Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

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Stop sabotaging yourself

Stop sabotaging yourself

Self-sabotaging behaviour can come in many different kinds, ranging from procrastination to over-indulgence. Whatever kind of self-sabotaging behaviour it is, these behaviours somehow stop you from moving forward in life. It’s a complicated issue and no solution provided is an easy fix to this problem, […]

The Apple Ecosystem

The Apple Ecosystem

Apple is such a big corporation that not only do they have an important place in the economic market but in many of our lives. Let’s be real, once you get an iPhone, you get attached to the brand. I am a fan of the brand. […]

What I have in my bag (COVID-19 edition)

What I have in my bag (COVID-19 edition)

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. I just arrived in the UK last Friday and to be honest, I am very surprised by the negatives of what is happening outside on the streets. In the first days, I needed to do food shopping […]

Open-mindedness

Open-mindedness

As an international student, I think it is essential that we should keep an open mind. Living in a foreign country requires an open mind as one would be exposed to different cultures and beliefs. We all grow up differently with different sets of beliefs […]

How did I spend my birthday during a pandemic?

How did I spend my birthday during a pandemic?

Never in a million years did I think I would spend my birthday during a pandemic, or even experience one. But I guess life surprises us on a daily basis. Although quarantine happened, I didn’t really expect our lives to stop for so many months. […]

My Summer 2020 Reading List

My Summer 2020 Reading List

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and enjoying your summer, since last week in Birmingham it was 30 degrees, while in Portugal it was only 22. A few posts ago, I told you that during summer I usually read more, and this year […]

Advice

Advice

Giving advice comes naturally to us because it’s easy to give out opinions. However, taking advice is a different thing entirely for one main reason. Often when we ask something, we already have an idea of what the answer will be in our mind. We just […]

22 Things To Do Before Turning 22

22 Things To Do Before Turning 22

Hey everyone, Two weeks ago, I turned 21. Although I am very proud of myself for already accomplishing so much this early in my twenties, there are still so many things I want to do while I’m young. I was going to write about 21 […]

Apologies

Apologies

An apology is one of the first things we were taught as children whenever we did something wrong, even when we are unsure whether what we did was wrong. Saying sorry seemed enough to fix everything back then. Did you ever stop and wonder what […]

Black Lives Matter – Birmingham’s protest

Black Lives Matter – Birmingham’s protest

Nowadays it’s impossible to live without our phones. Whether it is good or not, we get so much information that it almost feels like we have to do something about it. A recent video was leaked on the internet about abuse by American police towards […]