Category: Student Life

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Dr Sigrid Lipka, Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Derby, discusses the challenges of being a university student during the 'new normal'.

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During the spring and early summer there was speculation that students would shun university places for September, turned off by the prospect of a perceived lesser experience – especially if all of their studies were online. But any concerns about prospective students deferring their university places as a result of the pandemic are increasingly misplaced.

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Lucy discusses her experience being offered a place on the Business Management course at the University of Derby through Clearing.

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Third-year Events Management student Maria Taneva shares her top tips of how to complete assignments while studying remotely and using online resources.

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Sophie describes how she has worked to get the most out of studying online.

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Victoria depicts what has been good about having the chance to work from home during her MSc in Marketing Management.

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Marketing and Adverstising student, Jack McGuinness, reveals his top tips to making the most out of learning remotely.

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Joanne Jones, Student Services Manager at the University of Derby, gives tips to students with additional needs who are applying to university in Clearing.

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Here are some top tips on making that all important call on A-level results day and how to make a good impression when going through Clearing.

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Weronika describes how her postgraduate course in Marketing Management at the University of Derby helped develop her confidence and learn new skills.