Category: Student Life

Derby is one of 10 institutions involved in International Tax Week, where students come together from across Europe to tackle contemporary tax issues. Final year Accounting and Finance students Asad Ahmed and Shakur Sackey reflect on their time at the annual event.

Brick wall

We’ve all be there. Exams are just around the corner, distractions are everywhere and the temptation to procrastinate is greater than ever. Kira Critchlow, a second-year BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance student, shares ideas to get you back on track when you’ve hit a brick wall and are struggling to get motivated.

Hand holding pen and writing on a notebook

Don’t know where to start with revision or struggling to get organised? Alexander Wood, Academic Librarian, explores four different revision methods to help you to study smart and set yourself up for exam success.

Student throwing exam papers in air

It can be overwhelming to get into preparing for exams or end of year assessments. Kate Wood helps identify which kind of behaviours to follow or avoid.

The life of an audio engineering MSc student at the university is exciting. Adeyinka shares her trip to Birmingham Utilita arena for the Prodigy concert, to experience how the sound, lights and stage are rigged and reinforced.

Haze's bedroom at St Christopher’s Court

Moving away from home can feel like a big step, and understanding how university accommodation functions can be a huge help in feeling settled. Haze shares what they’ve learned about living in our halls.

Student reaches for top shelf item in supermarket

Living costs are a standard part of life, but becoming a student might be your first experience of managing them. Second year Accounting and Finance student Kira shares her best advice on where you can make savings.

Group of students laughing

Joining a society can have many benefits - masters student Blessing Uwaje shares the biggest advantages to consider.

Shelves of books in a Sunkist glow

Recent graduates Izzy and Olivia help get you thinking about what's to come in final year so you can make the most of it.

Jack and American Football teammates

Second year Accounting and Finance student Jack Hanson shares his best advice for Freshers based on how he experienced his own