Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Tag: Student life

Freshers: What You Need To Know

Freshers: What You Need To Know

It’s that time of the year when students are almost ready to move into uni… which means it’s nearly time for Freshers! Freshers is the name for the period of time when students have moved into halls but have not yet started uni. For most […]

My return to University College Birmingham

My return to University College Birmingham

Hi everyone, how are you? As lockdown restrictions start to ease, this saw my return to University College Birmingham after a whole year had gone by! A whole year apart from my friends and a whole year of online lectures. As restrictions ease, this means […]

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 […]

It’s Spooky Season – Baking edition

It’s Spooky Season – Baking edition

It’s spooky season!! It’s that time of year again, people! Love it or hate it, Halloween is full of sweet treats and pumpkin-spiced everything!! As I’m a bakery student at University College Birmingham, it’d be a crime if I didn’t upload a Halloween baking blog, […]

Taking a break – Seaside edition

Taking a break – Seaside edition

Hi everyone, let’s talk breaks – not the Ross and Rachel “WE WERE ON A BREAK” kind! I want to share my all-time favourite seaside place – Lyme Regis! I have been visiting this place since I was a teeny tiny person so it’s kind of like […]

Eating Seasonal In October

Eating Seasonal In October

Eating food in season is one of the most effective ways to reduce waste, energy and cost in your regular shop. By keeping track of what foods to look out for this month, you can keep your diet fresh, eat vegetables when they taste their […]

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 […]

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 […]