Student life at the University of Derby
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Student life at the University of Derby

The city of Derby

Derby has something for everyone from an exciting city centre with over 120 shops and a range of top quality restaurants such as Pizza Express and Nando’s. For those who prefer the countryside the beautiful Peak District is on your door step.

Buxton is a small friendly town with lots of character surrounded by miles of stunning scenery with interesting shops. Buxton is a great place to be a student with a range of affordable restaurants, nightclubs.

Cost of living

The city of Derby is one of the most affordable in the UK. Remember that everyone will budget differently. For helpful advice and information visit our website.


Our accommodation is guaranteed place for students in their first year; who apply before July 31.

There are many reasons why students enjoy living in halls including:

  • Opportunities to meet other students
  • 24 hour security including Cvtv coverage
  • All bill are included which makes planning your budget easier

University of Derby Students’ Union

The Students Union provides entertainment including a wide range of clubs and societies. It is great for affordable nights out students have enjoyed featured acts such as The Saturdays and The Wombats in the past.

For more information about the UDSU and what they do visit

Faith and Religion

In Derby, there is a diverse multicultural community representing many different faiths. The Multi-Faith Centre on our Derby Campus is open to everyone – people of all faiths or none.

We have been voted the best university for faith provision in the International Student Barometer; an independent survey of international students studying at UK universities.

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.

Visit the University of Derby Facebook Page and Twitter feed for up-to-date school news. Also see the University’s YouTube  videos about campus and academic life.