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A sunny symbol of hope

A sunny symbol of hope

Have you planted yours yet? I am talking about sunflowers. Synonymous with Van Gogh, sunny summer days and fancy dress outfits at the test match, they are guaranteed to raise a smile and some rivalry – whether it is at play group, the allotment or […]

Change is Good!

Change is Good!

I am very much a person who likes things the way they are. I almost didn’t come to university because of it. Even when I came to university, I quickly found a routine and I haven’t changed it up in three years! I’ve almost finished […]

Power of a little red triangle

Power of a little red triangle

Always on the look-out for a new experience, I thought I would take the opportunity of the Easter break to head down to London in search of some capital culture – and I was not disappointed. Originally, I had my sights set on the Van […]

Interview Tips

Interview Tips

Chances are that a lot of you will have had one or two interviews. I’d had one before coming to university and thankfully I got the job. It was for a lifeguarding job I did before I started my degree. Having done that interview, and […]

What I wish I’d known before starting my degree

What I wish I’d known before starting my degree

I don’t know about everyone else but when I started university, I was oblivious in pretty much every aspect of my life! I know that may sound a little dramatic but in hindsight, I honestly believe I knew nothing. That being said, I do believe […]

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

I want to start off by saying happy Easter holidays! I don’t know about you, but I really need these two weeks off! I have had a mental few weeks full of interviews and the deadline for my dissertation! However, now my interviews are done, […]

Why we need to reclaim the night

Why we need to reclaim the night

I was proud to be part of the University College Birminghan Guild of Students when our incoming president was unveiled. Leilani Courtney is clearly blazing a trail – I am told she is the youngest student union president, for a University, in the country – […]

Don’t panic!

Don’t panic!

Are you in a panic? Is the work piling up and the assignment deadlines seem impossibly near? Is your head spinning and you think the only thing to do is quit? Well, you are not alone. Most of us have felt like that at some […]

Tools for Success

Tools for Success

I want to start by saying happy Spring! The weather has been so lovely this past week and I love it. It makes me feel happier and more productive. That’s a great thing because Spring also seems to be my busiest time of year! My […]

Opportunities to make the most of

Opportunities to make the most of

My year group has just finished their four-work placement and it will be great to catch up with each other and find out about our different experiences back in uni. Many courses at University College Birmingham include a work placement – from a day to […]