Category: Student Life

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Final-year student Oviya looks back over the hurricane of emotions of the last few months. The stress over deadlines, the pressure of trying to find a job, and feeling sentimental about her time as a student at Derby coming to an end. Now she's excited. She's happy. And she's sad.

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John Mungai shares his non-linear university experience as a mature student.

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Sam Chikowore reflects on his university experiences that have brought him lasting friendships.

Fresh vegetables and eggs lie on a chopping board next to a knife

Greta, a third year Professional Culinary Management student, shares her cooking on a budget tips and tricks.

High-rise building of Dubai stand tall agaisnt a water line

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Trying to make sense of student finance? Student Izzy’s blog will help – she has some helpful hints and tips on loans, fees and funding.

Veronika standing, smiling in front of Elvaston Castle.

Veronika Geier is from Austria. She had always dreamed of studying in the UK. After almost 13 years as a radiographer, she decided to be courageous and adventurous and change her life. Now she is studying Forensic Psychology at the University of Derby.

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Izzy reflects on what went well during her first full year in Derby and what behaviour she's taking into 2022.

Sadler Gate in Derby. The clothing shop 'White Stuff' and 'Joules' in shot.

Business Management student, Ioana Batcu, shares her top five spots in Derby to pay a visit when attending an Open Day, or at any other time! 

A sunrise peers above a large grass park and trees

Abrar, an international student studying mechanical engineering as an undergraduate, shares his favourite parks in Derby.