Category: Student Life

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Considering a postgraduate course? Student Emily Eaton offers some advice on how to choose your course and look forward to a bright future.

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Life as a Fresher or new student is a busy time. Follow Anisha's top tips to help you make the most out of your first weeks at university

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Emily Webb has been talking to Jacob Dobson, a geography enthusiast to find out why he chose to study at the University of Derby.

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Festival can be the high point of the entire summer, Tom Cain runs through his festival essentials that keep his festival experience a good one.

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Be it in music or writing, plagiarism – “stealing other’s ideas” – is a complicated and yet serious offence. So how can universities help students improve their writing and avoid it? Professor James Elander, Head of Psychological Research, gives his top tips.

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Ewelina Wisniewska gives her top tips on how to budget for university. Find out how to plan ahead, save money and stretch out your student loan.

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Emily Webb interviews fellow students to discover their university journey, starting with Computer Game Modelling and Animation student, David Sibřina.

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Robert Fowler, Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) Co-ordinator at the University of Derby, discusses university finance and student debt.

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Anisha Johal shares her top tips on making the most of university open days to help you choose your course and place of study.