University of Derby
Derby | East Midlands
Ucas code: D39
What students say about this university981 comments (274 students)
Value wise it is really good. The unibus is good value, and the union coffee shop is cheap and good. The costa franchise is...
Value wise it is really good. The unibus is good value, and the union coffee shop is cheap and good. The costa franchise is over priced but in your face so I suspect people waste money for what is frankly more expensive and worse coffee. If you are doing anything like Biology or Geology ask bluntly about expenses. They are less than candid about these. If you are vegan/food intolerant take your own food everyday the food options that there are, are overpriced and limited in number.×
A lot of the teaching we had in first year wasn't relevant to any coursework we had. Second year was much better, but catered...
A lot of the teaching we had in first year wasn't relevant to any coursework we had. Second year was much better, but catered more for the portrait/people aspect of photography rather than any other part. Meaning briefs had to be stretched fairly thin to turn them into something viable for other areas of photography. Some aspects are extremely interesting, however the majority is dull. Majority of practicals have been unhelpful. No exams, just coursework, practicals and essays. Feedback from some tutors is extremely patchy, non-personal and sometimes doesn't even exist, while others are extremely helpful. Facilities are extremely good.×
Keep a budget! It can be done if you actually do itReport
I was already living in the area in private accommodation which is provided by my wife's employer. I am unaware of what options...
I was already living in the area in private accommodation which is provided by my wife's employer. I am unaware of what options are available for students looking to move to the area.×
Earlier book lists for new terms and an easier website to navigate.Report
lots of career talks available and adviceReport
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction86%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students15,935
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate83%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time32%
of students are part-time
Male / Female56%
of students are female
Young / Mature25%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK8%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction64%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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