Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

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Tips to start at university

Tips to start at university

Hi everyone, Now I am finally back at Birmingham, and for my surprise at the time of writing this the weather was perfect, it was hot and the sun was out! We are now starting a new academic year at university. For some of you, […]

Festival Season

Festival Season

Hi everyone, When you talk about summer, for me it means the beach, sun and festivals and that’s exactly what I am going to speak to you today about. In July I had the opportunity to go to a festival in Portugal called RFM SOMNII which […]

Who said flight delays could not be fun? Part 2

Who said flight delays could not be fun? Part 2

Hey everyone! Last week we talked about how to occupy your time when your flight gets delayed. Choosing a place from where you can plane-spot is an option, but today, I will explore what to do when you have a long stay over. Have you […]

My Summer Favourites 2019

My Summer Favourites 2019

Hi everyone, I can’t believe that summer is almost over, but I still have a couple of days in Portugal. At the moment it’s raining in Lisbon, and I am asking myself if summer is ever going to arrive because it has been one of […]

Who said flight delays could not be fun?

Who said flight delays could not be fun?

Hey everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your holidays and hopefully, you are travelling to warmer countries. But summer will be gone soon and most of us are going back to university. For those of you who have already been away, I hope you […]

In search of a new home

In search of a new home

How many times have you moved houses? Once? Every year? Never? For those of you just starting university it might be slightly challenging to find a place to live in a foreign land. Having moved six times in my life around three different countries, I […]

How to have fun at work?

How to have fun at work?

  How many of you were absolutely sure you knew what you wanted to study at University when you were in Year 10? Or if you even wanted to go to university? I personally changed my mind at least twice. But that is normal because […]

Headphones: Wire(less)?

Headphones: Wire(less)?

Ask yourself: do you want to live in the 21st Century or in the 31st Century? What I am talking about, of course, are headphones. More and more, the classical wire headphones are being discontinued in favour of the wireless, Bluetooth ones. I own both […]

Binge Watching: What Students Should Consider

Binge Watching: What Students Should Consider

For most of us, the uni has ended! No more assignments, no more lectures, no more early mornings! But.. what to do you do with your life in the summer? There are two sides to this story, as to most things in life. Side A: […]

Brunch in Lisbon: where to find the best one

Brunch in Lisbon: where to find the best one

Hi everyone, As you probably know by now I am from Lisbon, Portugal and I am now back for summer. In the past week, I’ve been trying some brunches in Lisbon that if you visit you have definitely got to try. For some of you […]