Category: Press

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Emily Webb shares her advice on the first year at university for other students in their first year and prospective students who are finishing their A-levels.

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Disney’s latest remake Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, will hit cinema screens on 17 March. While this new take on a classic will capture the imagination of a new generation, Dr Simon Heywood, Lecturer in Creative Writing, explores the story’s origin as a folktale.

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Today (March 8, 2017), Philip Hammond delivered his first Budget as Chancellor. Here, Melanie Powell and Eugene Michaels, both Lecturers in Economics at the University of Derby, explain exactly what it means.

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To mark International Women’s Day, Aradhana Mehra, Head of the Research Centre in the College of Life and Natural Sciences, explains the importance of encouraging women to pursue careers in science and technology (STEM).

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Dr Zaheer Hussain, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, gives his top tips on how to cut down smartphone use and embrace a digital detox.

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Ruth Larsen, Senior Lecturer in History, discusses the tradition of Shrovetide Football and why the game is now as popular as ever.

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Imagine a world without chocolate. No chocolate biscuits, no chocolate cake, no chocolate pudding at Christmas, no Easter eggs, and no chocolate for Valentine’s Day. Unimaginable? Well, that could potentially become our reality if we do not support the farmers that provide us with cocoa beans, which make our chocolate.

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Chris Jones, former professional chef and inspirational teacher in Hospitality and Culinary Management, shares his experiences and stories to be successful.

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Fiona Holland, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, explains why giving something up for Lent is hard and offers her top tips to help you achieve it.

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Dr Phil Henry, Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Derby, discusses the likelihood of US President Donald Trump facing impeachment action.