Category: Student Life

Three people in a nightclub, smiling.

Simona first arrived at University afraid that she would feel alone and find it difficult making new friends. Fortunately, the feeling didn't last long.

Buildings in Times Square, New York illuminated at night time.

Mimi Oloni's visit to Times Square gave her the chance to experience a lot of what she had learned on her Marketing and Consumer Psychology course.

Tamzin at the Forum in Rome

Student Tamzin Burch went to Italy as part of the International Travel Awards scheme. Here, she tells us how the trip affected her.

The University of Derby quidditch team

Elis Vavrušková describes how joining societies in Freshers Week helped her grow in confidence after she moved to Derby from the Czech Republic.

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All students are assigned a personal tutor when they start at the University of Derby, so you can be assured you’ve always got someone to turn to. Wondering what personal tutors do and how can they help? Let Simona Velcovska explain.


Sam Chikowore recalls his first residential Geology fieldtrip as part of his prescribed Fundamental Skills for Geoscientists module. For Sam, it felt exhilarating and like a journey into the unknown.

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Joining a society can be a big part of your life at university. And there is so much choice. Student Christina Vassell even set up her own micro society.

Person writing on a notepad

Mature student Marek Fraczek explains that age is irrelevant when going to university - and also describes exactly what his American Studies course entails.

Preeya Kaur in Copenhagen

Economics for Business BA (Hons) student Preeya Kaur took the opportunity to travel to both Copenhagen and Vienna to expand her University experience.

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