Category: Student Life

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Izzy guides you through some of Derby's restaurants and hotels to help you make the most of your graduation day with family or friends.

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It’s officially Halloween season. Do you enjoy dressing up? Whether it be as your favourite fictional character or a classic vampire. You can use these five tips and tricks to save money during the spooky season.

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Dr Ian Turner explains what a foundation year is and how study on one can help you to build a strong foundation on which to build your career on.

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Ali Bramwell decided to embark on her university journey at the age of 54. She has fully embraced her time, taking on new opportunities and meeting friends for life. In her blog, she shares her new memories, from living in student accommodation, fitting in, her role with the Union of Students and much more.

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Kieya Tabingo is a third-year student. Over her time at university, she has had many experiences, trials, and errors, when it comes to budgeting. In her blog, she shares her best advice.

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As an international graduate, Sam Chikowore has explored Derby city to its full potential. In his blog, Sam shares some hidden gems that you, as a student to be, might enjoy exploring too.

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Freshers is often a crazy time, filled with a mixture of nerves and excitement about starting university. Izzy Moxham-Mead lists five tips for Freshers’ that she wished she had known before starting her first year. 

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Everyone wants to make new friends whilst at university. Izzy Moxham-Mead has just finished her first year of studying and made some fantastic friends along the way. In this blog, she gives her top tips on what you should remember when making new friends. 

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Digital Marketing student, Izzy Moxham-Mead, lists the items she found useful to take when moving to university. 

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Ruth Sims, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, gives parents and carers some advice on how to navigate results day, especially if things don't go exactly as your child planned.