Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

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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 […]

Tips for going out out

Tips for going out out

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and are ready to start the new year. For those of you who may not know, the first week or two of university (if you are lucky like us UCB students) is known as Freshers’ Week. It is […]

The power of student discount

The power of student discount

A major perk of being a student is student discount. Student discounts can be used in a variety of ways some shops accept ID from your education institution as proof whereas others only accept UNiDAYS ID. UNiDAYS is an app for students which give access […]

What I take on a shoot

What I take on a shoot

As some of you will know if you follow our Instagram, I model part-time. On my most recent shoot, a lot of people, some aspiring models, were interested to know what I take with me for the day. Location photo shoots can end up being […]

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 […]

How to: pack like a pro

How to: pack like a pro

Hey guys! So I am writing this post on Monday 5th of March. Tomorrow I will be heading off to Lisbon with my coursemates for a week! I am so very excited about this trip (and don’t worry a post will be coming next week about […]

How to land a job easily

How to land a job easily

So many of my friends who are students tell me they are struggling to get a job. However, money is tight and they need the extra cash. I’ve had many different jobs over the years and I somehow seem to always get the job I […]

Penny for a Rainy Day

Penny for a Rainy Day

I love the expression “penny for a rainy day”, the same as “penny for your thoughts” or “see a penny, pick it up, and all day you’ll have good luck.” It implies a penny is something of value, which is the point of tangible currency, […]

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 […]

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 […]