Ucas code: D39
The library at the keddleston road campus is very well organised, and although it may seem so big and intimidating at first,...
The library at the keddleston road campus is very well organised, and although it may seem so big and intimidating at first, the library induction is perfectly setup so that you are shown the key areas relevent to your subject/degree. The careers centre is very helpful and even after you finish your final year, you can continue to visit the centre or keep in contact for another year to help guide you on your career path if you are stuggling after graduating. over the course of time at the university there are plenty of opportunities to visit the CDC for help/advice. There is a vast collection of books/journals in the library and even more accessible online through your student log in that are very helpful for assignments and coursework. You don't necessarily need to go to the library to get a book you want if it is available online as an ebook. The only thing i wish I had known before coming to derby university is that they were going to use my student year as the guinea pigs for new methods of marking/collecting assingments/coursework, and testing out new modules and course content. Because my year has been tested with these trials perhaps the years coming will not have to deal with that, but for me it is very frustrating to have a course switch what it teaches half way through the degree and I would have selected a different university×
There is a conservative society and I have received flyers for the Socialist movement at the university, but I have never seen...
There is a conservative society and I have received flyers for the Socialist movement at the university, but I have never seen a demonstration or much of a meeting. There is not really an emphasis on politics, but there is a lot of hype around the student elections in Spring.×
Halls are great. The security is really good. But halls can be unbelievably noisy.Report
University has a great atmosphereReport
The BEd is a pretty full course with lots of taught sessions each week. You normally have a couple of lectures and then some...
The BEd is a pretty full course with lots of taught sessions each week. You normally have a couple of lectures and then some group sessions as well ( which are split into smaller groups). There are various amounts of subjects you learn and the variety is nice as you don't feel bored doing the same thing each week. Although the course is interesting it is also challenging. You need to put in a lot of extra effort and time. While your friends from other courses are off shopping for the day you'll be studying or something. This applies especially during placement weeks where you can't go out as much due to the heavy workload. Your expected to be in school first thing and you leave late, when you do finally get home your probably going to be planning lessons or making resources for the week ahead. This is why the course is considere to be very challenging. One of the good things about the course is that there are no exams. However within modules you may be expected to complete small tests to see how your knowledge is developing etc and of course there are also the qts tets. The course work you complete in your first year is don through essays, posters and presentations. Again this is nice to have variety so your not stuck doing the same thing and you can challenge yourself. The feedback from tutors is mostly good with areas you've done we'll in, where you could have done better. The course has various facilities, too many to list, but some examples are children's books in the library which are only available to teaching courses. An ict suite with computers with primary school software on, as well as other technologies such as beebots and an interactive whiteboard for our use. We also have all other equipment which is found in schools for other subjects such as science and pe.×
I don't buy food from the student shops unless I absolutely have to, as they are incredibly expensive and don't cater to my...
I don't buy food from the student shops unless I absolutely have to, as they are incredibly expensive and don't cater to my dietary needs, so I can manage my costs by buying elsewhere and bringing food in. The cost of books can be somewhat difficult to manage, specially with anthologies or other academic works, where one can expect to pay over 30 for a book. Transport is reasonably priced at Derby, with buses charging 9 for a 10-journey ticket.×
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