Category: Student Life

Nathan Addai - headshot as part of the Make it Real campaign for the University of Derby.

In celebration of International Men's Day this month, Kate Haresnape (Deputy Chair of the Gender Equality Network) meets with Animation graduate Nathan Addai to discuss his creative media and brand Mental Roots.

Kedleston Road campus from the outside, a large tree in autumn sits in front of the building.

Olivia Wilkinson is a final-year Marketing student. In this blog, she shares her experience and advice on finding success at Derby. 

Woman sitting on a cliff looking out at the beach

Final-year student Megan shares her advice on how to thrive as an anxious first-year student. 

Two students in graduation caps and gowns smiling at each other

Megan Wallbanks, a final-year BA (Hons) Media and Communications student, shares her top tips for survivng your final year.

A group students close together, smiling and waving

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.

A rolling staircase mimicking a rollercoaster

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

A line of people stand beyond a sunset hand in hand

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

coins and notes on a table

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.