Don’t forget the Oxford comma!

Today was a busy day full of fun and laughter! We woke up and took a bus to Oxford. Upon arrival, we had a tour of the city and it was very interesting to learn that there are 39 colleges in Oxford! Oxford is known as the sites of filming for the famous Alice and…

Why do I no longer hear the cheering at 8pm in 2022?

We had a great start to the day by being welcomed at BCU with free coffee! We also got free reusable cups and got to make a sticker which was fun. We spent the morning preparing for our presentations and asking Claire questions that we have had about the healthcare system. I asked about if…

Rain, rain went away for the day!

Today we visited the Smethwick West Enterprise Ladywood Family Centre! It was really fun and cool to explore and the resources and support that the family centre offers. The building was renovated by Action for Children organization, which is a nationwide organization that aims to support the community in children and their families. This location…

Not a good time for left handed writers

Today we went to the Black Country Living Museum! It was just a short drive from our hotel and very fun to go to. We learned about the coal mining and how in mines (picture included below), they would fit 12 people in a time. The coal container was held up by a rope, but…

The Way that it’s Mental Health Awareness Week

We began the day with an introduction to the education system of UK lecture and discussion. The system is organized into key stages that organize young children into development stages of knowledge. Primary school was for ages 5-11, and secondary for 12-16. If a child is taken out of primary school, the guardians may result…

Happy International Nurses Day!

Our first lecture of the day was discussing what public health is and what it entails in the UK. One of the most important ideas of public health is accessibility. How can an environment be created to be accessible to all citizens when considering socioeconomic factors? For example, how can education of cardiovascular disease be…

Lady Macbeth WHO?

Today was a lovely day! We woke up with a forecast of rain all day, and it turned out to only rain for an hour or two. We took the train from Birmingham to Stratford-Upon-Avon, where we walked around for a bit and shopped. We spent the first few hours walking around, taking pictures, and…

Somebody Call 999

This morning, we started the day with a breakfast at the hotel and then walked over to BCU for class. On the walk there, we discussed how business casual dress is expected for students of Birmingham. This is interesting to note because as a student in the States we can wear whatever we would like….

First Day of Year 15!

Hello! I am so excited to be starting year 15 (14th grade in the States) in the Plus3 program located in Birmingham, UK! The day we arrived, our flight from New York to London was 8pm to 8am (London time). I was able to squeeze in a little bit of sleep on the plane but…

Hello!

Hi! My name is Mary Ella McCarthy, and I am from Mars, PA, about 30 minutes from the Oakland campus. I am a first-year student majoring in nursing with a Global Health certificate. I am involved in the Nursing Student Association (NSA) and its Service Committee, Club Running, and Greek Life. In my free time,…