Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Tag: student survival tips

CV Masterclass

CV Masterclass

Googling how to write a CV seems to be the most obvious way to go. Guides are thrown up on how to format a CV. But formatting isn’t the only element. It’s not just etiquette that matters, it’s content. There are several parts to a […]

Advice to new students at UCB

Advice to new students at UCB

Hello everyone, Some of this year’s UCBloggers are coming to the end of our time writing for the blog, and so I thought I would give some advice to those of you who will be starting out at UCB in September. I would also recommend […]

Butternut squash risotto recipe

Butternut squash risotto recipe

Hello everyone, Today I thought I would share with you one of my favorite recipes to cook dinner as a student – risotto. It’s such an easy and versatile dish. All you need is risotto rice (which you can buy from Tesco at just £1.25 […]

How I deal with work stress

How I deal with work stress

Hello everyone,   It is officially less than a month until my dissertation draft is due in, and it’s fair to say that I am feeling the pressure. After years of exams and assignments: GCSEs, AS exams, A-Levels and now uni work, I think I’ve […]

When you’re stuck in a rut

When you’re stuck in a rut

Hello everyone,   As I am in my final year, I am writing a dissertation. Before Christmas I felt really on track- I was excited about what I was writing, I found it reasonably easy to take notes and type up my findings. However, coming […]

Study and revision tips

Study and revision tips

Hello everyone,   Can you believe that we only have four weeks left of first semester?! Excitingly, that means it’s almost Christmas. However, it also means that you probably have assignments and exams coming up soon, so I decided to write this week’s blog post […]

Loneliness

Loneliness

We’re at week seven of term now, halloween and bonfire night are over and so you may have started thinking about Christmas. For me, this is often the point in term where I start to feel a bit homesick. I remember in first year I […]

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 […]

The importance of self-care

The importance of self-care

A couple of weeks ago it was World Mental Health Day. According to this YouGov poll, one in four students suffer from mental health problems. I thought I would write this post to talk about why I think taking time out to look after yourself […]

How to make the most of your time academically at UCB

How to make the most of your time academically at UCB

Hi everyone, I know it seems a little early to be talking about assignments but as term has started and lectures are in full swing, you might begin to get assignment briefs from your lecturers. This means you should be starting to work on them. […]