Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

Tag: Advice

The art of saying ‘no’

The art of saying ‘no’

When we were younger, we seemed to be able to say ‘no’ without worrying about the consequences. As we grow up, we seem to find it hard to say no. Somehow, saying yes felt more like an obligation more than a choice for us. We’ve […]

My mum’s birthday in quarantine

My mum’s birthday in quarantine

Hey everyone, I hope you are well and staying safe. Last week was my mother’s birthday, and since we are in quarantine, we couldn’t go out to any restaurant. Since my mum loves a good brunch, I decided to organise a small one for her, […]

Receiving compliments

Receiving compliments

I feel uncomfortable with compliments. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel the same way? When someone compliments me, a lot of questions go through my head. It’s easy to overthink compliments, especially when they don’t happen very often. Sometimes, it even made me doubt […]

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 […]

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 […]

Getting to know yourself

Getting to know yourself

Hello everyone! I hope you are all keeping yourself healthy and safe. Ever since the UK was placed in a state of lockdown, I’ve been trying to keep myself busy and occupied. I spend most of my time alone since I live away from friends […]

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 […]

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. […]

My trip to Brussels – part 1

My trip to Brussels – part 1

Hi everyone, I hope everything is going well with you. On the reading week, I decided to travel to Brussels to see my family, because I missed them and since the 3rd year can be stressful, I needed to see them for extra support. I […]