Category: Student Life

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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.

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Revision is an inevitable aspect of your time at university. Student Anisha shares her top tips for effective revision.

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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.

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Nigel Duffus explains how Derby-based charity, Steps for the Future helped him complete his professional placement module. 

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.