Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

Category: Part-Time Work

What Will I Watch Next?

What Will I Watch Next?

A couple weeks before we talked about binge watching. I still think that it is absolutely amazing! This week I will tell you the shows I plan to binge watch in the upcoming weeks. The Boys This Amazon show is about the dark sides of […]

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 […]

Keeping in touch over the summer

Keeping in touch over the summer

  Hi everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your summer holidays! Last week my final results were released, and I am delighted to say I will be graduating with a First Class Honours in September. I am extremely excited! But actually, I felt slightly […]

Student Ambassador Experience

Student Ambassador Experience

The majority of you have probably seen now and then those people in the blue “Student Ambassador” shirts or jumpers around the campus. I am part of the Student Ambassadors Team at UCB and considering that any new available positions will probably be released in […]

What living alone has taught me

What living alone has taught me

Hi everyone, As you probably know, I moved from Portugal to England two years ago and living alone was the scariest thing when I came to Birmingham. I wasn’t completely on my own as I moved with my boyfriend, but it was living without any […]

Group Work Is Savage

Group Work Is Savage

Group work is stressful. While employed, you will most likely be asked to be a ‘team-member’ and a ‘team-player’; and that’s a good thing. Unity at the workplace can do wonders. How about group work at university? It is not unusual to write individual assignments, […]

How To Get Employed (Final Part)

How To Get Employed (Final Part)

Getting invited for an interview is almost as good as crossing the finish line – or is it? If the employment gods smile upon you, you might be selected for an interview. Good times, right? But what do you do? What do you wear? Where […]

The benefits of summer internships

The benefits of summer internships

It feels like Christmas was just yesterday, but it is already April… time flies. Some of you might have planned a summer holiday, others are going home. But for those of you who have no idea what to do in summer 2019, here’s a tip: […]

How To Get Employed (Part 4)

How To Get Employed (Part 4)

It may sometimes happen that you just simply don’t have luck getting a job. Why though? Your CV is on point, you have some experience (or are seeking it), you are presentable and polite. As I’ve said in my previous post, most companies operate online. […]