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STUDENT LIFE   Caitlin Conyers
ABOUT ME
Before DMU
- Lived in Wilmslow
- A-levels at local 6th form

Why University?
Studying Fashion Buying with Marketing
- Best way for me to get the job I want

Why DMU?
- Good facilities
- Course well respected in industry

After DMU
- Work as a fashion buyer for a successful company
LIFE AS A STUDENT
New and exciting experience
- Everyone’s scared!

Best years of your life

Make lifelong friends

Everyone has a different experience

Find the balance between work and your social life
MY FIRST DAY
Set off for Leicester

Collected keys

Saw my new room and unpacked

Said goodbye to Mum and Dad

Got to know flatmates

Started uni life
CHOOSING YOUR COURSE
Research!
- facilities; cost; scholarships/bursaries; industry links;
results needed; modules;
how easy it is to get home
UCAS for facts, the student room for students
opinions
Gain experience                 Consider:
                                -Course
                                -Cost
                                -Campus
                                -City
                                -Career
GENERAL TIMETABLE
          M          Tu       W     Th          F        Sa   Su
9-10    Lecture                              Practical
10-11             Lecture                    Practical
11-12             Practical                  Practical
12-1              Practical
 1-2                                         Lecture
 2-3    Seminar                   Computer   Lecture
                                    Labs
 3-4    Seminar                   Computer   Lecture
                                    Labs
 4-5    Seminar




15 Hours Contact Time
GENERAL TIMETABLE
            M           Tu           W            Th           F           Sa         Su
9-10     Lecture     Self Study   Self Study                Practical
10-11   Self Study    Lecture     Self Study   Self Study   Practical
11-12   Self Study   Practical    Self Study   Self Study   Practical   Self Study Self Study
12-1    Self Study   Practical    Self Study   Self Study               Self Study Self Study
 1-2                                                        Lecture     Self Study Self Study
 2-3    Seminar      Self Study   Self Study   Computer     Lecture     Self Study Self Study
                                                 Labs
 3-4    Seminar      Self Study   Self Study   Computer     Lecture     Self Study Self Study
                                                 Labs
 4-5    Seminar      Self Study   Self Study                                       Self Study



                                               Minimum 7 hours work done
15 Hours Contact Time                          outside uni per module (28 hours)
COURSE LIFE
Time management is key!

Very different to College/School

                       Lectures

      Tutorials                    Seminars
                       Different
                       Teaching
                       Methods
    Independent                    Group Work
       Study
                       Lab Work
MY COURSE
Buying Skills

Fashion Technology

Fashion Communications

Textile Materials
FINANCE
How I budget my money..
£40/week
Saved money from part time job (before uni)
Got a part time job at uni



Top tips
- keep money in your savings
- don’t take your debit card on a night out
- take advantage of BOGOFs (freeze extra food)
- eat leftovers the next day
ACCOMMODATION
Living at home
Security and support, the cheapest
option, less Independence, you may miss
out on some social elements.

University Halls of           I did this!
Residence
Most popular choice, a brilliant way to
meet people, sharing facilities, not
guaranteed at some universities.

Renting privately
Can choose who you live with, large
variety and choice, may have to find your
own.
SOCIAL LIFE
Fresher’s week

The Student’s Union
              - themed nights
              - Summer and winter ball
              - advice and welfare

Varsity events, sports and societies

Things to do in Leicester (Highcross, The Curve, Cultural Quarter,
cinemas, bowling, restaurants, shopping, bar and club scene.....)

Student discount!
LIVING IN LEICESTER
Highcross
Curve Theatre
King Power Stadium/LeicesterTigers
Leicester Cathedral
National Space Centre
Bede Park/Castle Gardens
FRESHERS WEEK
MY EXPERIENCES
What I miss the most about home..

Best night out..

Favourite dressing up outfit..

Best advice..

Things I’ll never forget..
TOP TIPS
Visit the university
Research scholarships and bursaries
Save money as soon as you can
Choose your bank carefully
Throw yourself into Fresher’s Week
Take out the maximum student loan
Join a club or society whilst you’re at uni
Start your research early
Make your own decisions
Take every opportunity
Research ways of getting home
?
Any
 questions

@dmuleicester @DMUVC #DMU

www.dmu.ac.uk

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Student life at university

  • 1. STUDENT LIFE Caitlin Conyers
  • 2. ABOUT ME Before DMU - Lived in Wilmslow - A-levels at local 6th form Why University? Studying Fashion Buying with Marketing - Best way for me to get the job I want Why DMU? - Good facilities - Course well respected in industry After DMU - Work as a fashion buyer for a successful company
  • 3. LIFE AS A STUDENT New and exciting experience - Everyone’s scared! Best years of your life Make lifelong friends Everyone has a different experience Find the balance between work and your social life
  • 4. MY FIRST DAY Set off for Leicester Collected keys Saw my new room and unpacked Said goodbye to Mum and Dad Got to know flatmates Started uni life
  • 5. CHOOSING YOUR COURSE Research! - facilities; cost; scholarships/bursaries; industry links; results needed; modules; how easy it is to get home UCAS for facts, the student room for students opinions Gain experience Consider: -Course -Cost -Campus -City -Career
  • 6. GENERAL TIMETABLE M Tu W Th F Sa Su 9-10 Lecture Practical 10-11 Lecture Practical 11-12 Practical Practical 12-1 Practical 1-2 Lecture 2-3 Seminar Computer Lecture Labs 3-4 Seminar Computer Lecture Labs 4-5 Seminar 15 Hours Contact Time
  • 7. GENERAL TIMETABLE M Tu W Th F Sa Su 9-10 Lecture Self Study Self Study Practical 10-11 Self Study Lecture Self Study Self Study Practical 11-12 Self Study Practical Self Study Self Study Practical Self Study Self Study 12-1 Self Study Practical Self Study Self Study Self Study Self Study 1-2 Lecture Self Study Self Study 2-3 Seminar Self Study Self Study Computer Lecture Self Study Self Study Labs 3-4 Seminar Self Study Self Study Computer Lecture Self Study Self Study Labs 4-5 Seminar Self Study Self Study Self Study Minimum 7 hours work done 15 Hours Contact Time outside uni per module (28 hours)
  • 8. COURSE LIFE Time management is key! Very different to College/School Lectures Tutorials Seminars Different Teaching Methods Independent Group Work Study Lab Work
  • 9. MY COURSE Buying Skills Fashion Technology Fashion Communications Textile Materials
  • 10. FINANCE How I budget my money.. £40/week Saved money from part time job (before uni) Got a part time job at uni Top tips - keep money in your savings - don’t take your debit card on a night out - take advantage of BOGOFs (freeze extra food) - eat leftovers the next day
  • 11. ACCOMMODATION Living at home Security and support, the cheapest option, less Independence, you may miss out on some social elements. University Halls of I did this! Residence Most popular choice, a brilliant way to meet people, sharing facilities, not guaranteed at some universities. Renting privately Can choose who you live with, large variety and choice, may have to find your own.
  • 12. SOCIAL LIFE Fresher’s week The Student’s Union - themed nights - Summer and winter ball - advice and welfare Varsity events, sports and societies Things to do in Leicester (Highcross, The Curve, Cultural Quarter, cinemas, bowling, restaurants, shopping, bar and club scene.....) Student discount!
  • 13. LIVING IN LEICESTER Highcross Curve Theatre King Power Stadium/LeicesterTigers Leicester Cathedral National Space Centre Bede Park/Castle Gardens
  • 15. MY EXPERIENCES What I miss the most about home.. Best night out.. Favourite dressing up outfit.. Best advice.. Things I’ll never forget..
  • 16. TOP TIPS Visit the university Research scholarships and bursaries Save money as soon as you can Choose your bank carefully Throw yourself into Fresher’s Week Take out the maximum student loan Join a club or society whilst you’re at uni Start your research early Make your own decisions Take every opportunity Research ways of getting home