Sporting opportunities at the University of Derby
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Sporting opportunities at the University of Derby

Variety of sports teams

The Students’ Union has a wide range of sports teams to join for students from both Derby and Buxton. Available sports teams range from Taekwondo to Cheerleading Club. Taking part in any sports team is a great way to meet likeminded people.

Visit our website for the full list of sports teams available.

State of the art sports facilities

The University of Derby are committed to providing students with facilities that enable them to perform to the best of their ability and recently we have invested into an all-weather sports pitch ideal for playing football, rugby and hockey.     

Gym facility available

Our gym facilities in Derby and Buxton are equipped with the latest fitness equipment which is ideal for first timers and experts exercise. For students in Derby there are a number of fitness classes available which are included within the price of the gym membership.

Opportunities to demonstrate yourself for employers

Taking part in a sports team shows an ability to work as part of a team and you can use your experiences to prove your motivation and commitment.


For anyone who performs sport at an international level or is interested in one of 3 performance sports (Badminton, Basketball and Table Tennis) at the University of Derby, you can apply for a sports scholarship or bursary. Successful applicants receive a wide range of benefits including free gym membership, funding and opportunities to gain a coaching qualifications.

For more information, prospective students can visit the ‘How to Apply’ section  of our website, contact the international team , or book a Skype appointment to talk with a counsellor.

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