Category: Student Life

Thomas Berrington in Derby city centre

Thomas gives an overview of some of the methods he has been using to help keep himself motivated whilst studying from home.

A young woman concentrating while on a tablet at a desk by a large window

Laura Stroud offers some top tips on how to make the most of taking on a postgraduate course.

Simona in the Atrium

Simona Velcovska shares her experiences as an international student during the UK lockdown in Spring 2020.

Ioana Bactu in the Seasons room at the University of Derby in front of an open MacBook

Ioana outlines her various coping mechanisms for studying at home rather than on campus during the COVID-19 campus closures.

A student sat in front of a Mac

MA Creative Writing student Laura talks about moving to online study at the University of Derby.

Headshot of student Arvin Johal

Arvin shares his daily routine and how he maintains a healthy work-life balance when studying from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A man sitting down using a laptop

MSc Ergonomics online student Alawi Almajid shares his top tips of how to get the best out of your online learning experience.

Mercy sitting at a table in a cafe with a cup of coffee in front of her

International student, Mercy Oluchi Okorie describes her experience of arriving and studying at the University.

Laura Stroud standing in front of a wooden front door with potted bushes either side

Laura Stroud describes her experience of studying a postgraduate course and how she discovered a new-found sense of belonging.

Smiling woman holding an iPad in one hand and raising the other arm in joy

Emma Rodrigues, Occupational Therapy student, has immersed herself in every opportunity that's come her way, and sourced many more. Emma shares her experiences of studying abroad, volunteering, presenting at conferences, and being a society advocate.