I Haven’t Seen the Queen Yet…

05/18/2022: Today was a busy day! Our group set out nice and early for Oxford. From Birmingham, it is about a 2-hour drive, but the entire journey was lovely. I am still amazed at how beautiful the English countryside is. Once we arrived in Oxford, we quickly discovered the meaning of the phrase “college town.”…

I Belong in a Palace

Today I felt studious and smart visiting Oxford University. To begin I didn’t even know Oxford was an actual city in England, I thought it was just the name of the university. Furthermore I didn’t know that Oxford wasn’t a university like Pitt is, it’s actually made up of 39 different colleges. Although we saw…

There’s Multiple Oxfords?!

After today, I can officially say I’ve been to Oxford University! With an early morning wake up and a quick snooze on the 2 hour coach ride (it’s just a bus, I know the British term sounds fancy), we arrived in the very beautiful city of Oxford. The first site to see was the Martyr…

Oxford leading us out..

It’s crazy to say that this is my last blog of my trip. I have had so much fun and learned so much. I spent my last learning day in Oxford. There were so many old medieval-like buildings, and tons of people on bikes and motorcycles. We were led again by Tim, who was our…

Good Knight

Starting off on an early note with our day we started our trip to Oxford for the day! After a long drive and possibly a small nap we arrived in the center of Oxford to meet up with our tour guide. We were lucky enough to have the same amazing tour guide from our day…

I Went to Oxford University. What About You?

On our second to last day of the trip, we went to Oxford and visited Christchurch College and Blenheim Palace. It was a lovely day for walking around and exploring what the city and the palace had to offer! When we got to Oxford, we got off near this impressive art museum. Not only did…

So Long and Thank You BCU!

Well, today was the day. Today was our final day at BCU and that meant presenting our final projects to everyone in the trip plus staff from BCU. Everyone that presented today had very well done slides with lots of important information. I know that I certainly learned a lot from all of the projects…

Gonna Miss You BCU!

Today was presentation day and it was really nerve racking for all of us. There were four groups for presentations and each group had about 12-15 minutes to present what we learned during our time here and the UK and how it compares to the US.  Even though we were very anxious to present I…

PhD Prepared

Today, we woke up with the intention of having a class and then focusing on presentations. However, life happened and we got to work on our presentations for a good few extra hours. I loved and needed this, as I am an anxious individual and felt that the more practice we got the better our…

Farewell BCU

Today was the final day of spending time and learning at Birmingham City University. While I am sad that my time at BCU has come to an end, the knowledge, mentors, and students I’ve met, and the skills I’ve gained from my peers will always stick with me. Today, at the university, our group presented…

Presentations and Packing

Finishing up our last day at Birmingham City University with the wonderful people we met we were able to give our presentations! Although we were all a little stressed out and nervous about these projects it was definitely a great experience in the end. With everything we learned at the university and our own research,…

Saying Goodbye is Hard!

Our last day here at BCU wrapped up with group presentations on all of the new information that we’ve learned through our lectures and further research. Leading up to the presentation, I was a mixture of nervous and excited to share our findings. Starting with our original overlying topic, most of our original inquiry questions…

B C U later

My last class at BCU was filled with so much information that expanded my knowledge so much. I am so glad I had the opportunity to explore Birmingham City University and meet amazing faculty and students. Without this trip, I would still be blindsided in so many aspects of the world that were brought to…

Last day of school :(

Today was presentation day! We had the morning free to practice and prepare, and soon enough it was time to present. Beckie, Audrey, Quincy, and Lindsey focused their presentation on how immigrants are represented and treated within the eduction and healthcare systems. They explained how maternal mortality disparities are a big problem in both the…

You can call me Dr. Quincy now

Today was the day we had all been anticipating, it was presentation day. Before we left for this trip to the UK we had a pre-departure presentation we had to do. We chose our groups and chose an area we wanted to research while we were in Birmingham. My group chose to focus on the…

Lecturee becomes the Lecturer

Today was our last day at the BCU campus. We ended our time at BCU with our group presentations that we had been preparing for since before we left. This was our way to summarize everything that we had learned and apply it to Healthcare and Education. My group, which was just the two of…

Girlbosses

May 17, 2022 Today was the day we were all so anxious for: our presentations in front of our classmates and BCU faculty. Even though we were dreading it, I think they went so well and my classmates did such an amazing job in their research! It was so impressive to see the growth in…

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…

Goodbye BCU!

05/17/2022: Today we presented our group research topics. Here is what we learned! Kayla, Courtney, Mary, & Abbie’s presentation on mental health. Mental health is funded through NHS; it is found in all three sectors of the NHS. Specialized care is gathered through a referral via a GP. You are given up to 5 options…

DONE

The presentations are over!! WOOHOO!! Everyone did such a great job and I’m so proud of everyone’s effort and research. I thought all of the topics were interesting and summed up what we have been learning for the past two weeks pretty well. The first group to go was Kayla, Mary, Abbie, and Courtney’s group,…