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Tag: Around Birmingham

Five fun things to do in Birmingham

Five fun things to do in Birmingham

Hello everyone, So you’re thinking of making Birmingham your home for the next two, three or many years? Or you’re already here and need inspiration of fun days out for yourself or visiting family or friends? This is the blog post for you. Here are […]

Birmingham on a Budget

Birmingham on a Budget

A misconception surrounding large cities such as Birmingham is that they’re expensive, which can be the case. However, part of being a student is learning how to budget and save money wherever possible! Whether it’s getting into clubs early to avoid paying an entrance fee, […]

Summer Hidden Gems for a Spare Sunday

Summer Hidden Gems for a Spare Sunday

I come from an area where I can catch a train to Manchester, Leeds or Sheffield with less than one hour’s journey time. I’m used to lots of individual shops, cafes, art galleries and more; so at first I was quite disappointed at the lack of individuality and art when moving to Birmingham. […]

Reflections on Tsymp16 (Part 2)

Reflections on Tsymp16 (Part 2)

DAY 2 Booking a night’s stay at Stay City Apartments was a great decision, I was able to roll right out of bed and across the road to McIntyre House for 7.45 am sharp. Heading up to the second floor it was wonderful to see the […]

Reflection on Tsymp16 (Part 1)

Reflection on Tsymp16 (Part 1)

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the prestigious Tourism Society’s annual conference the Tourism Symposium, and how it was going to being hosted at McIntyre House. From a student perspective it was one of the most rewarding industry experiences I’ve had for the start […]

Paws for Thought

Paws for Thought

Hey guys First of all, we did it! We reached the end of the semester, and I’m very proud of everyone. I cannot believe that second year has gone just like that. Once the summer has ended, I’ll be in my final year…(slow down time […]

Exploring Grand Central

Exploring Grand Central

Birmingham’s coolest new shopping centre, Grand Central, has been open for almost a month, and up until a few days ago, I had spent all of five minutes in there. So yesterday I had an afternoon to myself and decided to take my GoPro along, […]