Category: Student Life

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English student Anisha shares insight into what it's like balancing studies, part-time employment and extra-curricular activities.

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Melanie Welaratne explores why TED and TEDx have provided inspiration, education and knowledge throughout her life and shares plans for her TEDxUniversityofDerby event on the topic "What if?".

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Students Yvette and Molly are on a mission to help others adopt a better, plastic-free way of life. Here, they share their passion for helping to protect the environment and their top tips for reducing plastic waste.

Derby is the city where you can have it all - you just need to know where to look. Here's a quick run-through of some of our students' favourite destinations.

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Nigel left full-time work to start his university journey. Here, he shares his experience of progression - from Access to BSc (Hons) - and the support he's had along the way.

At the University of Derby, you'll find an exciting range of opportunities within and outside of your studies for you to develop your current interests, boost your employability and career prospects, and make the most of your student life.

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Masters student Jill Baker takes us through her approach to flexible study and how it is helping her to achieve her postgraduate degree.

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Postgraduate student, Ruth Gray, takes us through how flexible study helps her to fit her postgraduate studies around her self employed life

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Postgraduate student, Ruth Gray, explains how she found ways in which to fund her studies. 

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Tanith Jones talks about she funded her postgraduate study and why she chose to carry on studying after her undergraduate degree.