Tips on Accommodation

By John, Computer Science College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham There’s one thing that’s on everyone’s minds from when the year starts, right up until you sign the contract and everything is ready to go – where am I going to live next year? I know that was true for me, at … Continue reading “Tips on Accommodation”

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Staying Productive

By John, Computer Science College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham This has been repeated again and again: university is nothing like college or high school. There are less assigned contact hours at university and especially now with the lock-down and social distancing measures – physically being in a classroom is becoming less … Continue reading “Staying Productive”

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Making the Most of Living at Home

By Rosie, Chemistry College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham I don’t think I ever really indulged the idea of living out at Birmingham – it’s my home city and home is about a forty minute drive to campus. Deep down I must have felt that I just wouldn’t cope with living elsewhere … Continue reading “Making the Most of Living at Home”

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Differences Between First and Second Year

By Gloria, Computer Science College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham My post today is about the main differences I experienced between first and second year. The first thing I realised was that this ranges greatly for different people. For example, I felt much more comfortable in the second year of my particular … Continue reading “Differences Between First and Second Year”

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The Collaborative Teaching Laboratory at Birmingham

By Rosie, Chemistry College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham As a Chemist, I spend a lot of time in the CTL. CTL stands for ‘Collaborative Teaching Laboratory’ and it’s a £45 million pound state-of-the-art facility. Labs are a fundamental part of the Chemistry course: they are a way of bringing the Chemistry … Continue reading “The Collaborative Teaching Laboratory at Birmingham”

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Getting Involved in Societies at Birmingham

By Emily, Physics College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham If you’ve ever visited the University of Birmingham, you’d probably remember the Guild of Students. It’s the building with the mermaid fountain in the courtyard – the huge building is known for being full of eateries, computers and seating, and as the headquarters … Continue reading “Getting Involved in Societies at Birmingham”

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The Work-Life Balance of an Engineering Student

By Caitlin, Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham For most, finding a good work-life balance can be tricky. With a large amount of contact hours, some might wonder how students studying subjects such as engineering and medicine cope. Generally, engineering students find themselves with full timetables during the teaching terms. … Continue reading “The Work-Life Balance of an Engineering Student”

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Working in Labs

By Sara, Civil Engineering College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham The University of Birmingham offers a multidisciplinary first year which means you get to do a bit of work in both the Mechanics and Electrical Lab (which are both very new)! Labs are always a fun and educative experience, you get to … Continue reading “Working in Labs”

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Lab Work in Chemical Engineering

By An Tong, Chemical Engineering College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Like many other STEM disciplines, lab work tends to take up quite an important part of my course. Lab work allows us to put the theoretical concepts taught in lectures into practical use, whilst also improving our understanding of certain topics … Continue reading “Lab Work in Chemical Engineering”

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