Social life

Everything you'll need to know about living in Derby

Derby and Buxton are both unique, safe and lively cities with their own personality that offer everything your student life will need – shopping, eating out, nightlife, sports and entertainment.

We’re also committed to supporting your academic career in every aspect, from finding suitable accommodation, transport in and around the city, faith and religious advice and guidance on all other matters.


Support and advice at Derby University

We’ll help and support you all the way, with on-campus support and independent guidance available to cover everything from your health and finances to disabled needs, care requirements and religious advice.

‌Whatever you want from your student life, you’re sure to find it in Derby. With the Peak District right on our doorstep, you can have the best of both worlds – the cosmopolitan hustle and bustle of the city or the peace and quiet of beautiful countryside.

Getting around the city and surrounding area

Clare shows us around Derby and talks about what it's like to live here as a student.