Articles from University of Derby

Placement brings new clarity on inclusion and wellbeing

A role emerging placement is when students go into work environments where their profession has never been before and carve out a role for themselves. This blog details how four Occupational Therapy students did this within the Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing team and contributed hugely to the University’s wellbeing agenda. @DerbyUni

What Google Stadia means for the future of the gaming industry

Benjamin Thomas, Lecturer in Computer Games Modelling and Animation at the University of Derby, assesses what experience Google’s new streaming service for gamers, Stadia, might offer for the hardcore and casual players. 

Top ten tips for new online students

If you are new to online learning, you may be wondering what you can expect from the experience. @DerbyUni we want to make the transition easy for new online students.

Seeking out opportunities to succeed

University of Derby (@DerbyUni) graduate David Hambling is the owner of The Joy of Pages, a publishing services company based in Derbyshire. He set up his business with the help of our Be The Boss programme. Here, he recounts his journey.

Balancing my studies alongside being a professional athlete

@DerbyUni's Abby Harris details how she balances studying Psychology, as well as being a professional badminton player on the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. Starting out I know when most students talk about their first year at university, they talk about being independent and finding their own feet. This could be perhaps paying their own bills for the first time, learning how to cook, making new friends or even just exploring a new environment.

How to land a marketing internship as a student

The DRIVEN programme is the University of Derby’s (@DerbyUni) GRADS for D2N2 project. The GRADS for D2N2 project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and is part of the ESF High Level Skills programme. The programme is delivered by the University of Derby as part of the High Level Skills consortium which also includes Nottingham Trent University, Derby College, Nottingham College, and Nottingham City Council.

Moving from Vietnam to Derby: How I plan to use my Master’s degree to change lives

Travelling thousands of miles to study is a challenge at any time but Huyen took on this challenge during a pandemic. For her, it was worth it, to pursue her goal of making a career out of helping others fulfil their potential. @DerbyUni

Moving from Lithuania to Derby: My experience as an international student

I had always wanted to study in the UK because it has a high-quality education reputation and in Lithuania, there were not any courses that took my interest.

Pandemic Burnout in Frontline Healthcare Workers: Three Ways Mindfulness Can Help

While the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the psychological health of people working in a wide range of professions, some worker groups have been identified as being particularly at risk of burnout and mental health problems at this time. Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at the University of Derby, discusses the benefits of mindfulness when dealing with pandemic burnout.

The Impact of the Government Spending Review on the UK economy

This week (25 Nov), the Chancellor of the Exchequer promised the UK government would spend billions of pounds to help tackle Covid-19 next year.

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