Sessions - Plan for the Day - University of Derby

Sessions on the Day

What sessions can I attend? On the day we have a variety of drop-in sessions for you to attend if you wish. Here's some information on what to expect from each one and for you to decide which ones you need to attend.

Welcome Talk

This is the first session of the day and is designed to give you a welcome and introduction to the University. Our Vice-Chancellor, Kathryn Mitchell will be delivering a short talk welcoming you to the day and giving you a flavour of what Derby is all about.

How to Choose Session

Designed to help you make decisions about what to study and where to study. Through a series of activities and quizzes we look into the factors that are important when making that decision and give you some ideas of where to start

UCAS and Personal Statements Session

We will walk you through the application process, the steps to getting to university and how to write your personal statement.

Finance Session

Always a popular topic when it comes to going to university, we will go through all of the logistics of applying for finance, what you are intitled to and how to make the most of your student loan with some budgeting and planning tips.

Student Accommodation Talk

If you are thinking about moving away from home to go to university, our student accommodation talk is a key one for you. We will outline the options available to you as well as give you an insight into what it's like to live away from home when studying.

Student Journey Talk

Listen to one of our current Ambassadors describe their student journey so far from when they were young to the present day. It is also an ideal opportunity to ask any student life questions you might have and to gain a real perspective of what it's like.