Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

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National dates – international student perspective

National dates – international student perspective

Did you know that Mother’s Day has a different date in almost every country? During my first year in the UK, and as a university student, I discovered so many national dates and how diverse, weird and creative they can be. First of all, I […]

Useful supermarket deals during lockdown

Useful supermarket deals during lockdown

We all aim to get the best deals when shopping, and since lockdown, that has increased. As students, we try to spend as little as we can and that’s why I started to dive into the supermarket world. This current situation gives me more advantage to […]

Don’t be scared of being honest

Don’t be scared of being honest

You know what they say, honesty is the best policy. Let’s face it, it’s so hard to be honest in this complex and fraught world. Honesty is associated with dreadful confrontation. Punishing people for being honest has been unintentionally normalised. Suddenly, it is not safe […]

What I have opened my eyes to during lockdown

What I have opened my eyes to during lockdown

Lockdown has made me realise that even though the world has stopped working as it used to, chores still go on. Don’t get me wrong, I do clean, organise and keep myself working but there are some activities that increase a level of responsibility day […]

Being right vs. being kind

Being right vs. being kind

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well. I want to take this opportunity to greet all Muslims Ramadan Mubarak! Wishing you all the blessings of the holy month. Ramadan, as many know, is the month where Muslims around the world fast from dawn to […]

Apps to binge – Review

Apps to binge – Review

During this isolation I’m pretty sure most of us are binging on loads of apps. So far, I have tried a couple of different types of content that may be useful to for-fill your expectations. The variety of streaming services is unbelievable and its only […]

New year resolutions -Reminder

New year resolutions -Reminder

“2020 is my year”, but is it? Are we doing anything to get closer to that “new year resolution”? I hope we are. Or maybe after this realisation we open our eyes and start moving forward. Every year we expect to be better. I think […]

Remember this when you feel like giving up

Remember this when you feel like giving up

DON’T GIVE UP. It’s a commonly used (definitely overused as well) phrase, when we have taken the last of all the other encouraging words we can say to ourselves and have none left. Somehow, it’s hard for us to take it seriously. It seems to […]

Grocery shopping -Pandemic edition

Grocery shopping -Pandemic edition

The time to stay at home has arrived. This means that we have to cooperate and stay at home not only to help ourselves but the ones we love as well as everyone else. For that reason, we can only go out for essentials, work […]

Accepting and Welcoming changes

Accepting and Welcoming changes

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is keeping themselves healthy and coping well with the sudden changes we all are experiencing currently. I have been thinking a lot about the changes currently happening in my life. Honestly, I don’t really know how to feel about it. […]