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University of Derby 4.2 / 139 reviews
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Graduated

The degree itself has taught me a lot and I have gained a plethora of skills and experience, however, for the price of the degree compared to facilities used the cost was very high. In addition to this, the career paths from doing the degree are not extended from the Level 3 and it is becoming difficult to gain a job other than in settings i could have already worked in or in a highger paid role without an additional degree being completed.

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Anonymous

The public history module is unique as far as I can see in undergrad level, it requires in groups to research, write, market and present a conference paper for a conference put on by the university. This module was great as it allowed me to not just word academically but allowed me to learn skills such as marketing and website building. It also has given me the most self joy as it was amazing being about to present my research to the public.

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Anonymous

Going on placement is a massive part of this degree and I only feel there should be more days involved. Being a full time student on placement teaches you many things about the real world and actually helps to give you confidence when you are applying for jobs as you begin to recognise you meet person specifications.

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Anonymous

Definitely the hardest module that I have ever taken. I believe this to be more important that the IS itself simply because it requires you to do a number of different things in a short period of time, act on the spot and sort out your own time. it was difficult to do this but regardless, I believe that it is one core module from the whole degree, as this module encompasses every aspect that you have learned and places it into one piece of coursework.

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Live Event Techniques included on site activities in which we were taken too a venue to set up a sound and lighting system in real events, this gave the class a sense of the working life of engineers, as well as giving an idea of the planning and preparation that go into holding an event. Before these events we were taught how to use the equipment at uni, using the latest equipment to control our speakers and lamps.The best example of this was a trip to the NEC in which i helped set up a stall for a science fair, promoting technology in live events.These trips were live-graded aswell as having a logbook grade too. A very good way of recording progression.

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The contents and structure were good. However I think we could have been taught more about criticising studies as well as validity and reliability etc. The assessment was good, but I did struggle with the SPSS software! It's tricky to use and whilst youtube tutorials helped I felt there was too much emphasis on your understanding of the software rather than your understanding of the statistics and research methods involved in psychology.

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This module was by far the most enjoyable module so far. I was taught exceptionally well, and I learnt a lot. The content was vast, challenging and enjoyable with extremely helpful practical sessions. The programming assessment was also quite helpful.

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Anonymous

This module is split into two sections. The larger part of the module teaches you how to use the AutoCAD software and design your own property, using the basics of AutoCAD. The assignments set are challenging and set you to create different elevation drawings as well as foundation section throughs. This module is very enjoyable and will aid you in a career in design.

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The degree has been really interesting and seen be advance in my studies. The lecturers have a huge range of specialisms meaning I have been able to find love for areas of history I had never heard off. The library has an amazing range of books, yet the online journals isn't as good as I would hope. The city is also an amazing place to be as it is not to small but not too big.

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I believe my degree is extremely useful within the curriculum base but I sometimes struggle with the university themselves. There is a great lack of preparation from the university. Social work as a degree is amazing and learning legislations and theories has helped to mould my practice. But it also takes a lot of hard work and understanding of yourself as an individual to succeed in the degree. I feel the university is good with support when it is needed and helps to guide students who wish to learn.

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