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University of Derby 4.2 / 144 reviews
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So far, I have thoroughly enjoyed each module of my course and the different teaching styles of each of the lecturers I have had. Each lecture has had at least a little bit of humor which makes everything all worthwhile.The assignments so far have been great but a little daunting, especially with the presentation as I'm not good with speaking infront of a crowd of people. Hopefully, this did not show and I have a good grade.Each module topic has been understandable even if I did not completely understand the topic before a lecture. This was because the lecturers covered a lot of detail about each topic and answered any questions anyone had when they didn't understand.Overall, my degree is really good so far and I'm looking forward to the rest of what I have to learn.

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The quality of teaching at the university of Derby is excellent, especially within the biology subject area! They are able to fully explain the content and try to encourage you to question ideas that they present before you! They make learning some biological concepts very interesting and make the experience of the university much better!

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The CMI accredited business management degree at the university of Derby is very useful to build your professional skills in any industry. They offer regular career development help throughout the course.

Although modules are well structured in relation to your future career, the lectures and seminars can be somewhat pointless in terms of actually gaining essay or academic content.

Therefore, this places emphasis on the student to write the essays with very little guidance if any! The Lecturers mainly bring in guest speakers and I believe this is useful, however the quality of teaching suffers as a result. This means I can gain high firsts without even attending the seminars or lectures. I feel that the majority of staff don't know much, if anything about their subject area and just waffle about irrelevant topics. I feel as though I could do a better job leading some seminars myself...

Therefore I question the £8500 price tag of this degree as teaching is virtually none existent. This can be frustrating at times, where I feel that I am forced to go in just for attendance. This is even more frustrating when I have to drive in 4 times a week with just 2 hours of teaching on each of these days! Where I could have been working! Therefore I sometimes find this a waste of my valuable time as I have 3 jobs and a busy schedule.

Teachers should consider the understanding of students who are independent learners and not punish them for not attending pointless seminars/lectures which have little relevance/ if any to the actual coursework.

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The degree is set up of different modules with some spread across the second and third year of the degree. It is a great university to be at with excellent lectures, who have all been in practice.

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Very hard to start with but good job prospects at the end. Many engineering companies in the area as well and very good equipment . Course is very similar to other engineering courses which is good if change is needed

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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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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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