The Women who came before us: International Women in Engineering Day

Earlier this year I undertook an industrial placement at a very large steel company. I can remember my first day of placement very clearly. The moment I arrived I was greeted by a woman named Lesley, a metallurgist who informed me that she would be my boss and mentor throughout my placement. She showed me … Continue reading “The Women who came before us: International Women in Engineering Day”

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Memories of my Open Day

As an undergrad, the university experience begins well before you step through the door of your fresher’s flat. I would argue that your university career begins the day you attend an open day. If you’re in the process of applying to university, you will be very familiar with open days: a chance for prospective students … Continue reading “Memories of my Open Day”

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Run as a Pioneer

Hi my name is Liu Yuxi a student at the Jinan University -University of Birmingham Joint Institute. In my point of view, one of the significant characteristics of students in J-BJI is “Pioneer”. In academic training, we are encouraged to explore academic fields independently. As a student of Sino-foreign cooperative education studying in an emerging … Continue reading “Run as a Pioneer”

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Dare to Try

I am Zhihuang Li, a sophomore majoring in Applied Mathematics with Economic and Statistics at Jinan University-University of Birmingham Joint Institute. For me, college life is a brand new beginning. When you meet opportunities and challenges, you have to dare to try. During the two years of college life, I took an active part in … Continue reading “Dare to Try”

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Staying Calm During Exams

Exams at universities across the UK typically take place from the start of May up until mid-June, where many courses may also have mid-term examinations during January of each year. However, for Mechanical Engineering, all the examinations take place in May. The timetable for first year engineers is usually arranged to sit papers for 5 … Continue reading “Staying Calm During Exams”

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Open Days

Choosing a University can be really daunting, and quite frankly overwhelming at times. I remember having so many good choices, that all offered something different, yet amazing – and I had no idea how to select which one was the best one for me. If you’re reading this, and think you’re in a similar position … Continue reading “Open Days”

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Tips for exam revision

Exams are an inevitable hurdle all students need to go through, in order to demonstrate our ability to apply the knowledge they have gained throughout the year. That is literally all it is – however for many of us – we think of exams accompanied with much stress, but it really doesn’t have to be … Continue reading “Tips for exam revision”

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Getting Ahead of the Game: Exams

It’s quite easy to see the university experience as an excuse to party, procrastinate, and essentially conduct very little constructive activity over the years that you attend. And to an extent, if you want this to be what you experience then it is possible. But, most courses will carry with them a degree of difficulty … Continue reading “Getting Ahead of the Game: Exams”

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The Best Revision Spots at UoB

Every student knows it’s vital to get the right study atmosphere in order to be productive, particularly when going through the gruelling revision period. Thankfully, our campus has countless formal and informal study spaces to suit everybody – so many that it can be difficult to know where to go. To celebrate the upcoming exam … Continue reading “The Best Revision Spots at UoB”

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