My experience of extra-curricular activities at UoB 

  By Joe, Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham As a keen fresher in September 2017, I was eager to join all the societies I could possibly fit into my busy schedule. By doing so, I hoped to make the most of all that university had to offer whilst simultaneously finding … Continue reading “My experience of extra-curricular activities at UoB “

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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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Student Societies at 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. I’m a member of the Civil Engineering Society (CivSoc) and the Music Society. I am the current social secretary (social sec) for CivSoc and I play with the Music Society’s … Continue reading “Student Societies at Birmingham”

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Being a Physics student during a pandemic

By Anwesha, Physics College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham University life during a pandemic falls nothing short of strange. Laboratory work is replaced with online labs and socials from societies are replaced with engaging Zoom sessions. Nonetheless, the last academic year has been incredibly rewarding and exciting as a physics student. From … Continue reading “Being a Physics student during a pandemic”

My experience of societies at the University of Birmingham

By James, Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham While I may not be able to cover the vast array of societies on offer at the University of Birmingham, I will today touch on the few I have been involved with during my time at the University. Engineering Eagles … Continue reading “My experience of societies at the University of Birmingham”

Getting Involved in Societies at Birmingham

By Emily, Physics College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham If you’ve ever visited the University of Birmingham, you’d probably remember the Guild of Students. It’s the building with the mermaid fountain in the courtyard – the huge building is known for being full of eateries, computers and seating, and as the headquarters … Continue reading “Getting Involved in Societies at Birmingham”

The Work-Life Balance of an Engineering Student

By Caitlin, Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham For most, finding a good work-life balance can be tricky. With a large amount of contact hours, some might wonder how students studying subjects such as engineering and medicine cope. Generally, engineering students find themselves with full timetables during the teaching terms. … Continue reading “The Work-Life Balance of an Engineering Student”

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”

Widening your Horizons and Extra Curricular Opportunities in EPS

By Henry, Computer Science College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham Within every department at the University of Birmingham, there is a wide range of societies. You’re by no means limited, however, to those within your own school, and there are currently over 300 active societies registered with the Guild. I’ve spent most … Continue reading “Widening your Horizons and Extra Curricular Opportunities in EPS”

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”