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I’m living in Nottingham and am a mature student so I am a bit worried about not being as socially involved as I would like.
Anyone else going to Derby?
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Hello

Me! I also live in Notts (just off junct 25 of M1) and I start at Derby in September (if ucas ever updates).
I feel similar in that I prob won't mix much socially, I'm 40 with a family so will generally be rushing home.
what course are you doing? well done on getting in :-)
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Hello

Me! I also live in Notts (just off junct 25 of M1) and I start at Derby in September (if ucas ever updates).
I feel similar in that I prob won't mix much socially, I'm 40 with a family so will generally be rushing home.
what course are you doing? well done on getting in :-)
Hey! I was doing to do a foundation year but now I’m doing an Access course (health science) that they do at the uni, what about you?
Well done too!
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Hi I am starting soon a foundation year age 44 and a single parent

Hucknall (ish) resident so between junction 26 and 27

I am very nervous and excited
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(Original post by Lady.Bug)
I’m living in Nottingham and am a mature student so I am a bit worried about not being as socially involved as I would like.
Anyone else going to Derby?
I'm going to derby uni to study child nursing in Sept
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I'm going to derby uni to study child nursing in Sept
Congratulations on getting in! Glad to know there’s other mature students
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Hi I am starting soon a foundation year age 44 and a single parent

Hucknall (ish) resident so between junction 26 and 27

I am very nervous and excited
Well done, wow I’m sure you’ll do fab!
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Hi Thank you and congratulations to you too I’m going to be based in Kedleston Road Campus, you ?
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Hi I am starting soon a foundation year age 44 and a single parent

Hucknall (ish) resident so between junction 26 and 27

I am very nervous and excited
Hi all

I am south Derbyshire and will be starting back at the university this month on a foundation joint honours with you all.

I have a family of sorts (3 dogs, 1 partner) so I will be rushing around!

I am older than you all at 49, and I won’t be mixing too much as late nights are beyond me!

Have we all been for timetable meetings yet? I went Tuesday and have my timetable now and my appointment to enrol the day after our induction.

I can’t believe how fast it’s all coming round now it is September and I am going from excited to nervous and everything in between!

What modules did everyone choose?

I am sure we will all be fine once we get started and we get ourselves and our families into a routine...I have already said the housework is going to have to wait! And a few other words such as “can’t you pick up after yourself?”! 😝

I am looking forward to meeting like minded people and I am looking forward to hearing from you all about what you will be studying and what you are working towards.

Have a lovely day 🌞
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Hi all

I am south Derbyshire and will be starting back at the university this month on a foundation joint honours with you all.

I have a family of sorts (3 dogs, 1 partner) so I will be rushing around!

I am older than you all at 49, and I won’t be mixing too much as late nights are beyond me!

Have we all been for timetable meetings yet? I went Tuesday and have my timetable now and my appointment to enrol the day after our induction.

I can’t believe how fast it’s all coming round now it is September and I am going from excited to nervous and everything in between!

What modules did everyone choose?

I am sure we will all be fine once we get started and we get ourselves and our families into a routine...I have already said the housework is going to have to wait! And a few other words such as “can’t you pick up after yourself?”! 😝

I am looking forward to meeting like minded people and I am looking forward to hearing from you all about what you will be studying and what you are working towards.

Have a lovely day 🌞
Hi JemimaJ

I don’t have my timetable yet and not too sure re induction schedule either . Think I may need to check what’s going on tomorrow . I have however enrolled online.

Perhaps not too many late nights , I won’t be able to as will have to dash home for my little one but socialising on-site if timetables permit maybe possible

What dogs do you have ?
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I'm going to derby uni to study child nursing in Sept
Hi! I'm doing child nursing too. Have 2 teenagers and a 1 year old so I'm really worried about fitting everything in. Have you had a look at the timetable online yet? They keep changing them but it's so intense! I was told we would be in uni 2 to 3 days per week but most weeks are 4 days and some are even 5. 😔
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Hi JemimaJ

I don’t have my timetable yet and not too sure re induction schedule either . Think I may need to check what’s going on tomorrow . I have however enrolled online.

Perhaps not too many late nights , I won’t be able to as will have to dash home for my little one but socialising on-site if timetables permit maybe possible

What dogs do you have ?
Hi

we have 2 border collies and my mother in law (who passed away) had a cocker spaniel who we now have living with us!

My older collie will be on her own having the run of the house, the other two pests will be in the kitchen as they are naughty shall we say! They shout at everyone that comes up the cul de sac so it’s safer for me and them to keep them together and my older girl has arthritis and worries about being around pair.

My neighbour is coming in on a Monday and Tuesday for me and my partner usually works fTom home on Friday. It’s like organising childcare for them but I need to be back to give medication and feed them.

Did you not get a time to go for timetabling? I was given a date and time to choose modules which I did and have added them to online enrolment - only physical enrolment to go two weeks Friday, which I hope won’t take too long.

Have you picked your modules yet? I know I will have a lot to get through this year as I need to do maths and that sends me into a tailspin!

If you haven’t been to choose modules and get a timetable I would email Admissions and ask the question. I had to ring and ask for a timetable session, if you ring the number for access they will put you through to the right department.

Induction is a two weeks Thursday (19th September), in the lecture theatre B301 or something, and it’s compulsory apparently!

But ring up 01332 591080 and ask for a timetable session for the foundation joint honours and you should be given one for next week.

Hopefully you will have this sorted by the time you get this message but I look forward seeing people in two weeks!
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Hi

Sorry to hear of your families loss.
3 dogs are a handful at the best of times but sounds like you have doggie day care all sorted

I am waiting to get my timetable before I can plan for child and dog this end .

Thanks for that information I did not have the option to go to timetabling or I missed something ? I had to enrol online and select modules that way .I have now after reading your post emailed the Uni to ask for timetable and to confirm I have made the online selection of modules best suited for my development and progression and asked if needed to be able to meet a course leader prior to the formal full enrolment next week.
Can’t belive it’s so close now , Next week !

Me too look forward to meeting you all
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Sorry for the delay in replying - I hope you have got things sorted out now.

I started this journey on a Tuesday evening and had to sit the maths paper as I don’t have GCSE maths, and it was the day after I received my offer via email from the course leader, who also happens to be my personal tutor.

I was told to ring and make a timetable session appointment which I did and it was then I had to choose the first year modules - I was given my timetable at the time, but no information about where my lectures would be I.E Kedleston Road or One Friar Gate.

I was given lecturer names and my personal tutor and my induction date and the date I needed to attend to finish off my enrolment.

I have done some enrolment online so am hoping that it won’t take too long on Friday when I have to go in.

I know induction day, on Thursday is an all day thing from 10-5 so I am guessing we will be shown round the university etc.

It’s a nightmare as an older student isn’t it when you have families and homes to keep running. I have an appointment every other Thursday so was so grateful I have a Thursday off to do some work and attend my appointments.

I am this week, trying to get my 3 girls back into a routine so they know that 2 days a week they will be home alone and getting their bowls late, my partner will be working from home on a Friday so my doggies won’t be home alone too much.

My nerves are kicking in now but also some excitement - I spent some time Saturday sorting my stationary out and some pen and paper for Thursday as was suggested.

I have my email etc set up but am waiting for my timetable to appear which I guess will be after I finish the enrolment process Friday.

What modules did you choose to do?

I have maths, study skills, criminology, psychology, social policy and English Literature - was debating changing to History but that might add another half a day somewhere and I have seen on the FB page people who have had 1 full day and the rest half days, I am happy with 3 full days!

It would be a nightmare if I had to bit and bob, I have to travel about 35 minutes in normal traffic but having to be there for 9.45 latest, I need to leave early as I hit traffic for two schools if I go through Reston.

It would be exhausting for me to do half days as I have MS (you won’t miss me with my crutch)!

Good luck and I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you on Thursday;-)
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Hi

Sorry to hear of your families loss.
3 dogs are a handful at the best of times but sounds like you have doggie day care all sorted

I am waiting to get my timetable before I can plan for child and dog this end .

Thanks for that information I did not have the option to go to timetabling or I missed something ? I had to enrol online and select modules that way .I have now after reading your post emailed the Uni to ask for timetable and to confirm I have made the online selection of modules best suited for my development and progression and asked if needed to be able to meet a course leader prior to the formal full enrolment next week.
Can’t belive it’s so close now , Next week !

Me too look forward to meeting you all
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