Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

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Don’t forget to breathe

Don’t forget to breathe

One thing that surprises me is the fact that most people do not breathe properly. When I found out about this, it somehow made a lot of sense because I remember being taught breathing exercises in counselling sessions. At that time, I didn’t think much […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to avoid being homesick at uni

How to avoid being homesick at uni

It’s once again that time of the year to start with our academic routines. Whether you are coming back to classes or about to start them, it’s impossible to forget our family time and being back at home. The pandemic has given us extra time […]

Coming Back to Uni: Kitchen Essentials

Coming Back to Uni: Kitchen Essentials

Growing up and starting to be independent is a natural process that increases way faster when you live by yourself at university. One of the things we get to learn and spend time on a load is cooking. I mean feeding ourselves is essential, and […]

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 […]

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. […]

It’s okay…

It’s okay…

Have you heard of the term ‘toxic positivity’? It is defined as excessive and ineffective overgeneralisation of a happy, optimistic state in any situation. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in the power and magic of positivity. While it may be said with good intentions, it […]

Tips for living with flatmates

Tips for living with flatmates

University is starting very soon and for that we are excited because the new normal is allowing us to enjoy our once-in-a-lifetime journey. Although we are getting closer to the starting date, we still have some things to consider once we are there. One of […]

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, […]