Category: Wellbeing

Brick wall

We’ve all be there. Exams are just around the corner, distractions are everywhere and the temptation to procrastinate is greater than ever. Kira Critchlow, a second-year BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance student, shares ideas to get you back on track when you’ve hit a brick wall and are struggling to get motivated.

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Don’t know where to start with revision or struggling to get organised? Alexander Wood, Academic Librarian, explores four different revision methods to help you to study smart and set yourself up for exam success.

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Maintaining focus when preparing for exams is essential for success. Dr Katia Vione, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, delves into the world of neuroscience and brain health to understand how a healthy lifestyle can support you during exam revision.

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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.

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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.

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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.