Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

Category: Advice

Moving from Birmingham

Moving from Birmingham

Hello everyone. I hope you are well and staying safe. I went back to Birmingham two weeks ago to move out of my apartment in Birmingham to start my life as a master’s student in a different city. It was mixed with emotions coming back […]

A week without internet – a student’s nightmare

A week without internet – a student’s nightmare

Internet has become vital for everyone, but especially during the pandemic. Spending time doing indoor activities is now safer and although the world is progressively reopening, it hasn’t quite reached the ‘normal’ point yet. For this reason, internet, Wi-fi, data or whatever you want to […]

Is overthinking really that bad?

Is overthinking really that bad?

Overthinking seems to be a trait perceived as negative to many people. I agree with that too, but not completely. We may view it negatively because there’s this idea that overthinking will not give us a solution because we get obsessed with replaying the problem […]

How to save money as a student

How to save money as a student

The life of a university student is tough in every single way, although you learn some tricks along that amazing journey. One of those important hacks is how to manage money. I strongly believe that students should be aware of how to balance their life […]

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. I’m definitely more of a summer person than a winter person, and during the season I am addicted to ice cream. So today I am going to give you some of my favourite ice […]

Stop sabotaging yourself

Stop sabotaging yourself

Self-sabotaging behaviour can come in many different kinds, ranging from procrastination to over-indulgence. Whatever kind of self-sabotaging behaviour it is, these behaviours somehow stop you from moving forward in life. It’s a complicated issue and no solution provided is an easy fix to this problem, […]

Open-mindedness

Open-mindedness

As an international student, I think it is essential that we should keep an open mind. Living in a foreign country requires an open mind as one would be exposed to different cultures and beliefs. We all grow up differently with different sets of beliefs […]

Summer Favourite Foods

Summer Favourite Foods

Hey everyone, I hope you are well and excited because as I have seen on the news, restaurants and pubs have opened last Saturday, and I know some of you have been waiting for this for a long time. In Portugal, restaurants have now been […]

Going back to work and dealing with mental health

Going back to work and dealing with mental health

The lockdown has taught us that nothing can be as easy as it sounds. Just remember when we had to quarantine, it sounded like unlimited holidays, yet the whole world got bored after a few days. Now we are facing getting our lives back, by […]

My Summer 2020 Reading List

My Summer 2020 Reading List

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying your summer, since last week in Birmingham it was 30 degrees, while in Portugal it was only 22. A few posts ago, I told you that during summer I usually read more, and this year […]