Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

Meet the International UCBloggers

Our current bloggers….

Hoi Yan Tam – BSc(Hons) Bakery and Patisserie Technology 

Hi everyone! My name is Hoi Yan Tam. I am from Hong Kong, a place that is very busy and full of skyscrapers. It is a beautiful city, especially the nightscape. Two random facts about me: I love dogs, and I speak English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Growing up, I always wanted to study abroad, particularly in the UK, because I wanted to know more about British culture and look for new opportunities. I started my journey at UCB in 2018, and now I am in my third and final year studying BSc (Hons) Bakery and Patisserie Technology. Thanks to UCB, I can study abroad in the UK and research something that I am passionate about. I enjoy my time learning at UCB and I know I will miss these times after I graduate.

As you probably can tell from what I am studying – I love baking; the thing I like most about baking is not just because I like to eat (especially desserts!), I also enjoy sharing them with my friends and family, and the sense of fulfillment I get when people said they enjoyed my products. Besides baking, I also like to travel and watch movies or drama series in my spare time.

Finally, my experience studying in the UK has been great. I have gained a lot studying abroad; not only did I learn at the university, but I also got the chance to meet people from around the world and learn from other people, students, and about their culture too; all these experiences helped me to build a better me. I would say studying abroad is one of the best decisions I made, and I can’t wait to share my experience with you!

Anirudh Gosain – BA(Hons) Culinary Arts Management

Hey everyone, I am Anirudh Gosain, an international student from India and come from a town called Gwalior, situated in central India near the capital, New Delhi.

I moved to Birmingham three years ago and currently in my fourth and final year in UCB studying Culinary Arts Management, allowing me to follow my passion for cooking that I had as a child.

My hobbies consist of obviously cooking, like cooking different dishes from around the world, and cooking Indian food always keeps me connected to my roots and helps me relive my memories from childhood. I love watching tv-series and movies in my free time, FRIENDS being my favourite show of all time. I am also an adrenaline junkie and love amusement parks, especially roller coasters, and things like sky diving, and bungee jumping are on the top of my bucket list.

Lastly, being an international student and living in a different country by yourself can be challenging, and I want to share my own experience with others if it can help in any way possible. UCB is a great place to meet people from around the world and has helped in so many ways, and I want to share that with other students.

Uriel Angela Bongco – FdA Digital Marketing

Heya! My name is Uriel Bongco, but you can call me Urie (pronounced as Yuri) and I study Digital Marketing FdA at University College Birmingham. I am originally from the Philippines, but moved to the UK in 2016.

From a very young age, I always had the passion for reading and writing. I was that kid who had their nose buried in a book everywhere they went! I’m also currently writing a book, and by being a part of the UCB International Blogging Team, I believe it would help me to gain experience and further expand my writing skills!

I hope you enjoy reading my blog posts, as much as I enjoyed writing them 🙂