Category: Education

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Valuable advice from the University of Derby's Secretary and Registrar ahead of results day 2021.

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Lauren's experience over the past three years at the University of Derby has been filled with so many different opportunities that she never would have experienced had she not called the Clearing team and secured a place.

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Mature student Danielle Roberts had worked for ten years in the care industry and customer service roles when she decided it was time for a change. She’s now in the third year of our BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices. And she's feeling enlightened and inspired.

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We are working alongside the YMCA Derbyshire to support young people and our students in their development. Simon Williams explains what our Youth Work and Community Development students, and the young people, get out of the relationship.

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Professor Stephen Wordsworth, Head of School, Nursing and Professional Practice, explains why a March start could make all the difference to your nursing career.

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Tony Blockley, Head of Policing at the University of Derby, looks at the confusion around lockdown rules and their enforcement by the police, and the dilemma this poses for officers when they encounter or respond to reports of rule breaking.

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If you are new to online learning, you may be wondering what you can expect from the experience. Here, at the University of Derby, we want to make the transition easy for new online students. To help with this, we asked some of our online students, recent graduates, and academics to share their top tips for those new to studying online.

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Dr Gulcan Garip, Academic Lead in Psychology at the University of Derby, and graduate Sanju Rusara Seneviratne, explore the experiences of online psychology students engaging in online learning in pursuit of a career change, with educators having a responsibility to create opportunities, enhance motivation, and improve skills for students to become self-regulated learners.

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Denise Baker, Head of Pre-Qualifying Healthcare at the University of Derby, discusses Jeremy Hunt's announcement to increase trainee nursing places.

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Dr Clive Holmwood, Associate Professor in Dramatherapy at the University of Derby discusses how dramatherapy and play based approaches can help with the emotional impact on the Covid-19 generation.