Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

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What I take on a shoot

What I take on a shoot

As some of you will know if you follow our Instagram, I model part-time. On my most recent shoot, a lot of people, some aspiring models, were interested to know what I take with me for the day. Location photo shoots can end up being […]

Veggie sausage casserole

Veggie sausage casserole

This is one of my favourite dinners to make in bulk and then freeze for another day. Its super cheap, not difficult to make and very easy to swap veggie sausages for normal ones if you’re a meat eater. (This recipe has been adapted from […]

How to: pack like a pro

How to: pack like a pro

Hey guys! So I am writing this post on Monday 5th of March. Tomorrow I will be heading off to Lisbon with my coursemates for a week! I am so very excited about this trip (and don’t worry a post will be coming next week about […]

How to land a job easily

How to land a job easily

So many of my friends who are students tell me they are struggling to get a job. However, money is tight and they need the extra cash. I’ve had many different jobs over the years and I somehow seem to always get the job I […]

Penny for a Rainy Day

Penny for a Rainy Day

I love the expression “penny for a rainy day”, the same as “penny for your thoughts” or “see a penny, pick it up, and all day you’ll have good luck.” It implies a penny is something of value, which is the point of tangible currency, […]

Five little ways to save money

Five little ways to save money

So we’re halfway through semester one and right now, your student loan may be feeling a bit stretched. So I wrote this blog post to help you save money relatively easily.   -Eat less meat Meat is expensive! Cutting it out of your meals, even […]

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 […]

Saving money at college

Saving money at college

As said in a previous post (Differences between college and school, point number 7), college somehow does seem to drain your money very quickly. Last time I mentioned a number of things your money gets spent on: travel fairs, food, notebooks and general shopping in […]

How to manage and save money

How to manage and save money

Hi everyone! This week I thought I would give you 8 tips on how to manage and save your money. At university, everyone’s financial status and how they like to manage their money is different.  I am one of those students whose loan doesn’t cover […]

To work or not to work? -the pros and cons of having a job at uni

To work or not to work? -the pros and cons of having a job at uni

Hello everyone!   This week I’m going to be talking about the advantages and disadvantages of having a job at university. Before I start on the list, I thought I’d give you a quick overview of my experience working whilst at university. In first year […]