Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

Tag: life

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 […]

Back to Uni

Back to Uni

Hello, aspiring university students, I hope you are all doing well. I know that many are worried about how the pandemic would affect their studies in this time of uncertainty but try not to get discouraged by the pandemic. You can still make the best […]

Strength in Vulnerability

Strength in Vulnerability

When you first hear the word ‘vulnerability’, what comes to your mind? Many people would associate it with weakness. Even by just mentioning the word itself, it invokes thoughts or feelings of fear. This is understandable because to be vulnerable means to be at risk […]

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 […]

Dreams in life

Dreams in life

Since we were young, we have been taught to pick a certain life path and to follow through with it as we grow older, until we arrive at what we assume will be success and many other life-fulfilling things. We were always told to never […]

Failure is success in progress

Failure is success in progress

Our failure can be a stepping stone to our success. It all depends on how we respond to what we consider a failure. It could really determine whether we are close to achieving success in whatever is it we do. There really is no shame […]

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, […]

Open-mindedness

Open-mindedness

As an international student, I think it is essential that we should keep an open mind. Living in a foreign country requires an open mind as one would be exposed to different cultures and beliefs. We all grow up differently with different sets of beliefs […]