Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: Uni Talk

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 […]

Too hot to handle?

Too hot to handle?

As a foodie, there is one film I can’t wait to see and that’s Boiling Point – starring Stephen Graham as a chef on the brink of, well, just about everything. There have been rave reviews for the film that comes in a long line […]

Learning to say yes – there’s no escape for me

Learning to say yes – there’s no escape for me

The start of a new year always brings with it new possibilities. I am good at planning and full of good intentions but not always good at carrying through, so hopefully this year will be different. I read some good advice recently which was to […]

How to take care of mental health

How to take care of mental health

Hiya! A theme that is never discussed enough is mental health, especially our own mental health! Honestly, lately I have been struggling with it and I am trying my best to recover, but it is not easy at all, and I hope that someday I […]

Resolutions for the new year

Resolutions for the new year

This year must be different from the others. I have had this thought as has everybody else, but everyone has various reasons (except the common one about Covid-19). As I tend to put too much at stake, my first resolution is not to exaggerate because […]

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

As you will have probably noticed, my name, Killoran, is quite unusual. It is the name of a town in Ireland and Scotland and has Gaelic connotations. I was also told by someone who knows these things that the “Kil” bit means church and therefore […]