Category: Education

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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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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.

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Dr Tom Hunt, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Steve Chinn, Visiting Professor, both at the University of Derby, explore  'quick maths' and its role in the world of mathematics.

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In recent times, the concept of curriculum and what type of curriculum is best for learners has come under much scrutiny. Dr Sarah Charles discusses the importance of an inclusive curriculum.

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Third-year Events Management student Maria Taneva shares her top tips of how to complete assignments while studying remotely and using online resources.

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Weronika describes how her postgraduate course in Marketing Management at the University of Derby helped develop her confidence and learn new skills.