Student Tamzin's favourite places to visit in Derby city video transcript

Hi, my name is Tamzin and I'm a student here at Derby and I joined the University in September 2018 on a foundation year. I am now in my first year of my degree and I thought I would answer some questions that students at Derby are frequently asked.

I currently live in Derby, I am living in halls of residence and this is my second year living in halls. I absolutely love living in halls because of their central location. They are in really close proximity to the city centre meaning I can walk just about anywhere.

I am originally from Sheffield and I'd never been to Derby before I came to start looking here at the University. As soon as I came to explore the city, I loved it; I got to discover all of the cute little shops that there are and the bars and restaurants. There's some really cool chain restaurants that we have across the UK but there's also some really lovely independent ones that are exclusive to Derby. I also got to explore all of the shops that we have and get to know the area and figure out how I would go about living here.Before I moved to Derby I did to come and visit the city on multiple occasions just to get a feel for the place and work out where my local shops would be and also the local pub because everybody needs to know that.

A couple of my favorite things to do in Derby are go shopping at the Intu Centre, go to Bustler street food market to discover lots of yummy street food traders. And also take part in all the activities that there are in Derby including bowling and escape rooms and the cinema. As I just mentioned there are plenty of things to do with friends and me and my friends get up to a lot of fun on the weekends exploring the city because we're all new to Derby and it's a great way to get out and see what there is on offer.

I find balancing my personal life with being a student really manageable as, like I mentioned earlier, everything is in close proximity in Derby, meaning I don't spend too much time on public transport or walking from A to B. I can really make the most of a day because I can get about super easily and if I need to take a bus anywhere I can use the Unibus which are free of charge to students which makes it super handy and a low-cost way of getting about.

Derby has so much to offer as a city and I'm really lucky to be a student here I couldn't think of a better place to go to university. I get the amazing balance of this city and the countryside and with everything being within such close proximity it means that exploring is very easy to do. The city is also so well connected which makes it super cool for somebody like me who loves to travel; I'm 20 minutes away from East Midlands Airport and I'm also very close on trains to other major cities.

If you would like to follow along with more of my adventures in Derby don't forget to go and follow me on instagram My username is @tamzinlena and I post on there all about my life as a student here at the University of Derby.

 

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