Student Complaints

We aim to continuously improve the quality of service we provide. If we've fallen below the standard that you expect, we'd like to know so that we can address the shortcoming. We'll always try to respond quickly and constructively to the points that you raise.

Making a complaint

A complaint arises when you feel that an aspect of your learning or a University service, facility or site is unsatisfactory and should be investigated.

We welcome the opportunity to address your concerns at the earliest opportunity and as such, it’s best if you try to speak to a relevant member of staff first. Experience shows that this is the simplest and most effective way to resolve an issue. If you’ve done this and your issue has not been resolved, then you can submit a complaint.

The University has a set procedure for dealing with complaints, and they should be raised within 3 months of the issue occurring.

There are three stages in the University’s complaints procedure, and normally each must be completed before proceeding to the next. This includes Step 1, Step 2 and Complaint Review.

For independent advice and support with a complaint you can contact the Union of Students Advice Service on where the Advisors have a lot of experience supporting students with their concerns. 

Before submitting a complaint, check that you have:

To submit a complaint, check that you have:

To escalate a complaint, check that you have:

To submit or escalate a complaint:

Download a University of Derby Student Complaint Form


Related Procedures:

The complaints procedure doesn't cover the following: