Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Category: College Chat

Getting ready for graduation

Getting ready for graduation

So, it’s nearly the end of the year and graduation is soon approaching. I’m so excited for this day, but it comes with lots of mixed emotions… Excitement is the first emotion I feel when thinking about graduation, this is the end to a two […]

My travel wish list

My travel wish list

As humans we have an innate compulsion to want to see things, to want to know and learn things. For me one of the best and most rewarding way to do that is travel. A holiday enables you to step quickly into the life of […]

My week with the Bocuse d’Or

My week with the Bocuse d’Or

In 1987 the chef of the century, Paul Bocuse, masterminded the Bocuse d’Or – a revolutionary cooking competition. Like major worldwide events the Olympics, Eurovision and many more, it is open to countries across the world who compete for the title. The basic premise of […]

My NVQ Level 3

My NVQ Level 3

For me, this is a very weird post to be writing. Writing this for me personally feels like the end of a year long journey. They say it’s the journey that counts, not the destination, and for me that feels true at this point in […]

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Going to university is scary, and moving away from loved ones is even scarier. Love is the most potent emotion we know as humans. Absence is one of those things that test the love we have, like a flower it either blooms in the adversity […]

My favourite spot in Birmingham

My favourite spot in Birmingham

Birmingham is a big city and the nation’s second city. It isn’t considered rural, or beautiful, and with poverty, high crime rates and lots of underdeveloped areas, it’s hard to find any tranquility in this metropolitan bustle. So out of everywhere in the city centre, […]

The right to vote

The right to vote

The right to vote, as stated in the Human Rights Act, is defined as: “The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal […]

My top 20 movies

My top 20 movies

  Breakfast at Tiffany’s – So this is my favourite ever movie of all time! If you know me at all, you’ll know this is my favourite movie. It’s a timeless classic and Audrey Hepburn’s masterpiece. I’ve loved this story since the first time I […]

Resorts World

Resorts World

Birmingham is a big city; there are many areas even in central Birmingham. You have the Jewellery Quarter, China Town, Digbeth and Brindley Place. A little further out you have the NEC, right by the Genting arena, this is easily accessible via the international train […]

Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

So even though my birthday was nearly a month ago, I still hadn’t received all my gifts. My big sister at the beginning of March had told me to save the 11th of April for my gift. With no idea where I was going and […]