Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

Category: Study

Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

Hi everyone, I hope your exams are going well, and you have almost everything finished. In my case, I have already finished my second year, and I am now back home where I am going to spend my summer including working. During this summer I […]

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 […]

An Awkward Trip to Liverpool & Nottingham

An Awkward Trip to Liverpool & Nottingham

A week ago my girlfriend’s parents flew in to visit. I have (foolishly) taken a vacation from work to spend the weekend with them. It already sounds pretty awkward, but it gets worse – since we are both international, her parents speak only German (her […]

7th of May

7th of May

The 7th of May has just past but it seems to be an important date in my calendar. The 7th of May this year was on a Tuesday but the 7th of May three years ago fell on a Saturday. Why are these two days […]

Cooking As a Life-Skill

Cooking As a Life-Skill

Forget about university for a second. Cooking is a really cool, intricate life-skill that will get you girls or boys (or both) on top of a delicious meal. I have met numbers of people saying they don’t know how to cook. Always the same story: […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Hey everyone, I hope you are all doing great! The focus of my post today will be Mental Health. As some of you already know, next week (13-19 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week. Today I will share with you the importance of this topic […]

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, […]

Easter in Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Easter in Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Stratford-upon-Avon, also known as the birth place of Shakespeare, was a great choice to spend a day out with friends. The 30 mins by car or 50 mins on the train are totally worth it if you want to enjoy time with your friends, play […]

Assignments: A Story of ‘Oh-My-Gods’ and ‘Oh-Nos’

Assignments: A Story of ‘Oh-My-Gods’ and ‘Oh-Nos’

Similar to Christmas, assignment due dates are around the corner. I haven’t started yet, have you? Now let’s get something straight from the beginning. It would be very hypocritical for me to sit here and give advice out on how to do your assignment efficiently. […]