Virtual open days
Prospective students will now have the opportunity to explore the university digitally through the provision of the recently launched Virtual Open Day. Available on the university website, students can tour teaching facilities, from the replica courtroom to the clinical skills suite. They can also get advice from current students and explore the award-winning university accommodation. It’s a great way for students to get an idea of what life at the university is like, as many students may not have the opportunity to visit in person.
Climbing the rankings
The University of Derby climbed three places to be ranked 26th in The Guardian University Guide 2020. This is the university’s highest ever ranking in the table. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, Professor Kathryn Mitchell, noted, “This improvement is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our staff and students, the support of key partners across the region, and our commitment to delivering excellence in teaching and learning, providing an outstanding student experience, and increasing graduate employability".
Marcus Chan, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia came to the University of Derby to pursue his academic aspirations. Marcus admitted to being a little nervous when he first embarked on his study abroad adventure, 6,500 miles from home. However, he soon found his feet and noted that the services provided by the university really helped him feel at home, including the airport transfer, accommodation facilities and access to amenities. Marcus soon found his place amongst a vibrant and diverse student community, building lasting friendships. His top tips for prospective international students? Be calm and confident, as all will be well, and be sure to pack some warm, comfortable clothes.