Widening Access Events 2020

Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

The health and wellbeing of our staff, students, and visitors is of utmost importance. To ensure this is prioritised and in line with the latest Government advice on coronavirus (Covid-19), we are putting measures in place to reduce the number of people on campus, including the postponement of school and college visits. We will keep monitoring the situation and responding to official guidance.
Whilst we cannot currently welcome your students on campus, we are producing a range of virtual events and digital resources to support your students during school closures. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news and resources.

Upcoming events

A student working with a member of staff at the University working through an assignment together.

Year 12/13 event: Join this webinar to find out more about using sources of information in academic writing run by the library team at the University via Blackboard Collaborate. Learn how to quote and paraphrase and how to weave the work of others into your essays in a logical, ethical and academic way. 

Students from the rugby club running with a rugby ball on the pitch at the University.

Year 12/13 event: The Union of Students (UoS) exists to represent students and provides fun and exciting opportunities for you to get involved with outside of your academic studies. Sign up to Unibuddy for the live chat to find out more about what the UoS can offer you.

Four students stood outside the halls of residence at the University of Derby.

Year 12/13 event: Whether you are living at home whilst at university or moving away from home, this live chat will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions to our Student Living experts and Student Ambassadors. Sign up to Unibuddy to take part in the live chat.

A history lecture taking place at the University.

Year 12/13 event: Discover the key skills you need to develop in order to learn effectively at University through this webinar run by the library team at the University via Blackboard Collaborate. This session will cover techniques for managing your time and studies, note-taking, understanding lecture notes and where to start with further reading. 

Three students in a classroom discussing a piece of writing.

Year 12/13 event: Discover how to cite and reference correctly through this webinar run by the library team at the University via Blackboard Collaborate. This session will cover how to use Cite Them Right Online, focusing on the Harvard and APA referencing styles.