Category: Student Life

Students playing badminton

Emily Webb shares why she joined the Badminton Society and some of her favourite memories from her time in the society.

Student doing coursework with coffee, laptop and notes

Emily Webb shares her advice on the first year at university for other students in their first year and prospective students who are finishing their A-levels.

A student sitting under a tree with headphones on

For students, each new year can bring a spell of homesickness after spending Christmas with family and friends. Here are some top tips on how to combat second term blues and enjoy university life.

Drawing and pens

Student in dorm room

Gareth Hughes, Researcher and Psychotherapist, gives his advice on how often you should go back home while at university.

Students and graduates from the University of Derby give their top tips to new students during Fresher's Week.

A student with a notepad and laptop

Gareth Hughes, Psychotherapist and Researcher at the University of Derby, talks about what to do now you have your place at university following Clearing.

A student sitting on the floor with a laptop on her lap and a grey cat laying next to her

Putting the personal into your personal statement. 8 things to include and 5 phrases to avoid when perfecting your UCAS personal statement.

A University of Derby student carrying a box from her parents house as they look on from the front door

Steve Ward, Customer Services Manager at Derby Student Residences Limited, gives his top ten essentials of what to pack for university.

Online MBA Global graduate, Thobekile Ncube, is in her early sixties and her goal is to retire with a PhD. She shares her experience of studying online, the impact her studies have had on her life and her top tips for new online students.