Category: Student Life

Mohika Shankar sits in a classroom

Mohika Shankar, a second year international student, answers common FAQs international students may have about moving to the UK for the first time. From what to bring with you from home, to what British weather is like and her favourite cities to visit.

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Simran Kaur Chohan relates her experience of being President of the Accounting and Finance Society and outlines how this has helped her to gain real-world learning experiences. 

Second year student, Kieya looks outwards towards the sea.

Second-year International Tourism Management student, Kieya, talks about her completing her degree during the pandemic and explains the steps she took to support her wellbeing.

A dark haired female student leans on a wall smiling and laughing

Ioana Batcu is a third-year Business Management student. In her blog, she discusses the importance of looking after your wellbeing as a student. Her helpful advice to better your wellbeing is shared in 3 top tips, from her own experience of lowering her stress levels while maintaining fun within her daily routine.

Frederico at Kedleston Road

International student, Frederico Castanho, details his experience of working part-time as a Unibuddy.

Overhead view of man walking down flight of stairs wearing a backpack and holding mobile phone

Jorge Estevão explains how Unibuddy provided the support he needed to move from Portugal to Derby. Now he's a Unibuddy himself and hoping to support other students on their university journey.

Arvin leaning on a table with crossed arms

Arvin Johal is a Unibuddy for the University. Here, he discusses what a Unibuddy is, what the role entails, and how he's found the experience so far.

Six Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme students stood in a line with their arms around each others' shoulders

Abby Harris details how she balances studying Psychology, as well as being a professional badminton player on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme.

Jesse Koranteng wearing a suit and bow tie and stood in front of a parked Mercedes and Range Rover

Jesse Koranteng shares how securing an internship helped him secure his first graduate role as a Marketing Executive, and what he learnt along the way.

Headshot of student Claudia Juanco. Behind her is a river with boats and a ferris wheel.

Despite the pandemic, international student Claudia returned to Derby for her second year so her routine could be as normal as possible. Here, she shares her experience.