Category: Education

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Many things can define your time during the journey to becoming a qualified nurse. Perhaps most defining are your placements. Final-year student Kieron Powis gives his personal insight into how his placements have shaped his learning.

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Advice from the University of Derby's Secretary and Registrar ahead of results day 2022.

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Second-year student Conor Perrott was unsure if he would come to university. Here, he explains the steps involved in applying, and the highs he's experienced since arriving.

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Charlotte Howes shares the moment she first decided to apply to university and what happened next.

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Your child deciding if and where to go to university can be a tense time for parents too. Having a plan makes a big difference. Here's Heather's tips on how to get the most out of attending an open day. 

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Alex Balcon wants to provoke an inner fire within you. He had always believed a career in nursing to be nothing but a fantasy. Now he's a Stage Two Mental Health Nursing student. And he's ready to tell you his secret.

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.

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Lauren's experience over the past three years at the University of Derby has been filled with so many different opportunities that she never would have experienced had she not called the Clearing team and secured a place.

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Mature student Danielle Roberts had worked for ten years in the care industry and customer service roles when she decided it was time for a change. She’s now in the third year of our BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Principles and Practices. And she's feeling enlightened and inspired.

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We are working alongside the YMCA Derbyshire to support young people and our students in their development. Simon Williams explains what our Youth Work and Community Development students, and the young people, get out of the relationship.