Top Tips from Student Ambassadors - Before you Arrive - University of Derby

Tips from our Ambassadors

Who do they recommend you do when you visit us? There will be loads of things happening on the day, so what tips do our student ambassadors have to make sure you get the most out of your visit to the university?

Jaiden, 3rd Year Forensics student says:

Think about what is important to you.

There are many options out there, so take the time to think about what is going to be right for you. You'll know when you find the right thing. It's okay to take your time on the day and think about who you want to speak to or what information would be of most benefit for you.

Victoria, Media Studies graduate says:

Be organised

On the day there will be a lot of things to take in, people to speak to and information to digest, so make sure you are organised with either a notepad or something where you can record your thoughts. This is good practice for when you're applying to university as you will need to keep track of key dates, make notes on potential universities and manage your deadlines.

Aaron, 3rd Year Technical Theatre student says:

Give everything a go!

Make the most of the opportunities you have and you never know, you may find a new passion, career or just something you can have a laugh about later. On the day you will have chance to take part in a variety of drop-in sessions, so make the most of this as it will give you information you will find useful in Year 13.

Emily, 4th Year Primary Education student says:

Don't stress!

I know it's easier to say this than it is to do it, but going to university should be exciting! The thing to remember is that you are at the start of your UCAS journey, so you don't need to have all the answers right now and that whilst it may not seem like it, there are a lot of people in the same boat as you. There's always help and support available for you to make sure you get through it.

Danielle, 3rd Year Events Management student says:

Enjoy it.

Today is a great opportunity to speak to academics, current students and try out university. After today, you will have many opportunities to speak to universities again and having a positive attitude throughout the day will make the day more enjoyable.