Student life

Everything you need to know about your student life at the University

Location in England

Derby is one of the safest cities in the East Midlands and is a prosperous and lively city.

Buxton is a small friendly town with lots of character and is surrounded by miles of stunning scenery and interesting shops and is a great place to be a student.

Derby is an affordable place to live

The cost of living for students in Derby is very reasonable, and much cheaper than in many larger cities.


We want you to feel at home during your stay at Derby. We guarantee that accommodation in our halls of residence will be reserved for you for at least the first year of your studies if you apply before 31 July.

University of Derby Students' Union (UDSU)

The University of Derby Students' Union offer a wide range of clubs and societies which are open to all students. 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.