Making friends before you get here

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MyDerbyUni Facebook page is open to prospective students.

University provides great opportunities to make new friends. This is important for your success at university. We all need to feel that we have people close by that we can trust, have fun with and turn to in times of trouble.

Knowing just one or two people, even a little, can help make the university seem like a less strange place. There are several ways in which you can begin to make friends before the university term begins.

MyDerbyUni Facebook page is open to prospective students. Here you can chat with other new students or get advice from current students about good things to do when you get here or things you should avoid.

At both our Derby and Buxton campuses we also stage icebreaker events, each year before term begins. At these events you can meet other students and our staff will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

If you're a disabled student you may wish to join our Get Ahead programme. This offers you the opportunity to begin university early, set up your support, attend some useful workshops and meet new friends before term begins.

International students can join our international welcome programme.

The welcome programme is designed to help you settle in when you arrive. It takes place before teaching starts and we would really encourage you to attend.

As well as being very enjoyable, it will give you lots of information about the University and life in the UK.

If you're concerned about making friends when you get here please see read our advice.