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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 […]

First Year Advice

First Year Advice

Ah, first year Josh… he had heaps of nerves and lots to learn. Going into first year I’m not sure what I was expecting from lectures. I have an attention span as long as… ooh I wonder if I should make Mexican for dinner? And so the idea […]

What are you watching on Prime?

What are you watching on Prime?

Hey everyone, how are you doing? Today, I wanted to have a chat about Amazon Prime Video – a fun pastime that I’m still enjoying post-lockdown. I know what you’re thinking…didn’t you watch enough TV during the lockdown? Okay, yes, but binge-watching a good TV series or enjoying a film […]

My Top 3 Video Call Apps

My Top 3 Video Call Apps

Hey everyone. I’m just going to dive right in! This lockdown has been really tough for lots of us for different reasons. For me as a student, it’s been a difficult adjustment with my course moving online part-way through the academic year and being physically disconnected […]

Placement experience (UCB)

Placement experience (UCB)

Hi everyone! Today I thought I would talk a bit about my placement year as I have recently ended my work placement at Caviar & Chips as part of my Culinary Arts Management degree. The work placement is really an essential part of the degree. I got […]

Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings

Hey guys! On 29 March we shifted an hour ahead because of daylight savings. Staying up late or waking up early might seem like no big deal for most of us, especially during these times. This was a concept introduced by Benjamin Franklin in late […]

Never forget the bright side

Never forget the bright side

Hey everyone! I hope you and your families are doing well and taking care of each other. Another week has gone by and day by day, we see how much impact and disruption the virus Covid-19 is having all over the world to all our lives […]

Social Distancing and Self Isolation

Social Distancing and Self Isolation

Hello!! I hope you are well. During this pandemic, self-isolation and social distancing have been advised for those who have health conditions, those who are elderly and for those who have contact with vulnerable people. Many will agree that the thought of self-isolation sounds scary and […]

Disabled Access Day 2020

Disabled Access Day 2020

Hello, hello, hello, everyone!!! I hope everyone is feeling well. Today I am going to speak about “Disabled Access Day” which took place on Monday 16 March. I will be focusing on how University College Birmingham supports students with any disability, opening their doors to higher education […]

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Hey everyone! The entire world seems to be in a frenzy. We are living in some tough times right now unfortunately and I hope that whoever is reading this is doing well. Yes, coronavirus has started to affect our normal lives now. In times like […]