Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

Category: Life

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10th October every year. That was a few days ago on Saturday, now. I feel like we all need to check on ourselves more lately, especially in the pandemic where everything feels new. Uncertain times […]

Things I want to do once the pandemic is over

Things I want to do once the pandemic is over

We are all looking forward to that day when the pandemic is finally over, and we can get our lives back to normal without any types of social restrictions. It is very exciting to think about how are we going to celebrate all those occasions […]

Human in Suspension

Human in Suspension

As part of life, loss is inevitable, and it can be very difficult, especially when it comes to someone we love and care for. Dealing with grief and accepting loss is extremely challenging. Everyone grieves in their own way but nevertheless, it isn’t always easy […]

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 […]

5 Things I wouldn’t have done without lockdown

5 Things I wouldn’t have done without lockdown

In some ways, it could be said that this current pandemic has changed our lives for good. The impact for some has been huge, so much so that some of us have made decisions that will affect us forever. I personally have bought and made […]

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. […]