Due to Covid, my first year lacked socially. However, my course did the best they could in the circumstances. The support from my tutor and lecturers has been great and I feel comfortable asking for help.
Good guest speakers. Opportunities have been given to me in radio.
Blended Learning. I have an excellent tutor who has also helped with my wellbeing. Good amount of teaching hours both synchronous and asynchronous.
Excellent, modern journalism facilities. Always clean and great equipment hire services.
More staff needed at the wellbeing centre. Peer support groups would be a great addition.
This academic year has been a tough one for everyone but were finally on the other side I hope and even though teaching was online and then moved to blended learning, I’d still say I’ve learned a lot and I’d say I’ve done more work too.
Graduate opportunities are quite high I’d say from my experience so far and knowing what there is to do after university.
There help was invaluable over the pandemic period, though we were online they were only a call or email away to ask and answer all the questions we had
Though most services were unavailable this year they are starting to open back up, the services we have are great and really help towards the course and learning.
The university of derby is great when it comes to well-being and support, with helplines and lecturers all willing to lend a hand, no situation is out of there way to help.
Overall experience at Uni has been amazing for me. I love people I have met, the approach of our lecturers and their willingness to help us get better. However, this year has been crazy considering Covid time and the inability to actually go to uni and see people as well as use the facilities and practice our skills.
There are many workshop run to help us find an employment during our university time which is great. I think everyone can find a place to develop their skills whether it is by volunteering during university activities or at other places.
It is now a so called blended learning meaning that we have a mixture of on campus classes and online classes but predominantly we have been studying online this year.
I love the University building, the library, the rooms and their variety. My favourite place is, however, the Sports Centre where I spend most of my time.
There is a variety of support the university offers which is great. From mental wellbeing support to 1 to 1 support from lecturers and other staff.
Teachers have been great responding to emails and using online platforms due to covid. Although it was less interactive and harder to absorb information through online leaning, lectures were very patient and understanding. Though do feel £9,250 is alot for this expirence, as not all lectures even last the 3 hours they are ment to, and not much imput on how we can improve our work.
My experience at university has been great, my course offers amazing facilities that help with my day to day work in the field of architecture, my lecturers on my course display in depth knowledge of the course and I have learned a great deal from them and I can’t thank them enough, the only problem I would say I have is having to pay for printing, but hey, if that’s the only problem I’ll take it.
Overall, my experience at university this year has been quite underwhelming, however, that is not completely the university’s fault due to there being issues caused by the pandemic, and the lack of information provided. This being said, in terms of everything else there have been some good experiences
We receive regular emails with progression opportunities and the university also make us aware of any seminars that are relevant to the careers that our courses lead to
The majority of this year’s study has been online with many of the lecturers just recording lectures for us to watch making it more difficult to discuss any topics that we are not too sure about. It has also proven quite difficult to get any real help from lecturers this year
Most of the facilities are pretty decent, but this being said, I’ve only been able to access online resources for the majority of the year due to the pandemic
The university has a whole department dedicated to welfare which I have accessed, however it does take a while to get an appointment
The actual facilities and course I can't fault. But its just Derby Uni lifestyle in general that wasn't right for me. The town and nightlife is next to none and pretty shocking compared to most other places. I also found that I was quite lonely as there was no one else really like me. It's more full of alternative people, and I'm just not like that. It was difficult to join a society to make friends as well, you don't really stand a chance in sports unless your already semi pro (not matter what they say at freshers fair). If you're only looking for the academic side then go for it, but if you're going to an all rounded uni experience, especially the social and nightlife, its not the place to go at all.
A lot of different opportunites and encouragement to seek work experiences and internships.
The course and the tutors were great. Really helpful and professional, not all of them upload their lectures and course resources onto blackboard, so if you miss the lecture for whatever reason or just wanted a recap your stuck.
The facilities are really really good at Derby, its just a shame its in Derby and not a better city.
Slow to help with some urgent issues. Uni provided counselling wasn't very helpful for me, and then cancelled all my appointments and discharged me without warning. However on other issues like learning disabilities help, they were good.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with the course. The support is great, and the flexibility to work from home has been an added bonus due to the creative nature of the course. Just wish there would be more creative opportunities, especially within design agencies, but this is partly due to the current pandemic.
Difficult to find good job opportunities during the current pandemic. However, there has generally been a good range of graphic design internships and graduate jobs to apply for.
Enjoyed the flexibility of working from home. Tutors are very supportive, and are helpful when it comes to providing feedback on projects, as and when I need it.
Great facilities, and it's ideal that the campuses are all in close proximity.
I can't rate the support services highly enough. I've received equipment through the Disabled Students Allowance, which has allowed me to study well and achieve excellent grades.
Although I am in my first year, during a global pandemic, there is nothing bad I can say. Everyone has been very helpful while having to study online, I never felt like I had no one to turn to when I had questions.
All lectures are online for the time being, everyone is being as helpful as they possibly can be, Ive got absolutely nothing bad to say
When the university was open, everything was very clean and tidy, books from library had good availability.
Very good availability for help
my overall experience has been horrible. i havent enjoyed not one moment of university, they only good thing to come out of it is moving from home and meeting new people. university is not worth £500 let alone £9250, it is an absolute rip off and the support they supposedly give you is non existent
i am a third year uni student at derby and cant wait till this nightmare is over, dont get me wrong the lessons are sometimes good and you still learn but the support of this university is disgusting. throughout the whole pandemic they did not once let me know via email or phone call what is going on surrounding our situation at the university during the pandemic. the support you get from teachers is non existent, they say they have many support networks but i have seen none. by time at university has been nothing short from embarrassing. id recommend to any young people do not go university as they simply dont care if you pass or fail. you are just a number to them. they DONT care