Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

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World Book Day

World Book Day

Hello everyone,   Next Thursday (1st March) is world book day!   What is world book day? According to the website, World Book Day is: “World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of […]

Galentine’s day

Galentine’s day

Hello everyone,   This coming Wednesday is Valentine’s day, but this week I’m writing about Galentine’s day, the 13th of February. I was first introduced to this special day when I watched Parks and Recreation (would highly recommend). In the programme, one of the main […]

What I’ve loved this winter

What I’ve loved this winter

Hello everyone, I thought this week I would share some of the things I have been loving this winter! I usually love winter, but this year it seems to have been going on for a long time and I am looking forward to warmer weather […]

What’s your name, man? Alexander Hamilton.

What’s your name, man? Alexander Hamilton.

Happy New Year everyone!   I thought I’d write my first blog post of the year about one of my favourite things of this winter period: Hamilton! Hamilton is a musical about one of America’s founding fathers- the one on the ten-dollar bill! It tells […]

A chef’s film selection

A chef’s film selection

In the age of technology, it’s a wonder teenager’s eyes aren’t square by now as all we do night and day is look at screens. However, screens can be a great utensil for learning, and the life and learning of us chefs has, in turn, […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Hello everyone, and happy December! On Thursday night I went to a carol service. I don’t know if something was put in the mince pies, but it hit me with a sudden wave of Christmas excitement! To celebrate the beginning of the festive season I […]

Remember remember the 5th of November

Remember remember the 5th of November

It’s Guy Fawkes night tomorrow! When I’m at home, our village does a firework display on the common as well as the fair coming to town. My family will buy sparklers and then we’ll toast marshmallows on the fire. Have you ever wondered why we […]

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 […]

Five fun things to do in Birmingham

Five fun things to do in Birmingham

Hello everyone, So you’re thinking of making Birmingham your home for the next two, three or many years? Or you’re already here and need inspiration of fun days out for yourself or visiting family or friends? This is the blog post for you. Here are […]

Useful apps for your student phone

Useful apps for your student phone

Hi everyone! This week’s blog post is all about some of the apps I find useful in my life as a student. I haven’t included the usual things like social media, games etc. but rather have focussed on 4 key areas: studying, shopping, health and […]