Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Tag: student survival tips

Your work – keep on top of it!

Your work – keep on top of it!

Hey everyone! So I’m just a few weeks into my course now and I’ve already had a light bulb moment, and that is this – student life is not a joke! Some students crave that university experience, and by that I mean the partying, drinking, living in […]

World Mental Health Day and Student Suicide Prevention

World Mental Health Day and Student Suicide Prevention

Hey everyone, I hope you’re enjoying your course. I’m just a couple of weeks into my course and it’s looking good so far! We were given the information booklet about the course content and units and I immediately started to dread the assignment work that is heading my way. It’s yet […]

Community

Community

Hi guys, Uni has begun and that means assignments are coming in soon. I hope everyone has adjusted to the new environment and is ready to aim high. What I want to talk about today is not about academics, but adapting to the new life […]

Clothes Shopping on a Student Budget

Clothes Shopping on a Student Budget

Hey everyone! I hope that you’re beginning to enjoy Birmingham and managing to find your way around the city (for those that are not familiar with Brum). I’m guessing that by now you’re settling nicely into your accommodation and student budgets have been planned? No?! I […]

For the sake of sleep, UCB ready!

For the sake of sleep, UCB ready!

With the summer holidays nearly over, I’ve been trying to get back into some form of routine, adjusting my sleep pattern and turning those late nights around so that I can be in bed at a decent hour – for the sake of sleep! Unfortunately, […]

Getting started at Uni

Getting started at Uni

Hello again everybody! Since August has come to an end and uni is around the corner, I’ve received many enquiries as some people seem to be perplexed as to what they need to bring with them for their enrolment/induction at UCB. To keep things simple, organise […]

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 […]