Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

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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 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, […]

HABITS WE SHOULD ADOPT TO BE HAPPY

HABITS WE SHOULD ADOPT TO BE HAPPY

LET GO OF THINGS OUTSIDE OF YOUR CONTROL Letting go is difficult because holding on to something becomes a habit to us, especially when we have associated the things we hold on to, to part of our life or our identity. It is understandable and […]

Useful websites I use as a student

Useful websites I use as a student

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is healthy and well. I have found it hard to be productive and concentrate on doing my assignments lately. So I decided to write abouta list of websites that I find useful, to help me be more productive and motivated […]

Grocery shopping do’s and don’ts for non brummies

Grocery shopping do’s and don’ts for non brummies

Relying on supermarkets around the city centre is not a good idea for one simple reason, the student budget. My best recommendation as a second-year student is to compare supermarkets, markets, shops and explore around the area because it can make a big financial difference […]

UCB Work Opportunities With Unitemps

UCB Work Opportunities With Unitemps

Have you ever wondered how to make money with the university? Wonder no longer, for I have arrived with the answers! UCB offers a wide variety of temporary (or permanent) job opportunities. We have student ambassadors, kitchen porters, front-of-house staff, porter jobs and many, many […]

My First Flight

My First Flight

As I’ve mentioned months ago I absolutely hate flying. It takes a lot of dedication to even get me on a plane. Today I will tell you about the first time I was on a plane. My family has never had much money to spread […]

My First Day In The UK

My First Day In The UK

My first day in Birmingham had me almost run in front of a speeding car. Luckily enough for me, there were other people who were accustomed to the driving on the wrong side of the road. Once we were escorted to Cambrian Hall, where I […]

The Library Has Moved!

The Library Has Moved!

Over this Summer break the UCB Library has moved! Did you know about that? That’s right! All your favourite books, Subject Librarians, Assistant Librarians and the lovely people that help you with your assignments are no longer located at Summer Row. I had the honour […]