Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

Category: uni life

Moving from Birmingham

Moving from Birmingham

Hello everyone. I hope you are well and staying safe. I went back to Birmingham two weeks ago to move out of my apartment in Birmingham to start my life as a master’s student in a different city. It was mixed with emotions coming back […]

A week without internet – a student’s nightmare

A week without internet – a student’s nightmare

Internet has become vital for everyone, but especially during the pandemic. Spending time doing indoor activities is now safer and although the world is progressively reopening, it hasn’t quite reached the ‘normal’ point yet. For this reason, internet, Wi-fi, data or whatever you want to […]

How to save money as a student

How to save money as a student

The life of a university student is tough in every single way, although you learn some tricks along that amazing journey. One of those important hacks is how to manage money. I strongly believe that students should be aware of how to balance their life […]

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. I’m definitely more of a summer person than a winter person, and during the season I am addicted to ice cream. So today I am going to give you some of my favourite ice […]

Going back to work and dealing with mental health

Going back to work and dealing with mental health

The lockdown has taught us that nothing can be as easy as it sounds. Just remember when we had to quarantine, it sounded like unlimited holidays, yet the whole world got bored after a few days. Now we are facing getting our lives back, by […]

Travelling home during a pandemic

Travelling home during a pandemic

There’s something about travelling back to your home country after being in a foreign country for so long. It feels somehow special, knowing that you are on your way back home to be reunited with your family and back to familiar surroundings. I’m sure most […]

Getting an e-scooter – student experience

Getting an e-scooter – student experience

There is no doubt that the pandemic is driving us crazy. I mean we are buying compulsively and procrastinating at its maximum. But I do believe among this time wasted and vague dreams to buy things that as students we just can’t afford, something good must […]

My 21st Birthday

My 21st Birthday

Hi everyone, I hope you are all staying well and safe. Last week was my birthday, and it was a very different birthday, but I still loved it, and it was a fantastic day. I woke up very early because I am usually very excited […]

Recommendations to stay protected during summer

Recommendations to stay protected during summer

Summer is probably the most exciting season of the year. The good weather makes people enjoy summer more because it’s not always going to be around. That’s why during this time outdoor activities are pretty popular, especially for students because summer means holidays. Unfortunately, not […]

My first week without being in lockdown

My first week without being in lockdown

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. I think the worst has passed already, and the current situation in the world is getting better, including in the UK and in Portugal. Here in Lisbon, we have not been in lockdown since 18 […]