Balancing Work and Social Life at University

  By Emma, Chemical EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Having a good work/life balance is no new idea, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. When I started university, I thought that saying no to opportunities and events would give me more time to study, but it ended up having the … Continue reading “Balancing Work and Social Life at University”

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Why I Chose Chemical Engineering at Birmingham

  By Emma, Chemical EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Trying to find the perfect balance of everything in a university is sometimes difficult. We are presented with a seemingly unending list of options of courses and universities and narrowing them down can sometimes seem overwhelming. I decided to pursue studying chemical … Continue reading “Why I Chose Chemical Engineering at Birmingham”

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Hobbies and Societies: Why it’s ok to be bad at them!

  By Emma, Chemical EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham During my first year of university, I didn’t join any societies – not even one. In my second year, amidst the peak of the pandemic, I decided to join a dance society. I remember messaging the committee to ask, ‘are you sure … Continue reading “Hobbies and Societies: Why it’s ok to be bad at them!”

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Making the most of Uni in my career journey

By Prithvi, Chemical Engineering College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham It’s so easy to think of your career as something in the future and put off thinking about how to get there. All through school I had no idea what I wanted to do at University, let alone for a job after. … Continue reading “Making the most of Uni in my career journey”

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”

How to Deal with Missing Home

By Max, Chemical Engineering College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham One of the slings and arrows that university students go through is homesickness. I have had my fair share of homesickness, peaking when I had to attend my country’s national service at the age of 18. It’s normal to feel homesick whilst … Continue reading “How to Deal with Missing Home”

Making Friends as an International Student

By Max, Chemical Engineering College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham To be honest, my first few weeks in the UK felt a bit lonesome. Sure, I had friends here and there, but being the shy person that I was, actively socialising was something that was outside of my wheelhouse. I was lucky … Continue reading “Making Friends as an International Student”

Working from Home

By An Tong, Chemical Engineering College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Due to the unfortunate COVID-19 situation, the university has decided to deliver teaching and assessment online. The prospect of now working from home may be nerve-wracking for some students, especially when you’re used to working in a particular environment. Here is … Continue reading “Working from Home”

Balancing your work life and social life while on placement

It looks like it’s blog time again, and this month I will be talking about balancing work life and social life while on placement. Depending on where you are situated in the country, it may be easier/more difficult to maintain a social life. I’m quite lucky as I still live in Selly Oak and thus … Continue reading “Balancing your work life and social life while on placement”