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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 […]

Overcoming Our Fears of Public Speaking

Overcoming Our Fears of Public Speaking

Okay, so we’ve probably all been there – maybe a student presentation in a crowded room, all eyes on you, heart racing, hands shaking, palms sweating, mouth trembling, voice quivering… what is that fear all about and how can we overcome it? Generally it’s known as […]

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 […]

Second week with AWDF – Tenerife

Second week with AWDF – Tenerife

Hola! How are you?  So I finished my time in Tenerife with The Atlantic Whale and Dolphin Foundation (AWDF) and it’s time to tell you all about my second week! Boat Work Going on the boats was one of my favourite opportunities at AWDF! You […]

Boosting your Immune System

Boosting your Immune System

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to talk about boosting your immune system because honestly, I think I’m great at taking care of my children and family, but when it comes to myself, err… let’s just say that I could do better (deja vu moment, I feel […]

Tips and tricks to help your research for assignments

Tips and tricks to help your research for assignments

Hello, hello, hello, everyone!! I hope you are good! Today I would like to share with you some tips and tricks to support you when doing your research for assignments. If you are struggling to find useful information or wording the appropriate question, this post […]

Edgbaston Reservoir

Edgbaston Reservoir

Hello again everyone! Living in a vibrant and fast-paced city like Birmingham in our day-to-day studying or working, we forget to keep a bit more in touch with nature sometimes. We simply forget about it, being as busy as we are sometimes with so many responsibilities. […]

Happy Holi!

Happy Holi!

Hey!! Happy Holi!!!  I hope you have been enjoying Holi. If you’re not sure what Holi is, I will explain to you in this blog. 🙂 What is Holi? Holi is an ancient Indian festival which is mainly celebrated by Hindus. It signifies good over […]

Striving for Equality – International Women’s Day

Striving for Equality – International Women’s Day

Hey everyone! Today I want to talk about gender equality, as women’s rights to equality have been swept under the rug for decades and in some societies and communities, sadly, this is still the case. The good news is this: it’s International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March, the […]