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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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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Managing Finances at University

  By Varan, Computer ScienceCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham   As an international student, there are many challenging and confusing situations that we must face. One of these very common situations is finance. Like most other students, finance is an issue that we all face, but coming from another country we … Continue reading “Managing Finances at University”

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Studying in the UK as an International Student

  By Suraj, Advanced Mechanical EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham   As the date of the flight approaches, there can be a lot of anxiety and questions in your mind about this new place you are about to travel to – new people and an entirely new culture all very far … Continue reading “Studying in the UK as an International Student”

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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”

Extracurricular Opportunities as an EPS Student

By An Tong, Chemical Engineering College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham At the beginning of my studies, I thought the best way to spend my university experience was by focusing solely on my academic achievement. However, it eventually came to my realization that I almost overlooked the importance of taking part in … Continue reading “Extracurricular Opportunities as an EPS Student”

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”

What I wish I had known before coming to the University of Birmingham

In the blink of an eye, my four years at university are drawing to a close. A large chunk of my time here has been pleasant but there are aspects of it that I wish I knew sooner before coming to the University. In this blog post, I want to anecdotally share some of the … Continue reading “What I wish I had known before coming to the University of Birmingham”

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