A Week In the Life of a Chemical Engineering Student

  By Emma, Chemical EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham As a third-year chemical engineering student, my week can get quite busy. Most of my learning is independent, with around 13 contact hours per week. This semester, I completed my design project in the first 5 weeks and started 4 optional modules … Continue reading “A Week In the Life of a Chemical Engineering Student”

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Extra Curricular Activities in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

  By Varan, Computer ScienceCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham I feel making time for extra curricular activities is very important for your mental and physical health and, lucky for us, the University of Birmingham offers a range of them. We have so many clubs and societies that you will definitely find … Continue reading “Extra Curricular Activities in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences”

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Revision Tips and Managing Work-Life Balance at University

  By Will, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Hi, I’m Will, and I’m a third year MEng Civil Engineer. When you arrive at university in freshers’ week, two of the key events you’ll have the chance to attend are the Societies Fair and the Sports Fair. Each of these events … Continue reading “Revision Tips and Managing Work-Life Balance at University”

Making Use of UoB’s Careers and Employability Services

  By Joe, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham There are a number of services offered by the university to help students gain skills to increase employability outside of the lecture hall or exam room. I have personally been fortunate to take advantage of the personal skills award (PSA), careers appointments … Continue reading “Making Use of UoB’s Careers and Employability Services”

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Why I Chose Civil Engineering With Industrial Experience at the University of Birmingham

  By Will, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Hi, I’m Will, and I’m a third year MEng Civil Engineer. This time around I’m going to shed some light onto why I decided that I wanted to study civil engineering at Birmingham. I think the most important thing to me when … Continue reading “Why I Chose Civil Engineering With Industrial Experience at the University of Birmingham”

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Day in the Life of a Computer Science Student

  By Varan, Computer ScienceCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham I usually start my day around 10 or 11 am depending whenever my first lecture is. I have around two lectures everyday that last around one hour each, so my day isn’t very hectic. I then mostly go back to my accommodation … Continue reading “Day in the Life of a Computer Science Student”

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Tackling Imposter Syndrome at University

  By Emma, Chemical EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Imposter syndrome – the feeling that you are not as able or qualified as others perceive you to be – is something that impacted me particularly during the pandemic. The lack of in-person exams made me feel like I was going to … Continue reading “Tackling Imposter Syndrome at University”

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Careers in Civil Engineering

  By Joe, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Careers in Civil Engineering can be divided into two main categories. ‘Consultancy’ in an engineering context often relates to the discipline of producing designs or offering technical advice for infrastructure projects. On the other hand, ‘contracting’ denotes work that is undertaken for … Continue reading “Careers in Civil Engineering”

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Tips for Choosing the Right Accommodation

  By Varan, Computer ScienceCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Choosing the right accommodation is very important because this is where you will be living for 9 months away from your family and the place where you meet new people. It’s important to feel comfortable and happy in the place that you … Continue reading “Tips for Choosing the Right Accommodation”

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