Articles from University of Derby

The power of play and drama for the Covid-19 generation

As pupils settle back into school and their new Covid-19 routines, Dr Clive Holmwood (@DrCliveH), Associate Professor in Dramatherapy at the University of Derby (@DerbyUni), discusses how dramatherapy and play-based approaches, such as Neuro-Dramatic Play, can help with the emotional impact on the Covid-19 generation.

The psychological impacts of working from home

Due to Covid-19, many workers were forced to work from home, with staff @DerbyUni, transitioning to home working in mid-March. While these unprecedented circumstances have brought us many challenges, adjusting to this new way of working has happened relatively quickly. Here, Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic Lead in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology at the University of Derby, discusses the positive and negative psychological impact of working from home. 

The irrationality of quick maths - Why is being quick at maths associated with being good at maths?

Dr Tom Hunt, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Steve Chinn, Visiting Professor @DerbyUni explore ‘quick maths’ and its role in the world of mathematics.

University of Derby’s Head of Diagnostic Imaging named as National Teaching Fellow

The University of Derby’s Head of Diagnostic Imaging has been given the prestigious accolade of National Teaching Fellow in this year’s list of academics recognised for their contributions to teaching and student outcomes.

The growth of video conferencing: Opportunities and challenges

@DerbyUni - Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing has become the communication tool of choice for many people, both personally and professionally. Here Dr Jane Montague, Head of Psychology at the University of Derby, and BSc (Hons) Psychology students Beatrice Henshaw and Sheela Payne, explore the opportunities and challenges the growth of video conferencing has brought and how it is affecting individuals’ lives.

The importance of an inclusive curriculum

In recent times, the concept of curriculum and what type of curriculum is best for learners has come under much scrutiny.

Productivity Through Innovation - Fully funded postgraduate placements and part-funded graduate placements

Fully funded postgraduate placements and part-funded graduate placements for SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire @UniofNottingham @TrentUni & @DerbyUni  Who it’s for Small businesses (SMEs) in the D2N2 areas of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. ERDF criteria applies, contact the provider to discuss your eligibility.

Reborn on the fourth of July?

What does the easing of lockdown restrictions mean for the hospitality industry and for Derbyshire? Brendan Moffett, the Director of the University of Derby’s Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, considers the implications of the government’s vision for the July 4 reopening.

Is COVID-19 caused by climate change?

Dr Richard Williams, Researcher @DerbyUni's Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, discusses whether there is a connection between COVID-19 and climate change, and explains how climate affects disease distributions.

Top tips for applicants with additional support needs transitioning to University

A really helpful article from @DerbyUni to provide guidance to help students get the best possible transition into university, particularly learners with additional needs.  

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