Category: Student Life

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Jorge Estevão explains how Unibuddy provided the support he needed to move from Portugal to Derby. Now he's a Unibuddy himself and hoping to support other students on their university journey.

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Arvin Johal is a Unibuddy for the University. Here, he discusses what a Unibuddy is, what the role entails, and how he's found the experience so far.

Six Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme students stood in a line with their arms around each others' shoulders

Abby Harris details how she balances studying Psychology, as well as being a professional badminton player on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme.

Jesse Koranteng wearing a suit and bow tie and stood in front of a parked Mercedes and Range Rover

Jesse Koranteng shares how securing an internship helped him secure his first graduate role as a Marketing Executive, and what he learnt along the way.

Headshot of student Claudia Juanco. Behind her is a river with boats and a ferris wheel.

Despite the pandemic, international student Claudia returned to Derby for her second year so her routine could be as normal as possible. Here, she shares her experience.

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Student Osama Qayyum Janjua shares his experience of travelling to Derby to study amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Zoology student, Iveta Nikandrovaite, describes how she found fitting in at Derby after moving from Lithuania to study at the University. 

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Travelling thousands of miles to study is a challenge at any time but Huyen took on this challenge during a pandemic. For her, it was worth it, to pursue her goal of making a career out of helping others fulfil their potential.

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Thomas Berrington discusses why choosing the University of Derby is one of the best decisions he's ever made and shares his experiences of the applying to the University.

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Tom Berrington relates his experiences as a first year student and offers advice to new students.