Category: Student Life

A headshot of Postgraduate Student Manaal Mulla on a black background

Many students undertake postgraduate study to gain the skills and knowledge required for a specialist career. This is true for Counselling and Psychotherapy student Manaal Mulla, a trainee psychotherapist with big plans for her future in the health sector.

A headshot of Accounting BA Student Simran Kaur Chohan in front of some trees

Simran describes how a volunteering opportunity she took at the University of Derby helped with her Accounting and Finance course.

A desk with a laptop, open textbook, and various writing materials

Second year Marketing student, Aaliyah descibes their experience of transitioning to remote learning during Covid-19.

Manaal Mulla standing on a street in Derby outside a park

Manaal describes her throught process in finding a place to call home during COVID-19.

A teacher standing in front of a flipchart with a pen in her hand

Emma divulges her experience of training to become a teacher and details life on University campus.

Thomas Berrington in Derby city centre

Thomas gives an overview of some of the methods he has been using to help keep himself motivated whilst studying from home.

A young woman concentrating while on a tablet at a desk by a large window

Laura Stroud offers some top tips on how to make the most of taking on a postgraduate course.

Simona in the Atrium

Simona Velcovska shares her experiences as an international student during the UK lockdown in Spring 2020.

Ioana Bactu in the Seasons room at the University of Derby in front of an open MacBook

Ioana outlines her various coping mechanisms for studying at home rather than on campus during the COVID-19 campus closures.

A student sat in front of a Mac

MA Creative Writing student Laura talks about moving to online study at the University of Derby.