To firm or not to firm? by Beth

So, you’ve sent off your UCAS applications and the wait begins before you start receiving invitations for interview (if applicable) and offers from the universities you’ve applied to. The decision can seem very daunting to some, or exciting to others as you make the choice about where you’ll be living and studying for the next … Continue reading “To firm or not to firm? by Beth”

Looking after your mental well-being as a student by Beth

Having been a student at Birmingham for 6 years, I am certainly no stranger to the stresses we are put under during our time at university. It can be really difficult when you feel you are not managing to keep on top of everything, and this can be for a number of reasons, whether it … Continue reading “Looking after your mental well-being as a student by Beth”

My Tours diary – Isabella Montagna, Biomedical Science

Sat 22nd It’s the day before I set off for Tours and while packing enough clothes, toiletries and travel adapters for 4 weeks, I’ve been thinking back to when I applied for a summer placement in Tours. I completed the application form without thinking I would ever end up here, but I got through to … Continue reading “My Tours diary – Isabella Montagna, Biomedical Science”

Université de tours, France: My Summer Placement Abroad by Hannah Evans

From the start of second year, our head of year and other lecturers drilled it into our heads that having a summer placement in second year was invaluable for our CV. Gaining extra experience, apart from our research project in year 3, would truly give us the edge. I first thought about contacting lecturers to see … Continue reading “Université de tours, France: My Summer Placement Abroad by Hannah Evans”