Category: Wellbeing

Shelves of books in a Sunkist glow

Recent graduates Izzy and Olivia help get you thinking about what's to come in final year so you can make the most of it.

Student throwing exam papers in air

It can be overwhelming to get into preparing for exams or end of year assessments. Kate Wood helps identify which kind of behaviours to follow or avoid.

A distressed student lying on the floor covering face with hands

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as a student. This blog will help you assess your stress levels, understand the importance of managing stress and provide you with techniques to keep calm.

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First-year Journalism student, Cecília Dettmer Gonçalves, shares her advice on how to deal with homesickness as an international student. 

Silhouette of a woman standing against a sunset.

Today is International Women’s Day. This day not only celebrates the roles of women but also supports campaigns for global gender parity. Discover the roots of International Women's Day and what it means today. 

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What day-to-day actions can we all take to help fight climate change? And how do we approach this in a cost of living crisis? University of Derby Behaviour Change lecturers Dr Jenny Lunt and Johanna Beswick explore possible solutions with students Katie Johns, Julie Kempthorne and Claire Thomas.

Nathan Addai - headshot as part of the Make it Real campaign for the University of Derby.

In celebration of International Men's Day this month, Kate Haresnape (Deputy Chair of the Gender Equality Network) meets with Animation graduate Nathan Addai to discuss his creative media and brand Mental Roots.

Abstract shot of plants and water at Markeaton park.

Michelle Cairns outlines how green social prescribing can benefit mental health and wellbeing. 

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John Mungai shares his non-linear university experience as a mature student.

Midwifery student Kayty Richards in her uniform cradling an artificial baby in her arms

Midwifery student Kayty Richards is President of our new Midwifery Society, Midwifery Rocks. She is passionate about caring and advocating for women, the power of kindness, and peer support.