University of Derby
Derby | East Midlands
Ucas code: D39
What students say about this university987 comments (274 students)
Lonsdale Halls is the worst as it is the most noisy and furthest away from any campus. You should choose a hall that is closer...
Lonsdale Halls is the worst as it is the most noisy and furthest away from any campus. You should choose a hall that is closer to the university to make life easier.×
There are many societies to be a part of concerning politics, but there is also a chance to be a part of the SU parliament and...
There are many societies to be a part of concerning politics, but there is also a chance to be a part of the SU parliament and the AU parliament. There are campaigns and elections every year and it is always an exciting time.×
The history course at Derby University truly is excellent. I doubly appreciate as I had a bad experience at another university,...
The history course at Derby University truly is excellent. I doubly appreciate as I had a bad experience at another university, but at the time I thought that was how universities were. I had to be persuaded to join Derby, but I cannot explain how glad I am that I did. In many ways the worse thing about the course is that you don't get a lot of 'teaching' time, but in several ways this is also a blessing. In my final year I had 8 hours per week (but for most years it is 12) which didn't seem like much. Despite this, the tutors are always available for tutorials and are so helpful - I cannot stress this enough. Do not let the relatively low amount of hours in uni put you off this course! The course is amazing if you like modern history. There is a mixture of European, British and worldwide history and it does cover different time periods, but nothing really focuses in any great depth before the 1600s. My favourite module was called 'Behind closed doors' which is about gender in Britain in the 17th to 19th century and was so interesting, even to those who didn't think it would be. Public history is another good module where you give a conference to the public on a topic of your choice (although it must be based around a general theme - I did mine in 2012 so it was on London). The other modules I studied included the Victorians, the first and second World Wars, Romanticism and Revolution, Historical Methods and sources, Research Project, Fascism, A Land Fit For Heroes (1918-1939) and of course the Independent Study which is nowhere near as bad as you might imagine. This course has NO exams but instead does essays, seminars and presentations which I enjoyed. This course really builds your confidence and requires you to interact at your own pace and in a way in which you are comfortable. I also cannot praise the tutors enough. They really would do anything to help you improve your work and insure that you get the most out of your uni experience. I can really recommend the pub quizzes too! In sum this course, I believe, is one of the best history courses in England which encourages a diverse range of people (background, ages, interests etc.) to do their best!×
Lola Lo's is very popular and it's the club I go to the most as it plays up-to-date and house music, on thurdays it's their...
Lola Lo's is very popular and it's the club I go to the most as it plays up-to-date and house music, on thurdays it's their student night. There has been a range of activities during the earlier part of the evening when open, they have done sumo wrestling, win money and different themes such as Mexican. These serve quite cheap drinks especially when you can get a free card that gives you some good deals on jagerbombs etc.×
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How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction86%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students16,300
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate82%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time31%
of students are part-time
Male / Female57%
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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