Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

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Urie Diaries: A Week In My Life

Urie Diaries: A Week In My Life

I have always enjoyed watching ‘day in a life’ videos on YouTube, and then I thought, what difference does it make if it’s written down instead? I’m sure most of you would enjoy reading this as much as you would in a video format. Therefore, […]

On One’s Own – Being Alone

On One’s Own – Being Alone

As a kid, I always wanted to be surrounded by people, always tagging along with friends and I always thought being alone felt ‘weird.’ As I grew up, I started to enjoy being alone and I also started to realise that society had enforced this […]

Struggles of being an almost-adult

Struggles of being an almost-adult

Adulthood isn’t the same for everyone, it definitely doesn’t come around at the same time as others. Some might feel like they’re an adult later on in life but some might feel like they’re an adult as early as sixteen. Adulthood also comes in different […]

Graduation! 🎓

Graduation! 🎓

Hello everyone, hope you’re all doing well. My journey at University College Birmingham has finally come to an end. The last two weeks were the graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 and 2021 and I would like to first take the opportunity to say […]

The Ultimate Packing List

The Ultimate Packing List

Getting ready for the big move is exciting. However, packing up for university is undoubtedly very stressful. Therefore, as a second-year student who is moving into her new flat in a couple of days, I have decided to create the ultimate checklist for those who […]

Getting Back to Study Mode!

Getting Back to Study Mode!

After months of online learning and summer break, the new academic year is finally approaching! With most teaching coming back to normal, we should start making small changes to get ourselves back to the ‘study mode’. During the summer, I’m sure that we all tend […]

An Overwhelming Escape to Cornwall

An Overwhelming Escape to Cornwall

Before the last week of August ended, I had an opportunity to visit Cornwall for four days with my family. It was my last hurrah before university starts.  In the early hours of Friday, we got dressed in haste, taking turns in the bathroom and […]

New Academic Year!

New Academic Year!

Hello fellow new and all returning students, the new academic year is soon to start, are you ready? In today’s blog, I think it might be a good idea to share some advice with you all on how you can get on with the new […]

What being a first year student was like during the pandemic

What being a first year student was like during the pandemic

What was it like being a first year student during a global pandemic? Well, here’s a taster for you: it’s nothing like what you’d expect.  Amid the month of waiting for my A-level results, the majority of my friends were ecstatic about the idea of […]

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

There are many benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone. Today, I would like to share some tips on how you can expand your comfort zone. • Find a mentor                         One of the quickest and perhaps easiest ways to start is to look for […]