72 hours in Budapest

By Chloe-May Hornbuckle Nothing beats getting to know the culture, history, politics, and (of course) the food of each new place you visit, and it’s safe to say that Budapest isn’t lacking in any of these areas! From enjoying the panoramic views of Budapest while cruising along the River Danube to letting your hair down…

72 hours in Barcelona

By Chloe-May Hornbuckle Nothing beats a weekend escape to a place where the sun is (almost) always shining, where the streets are always bustling, the atmosphere is vibrant and where you just can’t get enough of the food… If that all  sounds perfect, then Barcelona is the place for you! Home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage…

The Australian bushfires: feel-good stories despite the devastation

By Lily King The world has been shocked in the past weeks by the images of devastating bushfires engulfing Australia. The highest possible Fire Danger Rating, catastrophic, has been declared in several locations with the blaze taking a toll on plant, animal and human life, burning through over 12 million acres according to Time Magazine….

Surviving Sub Zero Temperatures

By Lily King Us Brits love a good moan about the weather in the UK, but how do people cope in really cold climates? I asked five UoB students who have lived in cold countries for their advice on keeping warm… Maisie: Ontario, Canada “Never go outside with wet hair- I made this mistake once…

Visiting Your Besties Without Breaking the Bank

By Lily King If you have mates living abroad, it can seem impossible to visit them without breaking the bank. These top tips will be sure to help you save the pennies when you travel. Book in advance Transport is often a lot cheaper if you book way in advance! Check out how far in…

Ein festlicher Vergleich von zwei Städten: die Weihnachtsmärkte in Stuttgart und Nürnberg

Von Sarah Carrington Weihnachtsmärkte sind eine der zauberhaftesten und beliebtesten Teile des Advents. In Birmingham bekommen wir einen Geschmack der deutschen Traditionen, aber wie sind die Märkte in Deutschland wirklich? Hier vergleiche ich zwei südliche Städte Deutschlands und ihre unterschiedlichen und hoch geschätzten Märkte. Stuttgarter Weihnachtsmarkt: Modernität und Größe Stuttgart ist die Landeshauptstadt Baden-Württembergs mit…

Appy Travels: How Apps Can Help You on Your Holidays

By Lily King When most people think about the apps they will use on holiday, the first thing that springs to mind is Instagram or Facebook to share their holiday snaps. But this only scratches the surface of how you can use apps to make the most of your holiday. Find food blogs It can…

Transform lives, including your own with Ark Teacher Training

By Isabella Bartlett and Kate Perham-Marchant “Ark offer such intense and in depth training that I have the best possible chance of becoming an outstanding teacher with Ark.” – Testimonial from a University of Birmingham Student. Have you ever been interested in teaching languages? If no, why not? Teaching hosts a wide range of advantages,…

Interrailing on a budget

By Freya Richold As do thousands of students across the UK every year in the months following their A levels, I was lucky enough to go interrailing last July. However, not everyone is this lucky, as the main obstacle blocking students from the month of their life in Europe is money. But interrailing does not…