Category: Student Life

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.

A female student reading a textbook

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.

Group of students throwing hats at Derby Graduation

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.

Man and woman in Day of the Dead costumes

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.

white mug on a wooden table

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.

Three females look into camera smiling taking a selfie together

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.

Pink handbag and wallet, coins are laid out next to a coin purse.

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.

Four students walking outdoors laughing and smiling

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.