Category: Student Life

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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.

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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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One of the greatest assets of the University of Derby is the effort that goes into the student experience. Kayleigh Ayriss got to go to New York and Washington DC thanks to our International Travel Awards.

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Nigel Duffus describes how his personal journey with the University’s societies began during welcome week.

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Sam Chikowore offers his advice on how to get a job, including drafting a CV, registering with the University's Student Employment Agency and working around your study schedule.

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Business Management student Jonathan Storer immersed himself in the world of art fraud during his final-year Derby Business School fieldtrip to Copenhagen.

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Marketing (Digital) student Freya Padmore visited Iceland as part of our International Travel Awards. Here, she shares what she learned.

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Business Management students Rachel Walker and Aimee Walsh are passionate about making a difference. They are part of the Plastic Fantastic project that aims to tackle plastic pollution.