Category: Student Life

A group of students gathered around a table in a halls common room

Sam Chikowore lifts the lid on what it's like to work as a residential assistant in one of our University halls of residence.

Charlotte sitting at Markeaton park in Derby beside the stream

Student Charlotte Pearson shares her first impressions on moving to Derby and explains what it’s like to live in Derby city centre.

Derby buildings including the standing order pub

Moving away from home for the first time can be difficult. Student Ray Underwood found there was so much to do in Derby that her homesickness soon melted away.

Field with trees and sunshine

International student Weronika Jedrak shares her favourite places in the city that are affordable and fun. Together they make up her perfect Saturday.

Looking at the sunset through an aeroplane window over a wing

Tereza Rydlova left the Czech Republic to study Marketing in the UK. Despite not knowing anyone, she found that adapting to life in Derby wasn't hard at all.

Chatsworth house

Matthew LeDoux-Deakin shares his experience of studying as a mature student and explains why the university experience can be just as rewarding as it is for younger students who've just left college or sixth form.

People browsing displays at Derby Museum

Undergraduate student Nigel Duffus shares his top five places to visit in Derby City when he's not studying.

Concert filled with people and bright lights

Student Thomas Berrington takes a look at his favourite spots in Derby for socialising, having fun and grabbing a bit of culture.

Mari outside the water special effects equipment in Malta

Film Production student Mari Olan shares her experience of studying abroad in Malta.

Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor in Contemplative Psychology at the University of Derby Online Learning, explores how to choose a New Year's resolution and the best ways to ensure you stick to them.