Living in Dubai during the Pandemic

This year has been an adventure into the unknown. By the end of March, many of us were enclosed in makeshift home offices, while others were looking at production lines that were only partially staffed. We were confronted with something we weren’t used to being confronted with because of the Coronavirus. This beginning of 2020 … Continue reading “Living in Dubai during the Pandemic”

Your home away from home : Homesickness as an international student

Having the opportunity to study abroad is a chance most students are excited for. The chance to explore new cultures, live through new experiences and most times, attain a world-class education all sound fantastic. I certainly was more than thrilled to jump at it. However, this thrilling and exciting time comes with a bit of … Continue reading “Your home away from home : Homesickness as an international student”

Gems of Dubai: Al Seef and Fahidi

A hangout spot in Dubai I’d really recommend is Al Seef and the Fahidi Neighbourhood. Al Seef is this culturally rich promenade by the Dubai Creek. It is a very photogenic location best visited during the cooler months, when one can enjoy a windy walk by the water or take a trip in the AED … Continue reading “Gems of Dubai: Al Seef and Fahidi”

Student Election Special 2020

As the blazing heat of the Dubai sun becomes more bearable, and posters are showcased on students’ social medias, it can only mean that the University of Birmingham Dubai’s Student Leader elections are upon us. Each year, six students are democratically nominated for the position of Student Leaders. Given the academic pressure that comes along … Continue reading “Student Election Special 2020”

Hello and Goodbye: Reflections from the 2019-20 Student President

My initial reaction to the request of writing a blog post about my experience as student body president was- “I have to come up with something quirky with nuances of deeper meanings that would resonate with everyone.” You may be wondering- why put so much pressure on yourself? Simply convey your thoughts in a fashion … Continue reading “Hello and Goodbye: Reflections from the 2019-20 Student President”

Online Learning: Adapting to Our New Reality

2020 has been such a wild ride. The year of the BLM protests, the year of the virus which I refuse to name, the year of social unrest and the year of lockdowns and isolations. It has been quite a lot to deal with and it was all so unexpected.  Who would have thought our … Continue reading “Online Learning: Adapting to Our New Reality”

A New Hope – Welcome 2020

Obi-Wan Kenobi once said ​“In my experience there is no such thing as luck”​ And that’s true. All of us students studying at the University Of Birmingham Dubai have not come here because of our luck but because of our constant hard work and determination. I felt an overwhelming sense of nostalgia the day I … Continue reading “A New Hope – Welcome 2020”