University owned and run accommodation is called 'halls of residence'

Most first year students live in halls because they're just a short walk away from our campuses, and they're a great way to make friends. They also offer you safe and good value accommodation with other students.

We’re committed to providing safe, affordable accommodation in our halls of residence but if you prefer, we can also help you to find private accommodation in the area.

Living in halls

The University has campuses in Derby and Buxton, about 30 miles apart. Our halls are comfortable, secure and convenient. They are made up of purpose built, self contained flats and have excellent facilities including:

  • a well equipped kitchen that you'll share with your flatmates
  • a shared bathroom or en suite facilities, depending on the hall you choose
  • on-site 24 hour staff cover, security and CCTV
  • a coin-operated laundry
  • on-site car parking (at an extra cost)
  • fast and efficient broadband
  • Freeview TV and radio through your PC
  • free bike storage.

You can apply for your room in halls as soon as you’ve got a firm offer from us. The earlier you apply, the better chance you have of getting the room you want.

Renting a private house or flat

If you’d prefer to rent a private property with friends, we can help you find the right place through our registered private housing scheme. Together with the council and the landlord, we assess all the properties registered with us, so you can be confident it’ll be safe and comfortable.

You can get our free shuttle bus between the three sites on our Derby Campus, and the Unibus service will take you between our halls, Campus, the city centre and the train station all for low cost fares. Red Arrow buses run between Derby and Nottingham late into the night.

For more information

Watch the videos below for guided tours around the halls of residence at our Derby and Buxton campuses, and then head over to our dedicated accommodation site for further information and to apply for your place.

Don't just take our word for it - see for yourself

Our halls at Buxton