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Month: February 2017

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5 common misconceptions about millennials 

Friday, February 17th, 2017

The phrase ‘snowflake generation’ has been thrown around a lot of late. It’s a derogatory term to describe the millennial generation (technically anyone born between 1980 and 1994) as entitled, self-centred and lazy. The term has been used recently in the media in the wake of Brexit and the Trump Campaign, as a way to [Read more…]

Derby College celebrates Higher Education successes

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Higher Education students at Derby College came under the spotlight at an awards ceremony at the Roundhouse to celebrate their success. The keynote speaker was Peter Dawber, Dean of Nottingham Trent University’s School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment who talked about his career and stressed the importance of lifelong learning. As well as [Read more…]

Award winning screenwriter meets Derby College students

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Derby-born screenwriter Lucinda Coxon recently met with Derby College Creative Media students at the Joseph Wright Centre to talk about her career as an award-winning writer for film, television, and stage. Ms Coxon’s feature screenplays include the Oscar winning The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, Wild Target, starring Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, [Read more…]

Sophie Hoodless: A Levels reveals her experiences of university

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

After graduating from Derby College with four A levels under her belt, Sophie Hoodless was accepted onto the BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling course at the University of Greenwich. Now studying for her Master’s, Sophie spoke to our Alumni Team about life at university and how Derby College helped her get there. “My time at [Read more…]

Derby College Students Bring Charity’s Building Plans To Life

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Art & Design students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre have devised a series of visuals to showcase a local charity’s ambitious plans to refurbish a disused building into a centre for young people to be creative and active. The Star Foundation have taken over an old maltings warehouse in Derby Road, Burton-on-Trent and plans to [Read more…]

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