Category: Student Life

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Undergraduate student, Nigel Duffus, details how the careers and employment service have been instrumental in supporting his journey toward a successful career. 

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Around 25% of university students experience mental health problems. Could self-compassion be the key to coping with shame arising from stigma?

Student, Tamzin Burch, describes how she settled into her new life in Derby. 

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Student, Eva Machova, describes hows she settled into her life in Derby after moving from the Czech Republic to study Media and Communications. 

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International student, Ioannis-Thomas Dimakopoulos, has come from Greece to study Business Management in Derby. With our International Student Centre topping the International Student Barometer 2018 rankings for the UK, he tells us about his welcome to the University.

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To support University Mental Health Day, the University of Derby's Joanna Baker explores the rising number of students experiencing mental health problems.

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Student, Sam Chikiwore, shares his top tips on how to budge wisely at university. 

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It's not every day you get the opportunity to travel abroad on a fully-funded University trip and make life-long friends and memories. Katie Peet shares insight into her trip to Iceland as part of the University's International Travel Award scheme.

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Student Sam moved from Zimbabwe to study at the University of Derby. Here, he shares his journey of settling in, making friends and becoming more self-aware.

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Student Anisha shares the wide range of extra-curricular activities she's been involved in whilst studying at the University of Derby.