Aki
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I noticed there isn't any forum for possible Derby candidate so I thought I would make this thread.

Anyone here thinking of going to Derby or applied there? I have an unconditional for Computer Games Programming there and was recently sent a penguin in the post from them.
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I know someone who used to go there, he enjoyed it and I'm sure you will too What's with the penguin???:confused: Is it like, a soft toy or a picture or what????
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Hey Aki,

First of all congrats on being accepted on the CGP course. I'm currently at derby Uni at the moment, just finishing the second year of the Internet Computing degree. Have you been to Derby on an open day or anything? the Games Dev labs we use are very cool!! Dual monitor setups and an XBox in the corner, very sweet! =)

I have seen those penguins around Uni, I was wondering what they were all about! There is a one on the Uni MySpace page (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndID=112535381) as well which I think they are using as a place for people to send pictures of the penguins in daft places. If I can get my hands on one of those penguins I may even send in a couple of pics myself! lol

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I've been accepted at Derby and I am thinking of going there in January 2008, to study Photography. I didn't see much of the art department during my interview and was wondering what the art facilities are like. Thanks.
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Woooo! Derby students! There aren't many of us around. I started one of these threads a while ago & got just under the minimum requirement of requests (I can't remember what the minimum is now though...). I think we deserve a forum!! :mad:

I've just finished my 2nd year studying marketing management & have loved my time here so far. Really good uni- I'm sure you'll enjoy it!!

As for the stuffed penguin- soooo unfair! My brother who applied last year, got a personalised calender. I received nothing! :eek: Grrrr!

Anyway, enjoy being a fresher! If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me.
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I did apply to Derby and got an offer, but felt the uni was a little too small. And I didn't like the accommadation off campus. But the uni was nice when I visted it for an open day, the staff were friendly, and the course I was interested in was quite good. I'm sure You'll have a good time there...
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got some details from a forum, supposed to be amazing.....
only £5 to get in all night £3 with a flyer and FREE if ya get dressed up, well worth a look 11-4am...............

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dj/producers: lo-pal, mickey prince and alan james

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info: 07814509753
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(Original post by susanohara)
I'm not a Derby student, but I live in Derby, and know quite a few people going to the uni. They say that they quite like it! Also, Derby city is really developing, so it's going to be such a great environment.
* becoming even more overpriced.
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* becoming even more overpriced.
Thats what I thought, but if anything its becoming cheaper. With more variety, I can actually spend less when I go shopping because there are more shops.

Rent will no doubt go up. It's already quite high (especially for professional lettings).
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Thats what I thought, but if anything its becoming cheaper.
When I don't pay about £3.50 for a pint in certain places I'll agree it's cheap. To be fair, Derby students drink in different places to the rest of us most of the time, so I suppose you get cheaper prices, same as I do in Sheffield.
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(Original post by Lady Leviathan)
I'm not a Derby student, but I live in Derby, and know quite a few people going to the uni. They say that they quite like it! Also, Derby city is really developing, so it's going to be such a great environment.
two of my mates go to derby uni and im thinking of doing the access course there then into a degree there it is amazing in derby and we deverse your own degree

is anyone here doing social work or dignostic radiography? just wished they did speech there!
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I have a friend doing Diagnostic Radiography at Derby. She transferred there after a miserable year at a much more prestigious university. She absolutely loves it, and wishes she had gone to Derby in the first place.
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I have a friend doing Diagnostic Radiography at Derby. She transferred there after a miserable year at a much more prestigious university. She absolutely loves it, and wishes she had gone to Derby in the first place.
bit of an odd question but which uni did she go to and what units/modules do you have to do there? - back ground research into the course
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She went to Leeds uni. I think it was the whole uni exprience there that she did not like rather than anything specific about the course, although I know she found the department there rather strict on work placements and deadlines. She prefers Derby as it is a lot more relaxed, less pressure.
I don't know much about her course, other than it involves quite a lot of "hands on" at local hospitals, and she has just done gynae and paediatrics, which she has not enjoyed!
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Wooo! I got an unconditional offer for Derby (no penguin for me though unfortunately ) And yes there should be a board for Derby people. I applied for Broadcast Media with Mathematics. And I kinda like it being small - it's cosy
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Oh yeah and these Derby 'visit days' are they just the same as open days?
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Somebody study International Relation and Global development. ?
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Hey I've also got an offer or Computer Games Programming! Hopefully will see you in September.
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(Original post by TheSmileyOne)
I've been accepted at Derby and I am thinking of going there in January 2008, to study Photography. I didn't see much of the art department during my interview and was wondering what the art facilities are like. Thanks.
The arts department is newly built isn't it? and supposed to be really good.. :confused: I went to clothes show live, and found the information derby uni gave out about their courses there were fantastic I'm applying next year for here. Plus it's 20 mins away from home, and I love the city.
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Hey, anyone doing international relations & global development ?
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