Our Students

Derby is an increasingly popular destination for students, with applications having grown by 16.4% in the last five years. In the previous academic year, the University was ranked sixth in the country for student number growth after an 11% increase in the student population.

Our students are our top priority and we work hard to offer an excellent education that will give them the best possible start to their careers.

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An inclusive student body

Derby has a vibrant and diverse community of students. We have 146 nationalities represented across our sites and 8.5% of our students have a declared disability.

Giving back to the community

Many students also get involved in projects such as the Raise and Give (RAG) society, which donated over £60,000 to local causes in 2016/17.

Student life at Derby

Derby has an active Union of Students which boasts over 60 societies with a membership of over 1,300 students.

Read more about student life on our Blog.