t have a clue what to do, so impatiently chose a course because everyone else looked […]

Applied Food and Nutrition – October Snippet!

Applied Food and Nutrition – October Snippet!

                  I thought I’d talk a little about my course this week. This semester I have some pretty good modules… Contemporary Eating Practices, Functional Foods and Food Product Design Development (being the favourite!) First I’d like to […]

Freshers’ survival

Freshers’ survival

So this time last year I remember reading one of Jess’s first posts entitled ‘The best two weeks ever’ as a college student. The concept of being perpetually drunk for two weeks seems like a big ask but here I am on the other side […]

College to University

College to University

With Freshers’ over and everyone moved in, assignments handed out and student loans dwindling, it really does feel like university life has started. By now everyone’s been to their course inductions, started classes and, if you’re anything like me, trying to desperately learn about Harvard […]

Favourite Spaces in Summer Row

Favourite Spaces in Summer Row

This week, I thought I would share some of my favourite spaces in Summer Row to spend some time catching up on work, with friends or to grab some lunch. When I first started university, I usually went to the computer room on the ground […]

What to do and buy on arrival (advice to new students)

What to do and buy on arrival (advice to new students)

With so much going on at the moment it’s natural to become a bit stressed and to forget important things that you really need to do once you arrive to Birmingham. But fear not, I am here to help you! UCBlogger Ellie already posted some advice […]

The big move

The big move

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well and have had an amazing summer holiday. The clock is ticking and it is nearly time for the big move. This time of year can be filled with mixed emotions, trust me I felt them all when […]