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Third year…how does the time fly by so fast?

Third year…how does the time fly by so fast?

It was 2017 when I started my Events Management degree course and I remember how, back then, the final year seemed so far away and almost like a dream! Well, guess what? It’s real, and it might be closer than it seems. As the days […]

Why this lockdown is better than the last… (hopefully)

Why this lockdown is better than the last… (hopefully)

In March, all of our lives suddenly got turned upside down. My life previously revolved around me studying with my friends at uni, going to gigs at the weekends, rock climbing in the evenings and visiting my family in town across the UK. Then suddenly […]

Birmingham – more than just the second biggest UK city!

Birmingham – more than just the second biggest UK city!

The UK’s second biggest city certainly has a lot to offer with its huge retail centres, nightlife and plentiful green spaces. If you have read my first blog post, you might remember that one of my things to advise my first year self was to […]

Back to Uni

Back to Uni

Well induction is over and I’ve just had my first full week of my final year. I don’t think first year Josh had any clue how different the world would be in just two years! University College Birmingham have offered us the choice between fully […]

Dressing to study at home

Dressing to study at home

Hello again! If you read my last post which was all about advice to myself in my first year, I mentioned that dressing like I’m going to work helps me to focus and put me in the right frame of mind. I thought it might be […]

What I learned from my first year at uni

What I learned from my first year at uni

Coming to university for the first time might be a daunting experience for any new student. I know that because three years ago I was in that same position: the nervousness and lack of sleep due to the uncertainty of the upcoming future, not knowing […]

Advice I would give my first year self

Advice I would give my first year self

Hi everyone, So, this is my first blog post – aaaah! I hope this finds you well and serves as a little switch-off from the current uncertain times. This post will delve into the things I wish I could’ve told my first year self – […]

Things I would advise my first year self

Things I would advise my first year self

Are you just starting uni and you feel overwhelmed and scared by the new beginnings? When I just moved to the UK and was about to start university, I didn’t know what to expect or how to prepare for what was the biggest step I’ve […]

First Year Advice

First Year Advice

Ah, first year Josh… he had heaps of nerves and lots to learn. Going into first year I’m not sure what I was expecting from lectures. I have an attention span as long as… ooh I wonder if I should make Mexican for dinner? And so the idea […]

Lockdown Lessons To Live By

Lockdown Lessons To Live By

Hey everyone. How are you doing? Enjoying the summer sun? Anyway, I’ll just jump straight into what I wanted to talk about today which is about lessons that we’ve learned from the lockdown that we can live by. Sadly, this is my final post so I […]