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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 […]

Top summer nail colours

Top summer nail colours

I am a complete nail junkie, and therefore my nail polish collection has grown throughout the years. While I was picking out a colour for this week, I decided to share my favourites for summer with you. The added bonus is that all these polishes are […]

Veggie sausage casserole

Veggie sausage casserole

This is one of my favourite dinners to make in bulk and then freeze for another day. Its super cheap, not difficult to make and very easy to swap veggie sausages for normal ones if you’re a meat eater. (This recipe has been adapted from […]

My final year bedroom

My final year bedroom

Hello everyone, In previous blog posts I’ve featured pictures of my 1st and 2nd year rooms and so I thought I’d take you on a tour of my room in 3rd year, as I moved to a new house again. I loved decorating a new […]

Five little ways to save money

Five little ways to save money

So we’re halfway through semester one and right now, your student loan may be feeling a bit stretched. So I wrote this blog post to help you save money relatively easily.   -Eat less meat Meat is expensive! Cutting it out of your meals, even […]

This is Halloween! How I make my apartment festive.

This is Halloween! How I make my apartment festive.

Halloween is nearly here! As you will be able to tell, I am quite excited about it. I love autumn/Halloween and I always try my best to get into the festive spirit. I thought I would share with you guys some simple touches that have made […]

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 […]

To work or not to work? -the pros and cons of having a job at uni

To work or not to work? -the pros and cons of having a job at uni

Hello everyone!   This week I’m going to be talking about the advantages and disadvantages of having a job at university. Before I start on the list, I thought I’d give you a quick overview of my experience working whilst at university. In first year […]

How I like to prepare for a new term

How I like to prepare for a new term

Hello everyone!   Happy first of September! If you’re a fresher staying in one of UCB’s student accommodation buildings, it means you’re probably moving in this weekend. If you haven’t packed already (what are you doing?!) then fellow UCBlogger Jade has done a great post […]

The Most Last Minute Gift Ideas on a Budget

The Most Last Minute Gift Ideas on a Budget

I remember writing a post at the end of November last year exclaiming my plans to be an organised Christmas shopper and not cut it close to xmas eve, and I did! I was organised and had finished shopping early December. But that was 2015, and 2016 is […]