Asian Correspondent » University of Derby http://asiancorrespondent.com Asian Correspondent Wed, 27 May 2015 15:00:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Scholarships at Derby http://asiancorrespondent.com/128616/scholarships-at-derby/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/128616/scholarships-at-derby/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:36:40 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=128616 Be quick- apply before the 30th November for scholarships for January intake:

http://www.derby.ac.uk/international/study/fees/scholarshipsandsponsorship/

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Nursing at Derby http://asiancorrespondent.com/128614/nursing-at-derby/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/128614/nursing-at-derby/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:35:05 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=128614 At The Univerusty of Derby we are offering a International Nursing degree.

Have you got IELTS 6.5? Read how you could gain a globally recognised qualification from the UK

  • The BSc (Hons) International Nursing programme is designed to enable nurses to top up their qualifications to a degree level.
  • The programme equips students with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to provide efficient and effective care in a respectful and compassionate manner.
  • The programme allows qualified nurses to build upon their initial training and further develop their skills in their area of international practice.

On completion of the BSc (Hons) International Nursing at the University of Derby, students will have an internationally recognised UK degree qualification, having further developed their knowledge and skills for effective international nursing practice. Completion of the programme will also help prepare those students considering any subsequent application to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in order to practice as a UK NMC Registered Nurse. Existing registration with the NMC is not a requirement to commence this degree programme. As of October 2014 professional registration with the NMC for internationally qualified nurses cannot currently be included within any UK degree programmes. Information related to NMC registration for completing students wishing to purse this separate process can be found

Click here to find out more http://www.derby.ac.uk/courses/international-nursing/

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The Derby checklist for International students http://asiancorrespondent.com/125976/the-derby-checklist-for-international-students/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/125976/the-derby-checklist-for-international-students/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:43:50 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=125976 The essential to do list before you leave your home country to study abroad…in the UK!

Make sure you have done all the necessary checks before you leave your home country:

  • Obtain any necessary visa/entry clearance for study in the UK
  • Apply for university accommodation as soon as possible
  • Arrange your travel and travel insurance. Remember to check your luggage allowance. Prepare to arrive at least 1 week before your induction
  • If you are travelling independently to the campuses check your travel plans
  • Get a letter from your doctor detailing any regular medication you are on and bring a translation of the letter (if required)
  • Have any routine medical checks, recommended vaccinations such as the Tuberculosis screening (if required)
  • Speak to your bank; let them know you will be moving to the UK. Order travellers cheques or enough sterling for your first few weeks before departure
  • Pack appropriate clothing for your first few weeks in the UK. Remember it can be wet and cold in September.
  • Before you leave home give your family and friends the full and correct postal address of either your University accommodation or the Academic School in which you are studying.

 

If you have chosen to study at the University of Derby, you can be assured you will be well looked after on your arrival at The University of Derby. We have a range of support services to help you settle into life in the UK.

The main thing is to remember you have embarked on an exciting time of your life and to enjoy yourself and fully immerse yourself into the UK life. Studying abroad will give you a competitive advantage and equip you for life’s challenges.

 

Good luck!

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Funding given to Derby Theatre http://asiancorrespondent.com/125114/funding-given-to-derby-theatre/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/125114/funding-given-to-derby-theatre/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:38:30 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=125114 Derby is renowned for its diverse mixture of arts and culture.

It is therefore no surprise that Derby Theatre has recently been awarded essential funding from the Arts Council. Derby Theatre is one of the region’s leading arts organisations. Derby theatre is owned by The University of Derby.

Over the next three years, Derby Theatre’s aim is to launch, develop and monitor the success of a Learning Theatre Pilot Programme.

The University hope this will become a national exemplar for education and training in theatre and provide the University of Derby with a distinctive proposition for students looking to study arts-related subjects.

The University of Derby is ranked 3rd in Fashion & Textiles, ranked 5th in Art and ranked 6th in Design and Crafts.

If you are interested in studying Art you will find all the facilities you need to complement your studies.

 

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Top 20 things in Derby and Buxton http://asiancorrespondent.com/124892/top-20-things-in-derby-and-buxton/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/124892/top-20-things-in-derby-and-buxton/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:08:19 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=124892 Derby is the UK’s number 1 Hi-Tech City. It is home to global OEMs Rolls-Royce, Bombardier and Toyota Motor Manufacturing and is centrally located making it ideal to explore surrounding cities in the UK. Manchester is 1hour away on the train and London is 2 hours away by Train.

  • Peak District National Park

The Peak District National Park is one of Britain’s most accessible national parks, with 16.1 million people living within 40 miles or approximately an hour’s drive of the national park boundary. The Peak District National Park offers a wide range of things to see and do, with excellent options for accommodation, and a reputation for great local food and drink.

  • Derby Music Festivals

There’s nothing better than seeing your favourite band perform live. Whether you indulge in indie, metal, rock or folk music – Derby has got the festivals to experience musical euphoria!

For those seeking a quirky festival, we are home to award-winning small festivals where the acts are unknown and exciting, the food and drink is local and artisan.

The annual open-air concert at Darley Park is one of the biggest free concerts of its kind.

  • Real Ale Derby

Experience Derby’s unique and thriving real ale culture and tour around some of Derby’s hidden real ale gems. Visit one of Derby’s many microbreweries and a selection of carefully chosen real ale establishments, an abundance of which has thrust Derby to the fore as the country’s centre for real ale.

  • Chatsworth House

Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house architecture and collection have been evolving for five centuries. Chatsworth has one of Europe’s most significant art collections. Having evolved over more than 450 years, the 105 acre Chatsworth garden continues to change today. There is plenty to discover at every turn, including permanent sculptures to be found.

Events are held around the house all year, and some highlights include the annual Florabundance festival, Country fair, exhibitions in the New Gallery and Christmas at Chatsworth, when the lower floors of the house are festively decorated.

  • Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre has a long and rich history of delivering high quality drama to audiences. It sits at the heart of the city, and is now owned and run by the University of Derby. The Theatre is rooted in the local community but international in its outlook. It produces and presents high quality performances working with the best local, regional and national talent.

  • Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Derby Museums is an independent trust and organisation run for, and on behalf of, the people of Derby. The collections are as unique as the gallery’s location and history; Derby is a city continually shaped and driven by creativity and innovation.

  1. Buxton Opera House

Buxton Opera House is located in The Square. It is a 902-seat opera house that hosts the annual Buxton Festival and, from 1994 to 2013, the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, among others, as well as pantomime at Christmas, musicals and other entertainments year-round.

In 1979, it was refurbished and reopened as a venue for live performance. Today is hosts many famous acts.

  • Buxton Festival

Recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK’s leading arts festivals, Buxton Festival is a summer celebration of the very best opera, music and literature at the heart of the beautiful Peak District.

Buxton is one of the only festivals to specialise in producing rarely-performed operas by major composers which form the core of our programme alongside a number of guest productions, all of which are presented in the outstandingly beautiful Matcham-designed Buxton Opera House.

The festival features the most promising up-and-coming, and also internationally established, artists and literary figures in a packed two-week programme with ticket sales of over 40,000.n Festival

  • Donington Park

Donington Park motor racing circuit was the first permanent park circuit in England.

It’s first motorcycle race took place on Whit Monday 1931 on the narrow lanes of the Donington Hall Estate. 1933 the track was widened, made permanent and became a venue for Grand Prix car racing.

The Second World War put an end to all racing at the circuit in 1939, after being requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence to be used as a military vehicle depot.

  • Derby County Football Club – The iPro Stadium

Home ground of Derby County (the Rams)

  • The Dome

The Dome is architecturally stunning and with its 44-column, 145ft diameter colonnade supporting the 560 ton roof, it is one of Buxton’s most famous landmarks. Built in the late 18th century as the Great Stables by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, it provided facilities for up to 120 horses and accommodation for the servants.

Nearly a century after its construction, the building was converted to eventually become the Devonshire Royal Hospital. In 2001 the University of Derby acquired the building and the Dome is now a campus for both the University and Buxton College.

  • InTu shopping centre

Intu Derby contains around 200 shops, a supermarket, a cinema and many eateries. It has three car parks and is a few minutes’ walk away from both Derby’s bus and railway stations. The UK’s largest indoor market, the Eagle Market, adjoins the centre. The market and Derby Theatre (which is accessed through the market) were considered to be part of the centre until 2007, when the centre was known as The Eagle Centre.

  • Treak Cliff Cavern

A genuine wonder of the Peak District is situated on Treak Cliff Hill, Castleton. It is the only place in the world where Blue John Stone naturally occurs. The mineral Blue John Stone is a unique banded form of Fluorspar. It is believed it was originally given its name from the French “bleu et jaune” the “blue and yellow” stone. It was mined in the eighteenth century and named Blue John Stone. Treak Cliff Cavern continues to mine, process and manufacture ornamental items and jewellery from Blue John Stone today.

  • Derby Cathedral

Historical city cathedral.  Visitors can take a trip to the Cathedral and attempt to spot the pair of Peregrine falcons that nest high on the east face of the tower.

  • Markeaton Park

Markeaton Park is one of the most popular parks in the East Midlands, attracting more than one million visitors each year. The Park’s 207 acres offers something for everyone to enjoy, from the vibrant Play Centre to the many historic features waiting to be discovered.

  • Goyt Valley

The River Goyt is a river in North West England. It is one of the tributaries of the River Mersey

People have enjoyed visiting the valley since Victorian times. Strolling along the banks of the small stream which will become the River Goyt as it meanders over limestone rocks and through picturesque woodland.

  • Calke Abbey

A historic great house, which has remained largely unchanged for most of the 20th century, features unique collections, a landscaped park and walled gardens.  Calke Abbey is a Grade I listed country house near Ticknall, Derbyshire, England, in the care of the charitable National Trust.

The house was owned by the Harpur family for nearly 300 years until it was passed to the Trust in 1985 in lieu of death duties. Today, the house is open to the public and many of its rooms are deliberately displayed in the state of decline in which the house was handed to the Trust.

  • Pavilion Gardens .

Pavilion Gardens is a wonderful historic venue situated in the heart of Buxton. Nestled within 23 acres of beautiful gardens, we are a natural hub for the many tourists that visit the town and a popular destination for members of the local community. As a family friendly destination, we pride ourselves on offering every visitor a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

  • Poole’s Cavern & Buxton Country Park .

Poole’s Cavern is the most spectacular natural cavern in the Peak District. Wonder at the amazing crystal formations and walk through the picturesque park.

  • Crich Tramway Museum

The National Tramway Museum in Crich, Derbyshire, has a large and diverse fleet of heritage tramcars, and aims to illustrate the complete development of the traditional British Tramcar. Where it is not possible to show this, tramcars from places as far away as Berlin, the Hague, Douglas, Halle, Howth, Johannesburg, New York, Oporto, Prague and Sydney.

 

 

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Your Guide to Places to Food Shop and Eat in Derby. http://asiancorrespondent.com/124222/your-guide-to-places-to-food-shop-and-eat-in-derby/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/124222/your-guide-to-places-to-food-shop-and-eat-in-derby/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:32:21 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=124222 Your guide to places to food shop and eat in Derby

Derby provides an excellent selection of shops and restaurants offering you a great range of ingredients, produce and dishes to pick from. Here are some of our favourite places to buy and go out for food in the city:

Food shopping

The Chinese supermarket in Derby is the perfect solution for making your oriental cuisine as authentic as possible.  The family run business offers ingredients and products from all over Asia including China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan.

There are a range of supermarkets in Derby city centre. All are great value for money and offer a wide selection of food to keep you full and well fed while you are at University. Many supermarkets offer ‘saver range’ food deals, these are really affordable for students on a budget.

Many supermarkets are located within walking distance of all our halls of residence including; Sainsburys, Aldi, Morrisons, Tescos and the Cooperative.

Eating out

Cosmo is a buffet style restaurant for casual dining with delicious Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Indian and Thai dishes.

Anoki is one of the top 10 Indian restaurants in the UK. Enjoy a fine selection of dishes in beautiful restaurant surroundings.

Zizzis source only the freshest local ingredients for the very best local and affordable Italian food.

Wonky Table prides itself in stocking locally sourced produce, changing its menu on a regular basis offering unique great tasting dishes.

Thai Boran offers a comprehensive and delicious Thai food menu representing the best Thailand has to offer including delicious salads, spicy soups, fiery curries and mouth-watering specials.

Moonsha is the finest Japanese bar and restaurant in Derby. MoonSha provides a friendly, attentive service and has the best tasting sushi, Japanese tapas and teppanyaki.

The Golden Dragon restaurant has long been the pinnacle of Chinese dining in Derby, providing you with excellent food and service.

Nandos specialises in Portugal chicken dishes and is a firm favourite with students, with plenty to choose from at an affordable price. Be sure to pick a Nandos card for further discounts and offers.

Top tips for buying food on a budget

  • Try to do one single main food shop each week. This will prevent you spending extra money in convenience stores and takeaways.
  • Prevent impulse purchases in the supermarket by making a shopping list and sticking to it.
  • Use discount supermarkets such as Aldi and Lidl for cheap essentials where you can.
  • Consider buying supermarket own-brand products which are cheaper than branded goods.
  • Keep an eye on use by dates to avoid wasting food. Make sure use by dates for at least some meals last until the end of the week.
  • Keep a stock of frozen meals and ingredients in the freezer for those moments when the cupboard is unexpectedly bare.
  • If you have a choice of local supermarkets, use the comparison site My Supermarket to compare the prices of items on your shopping list.
  • Do not automatically buy food for seven days’ worth of breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Look at the week ahead and consider how much time you’ll be spending at home.
  • Buy packed lunch ingredients for cheaper meals on the go.

For more tips on shopping on a student budget click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why our students love the University of Derby http://asiancorrespondent.com/123979/why-our-students-love-the-university-of-derby/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/123979/why-our-students-love-the-university-of-derby/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:35:17 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=123979

Education with a personal touch

Our lecturers and tutors are always available to support their students. For example Partycja one of our Psychology students feels that “Lecturers are very helpful; the University tries to help student’s as much as possible with studies, exams and even with health and financial issues”

Employment opportunities

Many students enjoy working while studying such as one of Radek one of our BA Accounting and Marketing students who was pleased that “Working was possible during his studies; many of my friends worked part time and could easily support themselves financially.”

Opportunities for students

Our courses provide students with expertise and the knowledge they need to pursue their career ambitions. For example BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming student Jitesh recently raised £45,000 to fund a Japanese video game which teaches players how to speak Japanese.

Successful graduates

Our graduates value their experience at the University of Derby because employability is at the heart of everything we do. Which is why over 96% of our students enter employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Many of our graduates have found great success in their chosen careers. For example Graphic Design graduate Rob was part of the Oscar winning visual effects team for the hugely successful film Gravity.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

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Student employability at the University of Derby http://asiancorrespondent.com/123671/student-employability-at-the-university-of-derby/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/123671/student-employability-at-the-university-of-derby/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:42:47 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=123671 Did you know 96% of our students are employed or have gone on to further study within six months of graduating from the University of Derby?

Why are our graduates so employable?

Relevant courses

Our courses are all designed with the student in mind. Students gain real industry insights, we build each syllabus to ensure the course covers what is needed in that particular industry or sector.

Derby has specialised in artsdesign and technology subjects and has been training teachers since the early 1900s. This tradition continues today and we now also offer courses in business, computinglawhealth, the sciences and courses relating to the leisure industries.

Career Development Centre

The Careers Development Centre is available to students throughout their time at the University of Derby. A wide range of services are available from showing you where to look for jobs to helping you prepare for the application process.

Real World Learning

Our focus is on real world learning, allowing you to put what you have learnt in your seminars and lectures into practice in our state of the art facilities such as our computer games suites or commercial our spa. This means our students graduate with relevant work experience before even starting their career.

Student Employability Agency 

Registering with the Student Employment Agency will enable you to find out about the latest job opportunities around the university. The SEA can help students to create compelling CVs.

Work placement

Two-thirds of recruiters say that they are interested in students with relevant work experience; which is why most of our courses have the option for students to go on a one year placement experience to develop key skills and connections in the relevant industries. We have brilliant links with companies such as Porche, Microsoft, IBM, Boots, Rolls Royce, Toyota, Pepsico, Sainsburys and Nestle, giving you great and exciting work placement opportunities.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.If you are unable to attend the exhibitions email international@derby.ac.uk to arrange an appointment with our international recruitment officer in your city.

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

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University of Derby ranked in Top 50 in The Guardian’s higher education guide http://asiancorrespondent.com/123527/university-of-derby-ranked-in-top-50-in-the-guardians-higher-education-guide/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/123527/university-of-derby-ranked-in-top-50-in-the-guardians-higher-education-guide/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:32:04 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=123527

This week the Guardian announced that University of Derby has risen in its University Guide into the top 50.

Derby’s rise of 29 places – to 50th place in the independent national rankings this year, from 79th in the Guide’s 2014 edition (published last year) – is the second highest jump in the country.

Universities are assessed on a variety of areas including employability spend per student; student-staff ratio, individual degree results and student experience.

Many of the figures are based wholly or partly on direct student surveys, including the annual National Student Survey (NSS) of final year students in the UK.

In this year’s The Guardian University Guide 2015, Derby’s figures include:

  • Satisfied with course – 86.5 (percentage of final-year students satisfied with overall quality, based on the National Student Survey);
  • Satisfied with teaching – 88.5 (percentage of final-year students satisfied with the teaching they received, based on the NSS);
  • Satisfied with feedback – 76.2 (percentage of final-year students satisfied with feedback and assessment by lecturers, based on the NSS);
  • Average entry tariff (typical UCAS scores) – 305.8.

Last month (May) the University’s position rose 16 places in the Complete University Guide 2015, to 87th place; making Derby the fourth best improved among UK universities and one of only ten to improve its position by ten places or more.

For more information on The Guardian University Guide 2015 see website www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2014/jun/02/university-league-tables-2015-the-complete-list

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

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Student support services at Buxton http://asiancorrespondent.com/123209/student-support-services-at-buxton/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/123209/student-support-services-at-buxton/#comments Fri, 30 May 2014 11:48:44 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=123209 Maintaining your personal well being will have a big impact on your success at university. At the University of Derby,students have a wide range of support services available to students at our Buxton campus. We are open throughout the year, including non term time periods, and the services we provide are tailored specifically for you.

Student wellbeing service

We offer students advice on a range of subjects, and have helped students give up smoking and lose weight safely and permanently by introducing them to healthy exercise regimes.

If you have any health or wellbeing related concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

Counselling

Counselling services are available to all students, and they will not talk to your parents, tutors, doctors or to anyone else about anything you discuss with them. You may choose to use this service for short or longer term support.

How our counselling can help you:

Financial advice

Financial advice is available on childcare, funding, budgeting and money management. You can drop in to the office during the week or book an appointment.

Maintaining your wellbeing

If you are feeling stressed, anxious or panicky we have relaxation groups to help you control your mind.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

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Student support services http://asiancorrespondent.com/122996/student-support-services/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/122996/student-support-services/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 08:18:03 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=122996

 

At the University of Derby we offer education with a personal touch which means students benefit from smaller class sizes, a personal tutor and excellent levels of support.

International student centre

Our International Student Centre was voted the best in the UK in 2012 by international students studying at other universities. Remember the International Student Centre is available to support you with your application and throughout your time at the University of Derby.

They can support you with:

For information on the Welcome week, induction and enrolment for international students visit our website.

Student wellbeing

For information and guidance on how to make the most of your time at the University of Derby visit the student wellbeing centre. Information can found on our website and workshops are available throughout the year.

Student Record and Fees

Information and advice about enrolling or tuition fees can found on Student Record and Fees. You can ask any questions you may have online or by telephone, E-mail or mail.

Student Centres

Student centres are available at both Derby and Buxton sites and our staff are available to provide you with key information, advice and guidance. Many important subjects are covered in the help yourself leaflets, including assignment submissionstudent letters and student car parking.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

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The University of Derby is officially one of the most improved universities http://asiancorrespondent.com/122797/the-university-of-derby-is-officially-one-of-the-most-improved-universities/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/122797/the-university-of-derby-is-officially-one-of-the-most-improved-universities/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 14:45:29 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=122797 The University of Derby is officially one of the most improved universities in the country, rising 16 places in the Complete University Guide 2015 published this week.

Our rise to 87th place is the fourth best improvement in the UK, with the rankings also confirming Derby as one of only ten universities to improve its position by ten or more places.

The independent annual guide ranks UK universities on a wide range of criteria including student satisfaction, research assessment, entry standards, student/staff ratio, spending on services and facilities, degree results, graduate prospects and completion.

“Our already impressive student satisfaction rate continues to sit in the top 25% of the higher education sector and this reflects our approach to offering high quality education with a personal touch. We truly believe in putting our students at the heart of everything we do.

“I am also delighted to say that our students are achieving more and more, with the percentage of graduates achieving a First or 2:1 degree classification increasing from 54.7% to 60.2% this is very impressive.”

“Our focus at Derby is on real world learning, preparing students for the world of work by giving them the theory and letting them put it into practice in our state of the art facilities. We give them the opportunity to meet great people, to embrace original thinking, to be inspired and to change their life.”

Derby’s rise is the fourth best in the league table after the University for the Creative Arts (rising 24 places from 86th to 62nd). Abertay rose by 20 places to 91st and Arts University Bournemouth rose by 18 places to 57th.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

 

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Our Campuses http://asiancorrespondent.com/122621/our-campuses-2/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/122621/our-campuses-2/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 14:59:50 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=122621 Kedleston Road-DE22 1GB

Many students visit our Kedleston Road site, even if their courses are based at another site, to enjoy our wide range of facilities. The Student Union bar is on-campus and has seen various popular music acts perform including Scouting for Girls and Zane Lowe.

There are a wide variety of sports teams which students are able to join such as the men’s and women’s football teams, canoe and volleyball clubs. For those interested in working out, Team Derby Fitness gym offers students a competitive price and it is open seven days a week.

If you are hungry between lectures, there are lots of places to eat, from sandwich bars to on-site cafeterias which are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday to Friday.

A doctor’s surgery is available at the Kedleston Road site where students are able to receive medical advice and treatment.

The Student Wellbeing Centre is also located at Kedleston Road. The Centre provides students with a wide range of services to help students with university and home life e.g. helping you with exam stress.

Markeaton Street – DE22 3AW

Markeaton Street is our latest building and was created for Art, Design and Technology students. The building which cost 21 million pounds and houses classrooms, studios, workshops and auditoria where design, create and exhibit.

This site has a student run shop which sells food and drink as well as art supplies. A café is also available which serves hot and cold food throughout the day.

Britannia Mill – DE22 3BL

The Britannia Mill site has a great range of facilities for students including classrooms, studios and workshops.

Students are able to enjoy a variety of snacks and meals in between lectures at the Britannia Mill café. Britannia Mill is also a location to collect assignments.

The Dome (Buxton campus) – SK17 6RY

The Devonshire Dome is the ideal location to study as students are able to put theory into practice throughout the year. With a commercial bistro, spa and salon open to the public which ensures our courses prepare students for their future careers.

Students studying in the Dome are able to enjoy a quick snack from the Student Union shop or enjoy a meal with friends in the on-site restaurant Bistro 44. The town centre is also just a few minutes’ walk away from the Dome.

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.

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Student life at the University of Derby http://asiancorrespondent.com/122288/student-life-at-the-university-of-derby/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/122288/student-life-at-the-university-of-derby/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 14:44:12 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=122288 The city of Derby

Derby has something for everyone from an exciting city centre with over 120 shops and a range of top quality restaurants such as Pizza Express and Nando’s. For those who prefer the countryside the beautiful Peak District is on your door step.

Buxton is a small friendly town with lots of character surrounded by miles of stunning scenery with interesting shops. Buxton is a great place to be a student with a range of affordable restaurants, nightclubs.

Cost of living

The city of Derby is one of the most affordable in the UK. Remember that everyone will budget differently. For helpful advice and information visit our website.

Accommodation

Our accommodation is guaranteed place for students in their first year; who apply before July 31.

There are many reasons why students enjoy living in halls including:

  • Opportunities to meet other students
  • 24 hour security including Cvtv coverage
  • All bill are included which makes planning your budget easier

University of Derby Students’ Union

The Students Union provides entertainment including a wide range of clubs and societies. It is great for affordable nights out students have enjoyed featured acts such as The Saturdays and The Wombats in the past.

For more information about the UDSU and what they do visit http://www.udsu.co.uk/.

Faith and Religion

In Derby, there is a diverse multicultural community representing many different faiths. The Multi-Faith Centre on our Derby Campus is open to everyone – people of all faiths or none.

We have been voted the best university for faith provision in the International Student Barometer; an independent survey of international students studying at UK universities.

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.

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Why 96% of University of Derby graduates are successful http://asiancorrespondent.com/122052/why-96-of-university-of-derby-graduates-are-successful/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/122052/why-96-of-university-of-derby-graduates-are-successful/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:27:06 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=122052 Over 96% of students are employed or in further study within six months of graduating from the University of Derby.

Relevant courses

The University offers courses all designed with the student in mind, building each syllabus to make sure we cover what is needed in that particular industry or sector.

Derby has specialised in teaching artsdesign and technology subjects and training teachers since the early 1900s. This tradition continues today and we now also offer courses in businesscomputinglawhealththe sciences, and courses relating to the leisure industries.

We are also one of the few universities to offer a Joint Honours Scheme, allowing students to study two or three subjects instead of just one.

Our online courses, can be studied from anywhere in the world, include the MBA, Education, Hotel Management, Psychology and Ergonomics.

Excellent work experience opportunities

We encourage our students to actively seek work experience. Many of our courses offer a work experience year, which is done between the second and final academic years. This is a great way to apply what you’re learning on your course to a real world environment.

We have a work experience team dedicated to each department. They will be able to guide you when applying for you placements offering services such as help writing your CV, personal statement and interview techniques. The work experience team have excellent links with big organisations such as:

These links: can be used to open doors for our students, giving you opportunities to apply for work placement roles and more.

Real world learning

Our focus is on real world learning, putting what you’ve learnt in your seminars and lectures into practice in our state of the art facilities.

Derby’s facilities include: a simulated hospital and working radiography suite; industry standard kitchens and fine dining restaurants; computer games suites; a commercial spa and salon; a law court; and sports science gym.

Nationally recognised support

Our International Student Centre (ISC) has been voted number one in the UK by international students studying in the UK.

The ISC aims to work with all our international students to provide a broad range of services from providing letters for visas and banks as well as helping you to settle in the UK.

All the team are here to support you during your time at the University. We can help you in many areas including British culture, immigration, your student visa, finance, working and adapting to life in the UK, and personal and welfare problems. 

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.

 

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Why study at Kedleston Road? http://asiancorrespondent.com/121530/why-study-at-kedleston-road/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/121530/why-study-at-kedleston-road/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:48:05 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=121530

Continuous improvement

Over the past few years over £100 million has been invested across all areas of the University of Derby. Recent highlights have included:

  • In 2010 the Kirtley Building was created and provided students with a state of gym.
  • We have also invested in wind turbines and solar energy panels which have significantly reduced expenditure and environmental impact.
  • We have also updated our library in a variety of ways from replacing existing study desks with bright, flexible new furniture and introducing  meeting pods as alternatives to the existing group study rooms

Modern library

The library has been designed into different zones so that students are able to have both group discussions as well as study privately in the quiet zone.

Sports facilities 

The students union has a wide range of sports societies suitable for anyone interested in sports from beginners to experts. A gym facility is also available throughout the year at a discounted price for students.

Connected campus

Students are able to travel to and from each site in the Derby campus by a free shuttle bus. Busses are also available to transport students around the city of Derby connecting Kedleston Road, Derby city centre and Derby train station.

Employability hub

The student employment agency and the employability hub are available throughout the week. They both offer students a range of services and support in finding part time jobs as well as planning for their future careers.

Variety of places to eat

If you are looking to celebrate or just relax with your friends there is a variety of cafes and restaurants to enjoy great food and drink. The student union bar is available throughout the week for a drink after lectures as well as an affordable night out.

Weekly events

Many students come to Kedleston Road if their courses aren’t based there to enjoy the events that occur weekly.  There is a wide variety of entertainment options including comedians, DJs, musicians, high profile acts and performers.

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.

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Why live in Halls? http://asiancorrespondent.com/121286/why-live-in-halls/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/121286/why-live-in-halls/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:11:27 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=121286  

All first year students can have a guaranteed place in our comfortable, safe and conveniently located Halls of Residence.

Students decide to live in Halls for a variety of reasons, from wanting to live independently to being able to save on travel costs.

There are so many reasons why students decide to live in Halls; visit our website for more.

When can I apply?

As soon as you have accepted your offer from the University of Derby you can book your place in the Halls of Residence.

Only students who apply before July 31 are guaranteed a place in Halls. It is recommended that you apply as soon as possible so you are able to have your first choice of accommodation.

Our Halls

• Sir Peter Hilton (Derby)

• Nunnery Court (Derby)

Princess Alice Court (Derby)

Lonsdale Hall (Derby)

St Christopher’s Court (Derby)

Peak Court (Derby)

• Flamsteed Court (Derby)

• High Peak Halls (Buxton)

All of our Halls are conveniently located close to campus buildings as well as being walking distance from the city and town centres.

How much does it cost?

The cost of a room depends on the type of room you would like to live in.

Standard room (At all Derby halls except Peak Court) £92.89 a week
En suite/disabled room (At Buxton and all Derby halls except Lonsdale Hall) £110.74 a week
Standard plus (Lonsdale Hall, Derby) £98.07 a week
En suite plus (only at Sir Peter Hilton Court, Derby) £115.01 a week
Large standard (Lonsdale Hall, Derby) £96.74 a week
Large standard plus (Lonsdale Hall, Derby) £101.78 a week

If you have any questions about the University of Derby or living in the UK contact us by:

• Skype us at derby.uni.international

• Email us at international@derby.ac.uk

• Call us on 00 44 (0)1332 591698

• Liking us on Facebook

• Following us on Twitter

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.

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Prepare for your degree at our Summer School http://asiancorrespondent.com/121097/prepare-for-your-degree-at-our-summer-school/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/121097/prepare-for-your-degree-at-our-summer-school/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:54:11 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=121097 Title – Prepare for your degree at our Summer School

Our summer school is attended by students interested in preparing for their course.  The school covers both English language and academic skills that you will need once you start your degree.

What will I study?

  • Academic vocabulary
  • Academic writing
  • Academic listening, discussion and presentation skills

General Language Improvement

  • Vocabulary and grammar
  • Speaking, listening and pronunciation
  • Social English

British Society

  • Customs
  • Habits
  • Education
  • Industry

Study Skills

  • Time management
  • Research and referencing skills

 

Experience university life

Students are able to experience every area of student life from studying in our state of the art class rooms, living in Halls of Residence and exploring the modern city of Derby.

Make cultural visits

During the Summer School you will make several trips across the UK to cultural landmarks such as: Buckingham Palace and, Liverpool historic city, home of The Beatles and Liverpool Football Club and Chatsworth House stately home.

How much does it cost?

The cost per person is £1,050 (in addition to this you will need to pay for your flights, your breakfast, evening and weekend meals; and ensure that you have the correct travel and medical insurance, visas and spending money).

How do I book my place?

To book your place, visit our website and complete our online booking form:

www.derby.ac.uk/international/summer-schools

If you have any questions prior to booking you can contact us

Emailing us at: international@derby.ac.uk

Liking our: Facebook page: www.facebook.com/uodiss

Visit our website form information and to book your place

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.

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£1,000 scholarships available at the University of Derby http://asiancorrespondent.com/120810/1000-scholarships-available-at-the-university-of-derby/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/120810/1000-scholarships-available-at-the-university-of-derby/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:35:09 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=120810 All full time international students starting their course in September 2014 or January 2015 are able to apply for £1,000 scholarships. The scholarships are merit based and are available once you have applied to University.

To be eligible for this award you must be a full time international (outside the EU) taught student in the first year of your study at the University of Derby.

If you are successful, £1,000 will be deducted from your tuition fees.

A number of individual scholarships are available for students on particular courses. To see if the course you are interested in has scholarship opportunities, search for the courses you are interested in on our website.

Only students who have received an offer from the University will be eligible to apply for a scholarship.

The deadlines for submitted receipt of applications for scholarship are:

• September 2014 start courses: Final deadline June 30 – applications will be assessed in July.

• January 2015 start courses: Final deadline November 30 – applications will be assessed in December.

To apply, complete the International Student Scholarship Application form found on our website:

International Scholarship 2014

If you have any questions at all about the University of Derby or living in the UK contact us:

• email us at: international@derby.ac.uk

•Skype us at derby.uni.international

• call us on 00 44 (0)1332 591698

like us on Facebook

follow us on Twitter

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.

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University of Derby website launched in China http://asiancorrespondent.com/120485/university-of-derby-website-launched-in-china/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/120485/university-of-derby-website-launched-in-china/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:26:56 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=120485 The University of Derby has launched a new website for Chinese speaking students. The website makes using the University website simple for any Chinese speaking students.

The website has kept all the key functions of the UK website and has introduced new features for Chinese students.

Request Information: If you have a question about the University of Derby or living in the UK you will be able to request information from one of our expert student advisors    

Meeting with admissions officers: You can book an appointment with one of our expert administration officers at a time that is convenient to you. Admissions officers can contact you in a number of ways including Skype and office visits

Apply online: You can make your application to the University of Derby in Chinese using a forum created for international students

Mobile use: Our mobile application keeps you updated when you are a student at the University of Derby with useful information such as university bus times or your library account information

For more information and advice follow Derby China on Weibo.

For further information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section of our website, contact the international team, or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news.  Also see the University’s YouTube videos about campus and academic life.

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Popular Courses http://asiancorrespondent.com/120110/popular-courses/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/120110/popular-courses/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:40:35 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=120110 Asian Correspondence:

Here at the University of Derby we offer you a range of courses across four faculties:

  • Arts Design and Technology
  • Business, Computing and Law
  • Education, Health and Sciences
  • Buxton – The Schools of Sport Performance & Outdoor Leadership and Hotel, Resort and Spa Management

Below is a list of some of our popular courses. Find out more information by clicking on a course that interests you.

Undergraduate

Architectural Technology and Practice, BSc (Hons)

  • Accredited by Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.
  • In the Guardian University Guide 2012 we’ve been ranked 11th in the UK for Architecture. So, you can be sure you’re getting a fantastic experience with all the relevant skills and knowledge
  • This course gives you excellent career prospects, both in the public and private sectors. You’ll develop the skills and confidence to work in architectural practice, or specialise to work for example in consultancy, government, property development and building contracting.

Banking and Finance, BA (Hons) (top up) 

  • The BA Hons in Banking and Finance Top Up builds upon previously acquired business knowledge and skills, and focuses on the complexity of global banking and finance practices.
  • You’ll be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the workings of financial markets and institutions, and analyse the impact of current international financial events.
  • You gain practical skills and knowledge, allowing you to confidently approach international and finance-related companies, as well as employers in general business.

Early Childhood Studies, BA (Hons) 

  • This course achieved 94% overall satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey.
  • You’ll have lots of career opportunities in early years as it is a fast growing area of employment within the UK.
  • There’s a study abroad opportunity at stage two through the Erasmus Exchange.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons) 

  • This course is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • We’ve been voted third in the UK for satisfaction with teaching in the Sunday Times University guide 2012
  • You’ll study at Markeaton Street an inspirational learning environment equipped with laboratories, workshops and the latest technology.

Fashion, BA (Hons)

  • Our BA (Hons) Fashion Studies course scored 92% in overall course satisfaction in the 2012 National Student Survey (NSS).
  • You’ll have excellent placement opportunities. Madeleine Rigby worked as a product developer for menswear, underwear and loungewear at BC International
  • You’ll benefit from industry visits. Company designers at Sports Direct challenged first year students to come up with some bold new designs for SportsDirect.com’s own sports and leisurewear brands

Hospitality Management, BA (Hons)

  • a great opportunity to go on a placement, in the UK or abroad, which will mean you have the work experience that employers are looking for;
  • the opportunity to be mentored by people working in the industry;
  • the opportunity to study for an extra award, the Diploma in Professional Practice which will keep you up to date with what you’ll need to know when working in industry to impress potential employers;

International Business, BA (Hons) (top up)

  • It gives you a deep understanding of today’s increasingly internationalised, complex and dynamic business environment.
  • You analyse the different economic environments and national cultures in which business operates, learning how to attract customers in international markets and how to expand a local business into a global one.
  • You look at international regulations and policies, and their impact on business strategies.

Information Technology, BSc (Hons)

  • You will spend a year in industry, getting valuable experience by taking a compulsory work placement
  • You will be taught using SAS software for analysing data. These specialised programmes are used world-wide and give graduates the ability to obtain SAS certification to heighten their employability prospects.
  • You’ll study in our high-tech School of Computing. Take the video tour

Textiles, BA (Hons)

  • We have been identified by the Worshipful Company of Weavers as one of only six universities in the UK to receive recognition as a centre for excellence in weave, giving you opportunities for scholarships and assisted work placements.
  • Our excellent specialist textile design and production expertise and facilities mean that this course is distinctive in offering a rich combination of traditional and advanced new technology.
  • Our students have strong links with the industry, notably Stephen and David Walters, Cristal Martin, Donna Karan and Cast Creations. Arts Thread, the largest student global website is the brainchild of a Derby textile graduate and continues to support our students.‌

Postgraduate

Art Therapy, MA

  • This course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council reflecting its high quality.
  • This course reinforces the centrality of the image and the role of the imagination in the practice of art therapy.
  • You will develop the professional skills you’ll need to work in clinical environments.

Drama Therapy, MA

  • This course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council for its high quality.
  • During this course you will develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need to use dramatherapy with different client groups.
  • Focusing on the use of theatre in the therapeutic process, you’ll explore the role of improvisation and the need to adapt therapeutic interventions to individual client needs.

International Business, MSc

  • This MSc encourages you to build on the skills and knowledge developed in your first degree, whatever the subject focus, and add an international business dimension to your graduate study.
  • You might have studied management or accounting, law or design, geography or engineering, and now want to take those skills into a career in international business.
  • You combine analysis from various disciplines including economics, politics, international business, marketing, management and finance throughout the course.

International Hospitality Management, MA

  • This course is ideal for you if you’re interested in developing your leadership and management potential. You will meet a variety of industry representatives, who regularly collaborate with us
  • You will study with other students from countries such as Bulgaria, India, Russia, Greece and South Korea, which will help you to develop your thinking around global practice – a critical business management skill, especially in hospitality
  • You will be able to get involved in consultancy work

LLM (Various pathways)

  • This new LLM offers you the ultimate in flexibility. Available to both lawyers and non-lawyers, you can choose from over 25 modules to develop your knowledge and build a degree that’s right for you, meeting your career aspirations, using your research and satisfying your personal interests.
  • We have a modern and contemporary approach to teaching law in a global context. You can tailor your coursework and assignments to different jurisdictions, so gaining a true international flavour of law.
  • The highly supportive learning environment and professionalism of the team have made us one of the UK’s top Law Schools for student satisfaction and success at postgraduate level

Marketing and Management, MSc

  • At the Masters level, you complete the taught element and then progress to your independent study, where you have the chance to conduct an in-depth investigation into your chosen sector or area.
  • The marketing management postgraduate programme has been developed in conjunction with a range of widely respected international and local companies and organisations, and we’ve also taken past students’ views into account.
  • Our links with local industry also mean that concepts and theories are practically applied to current business situations through case studies, company visits, mini projects and assignments.

MBA (CMI accredited)

  • This CMI-accredited MBA helps you to achieve Chartered Manager status. You’ll have to formally apply to CMI for this competence-based award that reviews your key achievements and the impact these have had on your organisation. Focusing on the practical application of your skills and expertise in leading people and managing change, it’s a streamlined and rigorous process; with support every step of the way, which fits into your work schedule.
  • You develop a thorough understanding of management challenges and their effects on core business areas. The emphasis is on the integration of theory and practice, with core modules covering managing people, strategies, finance, marketing and operations.
  • Working with students from other cultures and backgrounds, you will study, at an advanced and in-depth level, how organisations work, their management, and the changing external environments in which these organisations operate.

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, MSc

  • We have excellent industry links with local businesses including Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Balfour Beatty, Bombardier, Pektron, and the Regional Development Agency, EMDA.
  • You’ll develop the skills and knowledge employers are looking for in areas such as automotive, aerospace, petrochemical, scientific or manufacturing applications.
  • You’ll be able to apply for Chartered Engineer status when you graduate as this course has been developed to meet all the requirements

For our full list of our on campus and online courses visit:

www.derby.ac.uk/international/study

Asian Correspondence:

Here at the University of Derby we offer you a range of courses across four faculties:

  • Arts Design and Technology
  • Business, Computing and Law
  • Education, Health and Sciences
  • Buxton – The Schools of Sport Performance & Outdoor Leadership and Hotel, Resort and Spa Management

Below is a list of some of our popular courses. Find out more information by clicking on a course that interests you.

Undergraduate

Architectural Technology and Practice, BSc (Hons)

  • Accredited by Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.
    • In the Guardian University Guide 2012 we’ve been ranked 11th in the UK for Architecture. So, you can be sure you’re getting a fantastic experience with all the relevant skills and knowledge
    • This course gives you excellent career prospects, both in the public and private sectors. You’ll develop the skills and confidence to work in architectural practice, or specialise to work for example in consultancy, government, property development and building contracting.

Banking and Finance, BA (Hons) (top up) 

  • The BA Hons in Banking and Finance Top Up builds upon previously acquired business knowledge and skills, and focuses on the complexity of global banking and finance practices.
  • You’ll be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the workings of financial markets and institutions, and analyse the impact of current international financial events.
  • You gain practical skills and knowledge, allowing you to confidently approach international and finance-related companies, as well as employers in general business. 

Early Childhood Studies, BA (Hons) 

  • This course achieved 94% overall satisfaction in the 2013 National Student Survey.
  • You’ll have lots of career opportunities in early years as it is a fast growing area of employment within the UK.
  • There’s a study abroad opportunity at stage two through the Erasmus Exchange. 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons) 

  • This course is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • We’ve been voted third in the UK for satisfaction with teaching in the Sunday Times University guide 2012
  • You’ll study at Markeaton Street an inspirational learning environment equipped with laboratories, workshops and the latest technology.

Fashion, BA (Hons) 

  • Our BA (Hons) Fashion Studies course scored 92% in overall course satisfaction in the 2012 National Student Survey (NSS).
  • You’ll have excellent placement opportunities. Madeleine Rigby worked as a product developer for menswear, underwear and loungewear at BC International
  • You’ll benefit from industry visits. Company designers at Sports Direct challenged first year students to come up with some bold new designs for SportsDirect.com’s own sports and leisurewear brands

Hospitality Management, BA (Hons)

  • a great opportunity to go on a placement, in the UK or abroad, which will mean you have the work experience that employers are looking for;
  • the opportunity to be mentored by people working in the industry;
  • the opportunity to study for an extra award, the Diploma in Professional Practice which will keep you up to date with what you’ll need to know when working in industry to impress potential employers;

International Business, BA (Hons) (top up)

  • It gives you a deep understanding of today’s increasingly internationalised, complex and dynamic business environment.
  • You analyse the different economic environments and national cultures in which business operates, learning how to attract customers in international markets and how to expand a local business into a global one.
  • You look at international regulations and policies, and their impact on business strategies.

Information Technology, BSc (Hons)

  • You will spend a year in industry, getting valuable experience by taking a compulsory work placement
  • You will be taught using SAS software for analysing data. These specialised programmes are used world-wide and give graduates the ability to obtain SAS certification to heighten their employability prospects.
  • You’ll study in our high-tech School of Computing. Take the video tour

Textiles, BA (Hons) 

  • We have been identified by the Worshipful Company of Weavers as one of only six universities in the UK to receive recognition as a centre for excellence in weave, giving you opportunities for scholarships and assisted work placements.
  • Our excellent specialist textile design and production expertise and facilities mean that this course is distinctive in offering a rich combination of traditional and advanced new technology.
  • Our students have strong links with the industry, notably Stephen and David Walters, Cristal Martin, Donna Karan and Cast Creations. Arts Thread, the largest student global website is the brainchild of a Derby textile graduate and continues to support our students.‌

Postgraduate

Art Therapy, MA

  • This course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council reflecting its high quality.
  • This course reinforces the centrality of the image and the role of the imagination in the practice of art therapy.
  • You will develop the professional skills you’ll need to work in clinical environments.

Drama Therapy, MA

  • This course is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council for its high quality.
  • During this course you will develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need to use dramatherapy with different client groups.
  • Focusing on the use of theatre in the therapeutic process, you’ll explore the role of improvisation and the need to adapt therapeutic interventions to individual client needs.

International Business, MSc

  • This MSc encourages you to build on the skills and knowledge developed in your first degree, whatever the subject focus, and add an international business dimension to your graduate study.
  • You might have studied management or accounting, law or design, geography or engineering, and now want to take those skills into a career in international business.
  • You combine analysis from various disciplines including economics, politics, international business, marketing, management and finance throughout the course.

International Hospitality Management, MA

  • This course is ideal for you if you’re interested in developing your leadership and management potential. You will meet a variety of industry representatives, who regularly collaborate with us
  • You will study with other students from countries such as Bulgaria, India, Russia, Greece and South Korea, which will help you to develop your thinking around global practice – a critical business management skill, especially in hospitality
  • You will be able to get involved in consultancy work

LLM (Various pathways)

  • This new LLM offers you the ultimate in flexibility. Available to both lawyers and non-lawyers, you can choose from over 25 modules to develop your knowledge and build a degree that’s right for you, meeting your career aspirations, using your research and satisfying your personal interests.
  • We have a modern and contemporary approach to teaching law in a global context. You can tailor your coursework and assignments to different jurisdictions, so gaining a true international flavour of law.
  • The highly supportive learning environment and professionalism of the team have made us one of the UK’s top Law Schools for student satisfaction and success at postgraduate level

Marketing and Management, MSc

  • At the Masters level, you complete the taught element and then progress to your independent study, where you have the chance to conduct an in-depth investigation into your chosen sector or area.
  • The marketing management postgraduate programme has been developed in conjunction with a range of widely respected international and local companies and organisations, and we’ve also taken past students’ views into account.
  • Our links with local industry also mean that concepts and theories are practically applied to current business situations through case studies, company visits, mini projects and assignments.

MBA (CMI accredited)

  • This CMI-accredited MBA helps you to achieve Chartered Manager status. You’ll have to formally apply to CMI for this competence-based award that reviews your key achievements and the impact these have had on your organisation. Focusing on the practical application of your skills and expertise in leading people and managing change, it’s a streamlined and rigorous process; with support every step of the way, which fits into your work schedule.
  • You develop a thorough understanding of management challenges and their effects on core business areas. The emphasis is on the integration of theory and practice, with core modules covering managing people, strategies, finance, marketing and operations.
  • Working with students from other cultures and backgrounds, you will study, at an advanced and in-depth level, how organisations work, their management, and the changing external environments in which these organisations operate.

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, MSc

  • We have excellent industry links with local businesses including Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Balfour Beatty, Bombardier, Pektron, and the Regional Development Agency, EMDA.
  • You’ll develop the skills and knowledge employers are looking for in areas such as automotive, aerospace, petrochemical, scientific or manufacturing applications.
  • You’ll be able to apply for Chartered Engineer status when you graduate as this course has been developed to meet all the requirements

For our full list of our on campus and online courses visit:

www.derby.ac.uk/international/study

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Meet us in your country http://asiancorrespondent.com/119609/meet-us-in-your-country/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/119609/meet-us-in-your-country/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:22:37 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=119609 The University of Derby is visiting South East Asia

The University of Derby will be visiting South East Asia during March 2014 to talk to students at exhibitions and school visits.

These events are a great opportunity to ask our expert International Student Advisors any questions you or your parents may have about studying and living in Derby.

If you are interested in studying at the University of Derby you may be able to apply during the event as well.

You will need to ensure that you bring all your appropriate documents with you.

For more information on how to apply to the University of Derby during an event contact our International team.

Upcoming events

Malaysia events

Date Time Location
8-9 March 1-6 pm Kuala Lumpur – KL Exhibition centre

 

11 March 1-6 pm Penang – G Hotel

 

13 March 1-6 pm Hilton – Kuching

 

Vietnam events

Date Time Location
15 March 9-12pm Melia Hanoi
16 March 9-12pm Rex Ho Chi Minh City

 

We will be updating our travel plans throughout the year, to view our travel plan visit our website.

If we do not have any visits planned for your country please visit our website to ask the overseas representatives for your country any questions you have.

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news.  Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life

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Working While Studying at University http://asiancorrespondent.com/119355/working-while-studying-at-university/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/119355/working-while-studying-at-university/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:00:05 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=119355 Working While Studying at University:

A Tier 4 (general) Student Visa permits students to work with some restrictions while studying in the UK. You are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during term time.

Working part time while at University can be a great way of supporting yourself with extra income during term times.

Here are some helpful tips of where to look for work whilst at University:

The Student Employment Agency is run by the University and has been set up to provide you with the opportunity to have temporary/part- time paid jobs while studying. It is a chance for you to gain valuable work experience, essential in today’s competitive job market and an opportunity to earn extra cash. Jobs advertised by the agency are often single days of work which can be fitted around your studies.

‘There are always jobs available making it easy for me to fit work around my studies and social life. Your also not tied into a long term work contract which means I could work when it suited me, not all the time’ – Jordan Diston Marketing and Advertising Student

The Student Employment Agency section of the website also offers help and advice on writing a CV and developing your skills.

The Universities Employability Hub showcases work available as well as work experience opportunities. The Hub also allows you to meet with employers in a variety of job sectors and hear from motivational guest speakers. In addition, there will be workshops and events provided by the careers and employment service, competitions and prizes, practical advice and master classes on how to start a business.

The Employability and Enterprise Hub is also a space for you to showcase and sell your work. Here, you will be able to work alongside employers on real world projects and prepare for your chosen career beyond your degree.

Derby’s Westfield shopping centre is one of the largest in the UK with over 230 different stores such as Burger King, Topman, G-Star and many more. Stores often have work available throughout the year. Simply click here to get an idea of the sort of jobs available.

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Why choose the University of Derby? http://asiancorrespondent.com/119116/why-choose-the-university-of-derby/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/119116/why-choose-the-university-of-derby/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:33:03 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=119116

There are so many reasons to choose the University of Derby for your undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree.

Impressive employment rates

Our students have a bright future ahead of them; over 96% of our graduates were employed or continued further study within six months of graduating.

International community

We welcome over 1,000 international students from over 70 countries around the world. The city of Derby has a thriving Asain community with many restaurants and supermarkets serving International food including halal items.

Top ranked support

Our International Student Centre has been voted the best in the UK and will be available to support you from enrolment to graduation. They are able to help you in a number of ways from adjusting to UK culture to using a new currency.

Friendly working environment

We offer students education with a personal touch; over 85% of our classes have less than 30 students, ensuring students receive the support and resources they need to succeed.

State of the art facilities

We have continued to invest in all aspects of the student experience, from  the newly renovated modern Student’s Union bar, to the all-weather 3G sports pitch ideal for games of rugby, football or hockey.

Enhancing your employability

Our students are taught by lecturers with real world experience, learning in facilities which enable them to develop key skills. For example culinary arts students learn in the Devonshire Dome restaurant and drama students at Derby Theater.

For more reasons to choose the University of Derby visit our website.

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the university’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.

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  What is real world learning?

Real world learning is where students gain the knowledge and the skills they will need to secure graduate level employment in their chosen industry.

Students can experience real world learning in a variety of ways:

1.      Our state of the art facilities

The University of Derby has invested greatly into its facilities which have enables students to develop the skills required by modern day employers. Our drama students learn on the Derby Theatre stage and our medical students train with NHS standard clinical facilities.

2.      State of the art equipment

All students have access to equipment which enables them to develop the skills needed in their chosen industry. Our engineering students have access to equipment donated by Toyota, our music students have access to a professional recording studio and our catering students practice in a public restaurant.

3.      Real opportunities

Our students have the opportunity to demonstrate to future employers that they are highly skilled and motivated. One of our culinary students was the Head Chef for a graduation ceremony and some of our engineering students are working on a motorcycle, with the goal of break the world record land speed for a two wheel motorcycle.

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news.  Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life. 

 

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