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.