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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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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