Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

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Places to go in Birmingham!

Places to go in Birmingham!

I have lived in Birmingham for three years now for my course and have visited many places for recreational purpose, to pass the time and to hang out with friends. In a certain span of time, you are bound to have some favourite places you […]

Things I don’t know before coming to the UK

Things I don’t know before coming to the UK

  I can’t believe that I have already studied in the UK for nearly three years now. I’ve learned a lot during the time, and today I wanted to tell you about FIVE things I didn’t know before coming to the UK.   • How […]

Holi: The festival of Colours!

Holi: The festival of Colours!

A couple of blogs ago, I shared a bit about India, my home country. If you haven’t read it, read here by following the link.  I said I would share more of my culture with you, and since one of the biggest festivals of India, that […]

India: Land of Culture and Diversity!

India: Land of Culture and Diversity!

In the last week’s blog, I talked about how as an international student, studying abroad gives you the opportunity to learn and embrace new cultures from students around the world. This week, I thought let me share some of my heritage from my country – […]

Introducing … Dim Sum!

Introducing … Dim Sum!

Last week, I shared five Lunar New Year Foods (Check it out here if you have not!). As a foodie, today I would like to share some famous food from my hometown – Hong Kong. One of the most famous foods is dim sum. The […]

Lunar New Year Foods!

Lunar New Year Foods!

Happy Lunar New Year! Last week, I shared five Lunar New Year traditions (Make sure to have a look here if you haven’t!) and today, I would like to share five of my favourite foods to eat during Lunar New Year.   • Turnip Cake (蘿蔔糕 […]

Five Lunar New Year Traditions

Five Lunar New Year Traditions

Lunar New Year (農曆新年), also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. This year (2021) is the year of Ox, and it is on the 12 February. You may wonder why the new year date is not on the 1st January and the representative […]

Travel Essentials Checklist – Pandemic Edition

Travel Essentials Checklist – Pandemic Edition

Travelling back home this year will be a little bit more difficult. There are more things to gather beforehand, and not doing so, could lead to not hopping on that plane or passing the border to see our loved ones. I am personally going to […]

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. […]

A week away from Lisbon

A week away from Lisbon

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. This week I am here to give you some tips about the places you should visit if you travel to the south of Portugal. Every year I go to Vilamoura which is a town […]