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Studying at University of Derby
The University of Derby prides itself on its personal approach to teaching that is informed by research undertaken on site. It holds many notable rankings including Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative Winners 2011, being ranked within the top 10% in the UK for quality and management procedures and 1st for provision of support for students and faith out of modern universities in the UK. 20,000 students study at Derby University with nearly 1,700 being international.
The university is split into four faculties; Faculty of Education, health and Science, Faculty of Social Care and Therapeutic Practice, Faculty of Business, Computing and Law and the Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology. There are more than 250 courses on offer with 85% only having 30 or less students meaning better quality time with lecturers and tutors. The university also provides 300 scholarships each academic year to help those students with less income.
Derby is a fast developing city receiving billions of pounds in investment. It is a lively place to go with everything from shopping and coffee shops, bars, pubs and clubs to a 12 screen cinema, art galleries and a theatre. Both campuses at the University of Derby are close to the city and students can make use of discounted rates on local transport.
The Students' Union runs many events throughout the week as well as more significant ones at important times of the student year, such as the Student Lockdown and Graduation Ball. Events such as these have hosted big names over recent years and include Zane Lowe, The Saturdays and Example. There are plenty of societies and sports clubs to get involved in and many sports facilities to make use of including a new fitness centre and gym. Close by in Derby is Pride Park stadium which is home to Derby County football team.
Research is a very important area of the University of Derby and has a large influence on many of the courses on offer. More than half of research carried out is classed as international. Current projects include the conservation of rare plants, software that boosts wellbeing, improvement in life quality for those suffering with ME, and the development of farmers' markets in Africa.
To help with the transition into university life several services are provided to offer support including the Student Wellbeing Service, Student Employment Agency, Chaplaincy and The Source , an independent guidance office that is located in the Students' Union.
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Not to many facilities on campus, no student union bar event know the derby campus has two bars, literelaly not facilities, some sports clubs but once sports clubs move down to derby that's sports gone as well so there will be nothing to do in Buxton
The Kedleston Road and Britannia Mill Campus's has good facilities. However, the facilities would be better if Library is open for 24 hours a day. The computers in these library could also be better. Not many students use the student union as it is not a fun and enjoyable environment. The clubs and societies run under the student unions can be much cheaper. Wifi speeds can also be better.
This is not a university, this is table tennis game. Everybody is sending me to somebody else when I'm asking the questions. Lecturers are pretending they are happy to help but they don't actually care and it's also impossible to contact them. Unibus does not run as it should be. WiFi connection is not good as well. Societies do not communicate and they are expensive as well so I ended up doing sport somewhere else. I'm paying a lot of money for nothing and I did not get anything from my course. It seems like there are many possibilities, but the reality is different. Not everybody working at this university is actually working.
Such a good university, actually has time to invest in you doing things to further progress and develop your own personal profile. They want you to do the best you can and be employed at the end of your time with them
Good campus except that the lifts are quite packed and there are a lot of stairs, this is easily sorted once you learn when the rushes are and can avoid them. I haven't joined any societies, or used the student union however I know that there is help in careers services and my lecturers so far have been more than happy to talk to you about it. my course leader had a good half an hour chat with me about what I need to do and how to do it for my chosen profession
I hated this university not only are they slow in providing information but do not help at all! I am super devestated that this university has spent £9,000 of mine and I did not get anything out of this course absolutely disgusted and annoyed that my time and effort has gone to waste, I do not reccommend this university at all your better off going to BCU or UOB!
The uni itself is nice. It's small and has good facilities, i struggle with some of the lecturers however. Firstly they criticize you for not having tutorials yet they are hardly available. Secondly, they tell you not to use Wikipedia yet in one lecture the presentation the lecturer did, his information was copied and pasted straight from Wikipedia. Thirdly in one module they gave us an essay to write without actually teaching us what we were writing about, when i asked what we were to do i was told to use google and finally one lecturer gives wrong information, i checked my lecture notes after the lecture i found the information which i was given was incorrect.
The uni campus at Kedleston Road is fairly decent, with a good variety of eateries (Starbucks, Subway, the university kitchen, a cafe, and a bar), and also a small shop (Keddie's). The campus is very close together, and it's easy to get to everything. There's a good transport system called the Unibus that can get you round the city and to the uni for just £1 per journey (£10 for ten). It's also right next to Markeaton Park, if you and your friends fancy a change of scenery at lunchtime during the summer. Facilities are decent, with a good multi-floor library, student wellbeing service (very good!), and a uni doctors, among other things. The careers service is fairly good, apparently, as is the student's union (again, apparently, as I have used neither of these services). There are often careers fairs and such on in the main building, which can be useful and interesting, and the uni run a variety of events during term time.
Really good at teaching, but the SU isn't very attractive to people and students only really know about the events that they run in the uni and not much else. Derby is a really unknown place so students with lower grades usually come here, but in actuality the uni should have better students, it is because it isn't very renown and no one has heard of it, so the grade boundaries to get in are usually lower compared to other unis.
Printing is expensive. No interaction between campus's. So not aware of student union or societies. Not advertised really at markeaton or britannia mill. I am doing foundation in fashion. But it is not related to fashion at all. Its very broad. And is based on fine art. So doesn't really help you at all. The careers service is useless. They have no links to any companies. Just advise you to go on websites and help you make a ''plan'' all they offer is CV advice and how to use linkedin. Teachers on my course are late. But expect you to be on time. My course is just child's play and very boring. Never anything going on at markeaton or brit mill. Very boring dull place.
When i first came to Derby i didn't expect much but when i enrolled and was an actual student i realised how much hard work and money had been fed into the university seeing all the up to date technology and new facilities its a brilliant university and they hold some brilliant social events, one of my most recent favourites was the Fathers and Sons which was held and organised by the rugby team for all the sport societies.
Helpful staff at admissons and enrolment. Lecturers reply to emails quickly. Facilities are modern. Blends cafe is relaxing. Open days are informative. Student support and wellbeing services have helped me get back into study as a student parent.
Loving my time at the University of Derby! They have a lot of great facilities such as the Student Well-Being Center and the Careers Center :) And my course is amazing (Creative Expressive Therapies). They have a huge range of courses, and some wonderful spaces. If you're looking for a course in the arts or the therapeutic sector, then I recommend this uni, as it has been a great experience for me and I'm learning so much. Although, obviously you'll know for sure if you come for an open day, because different universities suit different personalities. Choose wisely! :)
Great university for facilities and clubs ! Campus is far from town and train station though. The uni bus is expensive, unreliable and doesn't run on a Friday night or a weekend (which makes it hard to travel to town/train station if you live near campus). The main atrium and library are great but wifi sucks
The food facilities on site are too expensive for students, and the subway always has a queue at least 20 minutes long so you can't get one in a lecture break. The car park is utter sh** and is ran by a load of incompetent people that target individuals by ticketing some and not others and also by picking and choosing who is let in when me the car park is allegedly 'full'. The lecturers are okay and some of the lecture theatres are, but a lot of them are uncomfortable to sit in for so long and you end up with a bad back.