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University of Derby

Top reasons to study here

  • Centrally located, with great industry and employer links.
  • We were named University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020.
  • We have won the Guardian University Award 2020 for Social and Community Impact.

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About

History

We are at the heart of a region that has a proud heritage of innovation and creativity. Strong industry links and state-of-the-art facilities mean that you will build the practical and transferable skills you need to succeed, whatever path you choose.

Research

We use our research to inspire and inform our students and collaborate on projects with partners from other universities and from industry.

Our teams are exploring topics as diverse as health and wellbeing, criminology, education, the arts and creative industries, and much more. Our researchers’ focus is on making discoveries that can be used to benefit us all. It’s research with a purpose, helping us to move forward, overcome obstacles and bring about change.

Recent projects include: exploring how to ensure greater inclusion for young people with special educational needs and disability; creating high-quality safe sound systems for outdoor events and home listening; and studies into the power of nature to improve wellbeing.

Career

The Careers and Employment Service is proud to support all of our students on their journey towards their future career. No matter what course you’ve chosen or what your previous experience is, we will provide one- to- one, tailored support, with access to services and programmes to help you reach your career goal.

This high level of support means that we are accredited to the matrix Standard, the Department for Education’s measure of high-quality careers information, advice and guidance.

Services

Student services

There are a range of services to help and advise you, whether you're a new student or returning to your next stage of study. College Student Centres are your starting point for any questions about your academic progress. 

The Student WellbeingCentres are the place to go if you need help or advice about your health or wellbeing. 

Housing services

Our award-winning halls of residence provide a real home from home during your time at University. And you have the option to live in halls every year of your studies.

There is a wide choice of accommodation in Derby so you are sure to find something that suits your needs. There are en-suite and standard rooms, as well as single, double and studio accommodation close to the University sites and the city centre

Library services

The University provides access to library resources (print and online), information technology and study space to support students in their studies. Help and advice is available throughout the year from friendly and knowledgeable staff. There are computers and printers available on every floor of the Library.

ICT services

There are computers available to students within the Library and laptops that can be borrowed. Students also have access to the Microsoft suite to support their university work. IT services are available to students that have any queries about this.

Medical services

The University of Derby has its own on-site doctor’s surgery at Kedleston Road.

Student Life

Campus life

Derby sits in the centre of England and it is close to the M1 and M6 motorways, as well as being within easy reach of East Midlands Airport. By train, students can get to London in 90 minutes or to Birmingham in 35 minutes. The Derby Campus is home to the majority of our courses and it is made up of four sites.

Kedleston Road

Our Kedleston Road site is a hub of activity with regular markets and events and great options for food and drink, as well as being our main teaching location. Expect exceptional learning environments, including NHS-standard mock hospital wards, a multi-scene Forensic Training Facility and our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab. 

Sports facilities

The University of Derby Sports Centre is open to students, staff and the wider community all year round. Students can join as a member from as little as £99 for the year, but many of the activities and facilities are also available on a pay-as-you-go basis. There is a superb fitness suite and a range of weekly classes on offer and social sport activities to enjoy, keeping students healthy and well. Other top quality facilities include: squash courts, double-sized sports hall, indoor climbing wall, external 3G pitches and two outdoor tennis courts. 

Student clubs

Societies are a big part of University life; they provide students with the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people, develop a skill or a hobby or just try something new. There are over 60 societies at Derby, ranging from Academic, Active and Performance, to Charity and Campaigns and Religious and Cultural. 

Derby, England, United Kingdom

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