Thursday Thursday, October 23, 2014
Are you going to take a gap year?
At the tip of the stunning Peak District is the less-than-stunning Midlands city of Derby. There’s no way of getting around the post-industrial grit but Derby is splashing the cash at parks, shops and amenities in an attempt to sluice away the eyesores... more detail The University of Derby sits on three campuses around the city with arty students shunted off to the leafy site in Markeaton Park, health and business students based in Buxton and the rest at modern, colourful and greenish Kedleston Road. Derbyites are largely a casual, down-to-earth crew, many of them from the local area and a substantial chunk of them studying one of the gazillion part-time course options... more on academic Subjects as different as chalk and chinchillas can be studied together thanks to a wide-ranging Combined Subject and Joint Honours degree programme. Traditional subjects are thin on the ground and lag behind the acknowledged strong points – business, law, computing, design and technology. Sport is smashing in terms of facilities – less so in terms of participation... more on sports – and the quality accommodation (15 mins from campus) fits most first years... more on housing
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