Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

Category: Advice

Intelligence vs. Wealth

Intelligence vs. Wealth

Intelligence versus wealth. If you have the choice to choose only one which one would you choose? Some time ago, I had an interesting conversation with a beloved friend. We were both admiring a female Malaysian social media influencer. She is the epitome of beauty […]

Back to Uni

Back to Uni

Hello, aspiring university students, I hope you are all doing well. I know that many are worried about how the pandemic would affect their studies in this time of uncertainty but try not to get discouraged by the pandemic. You can still make the best […]

Strength in Vulnerability

Strength in Vulnerability

When you first hear the word ‘vulnerability’, what comes to your mind? Many people would associate it with weakness. Even by just mentioning the word itself, it invokes thoughts or feelings of fear. This is understandable because to be vulnerable means to be at risk […]

Adulting

Adulting

Do you know the first time you ever realised that you are an adult? I don’t think I explicitly remember the first exact moment when I felt like an adult. The term ‘adulting’ comes to mind whenever I think of the responsibilities that we, as […]

Is Birmingham uni-friendly for living? – International student perspective

Is Birmingham uni-friendly for living? – International student perspective

Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK. It is known for being a very international-friendly area since it is home to five universities, making the city a centre of higher education. Considering all of its recognition, does it really mean that it is our […]

Goodbye Birmingham and UCB

Goodbye Birmingham and UCB

Hey everyone, I never thought this post would come so soon, but today is my last post for the international blog. I am sad to be writing this, but I know better things are coming for me and for the future bloggers on this page. […]

Dreams in life

Dreams in life

Since we were young, we have been taught to pick a certain life path and to follow through with it as we grow older, until we arrive at what we assume will be success and many other life-fulfilling things. We were always told to never […]

Moving day: Student halls or your own place?

Moving day: Student halls or your own place?

We are less than 2 months away from finally coming back to university and being independent again. This means that we should be thinking about where to live at and what plans we have for our big comeback. As a second year student, I remember […]

A week away from Lisbon

A week away from Lisbon

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. This week I am here to give you some tips about the places you should visit if you travel to the south of Portugal. Every year I go to Vilamoura which is a town […]

A day in the life of a placement student

A day in the life of a placement student

The new normal is coming sooner than we thought. It’s time to start thinking about going back to classes or placement – both of which are scary and exciting, even more so during this pandemic. I will introduce you a little bit to your soon-to-be […]